Blue Jays send M's to 11th straight loss

TORONTO — Travis Snider hit a three-run homer, Brandon Morrow won his fifth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Mariners 11-6 on Wednesday night, extending Seattle's losing streak to 11 games.

Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion also homered for the Blue Jays, who have won seven of nine.

The losing streak is Seattle's longest since a 12-game skid in 2008. The Mariners have lost 15 of their past 20 overall.

Morrow (7-4) allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings. The right-hander, who walked three and struck out seven, has not lost since June 11 against Boston.

The Blue Jays jumped on left-hander Jason Vargas (6-8) with a four-run second.

Angels 9, Rangers 8

At Anaheim, Calif., Howie Kendrick had three hits and four RBIs, including a tiebreaking two-run single, and the Angels snapped Texas' 12-game winning streak with a come-from-behind victory.

Torii Hunter homered for the Angels, whose six-run rally in the sixth inning wouldn't have been possible had it not been for two infield singles to shortstop by Mike Trout and Alberto Callaspo on close plays.

Athletics 7, Tigers 5

At Detroit, Hideki Matsui hit his 500th professional homer and drove in three runs to lead Oakland over the Tigers.

Matsui led off the sixth inning with his milestone homer — 168 in the majors and 332 for the Yomiuri Giants — to put Oakland up 3-2 and end Duane Below's night. Below, making his major-league debut, allowed three runs — one earned — in five-plus innings.

Yankees 4, Rays 0

At St. Petersburg, Fla., Curtis Granderson backed a solid pitching performance by Freddy Garcia with a two-run homer, leading the Yankees over Tampa Bay.

Royals 2, White Sox 1

At Kansas City, Mo., Sergio Santos threw a wild pitch in the 11th inning that allowed Alex Gordon to score, giving the Royals their 10th win in the final at-bat.

Chris Sale (2-1) retired the first two batters before walking Gordon, who went to third on Mitch Maier's single. Santos then replaced Sale.

Red Sox 4, Orioles 0

At Baltimore, Jacoby Ellsbury hit two solo homers, Andrew Miller and three relievers combined on a two-hitter, and Boston completed its sixth consecutive winning road trip.

Twins 7, Indians 5

At Minneapolis, Danny Valencia singled home the go-ahead run for the second straight day, this time in the eighth inning, and Minnesota beat Cleveland.

Matt Capps (3-5) earned the win in relief of Nick Blackburn, who gave up four runs — one earned — in six innings. Joe Nathan gave up a solo homer to Lonnie Chisenhall, but earned his sixth save.

Brewers 5, Diamondbacks 2

At Phoenix, Milwaukee's Ryan Braun homered in the first inning for the second straight game and singled to bring in the second run in a three-run 10th. Nyjer Morgan singled in the go-ahead run in the inning, and Rickie Weeks had the third RBI hit.

Mets 6, Cardinals 5

At New York, Angel Pagan homered with one out in the 10th inning and New York rallied from an early four-run deficit.

Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer and Josh Thole had two RBIs for the Mets, including a tying single off Jason Motte with two outs in the eighth.

Rockies 3, Braves 2

At Denver, Carlos Gonzalez singled home the winning run off Eric O'Flaherty with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift Colorado.

Padres 14, Marlins 3

At Miami, Ryan Ludwick and Jesus Guzman both drove in four runs for San Diego.

Will Venable homered, scored three runs, and reached base four times for the Padres, who set a season-high in runs while the 20 hits were their second-highest.

Phillies 9, Cubs 1

At Chicago, Vance Worley pitched eight dominant innings, Jimmy Rollins homered from both sides of the plate and the Phillies pounded Ryan Dempster at steamy Wrigley Field.

Reds 3, Pirates 1

At Pittsburgh, Johnny Cueto gave up one run over six innings, leading Cincinnati to the victory.

Astros 3, Nationals 2

At Houston, Jason Michaels hit an RBI single in the 11th inning to lift Houston to the victory.

Humberto Quintero started the Houston 11th with a single to right field and advanced on a sacrifice. He took third on a single by Michael Bourn to set up Michaels' clutch hit off Todd Coffey (3-1) that gave the Astros consecutive wins for the first time in more than a month.

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