OAKLAND, Calif. David McCarty doubled twice and drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning of his Oakland debut, leading the Athletics to a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Wednesday.
McCarty, starting in place of Scott Hatteberg at first base, was called up Tuesday from Triple-A Sacramento when Jermaine Dye went on the 15-day disabled list with a separated right shoulder.
Tigers 4, White Sox 2
DETROIT Jeremy Bonderman won for the first time since May 4, and Warren Morris had three hits and scored twice as Detroit beat Chicago.
Detroit has won two straight and three of four, while Chicago has lost four of five. The Tigers clinched just their second home series win of the year.
Bonderman (3-13) ended an 11-start winless streak, allowing two runs on three hits in 6 1-3 innings. He walked one and struck out three.
Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 7
TORONTO David Ortiz hit a go-ahead double in the ninth inning as Boston rallied past Toronto.
Manny Ramirez led off the ninth with a long fly to left-center, and left fielder Shannon Stewart nearly ran into center fielder Vernon Wells, who allowed the ball to tick off his glove for a triple. Ortiz followed with his double off Jeff Tam (0-4).
Yankees 6, Indians 2
CLEVELAND David Wells pitched 7 2-3 strong innings to lead the suddenly healthy Yankees past Cleveland.
Wells (11-3) allowed nine hits, walked none and struck out one while improving to 7-0 on the road. He is also 7-0 following a loss or no-decision this season.
The Yankees, who were held to one hit by rookie Billy Traber on Tuesday, welcomed back Derek Jeter, Alfonso Soriano and Bernie Williams to their lineup. It was the first time the trio of stars had played together since May 21.
Rangers 4, Twins 1
ARLINGTON, Texas Alex Rodriguez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer and Joaquin Benoit pitched seven strong innings as Texas beat Minnesota.
Rookie Mark Teixeira also homered for the Rangers, who've won three in a row and 10 of 15.
Rodriguez snapped a 1-all tie in the sixth with his 22nd home run off former Rangers' pitcher Kenny Rogers. Rodriguez is 8-for-16 with three homers and seven RBIs all-time against Rogers (7-5), who allowed four runs and seven hits over seven innings.
Angels 5, Royals 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. Shawn Wooten hit a three-run homer and catcher Bengie Molina withstood a violent collision at the plate as Anaheim ended Kansas City's five-game road winning streak.
Down 3-2, the Angels scored three in the sixth against Jeremy Affeldt (5-5). Tim Salmon and Garret Anderson opened the inning with singles, and Wooten snuck a 2-2 pitch just inside the left-field pole one out later.
Orioles 7, Mariners 2
SEATTLE Tony Batista hit a two-run homer and Rick Helling pitched six strong innings as Baltimore improved to 2-16 at Safeco Field.
Helling (6-6) allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings. His road ERA of 7.88 in his first nine starts was the highest in the AL. This time, he was steady for five innings and escaped a sixth-inning jam with only one run allowed.
Melvin Mora went 2-for-5 with two singles, raising his AL-leading average to .358.
Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki, second in the race, went 1-for-4 and is hitting .349.
Ryan Franklin (6-8) lost his fourth straight start.
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