Baltimore Big rallies and series wins are commonplace these days for the Baltimore Orioles.
Erik Bedard remained unbeaten, Miguel Tejada homered and drove in three runs, and the Orioles rallied for a 9-4 victory Thursday over the Cleveland Indians.
Javy Lopez, Jeff Conine and Tejada each had two RBIs during a six-run sixth that erased a 4-3 deficit and gave Baltimore its sixth victory in eight games.
"It was a big inning for the team, it was a big relief for me that I was able to contribute to the team," Lopez said.
Minor injuries and inconsistency at the plate have hampered Lopez's transition from catcher to designated hitter. But a 5-for-13 series against the Indians may represent a turning point.
Eduardo Perez and Victor Martinez homered for Cleveland.
Bedard (4-0) pitched six innings and joined Boston's Curt Schilling and Atlanta's Oscar Villareal as the majors' only four-game winners.
Rangers 4, Mariners 3
Seattle - Seattle closer Eddie Guardado walked the bases loaded in the ninth inning and then walked Phil Nevin to force in pinch-runner Gerald Laird with the go-ahead run.
Devil Rays 5, Red Sox 1
Boston - Jonny Gomes homered twice, and Scott Kazmir held Boston to four hits before a sixth-inning injury as Tampa Bay handed knuckleballer Tim Wakefield another tough-luck loss. Kazmir (3-1) allowed one run - Dustan Mohr's solo homer - and one walk while striking out seven in 52â3 innings to stop Boston's four-game winning streak.
Angels 6, Twins 4
Minneapolis - Jose Molina's two-out double drove in pinch-runner Maicer Izturis to break an eighth-inning tie and spark the Angels. Adam Kennedy followed Molina with an RBI single against Jesse Crain (0-1), after shortstop Nick Punto's throw home to get Izturis bounced away for an error and allowed Molina to move up.
Tigers 4, Athletics 3
Oakland, Calif. - Curtis Granderson drew a bases-loaded walk that brought home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, and Detroit rallied to beat the A's.