Jed Lowrie and Bill Hall hit three- run home runs to give the Boston Red Sox a 10-8 win against the New York Yankees, who fell out of first place in the American League East division.
U.S. government agencies have canceled dozens of conferences and pared down other events following a scandal over a General Services Administration bash in Las Vegas.
Rookie pitcher Wei-Yin Chen won his fourth game and Jim Johnson picked up his 12th save as the host Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 5-2.
The New York Yankees are down to their final game of the Major League Baseball season to clinch the American League East division title for home-field advantage during the playoffs.
Adrian Gonzalez and Kevin Youkilis each hit home runs to drive the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 Major League Baseball win over the New York Yankees.