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Tigers walk to victory in 11th

– Victor Martinez drew a tiebreaking bases-loaded walk during a three-run 11th inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 on Tuesday night.

Bishop Luers standout Kevin Keirmaier went 0 for 4 for Tampa Bay.

Ian Kinsler opened the 11th with a triple off Grant Balfour (1-5), a flare to right that got past a diving Kevin Kiermaier. Torii Hunter walked and Miguel Cabrera was intentionally walked before Martinez got his free pass.

Hunter scored on Jeff Beliveau’s wild pitch and Bryan Holaday added a sacrifice fly that gave Detroit an 8-5 lead.

Jim Johnson (5-2) worked out of a two-on, two-out jam in the 10th. Joe Nathan gave up Evan Longoria’s RBI single in the 11th before getting his 26th save.

The Tigers, the AL second wild-card leader, won for the fifth time in 13 games.

James Loney homered for the Rays, who had a club-record stretch of 13 consecutive games holding opponents to four runs or less end.

American

ANGELS 4, RED SOX 3: In Boston, Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Boston closer Koji Uehara.

ASTROS 7, YANKEES 4: In New York, Chris Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer, extending his second-half power surge and Josh Fields (3-6) won on his 29th birthday.

National

CARDINALS 5, REDS 4: In St. Louis, Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, as St. Louis remained 2 1/2 games behind Milwaukee in the NL Central.

NATIONALS 8, DIAMONDBACKS 1: In Washington, after three straight wins on its final at-bat Washington went for a cakewalk instead, scoring six runs in the third inning to win its eighth straight

BRAVES 11, PIRATES 3: In Pittsburgh, Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil the return of Andrew McCutchen, who missed two weeks with fractured cartilage in his ribs.

Interleague

ROYALS 7, ROCKIES 4: In Denver, Omar Infante had three doubles and drove in four runs to power streaking Kansas City, which has now won 21 of 26.

MARINERS 5, PHILLIES 2: In Philadelphia, Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11 batters in eight scoreless innings and Kyle Seager homered to lead Seattle to its 11th win in 14 games.

BREWERS 6, BLUE JAYS 1: In Milwaukee, Mike Fiers pitched seven dominant innings and Jonathan Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez each hit two doubles as Milwaukee won its fifth straight.

MARLINS 4, RANGERS 3, 10 inn: Giancarlo Stanton hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning, and Miami won its third straight and surpassed last year’s wins total of 62.

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