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Halos erupt in 11th vs. Twins

Los Angeles Angel Chone Figgins slides in with a run against the Minnesota Twins.  starting pitcher Nick Blackburn during a baseball game in Minneapolis on Friday.
Los Angeles Angel Chone Figgins slides in with a run against the Minnesota Twins. starting pitcher Nick Blackburn during a baseball game in Minneapolis on Friday.
Andy King, Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — Howie Kendrick's pinch-hit RBI single started Los Angeles' six-run 11th inning and the Angels recorded their major league-leading 34th comeback victory of the season, 11-5 over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

The Angels, who have come from behind in 13 of their past 18 victories, had six hits and two walks against three Minnesota relievers before making an out in the 11th inning.

Kevin Jepsen (3-2) pitched two innings of scoreless relief for the Angels, who improved to 4-3 in extra-inning games this season. Darren Oliver pitched the 11th.

Mike Napoli, who had four hits, tied the game 5-5 with a homer in the Angels' eighth, his fifth homer in 10 games. Bobby Abreu had a homer among three hits and drove in four.

The Angels are 12-3 since the All-Star break. They completed July with a 19-7 record and averaged 7.1 runs per game.

Joe Mauer homered and had three hits for the Twins, who are 4-7 in extra-inning games.

RED SOX 6, ORIOLES 5: At Baltimore, Kevin Youkilis put Boston ahead with a two-run homer in the seventh inning, and David Ortiz and Jacoby Ellsbury also connected to help the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles.

Ortiz has two home runs in two games since it was disclosed that he was on the list of more than 100 major leaguers who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003. John Smoltz (2-4) earned his second victory in seven starts for Boston despite allowing five runs and eight hits in six innings.

INDIANS 6, TIGERS 5: At Cleveland, Jamey Carroll's RBI single in the 13th inning gave Cleveland a 6-5 victory over Detroit and capped an emotional Friday for the Indians, who traded popular All-Star catcher Victor Martinez to Boston shortly before the non-waiver deadline. Carroll sliced his single off rookie Casey Fien (0-1) just inside the first-base bag to score Jhonny Peralta, who opened the 13th with a double.

RANGERS 5, MARINERS 4: At Arlington, Texas, Marlon Byrd's three-run homer in the fifth inning broke a tie and sent the Texas Rangers on to a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

Seattle took a 2-0 lead in the first, but Taylor Teagarden had a sacrifice fly in the second and added a solo homer in the fifth to tie it. Texas then got two-out singles from Omar Vizquel and Michael Young before Byrd ripped the first pitch from Jason Vargas (3-5) into the seats in left for his 11th homer.

WHITE SOX 10, YANKEES 5: At Chicago, Carlos Quentin homered and had a go-ahead RBI double and Chris Getz delivered a two-run, bases-loaded single Friday night as the White Sox beat the New York Yankees.

The White Sox's second straight victory over the AL East leaders came hours after they acquired star right-hander Jake Peavy in a trade with the San Diego Padres.

RAYS 8, ROYALS 2: At St. Petersburg, Fla., David Price allowed one run over seven innings and Carlos Pena hit a three-run homer to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Kansas City Royals.

Price (4-4) gave up five hits and improved to 4-1 at home this year. Pena's homer was his 26th this season, but just the third in July.

ATHLETICS 8, BLUE JAYS 5: At Oakland, Calif., Ryan Sweeney drove in three runs, Dallas Braden won for the first time in four starts and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays.