ARLINGTON, Texas Shannon Stewart hit a three-run homer for his 1,000th career hit as the Toronto Blue Jays overcame Rafael Palmeiro's 499th home run to beat the Texas Rangers 8-6 Thursday.
Palmeiro led off the eighth with his ninth homer this season. On the verge of becoming the 19th player to reach 500, he ended the game when he struck out in the ninth with one on and two outs against Cliff Politte, who got his second save.
Greg Myers had three hits and three RBIs for the Blue Jays.
Cory Lidle (5-2) allowed four runs and eight hits in six-plus innings. Ryan Drese (2-2) gave up five runs four earned and five hits in 4 2-3 innings.
Athletics 8, White Sox 5
OAKLAND, Calif. Miguel Tejada had three hits, including a three-run homer. Eric Chavez also homered, and Ramon Hernandez and Erubiel Durazo had RBI doubles.
John Halama (2-2) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings to win for the first time since April 5, and Keith Foulke got four outs for his ninth save.
Jon Garland (2-3) gave up five runs and eight hits in five innings.
Twins 5, Devil Rays 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Kyle Lohse (3-3) pitched a five-hitter, retiring 19 of his last 21 batters, as Minnesota completed a six-game sweep of the season series against Tampa Bay.
He struck out three and walked none in his second career complete game and shutout.
A.J. Pierzynski and Torii Hunter hit RBI doubles, and Corey Koskie added a run-scoring single.
Dewon Brazelton (0-1), making his fourth major league start, allowed four runs and seven hits in seven innings.
Yankees 16, Mariners 5
SEATTLE Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer in New York's 10-run third inning, and Jason Giambi later added a three-run shot as the Yankees beat Seattle.
David Wells (5-0), 12 days shy of his 40th birthday, improved to 5-0 for the first time in his career and won for the 17th time in 19 decisions dating to last season.
The Yankees roughed up Freddy Garcia (3-4) and took two of three from Seattle in a matchup of division leaders, just as they did last week in New York.
New York piled up 17 hits and set a season high for runs.
Erick Almonte added a two-run double in the third as the Yankees scored 10 runs in an inning for the first time since Sept. 25, 1996, against Milwaukee.
The 16 runs were the most ever allowed by the Mariners at Safeco Field.
Angels 7, Indians 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. Garret Anderson tied a career high with seven RBIs, including a grand slam, and Anaheim sent Cleveland to its ninth straight road loss.
Anderson's sixth career slam helped the Angels complete a three-game sweep after they were swept three games last weekend at Toronto. The Indians, who have lost 12 of 14, also were swept at Seattle and Oakland in late April.
Kevin Appier (2-2) returned from the disabled list and beat Cleveland for the sixth straight time over seven starts.
He labored with his control through five innings, walking six and hitting a batter. But he allowed only two hits.
Cleveland rookie Jason Davis (2-4) allowed six runs and seven hits over four-plus innings on his 23rd birthday.
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