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MLB highlights: Orioles edge Rays on bloop in 14th

The Baltimore Orioles celebrated beating Tampa Bay 3-2 in 14 innings. Manny Machado, second from left, had the game-winning hit.
The Baltimore Orioles celebrated beating Tampa Bay 3-2 in 14 innings. Manny Machado, second from left, had the game-winning hit. AP

Orioles 3, Rays 2: Manny Machado drove in a run with a bloop single barely in front of left fielder Matt Joyce's desperate dive with two outs in the 14th inning and Baltimore remained tied with the Yankees for first in the AL East after New York beat Boston 2-0. With their 81st victory — and 13th in a row in extra innings — the Orioles formally ended a franchise-record run of 14 consecutive losing seasons.

Sixteen pitchers played in the game, which lasted 5 hours, 14 minutes. Baltimore's bullpen kept the Rays scoreless on four hits over the final 62⁄3 innings.

After the Orioles squandered a bases-loaded, no-out threat in the 13th, Chris Archer (0-3) got the first two outs in the 14th before Adam Jones walked and Endy Chavez singled. Machado followed with a soft liner toward the line that Joyce trapped.

"I know it hit my glove on the bottom," Joyce said. "It was hard to tell what exactly happened. Only thing I can tell you is I didn't come up with it."

The Orioles' success in extra-inning games this season matches the longest in the majors since Cleveland won 13 straight extra-inning games in 1995.

Yankees 2, Red Sox 0: Derek Jeter tied Willie Mays for 10th place on the career hits list, backing Phil Hughes and helping New York beat Boston to maintain a share of the AL East lead. New York won back-to-back games for the first time in a month.

Hughes (15-12) retired his first 10 batters and gave up five hits in 71⁄3 innings. He struck out seven, walked one and allowed just three runners past first base, ending a streak of seven straight starts in which he allowed home runs. Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth for his 38th save in 41 chances.

Blue Jays 8, Mariners 3: Edwin Encarnacion hit his 40th home run, Adam Lind also connected and host Toronto handed Seattle ace Felix Hernandez his third straight loss.

Encarnacion hit a three-run drive into the second deck in left in a five-run fourth inning as the Blue Jays avoided a three-game sweep.

Hernandez (13-8) allowed a season-high seven runs and 10 hits in four innings, struck out four and walked one. He has a 9.00 ERA in his last three outings, losing three consecutive starts for the first time since September of 2011. Hernandez is 2-3 since throwing a perfect game against Tampa Bay on Aug. 15.

Angels 6, Athletics 0: Jered Weaver pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and Torii Hunter homered and added an RBI single in a six-run seventh. Weaver (17-4) struck out nine.

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