BALTIMORE -- Pinch-runner Chris Dickerson got lost on the bases and was doubled up for the final out, and the Chicago White Sox ended a nine-game losing streak by holding off the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 Sunday.
Dickerson tried to steal second on a pitch to Brian Roberts, who hit a foul pop near first base. Dickerson didn't know where the ball went, and the baserunning blunder made him an easy out at first.
YANKEES 4, RED SOX 3
The AL East-leading Red Sox had won five in a row.
Rivera (5-2) came in to start the eighth for the first time since 2006. Will Middlebrooks' leadoff homer in the ninth gave Rivera his seventh blown save in 48 chances.
Suzuki hit a one-out single off Workman (5-3) in the bottom half, stole second and advanced to third on Vernon Wells' fly to right.
Workman then threw a high pitch that deflected off the mitt of catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and caromed away off the backstop, allowing Suzuki to score easily.
RAYS 4, MARINERS 1
The Rays lead Baltimore and Cleveland, who both lost, by two games for the second AL wild-card spot.
Trailing 1-0, Tampa Bay scored three times in the eighth. Rodriguez broke a tie with an RBI single and another run came home when center fielder Abraham Almonte bobbled the ball.
ROYALS 5, TIGERS 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bruce Chen picked up Kansas City's beleaguered starters with seven solid innings and the Royals defeated Detroit.
Chen (7-2), who moved into the rotation on July 12 after 19 relief appearances, limited the AL Central-leading Tigers to five hits and two runs over seven innings, earning the first victory for a starter on the Royals' seven-game homestand.
ATHLETICS 7, ASTROS 2
Colon (15-6) allowed one run and five hits in six innings for his first victory since July 26. The 40-year-old struck out seven and walked one, ending his five-game winless streak.
RANGERS 4, ANGELS 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Alex Rios homered in the first inning and drove in the go-ahead run with a bloop double in the seventh, Elvis Andrus also had two RBIs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels.
The Rangers remained 1½ games behind AL West-leading Oakland.
Michael Kohn (1-2) got the loss.
BLUE JAYS 2, TWINS 0
Rogers (5-7) allowed three hits and a walk while striking out four over 7 2-3 innings.
Reyes' key double came against Jared Burton (2-9).
METS 2, INDIANS 1
LaTroy Hawkins pitched the ninth for his eighth save.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
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