The Yankees put the slump persecuted a high
Robinson Cano hit a grand slam in a seven-run third inning and New York pounded again Zach Britton at Yankee Stadium to deal it to the Baltimore Orioles beat 12 – 3. The triumph permitted to the Yankees to put an end to a gust of wind of four routs.
Derek Jeter had three hits and drove in three runs and Joba Chamberlain returned from injury at the elbow and ankle that had sidelined since June 5 last season. Phil Hughes (11-8) allowed no home runs for only the fifth time this year.
One day after blowing a five-run lead in the first inning before falling 11-5, New York won for only the fourth time in 13 and restored a lead of 6.5 games atop the Eastern Division of the American League. The Yankees avoided what would have been his first run of five defeats this season.
In his first exit in the Yankee Stadium, Britton (1-1) withdrew only a batter during a first entrance of 12 careers upon losing 17-3 July 30, last year. He went without decision in September and he granted seven careers for two entrances and two thirds this occasion, what leaves him with an effectiveness of 24,00 in the Bronx.
Tampa Bay 4 Oakland 1
Alex Cobb shut out Oakland for seven innings and Carlos Pena homered to help Tampa Bay to complete a successful tour of nine road games, beating the Athletics 4-1.
Pena, who produced five runs in the series, hit an RBI double in the sixth inning and a solo homer in the eighth. Jeff Keppinger scored two runs and Matt Joyce and Ryan Roberts drove in runs for the Rays, who won three consecutive sets on tour for the fourth time in franchise history.
Tampa Bay won two of three games against Baltimore, Angels and Athletics for close to 1.5 games to Oakland for a wildcard.
Pittsburgh dominated the Cubs
Michael McKenry and Starling Marte consecutive homers to support a strong start from starter Jeff Karstens and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 8-4 in Chicago.
Garrett Jones contributed two hits and drove in three runs after having entered the game as a pinch hitter.