WASHINGTON — Mark Teixeira hit a two-run double in the 14th inning Saturday and the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 for their eighth consecutive victory.
Teixeira’s drive to the right-field corner off Brad Lidge (0-1) brought home Jayson Nix and Derek Jeter in the longest game by innings for either team this season.
Freddy Garcia (1-2) pitched two innings to get ? win. Rafael Soriano finished for his 12th save, but only after allowing consecutive one-out singles to Jesus Flores and Steve Lombardozzi. The game ended when Soriano got Bryce Harper to ground out, ending an 0-for-7 day for the Nationals’ teen sensation that included five strikeouts.
Ian Desmond hit a solo homer for Washington.
Rangers 8, Astros 3: Nelson Cruz hit a towering three-run homer and the Rangers rallied to make Justin Grimm a winner in his major league debut.
Rookie Lucas Harrell (6-5) was working on a shutout before Adrian Beltre hit a two-run single and Cruz drove the next pitch over the wall in left to give the Rangers a 5-3 lead.
Cardinals 10, Royals 7: Matt Holliday homered and drove in five runs to power St. Louis to the victory.
Pirates 9, Indians 2: A.J. Burnett became the first Pittsburgh pitcher since 1990 to win six straight starts and Pedro Alvarez homered twice. Burnett (7-2) gave up two runs over 6 2-3 innings. He extended the best stretch by a Pirates pitcher since Doug Drabek won six in a row during his NL Cy Young Award-winning season.
Red Sox 4, Cubs 3: Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered to back a strong start by Jon Lester, leading the Red Sox to the win.
Saltalamacchia, Scott Podsednik and Mike Aviles had two hits apiece for Boston, which had dropped eight of 11. Podsednik and Will Middlebrooks each drove in a run.
Luis Valbuena belted a three-run homer in the seventh inning for his first hit with Chicago. Jeff Samardzija (5-5) was charged with three runs and four hits in 5 1-3 innings.
Blue Jays 6, Phillies 5 (10 innings): Rajai Davis drove home the winning run with a two-out drive in the 10th inning that bounced over the wall and Toronto extended Cliff Lee’s winless streak to 11 starts.
Brewers 6, Twins 2: Ryan Braun hit two home runs and Michael Fiers pitched seven strong innings for Milwaukee.
Tigers 4, Rockies 1: Doug Fister pitched six shutout innings in his return from the disabled list and Miguel Cabrera homered to lead Detroit to the win.
Athletics 6, Padres 4: Pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes belted a two-run homer in the seventh inning to lift Oakland to its fifth consecutive victory.
In other games it was: Baltimore 5, Atlanta 0; Miami 4, Tampa Bay 3 (15 innings); LA Angels 2, Arizona 0; Seattle 7, San Francisco 4; Chicago White Sox 5, LA Dodgers 4.
Reds 4, Mets 1: In the lone National League game of the night Homer Bailey pitched out of trouble for eight innings, Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer and Cincinnati earned its fifth straight victory. — Agencies