BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Youkilis said farewell at Fenway Park on Sunday, a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves helped by Cody Ross, who hit two homers and drove in five runs.
Youkilis was traded to the Chicago White Sox for utilityman Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart after the game.
Youkilis was lifted for a pinch-runner after hitting a triple in the seventh inning. He was greeted with a hug from Nick Punto, who pinch-ran for him, and many of his teammates on the top step of the dugout.
The burley infielder, in his ninth season with the Red Sox, took his helmet off and waved to the crowd, blew a kiss and was urged to come out for a curtain call by his teammates before heading down the steps. He was given a lengthy standing ovation and the fans chanted "Yook."
Aaron Cook (1-1), gave up three runs — two earned — six hits and didn't walk or strike out anyone in five innings.
Braves starter Mike Minor (3-6) gave up three homers and allowed seven runs — four earned — in 4 2-3 innings.
YANKEES 6, METS 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Robinson Cano hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees touched up R.A. Dickey for five runs in a victory over the New York Mets.
Nick Swisher had an early three-run shot against Dickey, who was coming off consecutive one-hitters — making him the first major league pitcher in 24 years to accomplish that feat. But in a much-anticipated matchup at sold-out Citi Field, both he and Yankees ace CC Sabathia were missing their best stuff.
Cano drove a 2-0 delivery from Miguel Batista (1-2) over the home run apple in straightaway center for his 16th homer and fifth in seven games. The Yankees won the final two games of the weekend series by one run to finish 5-1 against their crosstown rivals this season.
Including a sweep in the Bronx earlier this month, the Yankees have won five consecutive series against the Mets since May 2010.
Sabathia gave up nine hits in 5 2-3 innings. He was betrayed by his defense while yielding five runs — one earned.
Boone Logan (2-0) gave the Yankees another splendid performance out of the bullpen. Rafael Soriano worked a scoreless ninth in the rain for his 15th save in 16 chances. The Yankees have won 14 of 18 road games.
TWINS 4, REDS 3
CINCINNATI (AP) — Josh Willingham hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off shaky Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman, rallying Minnesota over the Reds.
Joe Mauer opened the ninth with a double off the left field wall against Chapman (4-4). Willingham followed with his 15th homer of the season.
Willingham's homer overcame Joey Votto's eighth-inning, two-run homer that had given the Reds a 3-2 lead.
Minnesota left-hander Scott Diamond (6-3) allowed three runs and eight hits in eight innings.
RANGERS 4, ROCKIES 2
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Matt Harrison worked five scoreless innings for his 10th victory, Leonys Martin had a pair of extra-base hits for his first three RBIs in the majors and the Texas Rangers beat Colorado.
Martin, the Cuban defector who signed with the Rangers last year, had an RBI double in the second and a two-run triple an inning later.
Harrison (10-3) won his sixth consecutive decision. His outing was cut short because of tightness in his lower back that caused soreness in his left hip.
Alex White (2-6) lost his third straight decision.
Texas finished a majors-best 14-4 in interleague play, winning all six of its series against National League teams. The Rockies were 2-13 against the AL.
MARLINS 9, BLUE JAYS 0
MIAMI (AP) — Mark Buehrle pitched effectively for seven innings to become the winningest pitcher in interleague play, John Buck hit a three-run homer and the Marlins snapped a six-game losing streak with a win over Toronto.
Greg Dobbs had a two-run homer among his three hits for the Marlins, winners for just the third time in 18 games.
Buehrle (6-8) gave up seven hits in winning his 25th interleague matchup, breaking a tie with Freddy Garcia. Buehrle struck out seven.
Toronto starter Jesse Chavez (0-1) allowed six runs and seven hits in six innings while striking out six.
ORIOLES 2, NATIONALS 1
BALTIMORE (AP) — Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to interrupt Baltimore's agonizing offensive struggle, and the Orioles rallied to beat the Nationals.
Baltimore appeared headed for its third shutout loss in six games before Adam Jones led off the eighth with a single off Sean Burnett (0-1) and Wieters drove an 0-1 pitch over the center-field wall.
Pedro Strop (4-2) got the final out in the eighth for Baltimore and Jim Johnson worked the ninth for his 22nd save.
TIGERS 3, PIRATES 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched a five-hitter, Quintin Berry hit a two-run shot for his first major league home run and Detroit avoided a sweep with a win over the Pirates.
Berry also scored the go-ahead run on Delmon Young's single in the eighth, an inning after Garrett Jones tied it with a two-run homer.
Verlander (8-4) had allowed only two infield hits through six innings before Pedro Alvarez singled with one out in the seventh. Jones followed with his homer.
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