CHICAGO – Paul Konerkos single with one out in the bottom of the ninth gave the Chicago White Sox a dramatic 9-8 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
The Chicago bullpen imploded and gave up six runs in the top of the ninth before the offense rallied for two runs in the bottom half.
Kevin Youkilis singled to drive in the tying run off Tom Wilhelmsen (4-3), and Konerko lined a gapper to the opposite field.
Outfielders Michael Saunders and Eric Thames collided as the ball fell to the ground and Dewayne Wise crossed the plate.
Addison Reed (3-1) earned the win despite blowing his fourth save.
Adam Dunn hit two home runs for Chicago and Alexei Ramirez homered and drove in three runs.
Trayvon Robinson and Jesus Montero homered for Seattle.
ANGELS 2, TIGERS 1: In Detroit, Zack Greinke gave up one run and Howie Kendrick broke a scoreless tie with a two-run double in the sixth, lifting Los Angeles.
Miguel Cabreras two-out solo homer in the eighth chased Greinke. Garrett Richards his first career save.
ORIOLES 6, BLUE JAYS 4: In Baltimore, Chris Davis hit three home runs in four at-bats and had four RBI to lead Baltimore past skidding Toronto.
RED SOX 4, ROYALS 3: In Boston, Pedro Ciriaco put Boston ahead with a two-run double in the seventh inning, Jon Lester had his third straight solid start and the Red Sox snapped a four-game losing streak.
YANKEES 3, INDIANS 1: In Cleveland, CC Sabathia came off the disabled list and went into the eighth inning and Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer to help New York snap a three-game losing streak.
Cleveland lost its ninth straight as ex-Indian Sabathia (13-3) worked 7 1/3 strong innings.
ATHLETICS 5, RAYS 4: In St. Petersburg, Fla., Jonny Gomes two-run home run in the eighth inning lifted Oakland. Gomes homer off Joel Peralta (1-6) broke a 3-run tie and sent the Rays to their second loss in eight games.
Ryan Cook (6-2) earned the win in relief for the As, who have won seven of nine.