CLEVELAND -- Tim Hudson pitched 8 1-3 innings to remain unbeaten in August and Eric Chavez homered twice as the Oakland Athletics won their sixth straight game Monday night, 8-1 over the Cleveland Indians.
Hudson (10-9) allowed six hits and one run but was lifted just two outs away from his third complete game this season. He improved to 3-0 with a 1.21 ERA this month for the third-place A's, who kept pressure on Anaheim and Seattle in the AL West.
Devil Rays 7, Orioles 3
BALTIMORE -- Tampa Bay hit a club-record three homers in a seven-run second inning, and Paul Wilson beat Baltimore for the fourth time this season.
Ben Grieve and Chris Gomez hit successive home runs, and Steve Cox added a two-run shot against Travis Driskill to stake the Devil Rays to a 7-0 lead.
That was enough support for Wilson (6-8), who allowed three runs and five hits in eight innings. The right-hander is 4-1 with a 2.72 ERA against Baltimore and 2-7 with a 4.18 ERA against everyone else.
Blue Jays 2, Royals 0
TORONTO -- Pete Walker pitched two-hit ball for seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays stopped a five-game losing streak with a victory over Kansas City.
Shannon Stewart homered, scored twice and made a nice over-the-shoulder catch at the left-field wall.
Paul Byrd (14-9) lost despite pitching a four-hitter for his AL-leading sixth complete game. He gave up only one earned run, but fell short in his fourth attempt at his 15th victory.
Tigers 4, Mariners 3
DETROIT -- Jose Lima pitched seven strong innings, and Robert Fick made a tumbling catch in right field with runners on first and second to preserve Detroit's win over Seattle.
Trailing 4-1, the Mariners scored two runs in the ninth off closer Juan Acevedo. Ichiro Suzuki hit an one-out RBI single and scored with two outs on Tigers shortstop Shane Halter's throwing error. Bret Boone then hit a liner to right that Fick caught to end it.
Lima (4-5) improved to 3-1 in six starts since returning to the rotation July 24, after Jeff Weaver and Brian Moehler were traded. He allowed one run on nine hits and a walk, striking out five.
Jamie Moyer (12-6) lost his second straight start, giving up four runs and eight hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out five.
Twins 7, White Sox 3
CHICAGO -- Jacque Jones hit two of Minnesota's five homers and Brad Radke got his first win since May 8.
Jones and Cristian Guzman hit back-to-back homers to start the game and David Ortiz added another solo shot in a three-homer first off Gary Glover (5-6).
Doug Mientkiewicz homered off Mike Porzio in the sixth inning.
Jones, who had a five-hit game against the White Sox at Comiskey Park last month, connected for a two-run shot off Glover in the second -- his 21st of the season -- and also doubled in the fifth.
Radke (5-3), who spent two months on the disabled list before being activated 16 days ago, gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings.
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