SEATTLE (AP) – It took 18 innings and five hours, 44 minutes last night, but the Baltimore Orioles have climbed into a first-place tie with the New York Yankees in the AL East. Pinch-hitter Taylor Teagarden delivered a run-scoring single in the top of the 18th for the go-ahead run in the Orioles’ 4-2 victory over Seattle, which went 0-for-14 with runners in scoring position.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – The Los Angeles Angels moved up in the AL playoff race with an 11-3 victory over the Texas Rangers for Jered Weaver’s 100th career victory. Chris Iannetta (eye-uh-NET’-uh) had a two-run single in an eight-run fourth inning for the Angels, who’ve won 15 of 20 to move within three and a-half games of wildcard-leading Oakland.
MIAMI (AP) – Jose Reyes (RAY’-uhs) hit a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning and the Miami Marlins snapped the Atlanta Braves’ four-game winning streak, 4-3. The loss drops the Braves five and a-half games back of Washington atop the NL East with Atlanta having 13 games left.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers literally are running their way into contention for a wildcard berth in the National League. Ryan Braun had hits and collected three of Milwaukee’s seven stolen bases in a 6-0 romp over the Pittsburgh Pirates to remain two and a-half games behind St. Louis in the race for the final wild card berth.
UNDATED (AP) -Both the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers won last night so the White Sox’ lead remains three games over the Tigers in the AL Central race. Miguel Cabrera’s 40th homer helped Detroit rout Oakland 12-2 while Chicago nipped Kansas City 3-2 last night.