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Major Leagues: American League Roundup

Associated Press
BOSTON ó Kevin Youkilis lined a run-scoring single to center field in the ninth, ending a brilliant pitching duel between Roy Halladay and Jon Lester and giving the Boston Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
Halladay (2-4) retired the first two batters in the inning before walking David Ortiz. Manny Ramirez looped a single to center, sending Ortiz to second, and Youkilis hit a ball in front of center fielder Vernon Wells that he couldn’t handle.
Tigers 6, Yankees 4
NEW YORK ó Gary Sheffield and Curtis Granderson homered in the third inning, helping old pro Kenny Rogers and Detroit beat road-weary New York.
Magglio Ordonez got Detroit going with a two-run single off Phil Hughes, and the $139 million Tigers (12-15) won for the sixth time in eight games as they recover from an 0-7 start.
Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer for the Yankees, who were missing injured stars Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada. Booed by the crowd of 49,194, Hughes (0-4) allowed six runs and eight hits in 32/3 innings.
Rogers (2-3) held New York in check despite giving up six hits four walks in six innings.
Angels 2, Athletics 0
ANAHEIM, Calif. ó Joe Saunders outpitched Greg Smith to remain undefeated in six starts, and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 2-0 to climb back into a first-place tie with the Athletics in the AL West.
Saunders (5-0) combined with Francisco Rodriguez on the Angels’ second shutout victory this season.Orioles 7, Rays 4
BALTIMORE ó Garrett Olson took a shutout into the seventh inning, and Baltimore ended Tampa Bay’s six-game winning streak in a surprising duel for first place in the AL East.
Aubrey Huff homered and Melvin Mora had two RBIs for the Orioles.
Mariners 7, Indians 2
CLEVELAND ó Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in Seattle’s five-run ninth inning, making a winner of Mark Lowe.
Jose Lopez singled to start the inning off Rafael Betancourt (1-1) and took second on a soft single by Raul Ibanez. Beltre then hit an 0-1 pitch for his fifth homer and a 5-2 lead.
Twins 3, White Sox 1
MINNEAPOLIS ó Boof Bonser picked up Minnesota’s beleaguered starting rotation with the group’s first win in 10 days.
Bonser (2-4) gave up a homer to Joe Crede among six hits and struck out eight.


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