MLB: Yankees win
A review of Wednesday's Major League Baseball action
Last Updated: September 13, 2012 7:49am
Curtis Granderson: Impressed for New York Yankees
The New York Yankees avenged Wednesday's defeat against the Boston Red Sox with a 5-4 victory in the American League East.
Curtis Granderson impressed with two home runs while Robinson Cano went yard to back to ensure the Yankees beat their rivals, who suffered their 12th defeat in 14 games.
New York remain in a tie for first place alongside the Baltimore Orioles, who narrowly defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2.
Rookie Manny Machado put in an all-round terrific performance by making a key defensive play at the top of the ninth inning before then going on to strike a single and then the winning run.
Detroit are within a game of the Chicago White Sox in the Central League following an 8-6 victory.
Max Scherzer claimed a career-high 16th win after pitching six effective innings while Prince Fielder's three-run homer proved pivotal for the Tigers.
Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre both plundered home runs to ensure League West leaders the Texas Rangers were 5-2 victors over the Cleveland Indians, who collapsed to their fifth consecutive defeat.
Three hits and three RBIs from Billy Butler propelled the Kansas City Royals to a 10-5 success over the Minnesota Twins, Miguel Olivo's home run guided the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1.
A two-run homer from Jimmy Rollins helped the Philadelphia Phillies extend their winning streak.
Cliff Lee also pitched seven strong innings as Philadelphia beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 for their seventh successive success.
Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond both homered to help National League East leaders the Washington Nationals to a 2-0 win over the New York Mets.
Brandon Crawford was the star as the San Francisco Giants eased past the Colorado Rockies 8-3, with the 25-year-old doubling twice and driving in two runs.
Rookie Yasmani Grandal singled home the go-ahead run to lift as the San Diego Padres squeaked past the St Louis Cardinals 3-2.
The Cincinnati Reds overcame the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 for a three-game sweep and the Los Angeles Dodgers suffered their sixth loss in seven games after a 3-2 defeat against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Milwaukee Brewers hammered the Atlanta Braves 8-2, with Rickie Weeks blasting a three-run home run and the Chicago Cubs were 5-1 winners over the Houston Astros.