Ellsbury beats Tribe in 14th


CLEVELAND (AP) -- After seeing their best pitcher go on the disabled list and then having to endure a marathon game, the New York Yankees needed something good to happen.

Jacoby Ellsbury answered the call with a two-out homer in the 14th inning to give the Yankees a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi was grateful to come out on the winning end of a game that took 4 hours, 51 minutes and featured a second seventh-inning stretch before the Indians batted in the 14th.

"It's much, much better," he said. "That's a tough game to lose for either side because both bullpens did an exceptional job and it came down to one big hit."

Ellsbury thought it might take a home run to win the game. He hit his sixth of the season on an 0-2 pitch from Vinnie Pestano (0-1).

"That's what it felt like, that it was going to take a home run to get a run across. But our bullpen pitched unbelievably to give us a chance to win that game," he said. "It was a nice team win."

Chase Whitley (4-2) pitched two scoreless innings. David Robertson recorded his 22nd save, retiring All-Star Michael Brantley on a long fly ball to left with a runner on second to end the game.

Before the game, New York placed rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka, who leads the majors with 12 wins, on the 15-day disabled list due to right elbow inflammation. The All-Star had an MRI in New York on Wednesday.

The injury list grew during batting practice when outfielder Carlos Beltran broke his nose when he was hit in the face by a ball that deflected off the batting cage. He had X-rays and a CT scan and will be re-evaluated Thursday.

Mark Teixeira of the Yankees hit a solo homer in the fourth and a two-run blast in the fifth.

New York's bullpen pitched scoreless ball over the final 71/3 innings.

Nick Swisher had a two-run single in the first when Cleveland scored three runs.

Marc Rzepczynski retired Kelly Johnson on a groundout in the 14th and was relieved by Pestano. Brendan Ryan flied out before Ellsbury delivered.

"Vinnie got up 0-2 and tried to bury a breaking ball, but left it over the plate and that was the game," Indians manager Terry Francona said.

Robertson retired Chris Dickerson to start the bottom of the inning before Jason Kipnis singled and stole second. After Asdrubal Cabrera struck out, Brantley lofted a popup into foul territory. Johnson, playing third base, tried to make the catch with his back to home plate, but the ball hit off his glove and fell to the ground.

Brantley then sent a fly ball to left, but Zoilo Almonte, who was called up from Triple-A to replace Tanaka on the roster, made a running catch over his head in front of the warning track.

Both teams squandered scoring chances in the 10th. Cody Allen struck out Ichiro Suzuki with two on to end the top of the inning. David Huff then walked the bases loaded with one out, but Shawn Kelley struck out Swisher and retired David Murphy on a groundout.

Brandon McCarthy, acquired in a trade with Arizona on Sunday, allowed four runs in 61/3 innings in his Yankees debut. The first-inning runs were all unearned thanks to first baseman Teixeira's throwing error.

McCarthy allowed nine hits, struck out three and walked one.

"He did a good job," Girardi said. "He got a lot of ground balls. After the first inning, we had one miscue. He shut them down for most of the game after that. He gave us a really good performance."

Josh Tomlin allowed four runs in seven innings for the Indians. The right-hander has given up 13 home runs in 77 innings.

The Indians will present Derek Jeter with a gift before Thursday's game, the final regular season appearance in Cleveland for the 14-time All-Star.


BALTIMORE -- Doug Fister allowed two runs over seven innings and Washington hit three solo homers in a victory over Baltimore.

Wilson Ramos, Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth connected for the Nationals, who took control early and cruised to the finish in this interleague matchup between first-place clubs located 40 miles apart on I-295.

Each team has won once in the rain-shortened, home-and-home showdown that concludes Thursday night. Washington has won eight of 10 overall and Baltimore is 7-2 in its last nine games.

Manny Machado went 3 for 4 with a homer for the Orioles.

Fister (8-2) scattered seven hits and struck out three. He is 8-1 in his last 11 starts.

Orioles starter Bud Norris (7-6) gave up five runs and six hits in four-plus innings in his first appearance since June 21. He won four straight starts before going on the disabled list with a right groin strain.


NEW YORK -- Dillon Gee pitched into the eighth inning after two months on the disabled list, Travis d'Arnaud hit a two-run homer and New York beat Atlanta for its first four-game winning streak in a year.

David Wright sparked the tiebreaking rally by hustling for a double, Kirk Nieuwenhuis put the Mets ahead with a sacrifice fly and d'Arnaud capped the three-run seventh with a shot to left off Ervin Santana (7-6).

That gave the Mets a home run in nine straight games at Citi Field, a team record for the stadium that opened in 2009.

Gee (4-1) allowed six hits over seven-plus innings in his return from a strained right lat. Vic Black pitched out of a jam in the eighth and Jenrry Mejia got three outs for his ninth save.

New York has won the first three of a four-game series after getting swept in Atlanta last week.

The Braves have lost four straight following a nine-game winning streak.


BOSTON -- Daniel Nava doubled home the tying run in the ninth inning and scored on Brock Holt's single as Boston rallied from a four-run deficit to beat Chicago and snap a four-game losing streak.

Chris Sale pitched 72/3 innings of four-hit ball and left with a 4-0 lead in his bid to earn the final spot on the AL All-Star team. The winner of the online voting will be announced Thursday. Sale, an All-Star the past two seasons, walked none and struck out six before his bullpen cost him a chance to improve to 9-1.

Jake Petricka faced four batters in the eighth and failed to get an out. It was 4-3 by the time Javy Guerra (0-1) took over.

Koji Uehara (5-2), added to the All-Star team earlier in the day, earned the win.

