Roger Pavlik survived a shaky start to remain unbeaten, and the Texas Rangers defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-2 at Arlington, Texas, for their seventh win in nine games.
Pavlik (5-0) allowed hits to six of the first 12 batters before settling down. Detroit lost for the 19th time in 22 games. Jose Lima (0-3) gave up five runs and seven hits in six-plus innings for the Tigers, who lowered their team ERA from 7.12 to 7.11.
Pavlik matched Kevin Brown’s 5-0 start in 1990 for the second-best in Rangers’ history behind Jeff Russell’s 6-0 in 1988. Pavlik pitched a one-hitter against the Tigers on May 5.
Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 5 (11) Toronto
John Valentin tied the game with a two-out homer in the ninth and Troy O’Leary homered in the 11th to give Boston a win over Toronto.
O’Leary’s fifth homer of the season, a drive into the second deck in right off Giovanni Carrara (0-1), gave Boston its sixth win in eight games.
Orioles 10, Brewers 7 (12) Milwaukee
Jeffrey Hammonds started a three-run rally in the 12th with an RBI single off Ramon Garcia as Baltimore beat Milwaukee.
Roberto Alomar, who went 4 for 6, added an RBI single off Garcia (0-1), who entered the game in the 10th, and Rafael Palmeiro added another RBI single off Kevin Wickander.
Athletics 15, Twins 5 Oakland, Calif.
Ernie Young hit three homers and Geronimo Berroa and Brent Gates had one apiece as Oakland routed Minnesota.
Oakland pounded out season highs in hits (18) and runs, including a 4-for-5 performance by Young with six RBIs and four runs scored to account for 10 of the A’s runs.
White Sox 5, Yankees 2 Chicago
Kevin Tapani (3-2) combined with two relievers on a three-hitter to lead Chicago over New York and send the Yankees to just their third loss in 11 games.
Tapani kept the Yankees off balance, allowing just two hits in seven innings with four strikeouts and four walks.
Matt Karchner pitched a hitless eighth and Roberto Hernandez finished for his 11th save in 12 chances. New York put runners on first and second with two outs in the ninth, but Derek Jeter grounded out out to second.
Angels 13, Indians 8 Anaheim, Calif.
Jim Edmonds and Garret Anderson each hit two-run homers in the fourth to put California ahead of Cleveland to stay in a game that had 20 runs and six homers in the first four innings.
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