Thursday's American League Capsules
Friday, September 7, 2012
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Reynolds hit two of Baltimore's season-high six home runs — three in a wild eighth inning — and the Orioles climbed back into a first-place tie with New York in the AL East with a 10-6 victory Thursday night.
Adam Jones' leadoff homer in the eighth off David Robertson (1-6) put Baltimore ahead 7-6 after the Yankees had rallied from a five-run deficit in the top half. Matt Wieters followed with a single and Reynolds hit a drive into the seats in left. Chris Davis then slammed the first pitch from Boone Logan over the wall in right.
Wieters and Robert Andino also connected for the Orioles, who have won 10 of 13 — a run that includes three of four over New York.
Reynolds, who also went deep in the sixth, has homered in three straight games and has eight in his last seven, including two in each of the three wins against New York.
Darren O'Day (7-1) got the final out in the eighth and Jim Johnson worked the ninth in a non-save situation.
RANGERS 5, ROYALS 4, 10 innings
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff triple in the 10th inning for Texas and scored on Michael Young's single.
Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre hit back-to-back homers in the fourth inning to help the AL West leaders overcome a 3-0 deficit.
The Rangers (82-55) moved a season-high 27 games above .500 and own the best record in franchise history after 137 games. They won their sixth straight series and upped their division lead to 5½ games over idle Oakland.
Mike Adams (4-3) allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth. Joe Nathan earned his 30th save in 31 tries, converting his 28th consecutive opportunity since a blown save on April 11.
Greg Holland (6-4) took the loss.
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