Jose Abreu hit his 28th homer and Conor Gillaspie also connected for Chicago, which had won three straight.

The Red Sox had lost seven of their first eight games on the homestand.


ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning and Kole Calhoun also connected to lead Los Angeles over Toronto.

The Blue Jays took a 7-6 lead in the sixth on Dioner Navarro's two-out RBI single against Fernando Salas. Pujols responded with a drive that hit the top of the center-field fence beyond the outstretched glove of Colby Rasmus and bounced over for his 20th homer of the season and 512th of his career, tying Ernie Banks and Eddie Mathews for 21st place all-time.

It scored Mike Trout, who reached on a fielder's choice grounder after Calhoun drew a leadoff walk from Aaron Loup (2-2).

Jason Grilli (1-1) pitched a scoreless inning for his first AL victory since 2009 with Texas, striking out cleanup hitter Jose Bautista with two on to end the seventh. Joe Smith worked the ninth for his 12th save.


PHOENIX -- Paul Goldschmidt doubled in the last two of Arizona's three runs in the 10th inning, giving the Diamondbacks a comeback victory against Miami.

The Marlins took a 3-1 lead in the 10th on Donovan Solano's two-run double off winner Brad Ziegler (4-1).

Aaron Hill opened the Arizona 10th with a pinch-hit single off Steve Cishek (4-5). Ender Inciarte walked on four pitches, then David Peralta's RBI single cut the lead to 3-2.

Goldschmidt hit the next pitch to left-center for his major league-best 35th double and his fifth career walk-off hit.

Nathan Eovaldi blanked Arizona on two hits and nursed a 1-0 lead through seven innings before giving up a leadoff triple to Didi Gregorius in the eighth. Nick Ahmed singled on the next pitch for his first major league RBI.


DENVER -- Troy Tulowitzki hit two of Colorado's five home runs in a win over San Diego.

Drew Stubbs, Charlie Blackmon and Wilin Rosario also went deep for the Rockies, who won a home series for the first time since taking two of three from the Padres in May.

Stubbs broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run shot off Joaquin Benoit (3-1), who had thrown 19 consecutive scoreless innings. It was Stubbs' ninth homer of the season and fifth in his last five games.

Tulowitzki followed with his second home run of the game.

Boone Logan (2-1) pitched the eighth and LaTroy Hawkins earned his 17th save in 18 chances.

Jake Goebbert and Seth Smith homered for the Padres, who have not won a series in Denver in two years.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Salvador Perez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift Kansas City over Tampa Bay.

Kirby Yates (0-1), the fifth Rays reliever, entered with runners at the corners and gave up Perez's one-out shot into the left-field corner. It's been a big week for Perez, chosen Sunday to start at catcher for the American League in next week's All-Star game.

Aaron Crow (4-1) pitched a scoreless eighth and Greg Holland got three outs for his 24th save. Eric Hosmer also homered for Kansas City.

The second-place Royals return home Thursday night to begin a four-game series against AL Central-leading Detroit, which has a 41/2-game lead.

All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon (sprained right wrist) and third baseman Mike Moustakas (flu) were not in the Royals' lineup. In addition, left-hander Jason Vargas was taken to the hospital for an appendectomy.

Kevin Kiermaier went 4-for-4 with a grand slam for the Rays, who lost two of three in the series.


ARLINGTON, Texas -- Robbie Grossman snapped an 0-for-28 slide with a career-high four hits and Houston climbed out of last place in the AL West, completing a three-game sweep with a victory over All-Star pitcher Yu Darvish and Texas.

Grossman and rookie George Springer homered for the Astros, who moved into fourth place by a percentage point over the slumping Rangers.

Springer also made an incredible running catch in the third inning. The center fielder leaped on the warning track, reached over his head and held onto the ball when he slammed into the wall.

Dallas Keuchel (9-5), one of five candidates in online balloting for the final spot on the AL All-Star team, allowed four runs and eight hits over 62/3 innings.

The Rangers lost for the 10th time in 11 games and have dropped 18 of 21. At 38-53, their .418 winning percentage is the worst in the majors -- just behind Arizona and Houston.

Darvish (8-5), who had thrown 20 consecutive scoreless innings while winning his last three home starts, gave up a season-high 10 hits and six runs.


MILWAUKEE -- Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley homered to support Roberto Hernandez's solid start, and Philadelphia beat Milwaukee for its third straight win over the NL Central leaders.

Hernandez (4-8) needed just 84 pitches to get through eight innings against the aggressive Brewers, who have lost four in a row and eight of nine. Hernandez allowed three hits, and Jonathan Papelbon worked a perfect ninth for his 22nd save.

Rollins and Utley connected off Kyle Lohse (9-4), who retired 13 straight after Utley's first-inning solo shot. Rollins' two-run shot in the sixth snapped an 0-for-20 slide at the plate.


ST. LOUIS -- Lance Lynn reached double figures in wins before the All-Star break for the third consecutive year and Kolten Wong homered for the second game in a row, helping St. Louis beat Pittsburgh for the third straight time.

Matt Adams had three hits and two RBIs for the Cardinals, who will go for a four-game sweep Thursday -- although they might have to do it without All-Star catcher Yadier Molina. He was removed in the third inning with a sprained right thumb and will be re-evaluated Thursday.

Neil Walker homered and doubled for the Pirates, who had won 12 of 15 entering the series. They dropped the first two on game-winning homers in the ninth, by Adams and Wong.

Brandon Cumpton (3-3) started in place of injured Gerrit Cole and was charged with four runs and nine hits in 31/3 innings.

Lynn (10-6) allowed two runs and six hits in 62/3 innings. Trevor Rosenthal got his 27th save in 31 chances.

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