Betts hits grand slam, Red Sox beat Rays 8-4 (The Associated Press)

Mookie Betts put his first grand slam as his top rookie season highlight so far. Betts hit Boston's fourth slam of the year, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night. ''I can't tell you the last time I've hit a grand slam, going back to high school and everything else,'' Betts said. ''Just to hit one is pretty enjoyable.'' After Yoenis Cespedes drove in his second run of the game with a double, Betts connected off Chris Archer (8-7) to cap a five-run second inning that made it 8-0.

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Indians-Royals Preview (The Associated Press)

Paced by slugger Carlos Santana, the Cleveland Indians continue to keep the pressure on the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals. With Santana hoping to build on another solid offensive night at Kauffman Stadium, the surging Indians try to hand the Royals a third consecutive defeat and keep James Shields from winning a fourth straight start against them on Saturday night. Winners in 12 of 17 following Friday's 6-1 victory, third-place Cleveland (69-64) is 4 1/2 games behind Kansas City, which has totaled 16 runs while losing four of six. Santana hit a two-run shot for his sixth homer in the last four games at Kansas City.

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Yankees-Blue Jays Preview (The Associated Press)

An early start Saturday bodes well for the New York Yankees but not for Toronto Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison. The bigger issue for New York is whether its hottest hitter will be available. The surging Jacoby Ellsbury has an ankle injury that could keep him out of the middle game of this series in Canada. New York (70-63) is a major league-best 28-17 in day games and could be eager to face Hutchison, who is 2-6 with a 6.33 ERA in nine day starts compared to 6-5 with a 3.90 ERA in 17 at night.

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Yankees score five in seventh to defeat Blue Jays (The SportsXchange)

The New York Yankees usually have their way with Mark Buehrle. It just took them a little longer to get to the Toronto Blue Jays left-hander on Friday. After struggling for six innings, the Yankees struck for five runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Blue Jays 6-3 in the opener of a three-game series. "We weren't doing much off of Buehrle and then we got to him," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

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Team Report – NEW YORK YANKEES (The SportsXchange)

Yankees concerned with health of Ellsbury, Tanaka

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Ellsbury, Headley power Yankees past Blue Jays 6-3 (The Associated Press)

For the first time in more than four months, Chris Capuano went home with a W next to his name. Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley homered to help Capuano to his first victory since April 16, and the New York Yankees beat the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday night. Capuano (2-3) pitched 6 1-3 innings in his first win in seven starts since joining the Yankees. Jose Bautista homered and Dioner Navarro had three hits, but the Blue Jays dropped to 7-17 in August.

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Game roundup: Ellsbury powers Yankees past Blue Jays (The SportsXchange)

TORONTO -- Jacoby Ellsbury capped a five-run seventh inning with a two-run homer and also tripled as the New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday.

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Team Report – CLEVELAND INDIANS (The SportsXchange)

Gomes returns for Indians

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Team Report – BALTIMORE ORIOLES (The SportsXchange)

Orioles' bullpen picks up slack

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Mariners’ Montero done for year after altercation (The Associated Press)

Jesus Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Seattle Mariners' organization after a heated confrontation in the stands with a team scout during a minor league game in Boise, Idaho. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said on Friday that the actions of Montero and cross-checker Butch Baccala were ''unacceptable'' and ''embarrassing'' for the club. Montero was being brought back to Seattle while Baccala was told to return to his home in the Bay Area and await internal discussions regarding discipline. It is unacceptable,'' Zduriencik said.

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