AL roundup: Red Sox rally to beat OriolesJason Bay and J.D. Drew homered and the Boston Red Sox overcame a seven-run deficit to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 10-8 on Friday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Jason Bay and J.D. Drew homered and the Boston Red Sox overcame a seven-run deficit to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 10-8 on Friday night.
Bay broke an 8-8 tie with a sacrifice fly off Danys Baez (0-1) in the eighth inning. Drew’s two-out triple in the fifth sparked a three-run rally in which Nick Green’s two-run double tied the score at 8-8.
Ramon Ramirez (1-0), one of five Boston pitchers who combined for six scoreless innings in relief of starter Brad Penny, earned the victory with 1 2/3 innings. Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his third save.
Athletics 8, Blue Jays 5
TORONTO — Matt Holliday hit a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh inning, Bobby Crosby drove in three runs and Oakland beat Toronto. Andrew Bailey (2-0) struck out four in two scoreless innings to earn the win.
Rays 6, White Sox 5
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Ben Zobrist hit a pinch-hit grand slam and Carlos Pena homered for the fifth time in six days to help Tampa Bay ally for a 6-5 victory over Chicago.
Royals 12, Rangers 3
ARLINGTON, Texas — Gil Meche pitched into the seventh without allowing a run, Mark Teahen assumed his new role by going 5-for-6 with a homer and Kansas City beat Texas.