Hellickson, making his first start since January elbow surgery, didn't last long enough to get a decision, charged with one run and six hits over 4 1/3 innings and 84 pitches. But the Rays scored twice in the sixth on a single by third baseman Evan Longoria to take the lead for good, giving them nine wins in their past 11 games.
Phillies 9, Brewers 7
MILWAUKEE -- Dominic Brown homered in the third inning and drove in two more runs with a single in the fifth inning as Philadelphia beat Milwaukee.
Right-hander Kyle Kendrick (4-8) gave up three home runs but worked into the sixth to earn the win after surviving five first-inning runs. He was charged with seven runs on 11 hits and two walks with two strikeouts.
Brown went 2-for-3 and scored twice. He was one of three Philadelphia players, along with center fielder Ben Revere and third baseman Cody Asche, to finish with multiple hits.
Astros 8, Rangers 3
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Designated hitter Chris Carter hit home runs in consecutive at-bats and had two RBIs for Houston, which recorded its second straight win over Texas.
Center fielder George Springer was 1-for-4, including a 430-foot home run in the third, and had two RBIs as part of the Astros' 12 hits. Carter, who is hitting .368 with four home runs in his last six games, led off the eighth inning with his second homer of the game -- his 17th of the season.
The Rangers have lost nine of their last 10 games and 17 of 20.
A's 6, Giants 1
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander Sonny Gray pitched his second straight gem Tuesday night to lift Oakland over San Francisco.
Gray (9-3) allowed six hits and one run over seven innings, striking out eight and walking one as Oakland won its season-high-tying sixth straight game. The A's completed a 6-0 homestand and moved a season-high 24 games over .500.
A's starters have allowed no more than one run and pitched at least six innings in six straight games, the longest such streak in Oakland history.
Blue Jays 4, Angels 0
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Right-handers R.A. Dickey and Dustin McGowan combined with left-hander Aaron Loup on a five-hit shutout to lead Toronto over Los Angeles.
Dickey (7-8), the 39-year-old knuckleball specialist, recorded 15 successive outs between the second and seventh innings. Dickey finished with five strikeouts and one walk in seven innings as the Blue Jays broke a five-game losing streak, their longest of the season.
Shortstop Jose Reyes drove in three runs and hit a home run while going 4-for-5. Right fielder Nolan Reimold hit two doubles in a game for the first time in three years.
Twins 2, Mariners 0
SEATTLE -- Minnesota's Phil Hughes and two relievers silenced Seattle in the fourth consecutive game at Safeco Field that ended in a shutout.
Hughes (9-5) bounced back from three consecutive rough outings to turn in one of his finest performances of the season. The right-hander scattered eight hits over 7 1/3 innings, striking out eight. It marked the fourth time this season that Hughes pitched seven or more innings without allowing a run.
Twins center fielder Sam Fuld went 3-for-3, including a solo homer in the fifth inning that produced the first run. Second baseman Brian Dozier tacked on a run with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly to put Minnesota ahead 2-0.
Rockies 2, Padres 1
DENVER -- Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run home run in the third inning, which proved to be enough for Franklin Morales and four relievers as Colorado held on to beat San Diego.
Padres pinch hitter Seth Smith doubled with two out in the ninth. Left fielder Corey Dickerson had the ball in his glove as he tried to make a sprawling catch, only to have the ball slip out as he raised his glove.
LaTroy Hawkins got right fielder Chris Denorfia to fly out on his next pitch to end the game.