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Red Sox 5, Indians 2: Boston’s Pedro Martinez settled down after a shaky start, pitched seven strong innings and reached 11-1 lifetime against the Indians as the Red Sox won in Cleveland. Manny Ramirez homered in the sixth off C.C. Sabathia (1-1) and Pokey Reese hit a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh. Three of Cleveland’s four hits — including leadoff man Matt Lawton’s first-pitch homer — came in the first inning.

Athletics 7, Yankees 4: Rich Harden struck out nine in his first win of the season as Oakland beat visiting New York. Mark Kotsay matched his career high with four RBIs, helping the A’s avoid their first three-game sweep by the Yankees in Oakland since May 31-June 2, 1996. Erubiel Durazo went 3 for 3 with a solo homer. The A’s had lost nine of 11 and three straight.

Angels 7, Devil Rays 3: Jose Guillen hit his third homer in as many nights, a three-run shot that helped Anaheim win its sixth straight by beating visiting Tampa Bay. The Angels, off to their best start since the 1970 team also went 19-10, have won 12 of their last 14. The Devil Rays have lost nine of 11.

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