Dave Hollins hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning - the seventh home run of the game Tuesday - and gave Minnesota its victory over Boston, 8-6, in Minneapolis.
White Sox 6, Rangers 5
Harold Baines homered for the second straight game and James Baldwin won for the first time in the majors as Chicago beat Texas.
Athletics 9, Brewers 6
Scott Brosius hit two home runs and Jason Giambi also homered as Oakland, with Mark McGwire playing for the first time this season, beat Milwaukee.
Royals 5, Yankees 2
Kansas City, Mo.
Joe Vitiello drove in three runs with a double and Kansas City’s first home run in 87 innings as the Royals snapped a six-game losing streak.
Jimmy Key (1-3), trying to come back from off-season rotator cuff surgery, held the slumping Royals hitless until Vitiello collected his first homer of the year and the Royals’ first in 10 days with one out in the fourth.
Indians 9, Orioles 8
Albert Belle and Manny Ramirez each hit a three-run home run as Cleveland won its fifth straight and dealt Baltimore its sixth straight loss.
Clearing the bases
The slight inflammation in the pitching shoulder of Milwaukee’s Ben McDonald is not serious, allowing him to remain in the Brewers’ starting rotation. … California activated right-handed reliever Lee Smith, major league baseball’s career saves leader, from the 15-day disabled list… . Kansas City’s Jose Offerman made the first start of his five-year major league career at first base.