Teagarden's shot leads Orioles past Tigers
July 16, 2012, 12:09 am TWN
The home runs were the 24th and 25th of the season for Encarnacion, who signed a three-year, US$29 million contract extension over the All-Star break. It was his first multi-homer game of the season and the eighth of his career.
Rays 5, Red Sox 3 In St. Petersburg, Florida, David Price outpitched Clay Buchholz and Tampa Bay scored twice in the seventh inning without getting a hit to rally past Boston.
Price (12-4) allowed three runs and six hits in 7-1/3 innings to become the first 12-game winner in the American League.
Buchholz (8-3) took a 3-2 lead into the seventh before walking the first batter of the inning and hitting the next. Hideki Matsui was walked intentionally to load the bases with one out, and the Rays pulled even when pinch-hitter Jose Lobaton drew a walk from Matt Albers.
Elliot Johnson's sacrifice fly gave Tampa Bay a 4-3 lead, and B.J. Upton's solo homer provided a two-run cushion in the eighth.
Royals 6, White Sox 3 At Kansas City, Missouri, Alcides Escobar hit a pair of homers off Jake Peavy as the Royals topped Chicago.
Escobar had just two homers all season and 11 in his career before he connected for a two-run shot off Chicago's All-Star right-hander in the third inning.
Chicago's Adam Dunn homered and Dayan Viciedo hit an RBI triple in the sixth to make it 3-all, but Escobar connected again against Peavy (7-6) in the seventh to put the Royals ahead for good.
Greg Holland (3-2) won in relief.
Athletics 9, Twins 3 In Minneapolis, Chris Carter and Yoenis Cespedes each homered and drove in three runs, powering Oakland past Minnesota.
Seth Smith and Brandon Moss also homered for the A's, who won for the eighth time in nine games to move two games above the .500 mark for the first time in two months.
Minnesota had 14 hits, with every starter getting at least one, but still lost its fourth in a row.
Tommy Milone (9-6) got the win, while Cole De Vries (2-2) picked up the loss.