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Saturday's games

Yanks strand 21 but still beat A's

Yankees 4, Athletics 3 (12): One after another, the Yankees kept putting runners on base and leaving them out there to wilt in the heat.

Somehow, they still managed to outlast Oakland.

Jose Molina was hit by Lenny DiNardo's pitch with the bases loaded in the 12th inning, and New York edged the visiting Athletics Saturday in a tense game that lasted 4 hours, 45 minutes on a 93-degree afternoon.

”That's the way it goes sometimes. It was crazy,“ Molina said.

Robinson Cano had four hits for the Yankees and David Robertson earned his first major-league win.

New York, which stranded a whopping 21 runners, was down to its final out in the ninth when Cano doubled off closer Huston Street. Wilson Betemit tied it with an opposite-field single on an 0-2 pitch, handing Street his fifth blown save in 22 chances.

Indians 9, Mariners 6: Shin-Soo Choo had two doubles and a home run in Cleveland's win over the Mariners, snapping the Indians' 10-game road losing streak. Choo led the way, but he certainly wasn't alone in providing the Indians' offense with some pop. Cleveland jumped out to a 9-1 lead and sent Seattle starter Miguel Batista packing after recording just six outs. The eight-run advantage was a lead that even Indians starter and Ballard graduate Jeremy Sowers (1-5) couldn't squander, as the young lefty finally won in his 10th start with the Indians.

”It could have been better, but it could have been a whole lot worse, too,“ Sowers said. ”Lately, I've been figuring out some stuff more.“

Orioles 11, Tigers 10 (10): Luke Scott homered in the bottom of the 10th, and the host Orioles rallied from a six-run deficit to beat Detroit. Scott's shot to right field came with one out off Freddy Dolsi (1-4). It was Scott's third homer in two games, and he marked the occasion by sliding into the plate before his teammates mobbed him. The drive capped an uplifting night for the Orioles, who fell behind 6-0 in the top of the first and trailed 10-9 in the ninth before Ramon Hernandez homered off Joel Zumaya.

National League

Diamondbacks 3, Dodgers 2: Dan Haren threw seven scoreless innings and Conor Jackson homered as the host Diamondbacks beat Los Angeles. Chad Tracy and Stephen Drew also drove in runs for the Diamondbacks, who moved one game in front of the Dodgers in the NL West. Haren (9-5) scattered four hits, struck out seven, walked two and allowed only two runners to reach second base just three days after throwing two innings during Tuesday's All-Star Game.

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