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Upton keeps Rays on road streak

B.J. Upton drove in four runs to cap a memorable weekend as Tampa Bay beat host Baltimore, 5-3, Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

Matt Joyce hit two doubles and scored twice for the Rays, who set a single-season franchise record with their eighth consecutive road win. Tampa Bay is 20-8 overall since starting the season with six straight defeats.

Upton received a two-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Saturday for his demonstrative actions after being ejected from a game Wednesday. The outfielder appealed the suspension because he wanted to play in Baltimore. After hitting a three-run homer Saturday, Upton had a pair of two-run singles Sunday. He went 5-for-9 over the weekend and is batting .297 with nine homers and 31 RBIs in 39 games at Camden Yards.

Red Sox 9, Twins 5: Adrian Gonzalez homered, Kevin Youkilis scored four runs and Daisuke Matsuzaka settled down to pitch six innings after a rough first inning to lead host Boston. Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and extended his hitting streak to 17 games.

Angels 6, Indians 5: Peter Bourjos drove in the tying run in the eighth inning with an infield single, Erick Aybar followed with a two-run double and host Los Angeles gave manager Mike Scioscia his 1,000th victory as a major-league manager.

White Sox 5, Mariners 2: Paul Konerko tied his career high with five hits, including a single in the 10th inning when visiting Chicago scored three runs.

Tigers 5, Blue Jays 2: Brad Penny pitched well into the eighth inning for visiting Detroit. Jose Valverde struck out the side in the ninth for his seventh save and the 200th of his career.

Athletics 5, Royals 2: Kevin Kouzmanoff and Kurt Suzuki each homered for visiting Oakland.

-- AP

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