FRIDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Rays 10, Yankees 6: Jeremy Hellickson retired New York newcomer Alfonso Soriano with the bases loaded to preserve an early lead, and Tampa Bay won for the 20th time in 23 games to take sole possession of the A.L. East lead for the first time since June 10, 2012.

The Yankees acquired Soriano from the Chicago Cubs before the game, trading a minor league pitcher to get the seven-time All-Star and lots of cash to cover much of his contract. Soriano, 37, began his career with the Yankees in 1999.

Yankees starter CC Sabathia has allowed 22 runs over 14 innings in his past three starts.

Dodgers 2, Reds 1: Clayton Kershaw pitched eight stellar innings, and Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer off Homer Bailey as Los Angeles maintained its division lead.

Indians 11, Rangers 8: Ryan Raburn's three-run homer in the 11th inning lifted Cleveland, which blew a 7-1 lead and nearly lost to a Texas team that committed three errors and had three wild pitches.

Braves 4, Cardinals 1: Mike Minor outpitched Adam Wainwright in a matchup of division leaders. Earlier, Atlanta pitcher Tim Hudson had season-ending surgery on his broken right ankle.

Blue Jays 12, Astros 6: Edwin Encarnacion became the first Toronto player since Joe Carter in October 1993 to homer twice in the same inning. Encarnacion's two homers in the seventh included his sixth career grand slam.


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Pirates: Jason Grilli's arm injury was diagnosed as a flexor strain, and there's a chance Pittsburgh's All-Star closer will pitch again this season. Dr. James Andrews ruled out surgery.

Phillies: Philadelphia has reached a six-year, $50 million dollar deal with Cuban right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. The deal has yet to be confirmed by the team.

-- ASSOCIATED PRESS