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|Saturday, 24 May 2014 16:02|
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Jacoby Ellsbury homered with two outs in the 10th inning, and the New York Yankees snapped an eight-game road losing streak against the Chicago White Sox with a 4-3 victory on Saturday.
The Yankees scored three times in the ninth against Ronald Belisario and then grabbed their first lead of the day when Ellsbury hit a drive to right off Zach Putnam (2-1) for his second homer.
Dellin Betances (3-0) pitched a perfect inning for the win and David Robertson finished for his 10th save in 11 chances, bouncing back nicely after yielding Adam Dunn's game-ending homer in Chicago's 6-5 victory on Friday night.
BLUE JAYS 5, ATHLETICS 2
TORONTO (AP) - R.A. Dickey won for the third time in four starts, Brett Lawrie homered and the Blue Jays beat the Athletics.
The AL East-leading Blue Jays (28-22), who won for the 10th time in 12 games, haven't been atop the division this late into the season since July 6, 2000, when they were 46-40.
Dickey (5-4) allowed one run and five hits in a season-high 8 1-3 innings. He walked one and struck out four.
Jesse Chavez (4-2) allowed four runs, two earned, and eight hits in 5 1-3 innings, the second straight start he has failed to reach six innings.
INDIANS 9, ORIOLES 0
BALTIMORE (AP) - Corey Kluber struck out nine in seven innings, and the Indians beat former teammate Ubaldo Jimenez and the Orioles for their fifth win in six games.
Carlos Santana homered and walked three times for the Indians, who took control with a five-run fifth and pulled away by scoring four in the seventh.
Kluber (5-3) became the first pitcher in the majors this season to have five straight outings with at least eight strikeouts. He gave up five hits, walked two and did not allow a runner past second base.
Jimenez (2-6) tied two undesirable season highs, giving up five runs and walking five, in four-plus innings.