TORONTO Roy Halladay won his 13th straight decision and Vernon Wells homered as the Toronto Blue Jays ended a four-game losing streak with a 10-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday.
Halladay (13-2) became the first 13-game winner in the majors. The 26-year-old right-hander is the first Toronto pitcher to win 13 straight decisions since Roger Clemens won a club-record 15 in a row in 1998.
Halladay, who hasn't lost in 17 starts since April 15 against New York, allowed two runs on four hits in eight innings, striking out six and walking none.
Frank Catalanotto hit a go-ahead, two-run single off Mike Mussina (10-6) in the seventh, giving Toronto a 4-2 lead. The Blue Jays, who had 14 hits, broke it open with six runs in the eighth against New York's bullpen.
Jason Giambi hit his 25th home run for the Yankees, who entered the day two games ahead of Boston for first place in the AL East.
Athletics 5, Orioles 3
OAKLAND, Calif. Scott Hatteberg hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer off Hector Carrasco (0-1) in the eighth inning and Terrence Long had a three-run shot as Oakland beat Baltimore.
The defending AL West champions won their fourth straight and matched their season high at 14 games over .500.
Jim Mecir (2-1) pitched a scoreless inning for the win and Keith Foulke worked the ninth for his 24th save in 28 chances.
Long connected for his 10th homer of the season on a 2-1 pitch from Pat Hentgen in the second.
Angels 6, Twins 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. Darin Erstad hit a tiebreaking two-run triple in the seventh inning and Jarrod Washburn pitched seven solid innings as Anaheim kept Brad Radke winless in his last 10 starts.
Scott Spiezio went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and sacrifice fly, helping the Angels win for the 11th time in 15 games. Washburn (8-9) allowed a run and five hits, striking out five and walking one.
White Sox 7, Indians 4
Indians 4, White Sox 2
CLEVELAND Travis Hafner had three RBIs and Jake Westbrook got his first win since May 9 as Cleveland beat Chicago for a split of their day-night doubleheader.
In the opener, Paul Konerko hit a three-run homer off Terry Mulholland (1-2) in the 10th inning as the White Sox rallied for a victory.
Shane Spencer added a solo homer and made two nice catches in right field for the Indians in the nightcap.
Hafner and Westbrook (4-4) were both recalled earlier in the day from Triple-A Buffalo. Westbrook allowed one run and three hits over five innings in his first start since May 26.
Danys Baez, who threw away Cleveland's win with a two-run error in the ninth inning of the day game, worked another shaky ninth for his 21st save.
Red Sox 4, Tigers 2
DETROIT Johnny Damon homered and hit a go-ahead RBI single in the 11th inning as Boston won its fifth straight.
Pedro Martinez pitched seven sharp innings and Trot Nixon also homered for the Red Sox, who moved within one game of the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East.
Martinez left leading 2-1, only to see the Boston bullpen cost him a win for the fifth time this season. Alan Embree gave up a two-out RBI double to Carlos Pena that tied it in the eighth.
Royals 8, Rangers 2
ARLINGTON, Texas Jose Lima pitched seven scoreless innings to win his fifth consecutive start, and Carlos Beltran had four hits as Kansas City beat Texas. Beltran also drove in three runs, and Michael Tucker added a pair of RBIs for the Royals, who extended their lead to 6 1/2 games over the Minnesota Twins in the American League Central.
Kansas City's Aaron Guiel went 3-for-5 and hit his fourth home run of the season.
Lima (5-0) allowed four hits all singles and struck out three. The right-hander is the first Royal to win five straight starts since Paul Byrd did it July 25-Aug. 16, 2001.
Devil Rays 6, Mariners 5
SEATTLE Victor Zambrano pitched into the ninth inning and Tampa Bay hit four home runs to give manager Lou Piniella his first win over Seattle.
Javier Valetin, Travis Lee, Damian Rolls and Antonio Perez each homered for the Devil Rays in Piniella's first victory against the team he led for the 10 previous seasons, though this game lacked the fanfare of his celebrated return to Seattle one night earlier.
Zambrano (6-4) cruised through eight innings, striking out seven, walking one and facing only five batters over the minimum. But Bret Boone and Edgar Martinez hit back-to-back homers to start the ninth.
Al Levine and Brandon Backe each got an out before Lance Carter finished for his 15th save in 21 opportunities.
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