Three-run homer in 10th sparks 10-8 win over Mariners
CLEVELAND — Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning, and the Cleveland Indians, twice revived by Seattle’s fielding errors, beat the Mariners 10-8 Monday to complete a four-game sweep.
Gomes, who also homered in the second, drove a 3-2 pitch from former LSU standout Charlie Furbush (0-3) over the wall in left, giving the Indians their fifth straight win.
As Gomes reached the plate, he was mobbed by teammates after the comeback that became necessary after Cleveland’s bullpen gave up homers in the eighth, ninth and 10th innings.
It was the Indians’ first four-game sweep of Seattle since 1981, and the rally gave Cleveland its 18th win in 22 games.
Joe Smith (2-0) won despite giving up a go-ahead homer to Justin Smoak in the 10th.
Ryan Raburn hit a three-run homer for Cleveland, which opened a 21/2 game lead over Detroit in the AL Central.
Athletics 9, Rangers 2: In Arlington, Texas, Seth Smith homered and scored three times, Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings for his first win in nearly a month for the Oakland Athletics.
Colon, who turns 40 on Friday, gave up two runs on six hits and struck out three. It was the first win for Colon (3-3) since April 23 at Boston.
Coco Crisp got three hits, and had the first of three straight Oakland doubles in a four-run fifth inning that broke a 1-1 tie.
Yankees 6, Orioles 4, 10 innings: In Baltimore, Vernon Wells doubled in the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the New York Yankees hit four solo homers.
New York trailed 4-3 in the ninth before Travis Hafner homered with one out on a 3-1 pitch from Jim Johnson. Hafner added an RBI single in the 10th inning.
Robinson Cano hit his team-high 13th home run in the first inning.
Astros 6, Royals 5: In Houston, Matt Dominguez hit a three-run homer, and Jason Castro added a solo shot for the Astros.
The Astros trailed by one in the fourth inning before Dominguez hit his fourth homer of the season to give Houston a 6-4 lead.
Castro’s homer came in Houston’s two-run third inning before Kansas City took the lead on a three-run home run by Miguel Tejada in the fourth. It was his first homer since 2011.
Blue Jays 7, Rays 5: In Toronto, R.A. Dickey won his second straight start, Edwin Encarnacion hit a tiebreaking, bases-loaded double in the seventh inning for the Blue Jays.
Dickey (4-5) allowed three runs — two earned — and four hits in a season-high eight innings as the Blue Jays won their fourth straight home game. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner walked four and struck out five.
White Sox 6, Red Sox 4: In Chicago, Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the White Sox handed Jon Lester his first loss of the season.
Alejandro De Aza and Alexei Ramirez added consecutive RBI doubles in the second inning for Chicago.