TORONTO Matthew LeCroy had Minnesota's first pinch-hit grand slam in seven years in the ninth inning Wednesday, giving the Twins a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Torii Hunter, Michael Ryan and Henry Blanco singled off Toronto closer Terry Adams (3-3). LeCroy, batting for Alex Prieto, hit the first pinch-hit grand slam for the Twins since Greg Colbrunn against the Blue Jays on Aug. 4, 1997.
Aaron Fultz (2-1) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings. Joe Nathan worked the ninth for his 13th save.
Red Sox 4, Devil Rays 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Curt Schilling allowed one run in seven innings, and Manny Ramirez hit a two-run homer to lead Boston.
Schilling (5-3) gave up five hits, walked one and struck out five.
Johnny Damon also homered, and Keith Foulke got four outs for his eighth save in as many chances for Boston, which beat Rob Bell (0-1) called up from Triple-A Durham before the game.
White Sox 15, Indians 3
CLEVELAND Chicago's Frank Thomas had five RBIs and Paul Konerko added four to back Scott Schoeneweis.
Thomas hit a two-run double in the third off Jason Davis (1-3), added an RBI single in the fourth and hit another two-run double in the sixth for the White Sox .
Royals 5, Rangers 3
ARLINGTON, Texas Juan Gonzalez hit a three-run homer against his former team, and Kansas City's Jimmy Gobble pitched 6 1-3 innings.
Gobble (2-2) gave up three runs and six hits and got additional support from Angel Berroa and Ken Harvey, who added homers. Justin Huisman got six outs for his first major league save.
Athletics 6, Tigers 2
OAKLAND, Calif. Bobby Kielty hit two homers and drove in four runs, and Jermaine Dye also connected to lead Oakland over Detroit.
Kielty homered twice off Mike Maroth (4-2) for his second career multihomer game.
Mark Redman (3-2) allowed two runs in five innings for the win.
Yankees 4, Angels 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. Jon Lieber pitched into the eighth inning and Jason Giambi hit a two-run homer in his return to the New York lineup after missing two games with spasms.
Alex Rodriguez gave the Yankees a two-run lead with an RBI double off Ben Weber in the eighth. New York manager Joe Torre wasn't around to see it. He was ejected in the sixth by Tim Timmons for arguing a called strike on Rodriguez.
Orioles 5, Mariners 2
SEATTLE Erik Bedard got his first major league win, and Melvin Mora hit an RBI double in Baltimore's victory over Seattle.
Jay Gibbons homered off Ryan Franklin (2-4) in a three-run seventh, and Luis Matos also connected for Baltimore. The Orioles won for the second straight night at Safeco Field, where they are 4-19 since the ballpark opened in July 1999.
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