Mariners 4, Yankees 2
SEATTLE — Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is headed to the disabled list, one of three New York players hit in a span of five batters faced by Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.
Hernandez gave up just four hits in over seven innings in the 4-2 victory for Seattle, the fourth defeat in five games for the Yankees.
The pitch that hurt Rodriguez came in the eighth, an 88 mph changeup.
The Yankees said afterward that A-Rod had a non-displaced fracture of the left hand, and there was no timetable for his return. He will be placed on the disabled list and will see the team's doctor when the club returns to New York after Wednesday's series finale.
Hernandez (9-5) also hit longtime teammate Ichiro Suzuki, traded to the Yankees on Monday, as well as Derek Jeter. He struck out four and walked three in 7 1/3 innings.
Earlier in the game, Rodriguez struck out for the 2,000th time. He is fifth on the all-time career strikeouts list, 597 behind leader Reggie Jackson and second among active players behind Baltimore's Jim Thome.
Curtis Granderson hit his 27th homer of the year to put New York up 1-0, but the Mariners countered with three runs in the first three innings, with Mike Saunders hitting a solo shot for his 10th longball.
Freddy Garcia settled down after that, striking out eight in 7 1/3 innings, but dropped to 4-4.
Indians 3, Tigers 2
CLEVELAND — Aaron Cunningham bunted home the go-ahead run with a suicide squeeze as the Cleveland Indians beat Detroit 3-2, moving within three games of the AL Central-leading Tigers on Tuesday night.
Travis Hafner tripled with one out in the seventh inning off Doug Fister (4-7) and Lou Marson ran for him.
Marson took off running as Cunningham, a defensive replacement hitting .175, dropped a bunt in front of the plate. Fister quickly got the ball and tried to shovel it to catcher Alex Avila. It rolled away, Marson scored, and Cunningham took second on the error.
Miguel Cabrera's two-run homer off reliever Joe Smith (6-2) tied it at 2 in the top half.
Chris Perez pitched the ninth for his 28th save in 30 chances.
Rays 3, Orioles 1
BALTIMORE — Jeremy Hellickson took a three-hitter into the seventh inning to earn his first win in 10 starts, and the Tampa Bay Rays got a home run from light-hitting Brooks Conrad in a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Jeff Keppinger had two hits and an RBI for the Rays, who were playing their first road game since the All-Star break. Tampa Bay made the most of six hits in bouncing back from two straight 2-1 defeats against Seattle.
Hellickson (5-6) gave up one run and three hits in 6 1-3 innings, striking out four and walking none. The right-hander was 0-6 since beating Boston on May 16, although he allowed more than three earned runs only once during his losing streak.
Fernando Rodney got three outs around two walks to complete the three-hitter and pick up his 28th save in 29 tries.
White Sox 11, Twins 4
CHICAGO — Adam Dunn tied the game with his major league-leading 30th homer and Dayan Viciedo hit a bases-loaded single to cap a four-run seventh Tuesday night as the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 11-4.
The victory allowed the White Sox to move into a tie for the AL Central lead with Detroit, which lost at Cleveland.
Dunn hit a two-run homer off lefty reliever Tyler Robertson to make it 4-4. Casey Fien (1-1) relieved and gave up a single to Paul Konerko, a double to Alex Rios and an intentional walk to Alexei Ramirez before Viciedo followed with his go-ahead two-run single.
Dunn added a two-run double and Ramirez had a two-run homer in a five-run eighth to put the victory away.
Red Sox 2, Rangers 1
ARLINGTON, Texas — Mike Aviles blooped a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 Tuesday night, ending a four-game losing streak.
Red Sox reliever Vicente Padilla (4-0) escaped a first-and-third jam in the eighth. He hit Adrian Beltre in the helmet with a pitch, leaving the Texas star with a bruise on his head.
Rangers closer Joe Nathan issued a pair of two-out walks in the ninth and Aviles singled just beyond the reach of shortstop Elvis Andrus.
Royals 4, Angels 1
ANAHEIM — Will Smith pitched two-hit ball over seven innings in the longest of his five major league starts, and Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer in the first to lead the Royals.
Smith (2-3) allowed a run, struck out four and walked four against the club that drafted him in 2007 and traded him to Kansas City in 2010. The only hits against the 23-year-old left-hander came in the first inning — a line-drive single through the box by Torii Hunter and an RBI single by Mark Trumbo that followed a walk to Albert Pujols.
Jonathan Broxton allowed two singles during a scoreless ninth for his 23rd save in 27 chances.
Garrett Richards (3-2) gave up four runs, five hits and three walks in five innings. The 24-year-old right-hander is trying to secure the fifth spot in the Angels' rotation.