MLB Recaps: Athletics stun Yankees in 10

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June 16, 2017 at 12:37 am.

Jun 15, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA Oakland Athletics outfielder Khris Davis (2) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two run single to win the game against the New York Yankees in the tenth inning at Oakland Coliseum. Photo Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 15, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA Oakland Athletics outfielder Khris Davis (2) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two run single to win the game against the New York Yankees in the tenth inning at Oakland Coliseum. Photo Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. — Khris Davis blooped a two-run, walk-off hit with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, leading the Oakland Athletics to an 8-7 victory against the New York Yankees on Thursday night.

Davis hit a soft fly to shallow center off Giovanny Gallegos (0-1) that went off the glove of second baseman Starlin Castro, who tried to make a diving catch. Jed Lowrie went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and a triple for the A’s. Yonder Alonso had two hits, including a solo home run.

Castro hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the top of the 10th inning.

Castro had three hits, including a double, and scored three runs. Chris Carter, a former Athletic, went 2-for-5 with his 13th career homer against Oakland and drove in two runs. Gary Sanchez went 3-for-3 with a double, walked twice and drove in two runs.

Tigers 5, Rays 3

DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera’s first home run since May 20 went just over the fence into the seats in right field with one out and one on in the ninth inning to give Detroit a victory over Tampa Bay.

Reliever Tommy Hunter (0-2) gave up a one-out single to Alex Avila in the ninth and pinch-runner Andrew Romine watched halfway between first and second as Cabrera’s high fly ball on a 97 mph fastball went into the seats. It was Cabrera’s sixth home run this season and seventh career walkoff.

Closer Justin Wilson (3-2) picked up the win after pitching a four-batter ninth. The Rays’ Steven Souza Jr. launched a 1-0 Francisco Rodriguez changeup into the seats in left with one out in the eighth to make it 3-3.

Rockies 10, Giants 9

DENVER — Raimel Tapia stroked a walk-off single to right field with one out in the ninth inning as Colorado blew a 9-1 lead before defeating San Francisco.

Mark Reynolds led off the ninth with a single against Hunter Strickland (1-2). Ian Desmond fouled out. Pinch hitter Carlos Gonzalez walked on four pitches, setting the stage for Tapia, who went 2-for-5 with two RBIs after going 4-for-4 on Wednesday.

The Rockies, who are 10-2 in one-run games, led 8-1 after three innings and 9-1 after six — a lead that vanished when the Giants packed eight runs into the seventh, eighth and ninth. The loss was the 12th in 16 games for San Francisco.

Phillies 1, Red Sox 0

PHILADELPHIA — Ty Kelly hit a pinch-hit one-out RBI double in the eighth inning to spoil Chris Sale’s strong outing as Philadelphia snapped an eight-game slide.

Kelly’s double scored Andrew Knapp, who singled with one out. Pat Neshek (2-1) picked up the win while Hector Neris earned his sixth save. Nick Pivetta threw seven shutout innings and struck out nine batters — both career highs.

Sale (8-3) threw eight strong innings in suffering his first loss since April 27. He allowed one run and four hits while striking out 10.

Brewers 6, Cardinals 4

ST. LOUIS — Eric Thames’ two-run homer in the ninth inning lifted Milwaukee over St. Louis.

Thames lined an 0-2 pitch from Seung Hwan Oh (1-3) just over the wall in right field for his 18th homer of the year. It scored pinch-hitter Jesus Aguilar, who singled with one out to start the rally.

Carlos Torres (3-4) pitched a scoreless eighth. Oliver Drake, closing because Corey Knebel was unavailable after notching saves in the last two games, picked up his first career save as Milwaukee increased its lead in the National League Central to 2 1/2 games.

Nationals 8, Mets 3

NEW YORK — Gio Gonzalez and Daniel Murphy continued their mastery of New York as Gonzalez tossed seven strong innings and Murphy collected three hits and two RBIs in Washington’s rout.

Gonzalez (6-1) allowed two runs on five hits and no walks while striking out five over seven innings as he improved to 13-5 with a 2.94 ERA in 22 career starts against the Mets. He also added an RBI single Thursday.

Murphy, who played with the Mets from 2008 through 2015 before signing with the Nationals, went 3-for-5 with a two-run triple. He is batting .363 with eight homers and 28 RBIs in 26 games against New York.

Indians 12, Dodgers 5

CLEVELAND — Lonnie Chisenhall had a home run and five RBIs, and Jose Ramirez had three hits and drove in a pair as Cleveland pounded Los Angeles.

Edwin Encarnacion and Erik Gonzalez also went deep for the Indians, with Gonzalez’s blast serving as his first career homer. Encarnacion, who reached base five times on three hits, a walk and a hit-by-pitch, scored a career-high-tying four runs.

Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor homered for the Dodgers, who saw their six-game winning streak halted.

Twins 6, Mariners 2

MINNEAPOLIS — Chris Gimenez hit two home runs for his first career multi-homer game, and Jose Berrios continued his strong sophomore season with a career-high eight innings pitched as Minnesota defeated Seattle.

Gimenez drove in four runs, while Eduardo Escobar had three hits, including a homer, as the Twins split the four-game series and remained two games ahead of Cleveland in the American League Central before the teams start a four-game series on Friday.

Berrios (6-1) won his third straight decision, giving up two runs on five hits. He walked one and struck out six.

Royals 7, Angels 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon hit solo home runs as part of a 15-hit attack as Kansas City won its season-high fifth straight game.

The Royals continued their offensive surge with 31 hits in a two-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants earlier this week. Kansas City has hit 14 home runs during the five-game winning streak and scored 42 runs, a far cry from April when it averaged 2.7 runs per game while starting the season 7-16.

The Royals also received another stout effort from a pitcher making his first major league start. Matt Strahm (2-3), whose previous 42 appearances were in relief, allowed three hits and one unearned run in five innings.

White Sox 5, Orioles 2

CHICAGO — Matt Davidson homered in his fourth straight game while Melky Cabrera went 2-for-5 with two RBIs as Chicago beat Baltimore in the series finale.

The White Sox took three of four in the series while the Orioles slipped back below the .500 mark with their seventh loss in eight games.

Baltimore starter Chris Tillman (1-5) suffered his fifth straight loss, while Chicago reliever Anthony Swarzak (3-1) worked 1 2/3 innings for the victory.