BOSTON — Adam Lind hit a tiebreaking homer off Boston closer Junichi Tazawa leading off the ninth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
It was just the fifth win in 16 games for the struggling Blue Jays, who blew a 2-0 lead in the eighth.
Lind belted a 2-2 pitch from Tazawa (2-2) into the center field bleachers, sending Boston to its seventh loss in nine games.
Darren Oliver (2-1) got the win despite giving up the tying run.
Casey Janssen pitched the ninth for his 10th save in 10 chances. He allowed a leadoff double, but got the next three hitters.
TWINS 8, ORIOLES 5
MINNEAPOLIS — Ryan Doumit homered, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau each had three hits, and the Twins beat the Orioles, who lost for just the second time in seven games.
Vance Worley struggled through 5 1-3 innings, but a strong performance by Minnesota’s bullpen enabled him to earn his first win in 13 starts dating to Aug. 1, 2012.
Matt Wieters connected for the Orioles.
Worley (1-4) gave up 11 hits and five earned runs. He struck out one but threw 111 pitches.
Making his season debut for the Orioles, starter Steve Johnson (0-1) cruised through the first two innings, before he began to get behind in counts and the Twins took advantage.
In four innings, he allowed seven hits and six earned runs while striking out three.
ANGELS 3, WHITE SOX 2
CHICAGO — Mike Trout hit a two-run homer and Jerome Williams pitched into the seventh inning to help the Angels beat the White Sox.
Williams (2-1) allowed two runs and scattered seven hits in 6 2-3 innings. He struck out three and walked one. After eight appearances out of the bullpen, Williams made his second start in place of the struggling Garrett Richards, who was filling in for injured Los Angeles ace Jered Weaver.
Carlos Quintana (2-1) allowed three runs in the loss. He gave up five hits and struck out five.
The White Sox committed three errors in losing for the eighth time in 12 games.
RAYS 8, PADRES 7
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning off Padres closer Huston Street, rallying the Rays to a victory.
Street (0-2) retired the first two batters in the ninth before walking Ben Zobrist on a full count. Longoria followed with his ninth home run, handing Street his first blown save in nine tries this season.
The Rays won their fourth straight, coming back after Jesus Guzman’s pinch-hit grand slam off Jeremy Hellickson helped San Diego overcame a 6-2 deficit in the seventh.
Cesar Ramos (1-0) got the win. The Rays moved up to .500 for the first time since April 7.
James Loney hit a two-run homer as the Rays roughed up San Diego’s Burch Smith in the second inning of his major league debut. The Rays scored six runs on five hits and a couple of walks in the inning and drove Smith out of the game.