Chris Stewart had a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning and David Phelps matched efforts with Felix Hernandez for six innings to help the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Sunday.
The Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-5. David Ortiz hit a three-run home run.
Elsewhere in the American League, It was Texas over Toronto 6-4. Detroit passed Cleveland 4-1. Baltimore beat Tampa Bay 10-7. Kansas City blanked Houston 2-0 and the White Sox doubled up Oakland 4-2.
Yesterday was a big day for Nascar as Jimmie Johnson snatched the lead position, winning his second Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second and Danica Patrick, who began the race as the first female pole sitter, finished in eighth-place.
There were several crashes but none approached the magnitude of the wreck that injured more than two dozen fans a day earlier in a second-tier race on the same track.