MINNEAPOLIS Slumping Joe Randa keyed a four-run 14th inning with a leadoff double to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Minnesota Twins 9-5 Thursday.
Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer in the first inning for the Royals, who split the four-game series and lead Minnesota by 2 1/2 games in the AL Central.
Cristian Guzman went 4-for-7 for the Twins, who stranded 13 runners.
Devil Rays 9, Blue Jays 5
TORONTO Toby Hall's two-run double and Rocco Baldelli's two-run single highlighted a six-run second inning that lifted Tampa Bay over Toronto.
Yankees 10, Angels 4
NEW YORK Todd Zeile, playing first base for the first time this year, homered, singled on a pitchout and made a tumbling catch on a foul pop.
Arturo Moreno, whose $184 million purchase of the Angels was approved earlier in the day, had barely settled into his box seat next to the Anaheim dugout when Alfonso Soriano, in a 1-for-20 skid, hit a leadoff homer off Aaron Sele (1-1).
Red Sox 12, Rangers 3
BOSTON Pedro Martinez (4-2) allowed five hits in six shutout innings and David Ortiz was 3-for-5 with two RBIs as Boston completed a three-game sweep. Only one runner reached third base against him.
Athletics 11, Tigers 2
DETROIT Eric Byrnes hit a three-run triple in a six-run first and Barry Zito (6-3) gave up two runs one earned four hits and one walk in six innings.
White Sox 8, Orioles 2
CHICAGO Bartolo Colon allowed five hits before he was ejected in the ninth inning, and Magglio Ordonez keyed a six-run seventh with a bases-loaded triple for Chicago.
Mariners 9, Indians 1
CLEVELAND Edgar Martinez hit a three-run homer and three Seattle pitchers took a shutout into the seventh inning as the Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians.
MILWAUKEE Corey Patterson hit a two-run homer off Brooks Kieschnick in the 17th inning Thursday to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-2 victory over Milwaukee and a four-game sweep of the Brewers.
The Brewers set an NL record for strikeouts in an extra-inning game with 24, two more than the previous mark, set by the New York Mets on May 31, 1964, and tied by Cincinnati on Aug. 8, 1972.
Braves 15, Padres 6
SAN DIEGO Julio Franco's two-run triple highlighted an eight-run fifth inning for Atlanta.
Astros 6, Pirates 2
PITTSBURGH Richard Hidalgo drove in two runs with a homer and a double, and Houston beat Pittsburgh for the seventh time in eight meetings the last 11 days.
Cardinals 6, Reds 3v
ST. LOUIS Garrett Stephenson (3-2) pitched two-hit ball for seven innings and Edgar Renteria's RBI double woke up St. Louis' slumbering offense.
Phillies 6, Diamondbacks 4
PHILADELPHIA David Bell hit a go-ahead double in Philadelphia's three-run seventh inning.
Bobby Abreu and Ricky Ledee hit solo home runs for the Phillies, who snapped a three-game losing streak and avoided being swept.
Giants 11, Mets 3
SAN FRANCISCO Barry Bonds homered, and Marquis Grissom homered and drove in four runs as the San Francisco Giants ended their longest losing streak in four years. Mets left-hander Al Leiter (4-2) had his worst start ever, allowing a career-high 10 runs and 13 hits in 4 2-3 innings.
Rockies 4, Expos 2
DENVER Greg Norton and Ronnie Belliard each had RBI singles, and the Colorado Rockies scored four runs with two outs in the sixth inning to beat the Montreal Expos in a game that was delayed more than two hours due to rain.
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