ARLINGTON, Texas – Scott Feldman allowed five hits over six innings, and the Texas Rangers beat Oakland 5-2 to complete a doubleheader sweep Friday night.

In the first game, Andruw Jones hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth to send Texas to a 6-3 victory.

Feldman (4-0) gave up two runs, struck out two and walked three to help the Rangers win for the sixth time in eight games. C.J. Wilson worked the ninth for his fourth save. Wilson (2-2) won the opener, pitching a perfect eighth.

In the opener, Frank Francisco pitched the ninth for his 11th save and 16th in a row over the last two seasons. Marlon Byrd also homered for Texas.

Yankees 3, Indians 1

CLEVELAND – Andy Pettitte pitched five scoreless innings before leaving because of a stiff back in the sixth, and New York took the AL East lead and ended Cleveland’s season-high, four-game winning streak.

The Yankees have won 13 of 17 since May 13.

Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth for his 10th save in 11 chances. It was the 58th time he saved a win for Pettitte. That’s the most for a pitching combo since the save became an official stat in 1969, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Orioles 7, Tigers 2

BALTIMORE – Luke Scott extended his recent power surge with a grand slam and a solo shot off Dontrelle Willis (1-2), and rookie Brad Bergesen (2-2) allowed two runs and seven hits over eight-plus innings for Baltimore.

Many in the crowd of 42,704 came to see the major league debut of Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters, who went 0 for 4. That might have been the only negative for the Orioles, who stretched their season-high winning streak to five games.

Rays 5, Twins 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford homered, helping Tampa Bay end a season-high, five-game losing streak.

Longoria boosted his major league-leading RBI total to 54 with his three-run homer off Scott Baker (2-6), snapping a 1-1 tie in the sixth. Minnesota’s Joe Mauer had a single, double and triple to boost his average to .417.

White Sox 11, Royals 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jermaine Dye’s first-inning homer ignited a 17-hit attack and Chicago trounced reeling Kansas City.

Everyone in Chicago’s starting lineup had at least one hit and scored at least one run.

Mets 2, Marlins 1

NEW YORK – Omir Santos hit a game-ending RBI single in the 11th inning and homered in the fifth in the New York Mets’ 2-1 victory over Florida.

Gary Sheffield led off the 11th with a single to left off Brian Sanches (1-1), who threw over to first several times to check on the aging slugger with David Wright up. After Wright struck out – smashing his bat when he reached the dugout – Sheffield stole second and went to third when John Baker’s throw went into center field.

Cubs 2, Dodgers 1

CHICAGO – Koyie Hill homered and Kosuke Fukudome hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning for Chicago.

Chicago’s Ted Lilly (6-4) and Los Angeles’ Chad Billingsley (6-3) each opened with six scoreless innings.

Phillies 5, Nationals 4

PHILADELPHIA – Shane Victorino had four hits and Philadelphia tied a season high with 16 hits. Jimmy Rollins had two hits and two RBIs, Raul Ibanez, Jayson Werth, Pedro Feliz and Carlos Ruiz also each had two hits.

Brewers 3, Reds 2

MILWAUKEE – Corey Hart and Prince Fielder homered and Braden Looper (5-3) outpitched Johnny Cueto to help Milwaukee snap Cincinnati’s winning streak at four.

The Brewers, who had hit .204 with just two homers while going 1-5 in their last six games, only had three hits, but two of them left the ballpark. Hart’s go-ahead homer came in the seventh inning came after Fielder hit a two-run shot in the first.

Astros 6, Pirates 1

PITTSBURGH – Brian Moehler pitched his first complete game in nearly nine years, and rookie Edwin Maysonet homered while going 4 for 4 and driving in four runs, helping Houston end a seven-game losing streak.

Moehler (2-3), who had a 27.00 ERA in his two most recent starts in PNC Park, was two outs away from his first shutout in almost 10 years, or since Aug. 30, 1999, until the Pirates scored on Jason Jaromillo’s run-scoring grounder in the ninth.

Ross Ohlendorf (5-5) was the loser.


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