Red Sox 12, Athletics 2: Mark Bellhorn homered and drove in five runs, and Boston backed Curt Schilling with its top offensive performance of the year in a rout of Tim Hudson and visiting Oakland. Manny Ramirez hit his 12th homer and drove in three runs, and David Ortiz had four hits and doubled twice to increase his A.L.-leading total to 20.
Rangers 7, White Sox 4: Kenny Rogers won his third straight start, tying for the major-league lead with his seventh win, as Texas won in Chicago. Rogers (7-2) allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings, struck out six and walked one.
Devil Rays 6, Twins 1: Julio Lugo homered and drove in four runs to back Victor Zambrano as Tampa Bay beat visiting Minnesota to stretch a winning streak to five for the first time since 2000. Lugo hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning and a three-run homer in the sixth.
Royals 4, Tigers 3: Second base umpire C.B. Bucknor called interference as Carlos Guillen slid into second base in the ninth inning, forcing an automatic double play and nullifying the tying run as Kansas City got a win over visiting Detroit.
Yankees 11, Orioles 3: Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer and Jon Lieber pitched seven innings of four-hit ball to lead New York to a rout of Baltimore, spoiling Orioles manger Lee Mazzilli’s return to New York. The loss was Baltimore’s season-high fifth in a row.
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