RED SOX 6, TWINS 4
BOSTON (AP) -- Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer, Franklin Morales turned in another solid substitute start and the Boston Red Sox averted a four-game sweep with a 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Gonzalez finished with three RBIs. Carl Crawford added three singles, an RBI and a leaping catch for the Red Sox on his 31st birthday.
The victory snapped Boston’s four-game losing streak and salvaged a rough weekend against the AL’s second-worst team.
Josh Willingham hit a solo homer, his 28th, and Ryan Doumit a two-shot for the Twins.
Ben Revere extended his career-best hitting streak to 19 games with a single, drove in a run and made a splendid over the shoulder catch for Minnesota.
YANKEES 6, MARINERS 2
NEW YORK (AP) -- A decade ago, Raul Ibanez and Ichiro Suzuki watched Seattle teammate Freddy Garcia establish him as a big winner with a big fastball.
On Sunday, with the trio now dressed in Yankees pinstripes, they saw Garcia win yet again with a much different repertoire.
Garcia posted his 150th career victory while Ibanez homered and drove in three runs as New York wrapped up a long and losing homestand by beating the Mariners 6-2.
Garcia (5-5) hung around for five innings on a sticky afternoon and preserved a one-run lead with his final pitch, retiring Kyle Seager with two runners on base.
PADRES 3, METS 4
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chase Headley and Yonder Alonso each hit two-run homers and the San Diego Padres hammered rookie Matt Harvey in a 7-3 win over the New York Mets on Sunday.
Headley and Alonso both connected off Harvey. Headley’s homer, his 15th, came in the first inning. Alonso hit his sixth homer in the third to give San Diego a 5-0 lead.
Carlos Quentin homered off reliever Ramon Ramirez. The solo shot in the seventh was his 11th. Quentin also had an RBI double.
Harvey (1-2), who set a Mets record when he struck out 11 in his debut on July 26, struggled in his third start.
NATIONALS 4, MARLINS 1
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg pitched three-hit ball over six shutout innings and drove in two runs, rebounding from his poorest outing this season to lead the Washington Nationals over the Miami Marlins 4-1 Sunday.
Strasburg (12-5) struck out six and walked one, extending his scoreless streak against the Marlins to 27 innings. He hit a two-run single in the second and raised his batting average to .343 (12 for 35) with seven RBIs.
Strasburg has a 2.97 ERA in 127 1-3 innings. The right-hander is pitching his first full major league season following reconstructive elbow surgery in 2010. Washington officials say they plan to end his season early, and he is thought to have a limit of about 160 innings, although the Nationals have not been specific.