DETROIT (AP) - Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before Minnesota's Joe Mauer broke it up with a one-out single, and that was the only hit the Detroit right-hander allowed in the Tigers' 6-0 victory over the Twins on Friday night.
Sanchez fell two outs shy of his second career no-hitter, but thanks to Mauer it was just another near miss this season. There have already been five one-hitters this year, according to STATS.
It was Sanchez's second gem in about a month - he set a franchise record with 17 strikeouts in eight marvelous innings against Atlanta on April 26.
Sanchez (5-4) struck out 12 on Friday and allowed three walks.
The home crowd gave him a standing ovation when he came out to start the ninth, and he immediately struck out Jamey Carroll. Mauer, followed with a clean line drive up the middle - to almost the same spot where Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison's hit landed last year when he broke up a no-hit bid by Detroit's Justin Verlander, also with two outs to go.
Minnesota's Samuel Deduno (0-1) allowed six runs and nine hits in 5 1-3 innings.
RED SOX 8, INDIANS 1
BOSTON (AP) - John Lackey allowed two hits in seven innings and Mike Carp hit a three-run homer.
It was the second straight strong performance by Lackey, who missed all last season following Tommy John elbow surgery. Last Sunday he gave up one hit and one unearned run in six innings of a 5-1 win at Minnesota. He left that game after a three-hour rain delay.
After a 44-minute delay before Friday's game, Lackey (3-4) struck out eight, walked three and gave up an unearned run while pitching through a steady rain. He allowed only two of the 25 batters he faced to hit the ball out of the infield.
Lackey finished his night by striking out Jason Giambi and Mark Reynolds to end the seventh. As he walked toward the dugout, fans chanted, "Lackey! Lackey!"
ORIOLES 10, BLUE JAYS 6
TORONTO (AP) - Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 16th home run and Nick Markakis had three hits and three RBIs.
J.J. Hardy, Danny Valencia and Adam Jones all went deep as the Orioles matched a season high in runs and set a season high with four home runs. Baltimore has hit an ML-best 66 homers this season.
Melky Cabrera, Brett Lawrie and Adam Lind all hit solo homers for the Blue Jays.
Chris Tillman (4-2) allowed three runs and a season-high 10 hits in five innings to win for the fourth time in six starts. He walked none and matched a season high with seven strikeouts.
Brian Matusz got two outs in the sixth, Tommy Hunter pitched 2 1-3 innings and Darren O'Day finished in the ninth.
Blue Jays left-hander Sean Nolin had his his first loss since Aug. 27, 2011, when he was pitching for Class A Lansing. It was his major league debut.
YANKEES 9, RAYS 4
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Brett Gardner, Lyle Overbay and Jayson Nix each drove in two runs.
Gardner made it 5-0 with a two-run homer off Roberto Hernandez (2-5) during the fourth. The Yankees took a 3-0 lead in the second on Overbay's two-run double and an RBI single by Nix.
David Phelps (3-2), who retired his first 13 batters before James Loney hit a one-out double in the fifth, allowed four runs and six hits in 7 2-3 innings. He left in the eighth after it appeared he was hit on the right arm by a drive up the middle by Ben Zobrist.
New York right fielder Curtis Granderson broke the knuckle of his left pinkie finger after getting hit by Cesar Ramos' pitch in the fifth.