Red Sox breeze past Yankees, 17-1
NEW YORK (AP) - Edgar Renteria hit a grand slam, Manny Ramirez got four singles and the Boston Red Sox broke out of their slump with 27 hits in a 17-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday that snapped a four-game losing streak.
Trot Nixon homered and drove in five runs for the Red Sox, who backed unbeaten Matt Clement (6-0) with their biggest offensive outburst of the year. Johnny Damon also had four hits and scored three times, and John Olerud had three hits in his first major league game since last fall.
Carl Pavano (4-3) and Paul Quantrill were roughed up for the Yankees, who had their five-game winning streak snapped and lost for only the third time in 19 games. They had won nine consecutive games at home.
Twins 4, Blue Jays 3
TORONTO (AP) - Kyle Lohse pitched seven strong innings, and Juan Castro and Shannon Stewart hit back-to-back homers to lead Minnesota.
The Twins have won eight of 11 to move 10 games over .500 for the first time this season.
Tigers 5, Orioles 3
BALTIMORE (AP) - Omar Infante homered to break an eighth-inning tie, and Jason Johnson (3-4) earned his first win since April 18, pitching eight solid innings to lead Detroit.
With the score 3-all, Infante homered off Jorge Julio (1-1) after Ivan Rodriguez singled. Infante was in a 1-for-16 skid before connecting.
Craig Monroe also homered for the Tigers, who can complete a three-game sweep Sunday, and Rondell White went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to a season-high 16 games.
Miguel Tejada and Rafael Palmeiro homered for the Orioles, who have not lost three straight this season. Brian Roberts got two singles to stretch his career-best hitting streak to 17 games.
Ugueth Urbina worked the ninth to earn his seventh save, the second of the series.
Orioles starter Hayden Penn allowed three runs, one earned, over 4 2-3 innings in his major league debut.x
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