Evan Longoria snapped a 2-all tie with a sixth-inning RBI single and added a solo homer in the eighth to help reigning AL Cy Young winner Price (8-5) win his fifth consecutive decision. Price improved to 7-1 since a stint on the disabled list for a left triceps strain.
Sabathia (11-11) took a 2-0 lead into the sixth before giving up three quick runs the Rays used to remain in first place, percentage points ahead of the Boston Red Sox.
ATHLETICS 2, ORIOLES 1
After Parker and Chris Tillman waged a magnificent pitching duel for eight innings, Crisp connected on a 3-1 pitch from Darren O'Day (5-3). It was the third home run in three games for Crisp, who had four hits on Friday night.
Parker (10-6) gave up one run, five hits and three walks to improve to 8-0 in 16 starts since May 22.
ASTROS 8, BLUE JAYS 5
HOUSTON -- Jason Castro homered twice and drove in three runs to lead the Astros over the Blue Jays.
Castro hit a two-run homer in the third inning to push the lead to 5-0, and added a solo shot in the seventh to make it 8-4.
Brandon Barnes gave Houston an early lead with a two-run double in the second inning.
Brad Peacock (3-4) allowed six hits and four runs in 5 2-3 innings for the win.
The Astros jumped on Chien-Ming Wang (1-2) for four hits and five runs in three innings in his first start since July 2 after his contract was selected from Triple-A Buffalo earlier in the day.
INDIANS 7, TWINS 2
The win moved the Indians into third place in the crowded American League wild-card race.
Santana hit a two-run homer in the first. Kipnis, who snapped an 0-for-19 skid with a first-inning single, homered in the third. Both home runs came off starter Liam Hendriks (0-2), who has lost 12 of his 13 career decisions.
McAllister (7-7) allowed two runs in 7 1-3 innings.
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