SEATTLE (AP) Miguel Ojeda’s first home run with Seattle helped the Mariners to a 5-1 victory over New York on Thursday.
Yankees starter Jaret Wright was knocked out of the game by Raul Ibanez’s line drive in the sixth inning. Wright left after being hit on the right collarbone and the right side of his neck. X-rays were negative.
Red Sox 7, Devil Rays 4
BOSTON John Olerud homered twice and drove in six runs as Boston came from behind for the third consecutive game to complete a four-game sweep.
The Red Sox have won 19 of 20 at home and scored at least seven runs in their last 14 games at Fenway Park. They have won five straight overall.
Orioles 5, Blue Jays 3
TORONTO Jay Gibbons and B.J. Surhoff both homered in the sixth inning to lead Baltimore.
The Orioles, who have won two straight after losing 10 of 11, released pitcher Sidney Ponson before the game because of his conduct and problems with alcohol.
White Sox 12, Tigers 3
CHICAGO Jose Contreras won his third straight start and A.J. Pierzynski went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs to lead Chicago.
Jermaine Dye and Carl Everett also homered for the White Sox, who scored six runs in the eighth.
Contreras (10-7) allowed only one hit until the seventh, when the Tigers got three straight hits, including a two-run homer by Brandon Inge.
Rangers 5, Royals 4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Kenny Rogers won for the first time since July 16, and Rod Barajas homered twice and drove in four runs to lead Texas.
Making his fifth start since serving a 13-game suspension for shoving two TV cameramen, Rogers allowed four runs three earned and 11 hits in seven innings. Rogers (12-7) was 0-3 in his previous six starts, but he improved to 3-0 against the Royals this season with his first win since beating Oakland 10-8 on July 16.
Angels 3, Athletics 0
ANAHEIM, Calif. Rookie Ervin Santana pitched into the ninth inning and Robb Quinlan homered in Los Angeles’ victory over Oakland.
The Angels won the final two games of the three-game series to draw even with the A’s atop the AL West. The teams have a four-game series remaining Sept. 26-29 in Oakland.
NEW YORK Jon Lieber allowed four hits over seven innings, and David Bell blooped a two-run single in the first to lead Philadelphia over New York 3-1 on Thursday.
Ryan Howard added a ninth-inning homer for Philadelphia, which began the day with a half-game lead in the wild-card race and has won two straight.
Braves 8, Nationals 7
ATLANTA Andruw Jones led off the bottom of the 10th with his major league-leading 44th homer for Atlanta, which squandered a 7-1 lead before salvaging a split of the four-game series with its NL East rival.
Jones’ homer came on a 1-2 pitch from Luis Ayala (8-7).
Kyle Davies (7-3), called up from the minors earlier in the day, got the win with three scoreless innings.
Padres 6, Brewers 5
MILWAUKEE Khalil Greene hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and San Diego crept back above .500 with the victory.
Greene’s 11th homer of the season was off reliever Kane Davis (1-1) and it came one out after Joe Randa hit his career-high 37th double.
Astros 3, Reds 1
HOUSTON Roy Oswalt remained perfect against Cincinnati and Houston swept the three-game series.
The right-hander improved to 15-0 in 19 appearances against the Reds, the most wins without a loss by any pitcher against one team in major league history.
Oswalt (16-11) is 4-0 against the Reds this season.
and the Astros remained one-half game behind Philadelphia in the NL wild-card race. He went 5 2-3 innings and had a season-high 11 strikeouts. Oswalt, who allowed five hits and one walk, is 2-3 with two no-decisions in his last seven starts.
Brad Lidge pitched the ninth for his 32nd save.
Aaron Harang (9-12) allowed three runs and five hits in seven innings for Cincinnati, which had won 14 of its previous 16 road games before this series.
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