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Thursday’s A.L. results

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Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 4: At Boston, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez combined for five hits and five RBIs and Tim Wakefield won his third straight start, defeating Toronto. Ortiz went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and Ramirez went 2 for 4 with three RBIs as Boston ended a three-game losing skid.

White Sox 9, Orioles 7: At Baltimore, Jim Thome’s 487th career homer ignited a four-run first for Chicago and the White Sox held on to beat the Orioles. Jermaine Dye had a season-high three hits, including a homer, and Rob Mackowiak had three hits for the White Sox. Bobby Jenks recorded the final out for his 24th save.

Yankees 7, Devil Rays 3: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Bobby Abreu homered to back New York starter Andy Pettitte. Rodriguez hit his major league-leading 31st homer five pitches after Jeter hit his first in nearly a month. Abreu finished the fourth-inning power surge with a two-out solo shot. Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect ninth for New York.

Twins 6, Athletics 2: At Minneapolis, Michael Cuddyer tied a career high with four hits and Minnesota beat Oakland.

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