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Angels' Maicer Izturis, right, looks up for the call after being tagged at the plate by Seattle Mariners catcher Miguel Ojeda in ninth inning Wednesday.
Angels' Maicer Izturis, right, looks up for the call after being tagged at the plate by Seattle Mariners catcher Miguel Ojeda in ninth inning Wednesday.
Elaine Thompson, Associated Press

SEATTLE —Last-place Seattle swept the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels for the second time this season, winning 10-9 Wednesday on Yuniesky Betancourt's ninth-inning single.

Raul Ibanez homered and drove in four runs for the Mariners, while Richie Sexson also homered.

The Angels, who remained one game in front of Oakland in the division, rallied from deficits of 6-0, 7-4 and 9-7 to tie the score in the ninth on a two-out RBI single by pinch-hitter Bengie Molina off closer Eddie Guardado (2-2).

Jose Lopez doubled against Francisco Rodriguez (2-5) with one out in the ninth. After an intentional walk, Betancourt singled to left for his third hit.

Ibanez went 4-for-5 with his 19th homer and finished 9-for-14 with two homers and six RBIs in the three-game series. Sexson hit his 36th home run.

The Mariners finished 9-9 against Los Angeles this season. They swept a four-game series in Anaheim before the All-Star break.

INDIANS 6, ATHLETICS 4: At Cleveland, Ronnie Belliard's three-run homer in the seventh inning gave Cleveland the victory that kept Indians in front in the AL wild-card race.

Belliard fell behind 0-2 in the count before pulling a pitch from Barry Zito (13-12) over the wall in left for the Indians, who have won nine of 10 and are a major league-best 30-11 since July 31.

Cleveland remained one game ahead of New York in the wild-card chase and extended its lead over Oakland to 3 1/2 games.

Nick Swisher hit a three-run homer for the A's.

YANKEES 6, DEVIL RAYS 5: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Derek Jeter hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the seventh inning to lead New York, which remained 2 1/2 games behind first-place Boston in the AL East and one behind Cleveland in the wild-card race.

New York has won the first two of a three-game set after losing its four previous series against the Devil Rays, who have won 11 of 18 meetings this year.

With the bases loaded and two outs, Jeter lined a 3-2 pitch from Travis Harper to right for a 6-4 lead. He had only three hits in his previous 21 at-bats against Harper.

Chien-Ming Wang (7-4) allowed five runs and nine hits in 6 1-3 innings for his first win since July 8. This was his second start since missing two months with a shoulder injury.

Mariano Rivera, the fourth Yankees reliever, worked the ninth for his 38th save.

RED SOX 5, BLUE JAYS 3: At Toronto, David Ortiz hit his career-high 42nd homer, a tiebreaking two-run drive in the eighth inning for Boston. Ortiz drove in three runs for the Red Sox, who remained 2 1/2 games in front of New York in the AL East.

Boston's Gabe Kapler ruptured his left Achilles' tendon while rounding second base on Tony Graffanino's fifth-inning homer.

David Wells (13-7) won for the fourth time in five starts, allowing three runs in seven innings. Mike Timlin pitched the ninth for his eighth save.

With the score 3-all, Bill Mueller singled with two outs and Ortiz homered off Josh Towers (11-11), the 17th time he has tied a game or put the Red Sox ahead. Eight of those have come in the seventh inning or later.

TIGERS 4, TWINS 2: At Detroit, Craig Monroe hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with two outs in the eighth for Detroit.

Curtis Granderson's two-run homer in the third gave the Tigers a lead they clung to until the eighth, when Michael Cuddyer's two-out single tied the score at 2.

Craig Dingman (2-2) got the final four outs to help the Tigers avoid a three-game sweep. Detroit had lost 11 of 13.

RANGERS 7, ORIOLES 6 (10): At Arlington, Texas, Kevin Mench drove in the winning run a single in 10th and Texas ended Baltimore's four-game winning streak.

Pinch-hitter David Dellucci tied it at 6 with a two-run homer in the ninth off Jorge Julio. Alfonso Soriano also connected for the Rangers, his 34th.

Mark Teixeira led off the 10th with a double against Jason Grimsley (1-2). Soriano was intentionally walked and Mench lined a single to left.

ROYALS 10, WHITE SOX 9: At Kansas City, Mo., Angel Berroa's double to right field drove in the tying run and Jermaine Dye's fielding error allowed Mark Teahen to score the game-winner as the Royals rallied to victory over the White Sox.