— Jose Bautista and J.P. Arencibia each hit two-run home runs, Drew Hutchison won consecutive starts for the first time and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 4-1 Thursday night, sweeping their two-game series.
New York lost its third straight and fell to 0-9 this season when failing to hit at least one home run. The Yankees, who have scored 12 total runs in nine losses this month, dropped a half game behind Toronto and into fourth place in the AL East.
Making just his sixth major league start, Hutchison (3-1) allowed one run and five hits in six innings, matching his longest outing. He walked four and struck out three.
Oakland 5, Texas 4: Kila Ka’aihue hit a tiebreaking single in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics bounced back from a disputed call on squeeze play that cost them the lead to beat the Texas Rangers 5-4.
Ka’aihue’s single off Mike Adams (0-2) drove in Jonny Gomes, who had three hits. Josh Reddick’s 10th homer off Alexi Ogando made it 4-all in the seventh.
Ryan Cook (1-0) escaped a ninth-inning jam and has pitched 19 2-3 scoreless innings this season, most among AL relievers. Brian Fuentes recorded his third save.
Twins 4, Tigers 3: Justin Morneau hit a two-run homer in his second game back from a wrist injury, and the Twins swept the two-game series at Comerica Park.
P.J. Walters (1-1) allowed four hits — including three solo homers — in 6 1-3 innings for the Twins Park. Minnesota (12-26) has won two in a row for only the second time this season.
Morneau’s homer off Doug Fister (0-2) opened the scoring in the third, and Trevor Plouffe followed with a long ball. Minnesota led 4-0 before the Tigers came back with homers by Brennan Boesch, Andy Dirks and Prince Fielder.
Orioles 5, Royals 3: Adam Jones hit a two-run homer, J.J. Hardy also drove in a pair of runs and the Orioles beat the Royals for their seventh straight road win.
The Orioles also improved to 12-1 when Jones goes deep, including a victory over the Royals the previous night, when his homer in the 15th inning decided the game.
Elsewhere it was: Indians 6, Mariners 5, 11 innings; White Sox 6, Angels 1; and Boston 5, Tampa Bay 3. — Agencies