TORONTO -- Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 50th home run, a tiebreaking solo shot in the eighth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles erased a 3-0 deficit to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Friday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Davis became the 27th major leaguer to join the 50-homer club, and the first since Jose Bautista in 2010. Davis led off the eighth with a blast to center off All-Star reliever Steve Delabar, connecting on a 2-2 pitch.
The drive matched Brady Anderson's 1996 Orioles record and made Davis just the third player in major league history with 50 homers and 40 doubles in the same season. The others were Babe Ruth (1921) and Albert Belle (1995).
Adam Jones followed Davis' milestone blast with an infield hit and, two outs later, moved up on Ryan Flaherty's walk before scoring on Danny Valencia's RBI single (see full recap).
White Sox fall to Indians, lose 10th straight
CHICAGO -- The Cleveland Indians certainly have worn down the White Sox this season. Chicago starter Hector Santiago says the latest loss, however, has nothing to do with being worn out.
The White Sox fell for the 10th straight time to Cleveland, beaten 3-1 Friday when Santiago was chased early in the fifth inning.
Santiago (4-9) exited with none out and two one and his pitch count approaching 100. The bullpen allowed both inherited runners to score, so his stat line -- four-plus innings, six hits and three runs -- was far from impressive.
Manager Robin Ventura was most concerned with Santiago's three walks and the deep-ball counts that led him to throw 94 pitches and get just 12 outs.
"He's probably a little tired," Ventura said. "I would imagine that's part of it. I think as far as being able to locate and getting into too much trouble. We've seen it during the course of the year, but I think it's been increased with the workload and where he's at. He could just be tired." (see full recap).
Saltalamacchia's slam lifts Red Sox past Yankees
BOSTON -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the seventh inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 8-4 Friday night.
David Ortiz and Stephen Drew each doubled twice as the AL East-leading Red Sox won for the 15th time in 19 games. Saltalamacchia also doubled and scored twice.
Robinson Cano went 4 for 4 with three doubles and two RBIs for New York, which began the day one game behind Tampa Bay for the final AL wild-card spot.
Brendan Ryan, acquired from Seattle on Tuesday for a player to be named, hit his first homer with the Yankees (see full recap).