TORONTO — Vladimir Guerrero and Juan Rivera homered, Ervin Santana won his fourth straight start and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 on Saturday.
Guerrero broke a 3-all tie with a solo shot in the sixth inning and Rivera provided some insurance with a two-run drive in the eighth.
The AL West leaders avoided their first three-game losing streak since June 20-22. Los Angeles is the only team in the majors that hasn’t lost four straight all season.
Toronto has dropped eight of 10 and is nine games below .500, matching a season low.
Santana (7-6) allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings. The right-hander has won six of his past seven decisions and is 5-0 in his last six road starts.
Blue Jays rookie Scott Richmond (6-7) gave up four runs and six hits in seven innings. He struck out 10 and walked three.
CHICAGO — Carlos Quentin homered, John Danks pitched into the seventh inning and Chicago beat Baltimore.
Danks (11-8) walked six but allowed just one run and three hits in 6 1-3 innings. Matt Thornton worked a scoreless inning, Octavio Dotel got two outs and Bobby Jenks finished for his 27th save in 31 opportunities.
David Hernandez (4-6) allowed three runs and three hits over four innings for Baltimore.
CLEVELAND — Luis Valbuena homered with two out in the 11th inning to give Cleveland a win over Seattle.
Valbuena lined a 2-0 pitch from right-hander Randy Messenger (0-1) over the right-field wall for his seventh homer to cap Cleveland’s comeback. The Indians trailed 3-0 after one inning.
Messenger, who has pitched parts of five seasons in the majors, had his contract purchased from Triple-A Tacoma earlier in the day when the Mariners optioned out Chris Jakubauskas.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Carlos Pena homered twice and drove in the winning run with an RBI single in the 10th inning, giving Tampa Bay a victory over Texas.
Evan Longoria was hit by a pitch from Jason Grilli (1-2) to start the bottom of the 10th and went to second when Ben Zobrist walked. Pena then hit a liner to center to score Longoria.
Pena finished with four RBI for the Rays, who remain three games behind AL wild-card leading Boston.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Kubel drove in three runs and Brian Duensing, with the help of four relievers, earned his first major league win as Minnesota held on for avictory over Kansas City.
The Royals went 3 for 19 with runners in scoring position while their home record in the season they unveiled $275 million in stadium renovations dropped to a major league-worst 25-38.
Duensing (1-1), making his second career start, went five innings and allowed two runs, on a double by Miguel Olivo, the next-to-last batter he faced. The left-hander gave up six hits and one walk while striking out three.