Machado, Orioles clip Jays
Manny Machado had two hits and two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles used a four-run second inning to beat R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Tuesday night.
Miguel Gonzalez (2-1) allowed three runs in six innings for the Orioles, who have won nine of 13. By taking the first two games of the three-game set, Baltimore improved to 5-2 in seven series this season -- including 4-1 against the AL East.
It was the 100th consecutive game the Orioles have won when leading after seven innings, a streak that began in August 2011. Baltimore is 4-3 in one-run games after starting 0-3.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer for the last-place Blue Jays, who have dropped six of eight.
Dickey (2-3) gave up four runs, six hits and five walks in six innings. The knuckleballer, who left his previous start with neck and back pain, did not appear to be in discomfort on the mound. But he didn't look like the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner during the pivotal second inning.
Dickey was outdone by Gonzalez, who allowed five hits and three walks. The Orioles right-hander blanked Toronto on three hits through five innings before staggering through the sixth.
In the eighth, after the Blue Jays put runners at the corners with two outs against Pedro Strop, Melky Cabrera looked at a third strike on a 3-2 pitch.
Jim Johnson got three outs for his eighth save in eight tries, striking out J.P. Arencibia with a runner on first to end the game.
Yankees 4, Rays 3: Ichiro Suzuki hit a go-ahead two-run single in the ninth inning for New York. Tampa Bay is winless in all five of David Price's starts this year.
Athletics 13, Red Sox 0 (7): Bartolo Colon allowed three hits and Oakland capitalized on eight walks, two balks and two errors in a rain-shortened game.
Braves 4-10, Rockies 3-2: B.J. Upton and his brother Justin hit back-to-back homers for the first time in their careers as Atlanta completed a doubleheader sweep.
In the first game, Justin Upton, Dan Uggla and rookie Evan Gattis homered in support of a solid outing by Mike Minor as the Braves won 4-3 in a game that began with a temperature of 23 degrees.
Astros 3, Mariners 2: Marwin Gonzalez homered, Bud Norris rebounded from a tough start and Houston snapped a three-game losing skid.
Cardinals 2, Nationals 0: Adam Wainwright (4-1) came within two outs of his second shutout for St. Louis.
Cubs 4, Reds 2 (10): Carlos Marmol blew a lead in the ninth inning before Darwin Barney hit his first homer in the 10th inning.
Dodgers 7, Mets 2: Mark Ellis lined two home runs and hit a hard grounder that sent Mets starter Jonathon Niese limping off for X-rays on his lower right leg. The Mets said he's day to day.
Twins 4-5, Marlins 3-8: Rob Brantly had three hits and a career-high four RBIs as Miami earned a split in the day-night doubleheader.
Joe Mauer had two hits and an RBI for the Twins, who beat the Marlins 4-3 in the opener.