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Friday’s A.L. games

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Red Sox 3, Yankees 2: The way Boston is playing these days, nothing seems to be able to stop them. Not even Mariano Rivera. Orlando Cabrera and Johnny Damon hit RBI singles in the ninth inning off the majors’ top reliever, and the Red Sox stormed past host New York to cut the Yankees’ East lead to 2 1/2 games. Rivera took over in the ninth with a 2-1 lead, poised to earn his career high-tying 50th save.

Orioles 11, Twins 2: At Minneapolis, Rafael Palmeiro hit his 548th homer to tie Mike Schmidt for 10th place on the career list, and Larry Bigbie had a career-high seven RBIs to lead Baltimore over Minnesota. Sidney Ponson (11-14) won for the eighth time in 10 decisions.

Royals 6, Indians 4: At Cleveland, Kansas City’s Abraham Nunez hit an inside-the-park homer when Jody Gerut hurt his right knee chasing his line drive, and the Royals went on to beat the Cleveland.

Devil Rays 11, Blue Jays 4: At Toronto, Aubrey Huff homered and drove in three runs and B.J. Upton hit a three-run shot in Tampa Bay’s win over Toronto.

Tigers 11, White Sox 10 (10): At Chicago, Carlos Pena homered off Shingo Takatsu to lead off the 10th inning and Detroit outslugged Chicago. Omar Infante led off the game with a home run and hit a two-run shot in the seventh inning for the Tigers.

Angels 9, Rangers 5: At Anaheim, Calif., Vladimir Guerrero homered twice, and Troy Glaus and Jose Guillen also hit home runs as Anaheim kept pace in the West race with a victory over Texas.