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Friday, August 23, 2013
Updated: August 24, 10:54 PM ET
AL Capsules

Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- David Price outpitched CC Sabathia and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied Saturday night to beat the New York Yankees 4-2 to hang on to first place in the AL East.

Evan Longoria snapped a 2-all tie with a sixth-inning RBI single and added a solo homer in the eighth to help reigning AL Cy Young winner Price (8-5) win his fifth consecutive decision. Price improved to 7-1 since a stint on the disabled list for a left triceps strain.

Sabathia (11-11) took a 2-0 lead into the sixth before giving up three quick runs the Rays used to remain in first place, percentage points ahead of the Boston Red Sox.

Price allowed two runs and five hits over six innings. Jake McGee, Joel Peralta and Fernando Rodney finished up, with Rodney working a perfect ninth to earn his 30th save.

ATHLETICS 2, ORIOLES 1

BALTIMORE -- Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the ninth inning and Jarrod Parker earned his eighth straight win as Oakland beat the Orioles.

After Parker and Chris Tillman waged a magnificent pitching duel for eight innings, Crisp connected on a 3-1 pitch from Darren O'Day (5-3). It was the third home run in three games for Crisp, who had four hits on Friday night.

Parker (10-6) gave up one run, five hits and three walks to improve to 8-0 in 16 starts since May 22.

ASTROS 8, BLUE JAYS 5

HOUSTON -- Jason Castro homered twice and drove in three runs to lead the Astros over the Blue Jays.

Castro hit a two-run homer in the third inning to push the lead to 5-0, and added a solo shot in the seventh to make it 8-4.

Brandon Barnes gave Houston an early lead with a two-run double in the second inning.

Brad Peacock (3-4) allowed six hits and four runs in 5 2-3 innings for the win.

The Astros jumped on Chien-Ming Wang (1-2) for four hits and five runs in three innings in his first start since July 2 after his contract was selected from Triple-A Buffalo earlier in the day.

INDIANS 7, TWINS 2

CLEVELAND -- Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis hit two-run homers, Zach McAllister won his third straight start and the Indians beat the Twins.

The win moved the Indians into third place in the crowded American League wild-card race.

Santana hit a two-run homer in the first. Kipnis, who snapped an 0-for-19 skid with a first-inning single, homered in the third. Both home runs came off starter Liam Hendriks (0-2), who has lost 12 of his 13 career decisions.

McAllister (7-7) allowed two runs in 7 1-3 innings.