MLB: Orioles egde Yankees
Nationals return to winning ways with a 7-6 triumph over Miami
Last Updated: September 9, 2012 11:22am
Mark Reynolds (right): congratulated after his home run for the Baltimore Orioles
The Baltimore Orioles moved back into a tie with New York atop the American League after edging the Yankees 5-4 at Camden Yards.
JJ Hardy, Lew Ford and Mark Reynolds all homered for the Orioles, whose evening was soured a little by the news that right fielder Nick Markakis will likely be out for six weeks with broken thumb.
Elsewhere, rookie Jurickson Profar drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to help the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 win against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Chris Sale allowed one run over six innings while Dayan Viciedo, Tyler Flowers and Paul Konerko all hit home runs as the Chicago White Sox recorded a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
The Toronto Blue Jays emerged 9-2 winners in a rain-affected game against the Boston Red Sox, the Los Angeles Angels overcame the Detroit Tigers 6-1, the Oakland Athletics prevailed 6-1 against the Seattle Mariners and the Minnesota Twins saw off the Cleveland Indians 3-0.
In the National League, the West-leading Washington Nationals returned to winning ways with a 7-6 triumph over Miami at Nationals Park.
Hanley Ramirez's ninth-inning RBI double spurred the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants, while Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips hit solo home runs and Bronson Arroyo gave up one run in seven innings as the Cincinnati Reds, leaders of the Central Division, beat the Houston Astros 5-1.
Brian McCann clubbed a two-run homer and also a two-run double in the Atlanta Braves' 11-3 triumph over the New York Mets, while the first complete game of Jeff Samardzija's career lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 success against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
In other games in the National League, the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the St Louis Cardinals 6-3 and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 8-5.
The Colorado Rockies' game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park was postponed due to rain.