ORIOLES 10, CARDINALS 3
BALTIMORE — Caleb Joseph homered in his fifth consecutive game, Nelson Cruz hit his 30th and Delmon Young also went deep as the Batlimore Orioles beat John Lackey and the St. Louis Cardinals 10-3 Saturday.
All three home runs came with a man on against Lackey (1-1), making his second start since coming from Boston in a July 31 trade. The right-hander gave up nine runs and 13 hits in five-plus innings to fall to 14-8 lifetime against Baltimore.
The Orioles have hit nine homers in winning the first two games of the three-game set by a collective 22-5 score. Baltimore has won seven straight series and leads the AL East by six games, its largest margin since September 1997.
Joseph, a rookie, had three homers in first 48 games before his recent power surge. The club record for homers in successive games is six, by Reggie Jackson and Chris Davis.
INDIANS 3, YANKEES 0
NEW YORK — Corey Kluber pitched four-hit ball for a superb six innings and Jose Ramirez hit his first career homer as the Indians ended a four-game skid with a victory over the Yankees.
Michael Brantley also homered and had three hits for Cleveland, which won at Yankee Stadium for the first time in eight games. Ramirez hit a two-run drive in the second inning and had three hits.
New York was 0 for 9 with six strikeouts with runners in scoring position in losing for just the second time in eight games.
Kluber (13-6) did not allow a hit until Jacoby Ellsbury doubled with one out in the fourth. He struck out 10 to beat New York for the first time in three tries.
BLUE JAYS 3, TIGERS 2
TORONTO — Nolan Reimold hit a game-winning double in the 10th inning and the Blue Jays rallied past the Tigers, spoiling Max Scherzer’s bid to become the first 14-game winner in the American League.
Danny Valencia singled off Joba Chamberlain to begin the 10th and Reimold followed with a double to the wall in left-center as Valencia scored without a play.
Scherzer allowed one run and four hits in eight innings. He walked none and struck out 11, two shy of his season high.
Chamberlain (1-5) came on to start the 10th after Joakim Soria, who finished the ninth, appeared to suffer a back injury while warming up before the inning.
Aaron Loup (4-3) worked one inning for the victory.
RAYS 4, CUBS 0
CHICAGO — Jake Odorizzi struck out nine in six scoreless innings and combined with two relievers on a five-hitter to lead the Rays to a victory over the Cubs.
Evan Longoria drove in a run and scored two. Yunel Escobar added two hits and three RBIs. Ben Zobrist had two hits and scored twice for the Rays, who improved to a major league-best 15-6 since July 12. They will try to complete the three-game sweep today.
Odorizzi (8-9) gave up three hits and didn’t walk a batter. The right-hander came within two strikeouts of his career high after getting hit hard in a loss to the Los Angeles Angels last Sunday.
Chicago starter Edwin Jackson (6-12) allowed four runs — three earned — and five hits in six innings. He is 1-5 in his past nine starts.