BALTIMORE — Chris Tillman pitched six innings of three-hit ball, Adam Jones went 4 for 4 with two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners 4-2 Wednesday night.
Tillman and Jones were both traded from the Mariners to Baltimore in 2008 as part of a five-player deal that sent pitcher Erik Bedard to Seattle. Although the Mariners really didn’t need a reminder of just how lopsided that trade was, Tillman and Jones did just that.
Drafted in the second round of the 2006 draft by Seattle, Tillman (2-3) gave up one run in his first start against the Mariners. He struck out five and walked three before being lifted after a career-high 112 pitches.
Kevin Gregg, Baltimore’s third reliever, worked the ninth for his seventh save.
n Tigers 9, Twins 7
MINNEAPOLIS — Brandon Inge hit an RBI triple off the center field wall in the ninth inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to their fifth win in a row, over the slumping Minnesota Twins.
Inge’s big hit off Twins closer Matt Capps (1-2) scored Ramon Santiago, and Austin Jackson followed with a squeeze bunt. Jose Valverde got his eighth save.
Jhonny Peralta had a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth inning and Victor Martinez went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs for the Tigers, extending his hitting streak to 11 games for Detroit, which had slugger Miguel Cabrera ejected in the sixth inning.
n Rays 8, Indians 2
CLEVELAND — David Price shut down baseball’s hottest team without much trouble, carrying a shutout into the eighth and leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a win over Cleveland, stopping the Indians’ home winning streak at 14.
Price (5-3) was perfect for four innings, dominant for seven and became the first pitcher to record a win at Cleveland in more than a month. The left-hander allowed two runs and five hits — four doubles — in eight innings, struck out seven and did not yield a walk.
Ben Zobrist and Matt Joyce homered, Sam Fuld had three hits and B.J. Upton had two RBIs as the Rays roughed up starter Carlos Carrasco (1-2) and won for just the third time in 22 games at Cleveland since 2005.
n Blue Jays 9, Red Sox 3
TORONTO — John McDonald homered, Rajai Davis had four hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox to sweep a two-game series.
The Blue Jays pounded struggling Boston right-hander John Lackey (2-5), who lost his third straight start and matched a season-high by allowing nine runs. He gave up nine hits, walked a season-high five and struck out one.
Adrian Gonzalez and David Ortiz hit solo homers, but it wasn’t enough for Boston.
n Rangers, Athletics ppd.
ARLINGTON — Heavy rains began soon after the Texas Rangers scored seven runs, leading to the postponement of Wednesday’s game against Oakland and washing away the stats of the worst inning ever by Athletics starter Gio Gonzalez.
The skies were already threatening and a few raindrops started to fall while the Rangers sent 13 players to the plate in a seven-run third. All the runs were charged to Gonzalez, who left with two outs and the bases loaded.
After Hideki Matsui popped out to first base to end the Oakland fourth, and the rain starting to fall harder, the game was stopped and the field covered. The game was called after a delay of 2 hours, 14 minutes, when it was still raining.
Both teams have Thursday off, but the game won’t be made up until Oakland returns to Texas later this season.