BALTIMORE -- Jeff Conine homered to back rookie left-hander John Parrish, and the Baltimore Orioles took advantage of uncharacteristic wildness by James Baldwin in beating the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Thursday.
Baldwin (13-5) tied an AL record by hitting four batters with pitches. The right-hander, who was unbeaten in six starts since July 8, had hit only two batters in 154 innings.
Jerry Hairston, who was hit twice, chased Baldwin with a two-run single in the sixth that put Baltimore up 5-1.
Parrish (2-1) allowed one run and two hits in 6 2-3 innings in his fifth major league start. He allowed eight walks, but none of them proved costly.
Royals 8, Twins 4
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former-Twin David McCarty drove in two runs and scored another one day after homering and driving in three against Minnesota.
Dan Reichert (7-6) allowed four runs -- three earned -- and seven hits in seven-plus innings for his third straight victory, and Mike Sweeney homered and drove in three runs for the Royals.
Mark Redman (11-6) gave up four runs and seven hits in 4 1-3 innings.
Yankees 6, Angels 1
NEW YORK -- Denny Neagle scattered nine hits in 6 2-3 innings, and Glenallen Hill, David Justice and Luis Sojo homered for New York.
Neagle (3-3) stopped his three-game losing streak. He struck out three and walked one as he improved to 11-5 overall this season.
Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada both went 2-for-3 for the Yankees, who have won seven of 10.
Kent Mercker (0-2), making his second start since a cerebral hemorrhage on May 11, allowed two runs on three hits in five innings.
Troy Glaus, Mo Vaughn, Molina and Gil all had two hits for Anaheim. Pinch-hitter Scott Spiezio homered in the ninth off Jason Grimsley.
Red Sox 8, Rangers 7
BOSTON -- Mike Lansing's second two-run double in two innings capped Boston's three-run rally in the ninth.
With Boston trailing 6-2, Lansing pinch-hit for Brian Daubach in the eighth and doubled in two runs, then scored as Troy O'Leary's infield single to first was thrown wildly for an error by Rafael Palmeiro.
Texas made it 7-5 on Rusty Greer's third double of the game in the top of the ninth.
John Wetteland (4-5) walked Scott Hatteberg and Jose Offerman singled to right. Bernard Gilkey hit a routine grounder to shortstop, but Royce Clayton had trouble getting the ball out of his glove, and Gilkey reached on the error, loading the bases.
Wetteland hit Carl Everett, who struck out in his previous three at-bats, cutting the lead to 7-6 before Lansing lined a pitch off the left-field wall for Boston's 18th hit.
Rich Garces (8-0) allowed one run in one inning on consecutive doubles by Frank Catalanotto and Greer as Boston remained four games behind the Al East-leading Yankees.
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