ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. After Tampa Bay manager Lou Piniella was ejected during a hat-kicking tirade in the ninth inning, the Devil Rays beat Baltimore 6-5 on Travis Lee's RBI double in the 10th Wednesday.
Carl Crawford had three of Tampa Bay's team-record six stolen bases. The last-place Devil Rays completed a three-game sweep and improved to 16-11 since the All-Star break.
Royals 11, Yankees 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Kevin Appier reintroduced himself to the Kauffman Stadium crowd with six innings of three-hit ball as the Kansas City Royals routed New York and won their first home series from the Yankees since 1993.
Mike Sweeney drove in four runs and Brent Mayne had four hits and two RBIs for the Royals. By taking two of the three games, the surprise leaders in the AL Central won their first home series from the Yankees since Sept. 10-12, 1993.
Rangers 7, Tigers 3
ARLINGTON, Texas Rafael Palmeiro hit a three-run homer and Alex Rodriguez had a two-run shot as the Texas Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers.
Palmeiro's 29th homer in the second inning gave the Rangers a 6-1 lead. Rodriguez's 32nd put Texas ahead 2-0 in the first.
R.A. Dickey (7-5) allowed three runs and seven hits over six innings to win his third straight start.
Indians 5, Twins 0, 14 inn.
MINNEAPOLIS Ryan Ludwick hit an RBI single and Cleveland scored four more times in the 14th inning without hitting the ball out of the infield to beat the Minnesota Twins.
It was the longest scoreless game in the majors since the Chicago Cubs beat Houston 1-0 in 16 innings on May 31 at Wrigley Field.
Angels 2, White Sox 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. Tim Salmon hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning, and Jarrod Washburn outpitched Mark Buehrle as the Anaheim Angels beat the Chicago White Sox.
Buehrle (10-12) gave up hits to all three batters he faced in the eighth. Singles by Alfredo Amezaga and Garret Anderson put runners at the corners and Salmon lined the left-hander's 98th and last pitch to the wall in right-center.
Red Sox 7, Athletics 3
OAKLAND, Calif. Manny Ramirez and Kevin Millar homered and drove in three runs apiece as the Boston Red Sox again pulled even with Oakland in the AL wild-card race, beating Mark Mulder and the Athletics.
Bill Mueller had a run-scoring single among his three hits as the Red Sox won for just the second time in seven games. After losing the first two games of the series, Boston matched Oakland's 69-51 record atop the wild-card standings with an overdue outburst from its prolific offense.
Mariners 13, Blue Jays 6
SEATTLE Ichiro Suzuki and Randy Winn each had a triple and finished with three RBIs and three runs scored apiece as the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays.
It was a big night for the top of Seattle's order. Bret Boone drove in three runs to boost his season total to 95 third-best in the American League.
Julio Mateo (3-0) got the victory after relieving Seattle starter Ryan Franklin with two outs in the fourth. Mateo pitched 3 1-3 innings, allowing one hit and striking out four.
It was back-and-forth through the middle innings, but the Mariners went ahead for good at 9-6 by scoring four runs in the fifth off lefty Jason Kershner (0-2), the third Toronto pitcher.
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