TORONTO — Jose Bautista hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays won their 10th straight game Saturday, beating the Baltimore Orioles.
Maicer Izturis hit a solo homer in the fifth and Bautista had a two-run drive for Toronto, on its longest winning streak since a 10-game run late in 2008. The Blue Jays, who are 14-4 this month, are one victory from matching the franchise record. Toronto had 11-game winning streaks in 1987 and 1998.
The Blue Jays led 2-1 heading into the eighth but Taylor Teagarden tied it with a homer off reliever Darren Oliver (3-1). Miguel Gonzalez (5-3) allowed three runs and three hits in 7 1-3 innings.
YANKEES 7, RAYS 5
NEW YORK — Vernon Wells broke out of his big slump with a pinch-hit, three-run double, and the New York Yankees rallied to beat the Rays.
Wells was in a 9-for-87 slide that landed him on the bench the past two days, with rookie outfielder Zoilo Almonte starting in his place. But with the Yankees trailing 5-4 in the seventh inning, Wells batted for No. 9 hitter Chris Stewart with the bases loaded and two outs.
Wells’ clutch hit got CC Sabathia (8-5) off the hook after he allowed five runs in seven innings. Mariano Rivera worked a scoreless ninth for his 26th save.
ROCKIES 7, NATIONALS 1
WASHINGTON — Jhoulys Chacin pitched seven shutout innings and hit an RBI single, and the Colorado Rockies snapped their five-game losing streak by beating the Washington Nationals 7-1 on Saturday.
DJ LeMahieu hit his first home run and Michael Cuddyer’s RBI single in the first extended his hitting streak to 20 games, the longest active streak in the majors and tied for the longest this season. Nolan Arenado also went deep for Colorado.
Chacin (6-3) held Washington to five hits with one walk and three strikeouts to win his third straight start.
Dan Haren (4-9) allowed six runs and seven hits in 3 1-3 innings.
Making his major league debut, Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson doubled in his first two at-bats and drove in a run during a three-run first inning.
Ryan Zimmerman’s ninth-inning homer prevented Washington from being shut out for the ninth time this season.
Cuddyer has reached base safely in 39 straight games, breaking the Rockies record set by Matt Holliday in 2007.
GIANTS 2, MARLINS 1 (11)
SAN FRANCISCO — Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run in the 11th inning and San Francisco snapped a nine-game home losing streak to Miami.
Giants right fielder Hunter Pence made a diving catch to rob Placido Polanco of a likely go-ahead single to end the 11th. The Giants beat the Marlins at home for the first time since July 28, 2010.
Barry Zito pitched seven strong innings with a heavy heart three days after his father’s death. He allowed only Ed Lucas’ first career home run in the first.
Mike Dunn (2-2) allowed Gregor Blanco’s infield single to start the 11th, and Ryan Webb gave up Buster Posey’s infield single. Pence was intentionally walked and Sanchez singled to left for his third game-ending hit.
Blanco hit a tying double in the fifth for the Giants. Sandy Rosario (2-0) got the win.
PHILLIES 8, METS 7
PHILADELPHIA — Pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen homered leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Philadelphia over New York after the Mets wiped out a six-run deficit.
Helped by some shaky Phillies defense, New York scored two runs in the top of the ninth off closer Jonathon Papelbon (2-0) to tie it.
Ryan Howard homered twice and drove in four runs. Michael Young also homered for Philadelphia, which led 7-1 through six innings.
Jordany Valdespin homered in the ninth off Papelbon, who has blown three of his last four save chances after converting his first 13 this season.
Frandsen hit a long home run on the second pitch from Carlos Torres (0-1).
Phillies starter Jonathan Pettibone allowed one run in six innings before leaving with a back injury.
BREWERS 2, BRAVES 0
MILWAUKEE — Francisco Rodriguez earned his 300th career save, finishing off Milwaukee’s second straight 2-0 victory over slumping Atlanta.
Donovan Hand, making his first big league start, allowed two hits in 4 2-3 innings for the Brewers. He struck out three in helping to extend Atlanta’s scoreless streak to 24 innings.
Burke Badenhop (1-3) got Chris Johnson on a grounder to end the fifth.
Milwaukee has beaten the Braves eight straight times at Miller Park, outscoring them 31-9.
Tim Hudson (4-7) lost his sixth consecutive decision despite giving up only two runs hits in six innings. He allowed RBI singles to Juan Francisco and Aramis Ramirez.
The Braves have scored 10 runs in Hudson’s last nine starts. He has not won any of them.
ASTROS 4, CUBS 3
CHICAGO — Ronny Cedeno’s squeeze bunt scored Justin Maxwell with the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning to lead Houston over Chicago.
J.D. Martinez tied the game with a three-run homer in the sixth for the Astros.
Jose Cisnero (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win, escaping a bases-loaded jam in the eighth. Jose Veras earned his 15th save in 18 chances.
Maxwell hit a leadoff double in the ninth against Kevin Gregg (2-1) and moved to third on Matt Dominguez’s sacrifice. Cedeno followed with another sacrifice bunt, putting the Astros ahead.
Nate Schierholtz hit his career-high 10th homer for the Cubs and Luis Valbuena had a two-run single.