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Ellsbury wins it again for Red Sox in style

BOSTON — Jacoby Ellsbury got the winning hit for the second night in a row, homering with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians Wednesday night.

Joe Smith (2-2) got the first two batters on groundouts before Ellsbury hit an 0-1 pitch over the wall in straightaway center field for Boston’s 10th win in 13 games. Ellsbury singled to center with one out to end Tuesday night’s game.

Jonathan Papelbon (4-0) pitched a perfect ninth.

Mariners 7, Athletics 4

SEATTLE — Charlie Furbush retired the first 13 batters in five strong innings and the Seattle Mariners swept past the Oakland Athletics.

Furbush (2-3), acquired Saturday in a four-player deal with Detroit, allowed one run and two hits with three strikeouts and no walks. He had a perfect game through 4 1-3 innings before Conor Jackson ended it with a fifth-inning double off the left-field wall that was inches away from being a home run and needed a video review.

Yankees 18, White Sox 7

CHICAGO — Derek Jeter had five hits, Curtis Granderson drove in five runs and the surging New York Yankees pounded Gavin Floyd and the Chicago White Sox.

Robinson Cano and Eric Chavez each had three hits and four RBIs for the Yankees, who have won six straight and nine of 11. Leadoff hitter Brett Gardner scored four times and Mark Teixeira drove in three runs in New York’s highest-scoring game of the season.

Rays 9, Blue Jays 1

ST. PETERSBURG — Robinson Chirinos hit his first major league homer and drove in four runs, James Shields pitched into the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-1 on Wednesday night.

Chirinos had a three-run shot off Carlos Villanueva (6-3) during a four-run third that put the Rays up 8-1. An inning earlier, he drove in a run with a bunt single.

Tigers 5, Rangers 4

DETROIT — Doug Fister pitched seven effective innings to win his Detroit debut while Alex Avila and Ryan Raburn homered as the Tigers beat the Texas Rangers.

Fister (4-12), acquired from Seattle on July 30, earned his first victory since May 30 — a span of 10 starts. He allowed two earned runs and eight hits without walking or striking out a batter.

Royals 6, Orioles 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Luke Hochevar pitched neatly into the eighth inning, Billy Butler homered and drove in four runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Orioles.

Hochevar (8-8), the first player picked in the 2006 draft, is 4-0 in his past seven starts and has matched the longest winning streak of his career. He also set a personal high for wins in a season, having gone 7-13 in 2009.

Hochever allowed one earned run and four hits in 7 1-3 innings.

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