BALTIMORE — Jake Arrieta pitched six innings of four-hit ball to win his major league debut, and the Baltimore Orioles ended their 10-game losing streak against the New York Yankees with a 4-3 victory Thursday night.

Arrieta gave up three runs and outpitched veteran A.J. Burnett (6-4), who came in 11-2 lifetime against Baltimore and 5-0 at Camden Yards.

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez left the game after the first inning. The team did not give the reason for his departure, but the premature exit occurred four days after he was pulled from a game against Toronto with groin tightness. Although Arrieta's arrival didn't get a fraction of the attention that Stephen Strasburg received in Washington on Tuesday, there was still a buzz in the ballpark — and more fans in attendance (27,064) than in each of the previous two games of the series

INDIANS 8, RED SOX 7: At Cleveland, Russell Branyan hit a two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning, rallying the Indians to a crazy win over Boston. Cleveland overcame three errors in one inning by third baseman Andy Marte, a blown save by Kerry Wood and an eighth-inning disruption by two unruly fans. Adrian Beltre's two-out, two-run homer in the ninth off Wood (1-2) had put Boston ahead 7-6 before Cleveland rallied off Daniel Bard (1-2), who is closing for Boston while Jonathan Papelbon is on the bereavement list, in the bottom of the ninth.

BLUE JAYS 3, RAYS 2: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Brett Cecil won his fifth consecutive start, Alex Gonzalez homered and drove in two runs and Toronto beat Tampa Bay. Cecil (7-2) allowed one run and three hits over 62?3 innings. The left-hander has given up six earned runs in 361?3 innings over those five starts. The Blue Jays had been outscored 19-1 in losing the first two games of the three-game series. Carlos Pena hit his 129th homer with Tampa Bay, which set a franchise record. The Rays have won six of nine against Toronto this season. Rays right-hander Wade Davis (5-6) gave up three runs and seven hits in seven-plus innings

ROYALS 9, TWINS 8: At Minneapolis, Wilson Betemit hit solo home runs from both sides of the plate and Joakim Soria picked up his 14th save in a hairy ninth inning and Kansas City beat Minnesota. Betemit hit one left-handed in the second inning then hit one from the right side in the ninth. It was the sixth time in franchise history that a player has homered from both sides of the plate in the same game. The Twins scored five runs in the seventh inning then got two more in the ninth off Soria on a double by Joe Mauer and a single by Justin Morneau. But Michael Cuddyer lined out to right field with the tying run on first base to end the game. Bruce Chen (3-0) earned the win in relief for the Royals. A poor start from Scott Baker (5-5) and some uncharacteristically sloppy defense snapped a six-game winning streak at jam-packed Target Field, where they had their 28th sellout in 29 games

WHITE SOX 3, TIGERS 0: At Chicago, John Danks pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, Omar Vizquel homered and had a suicide-squeeze bunt for the White Sox. A.J. Pierzynski also homered for Chicago. The only hit off Danks (5-5) was Carlos Guillen's second-inning single. A pair of relievers finished the combined three-hitter, with Bobby Jenks finished up for his 10th save. Vizquel connected for his first home run since Aug. 7. It was the 2,724th hit for the 43-year-old infielder, tying Roberto Alomar for 54th on the career list. Max Scherzer (2-6) allowed three runs and five hits in 71?3 innings. The Tigers are 6-12 during a recent slide

ATHLETICS 6, ANGELS 1: At Oakland, Calif., Trevor Cahill allowed one run in a career-high eight innings to win his fourth straight start and the Athletics beat nemesis Ervin Santana and the Los Angeles Angels. Ryan Sweeney scored three times and Daric Barton drove in one run and scored two for the Athletics. The A's struck for two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth against Santana (6-4), who came into the game with an 11-2 record and a 1.50 ERA in 19 career appearances against Oakland. His ERA was the lowest any pitcher with at least 10 starts had against the A's. Cahill (5-2) was nicked only by an RBI single from Bobby Wilson in the fifth while extending his run of strong starts.

RANGERS 12, MARINERS 3: At Arlington, Texas, Josh Hamilton homered for the fourth time in seven games, Michael Young went 3-for-4 with a homer and Texas won its third straight over Seattle. Hamilton got the Rangers' offense rolling with a two-run homer in a three-run first. Hamilton had three RBIs, giving him 13 during a seven-game homestand. Hamilton has driven in at least one run in seven straight games, the longest streak by a Ranger this season. Texas improved to 8-2 against Seattle this season, outscoring the Mariners 31-6 in the final three games of the four-game series. Tommy Hunter (2-0) allowed three runs — two earned — and five hits in six innings of his second major league start this season. Ryan Rowland-Smith (0-5) allowed eight runs — four earned — and 11 hits over 52?3 innings