x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Nine-run inning the key for Angels

The Los Angeles Angels extended their winning streak to eight games with an 11-5 success over the Minnesota Twins in American League action on Saturday.

The Los Angeles Angels extended their winning streak to eight games with an 11-5 success over the Minnesota Twins in American League action on Saturday. A nine-run fourth inning, which included home runs for Chone Figgins and Maicer Izturis, was the backbone of the Angels' victory. Jason Kubela hit a home run in a losing cause for Minnesota, who suffered their fourth straight loss. The AL East leading New York Yankees went down 6-4 to Oakland Athletics to end an eight-game winning run.

Gio Gonzalez pitched 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball, striking out six, for Oakland's first victory in nine attempts. The Detroit Tigers edged out the Chicago White Sox 4-3 thanks to Carlos Guillen's RBI single in the 10th inning. Edwin Jackson also struck out three in seven innings as AL Central-leading Detroit notched their third straight win. An RBI double in the 12th from Jason Bartlett was the decider as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-9. Toronto had been 8-0 ahead after four innings but a four-run seventh sparked the comeback from the Rays.

David Ortiz blasted a three-run home run as the Boston Red Sox posted a 7-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles, while Asdrubal Cabrera hit a home run and had two RBIs for the Cleveland Indians as they beat the Seattle Mariners 10-3. Jeremy Sowers also pitched seven scoreless innings as the Indians scored their third straight win. Luke Hochevar struck out 13 in seven innings to help the Kansas City Royals to a 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers.

* PA Sport