NEW YORK — Phil Hughes bounced back from a rough outing to pitch eight scoreless innings and Alex Rodriguez hit a long home run Tuesday night, leading the New York Yankees to a 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
Hughes (8-6) gave up six hits and a walk to win for the fifth time in six decisions. He worked with runners on base in five innings. He lasted only 4 1-3 innings in his previous outing.
Curtis Granderson had a two-run single and Chris Stewart added an RBI hit as several bounces went New York's way against Justin Masterson (4-7) in the second inning.
The Indians, losers of four straight, scored four runs against Cory Wade in the ninth on Johnny Damon's RBI single and Jose Lopez's three-run homer.
Rafael Soriano got one out for his 16th save.
BALTIMORE — Albert Pujols homered in his Camden Yards debut, C.J. Wilson allowed one run in seven innings, and the Los Angeles Angels had a season-high 17 hits in a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Peter Bourjos, Mark Trumbo and John Hester also connected for the Angels, who have won 12 of 16 overall and 12 of their last 13 road games. The four home runs were a season high.
Pujols doubled and hit his 12th homer, a two-run shot in the fifth inning off Brian Matusz. Pujols has now homered in 33 ballparks off 282 different pitchers.
Wilson (9-4) gave up six hits, struck out two and walked two to improve to 5-0 in seven starts since May 18.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bruce Chen went seven innings in another workmanlike start, Jeff Francoeur and Yuniesky Betancourt both went deep and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Tuesday night.
Betancourt hit a two-run shot during a four-run third inning against Chris Archer (0-2), and Francoeur added a three-run homer during a four-run eighth to give Kansas City some breathing room.
Alex Gordon and Billy Butler also drove in runs to pace a Royals offence that was outscored by St. Louis 30-14 over the weekend, but has trumped Tampa Bay 16-2 so far this series.
The Royals will go for the sweep on Wednesday afternoon.
Chen (7-6) gave up a run in the first and Brooks Conrad's solo shot in the second to win for the seventh time in his last nine decisions.
BOSTON — Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a tying solo homer with two out in the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Saltalamacchia's line drive to left off reliever Jason Frasor just cleared the Green Monster for his 14th homer, tying it at 1. The Red Sox then loaded the bases on a double, a hit batter and a walk before Dustin Pedroia drove in two with a single up the middle.
The rally spoiled a strong performance by Aaron Laffey in his first start in nearly two years. Laffey stepped in for Toronto's depleted rotation and pitched six crisp innings, allowing three hits, walking two and striking out two.
MINNEAPOLIS — Gavin Floyd finally solved the Minnesota Twins with nine strikeouts in seven shutout innings and Alex Rios homered to help the Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night.
Floyd (6-7) didn't walk a batter and increased his scoreless streak to 13 1-3 innings while beating the Twins for just the fifth time in 17 career starts. Rios added a single and a stolen base to go with his two-run homer and Alexei Ramirez had two hits and an RBI for the first-place Sox.
White Sox closer Addison Reed gave up a two-run single to Jamey Carroll in a shaky ninth inning, but got Denard Span to ground out to pick up his 10th save in 11 chances.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Yu Darvish struck out 10 in seven innings to win his seventh consecutive start at Rangers Ballpark, a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
After giving up two runs in the first four batters, Darvish (10-4) had his fourth double-figure strikeout game while joining teammate Matt Harrison and Tampa Bay left-hander David Price as the American League's only 10-game winners. The Japanese standout is the first major leaguer since 1995 to win his first seven career home starts.
The AL West-leading Rangers went ahead to stay with a four-run fourth. They were up 5-3 after consecutive RBI singles by Yorvit Torrealba and Brandon Snyder — the Nos. 8 and 9 batters in the lineup.
Josh Hamilton later homered for the second night in a row, his leadoff shot in the seventh was his 24th of the season to match Toronto's Jose Bautista for the major league lead.
SEATTLE — Brendan Ryan hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to send the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
Mariners starter Jason Vargas matched a career high with 10 strikeouts in 6 2-3 innings. Charlie Furbush (4-1) earned the win with a scoreless eighth.
Casper Wells singled leading off the eighth against Jim Miller (2-1), who had given up only three earned runs in 23 2-3 innings coming into the game. Dustin Ackley struck out as Wells stole second, and Ryan lined an RBI single over leaping second baseman Jemile Weeks to score Wells.
Ryan is batting .323 with seven RBIs in his last 10 games.