Major Leagues: American Roundup
The American League Roundup …
BALTIMOREó Garrett Olson pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 with a home run, and the Baltimore Orioles ended the New York Yankees’ five-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Monday.
Aubrey Huff also homered for the Orioles, who snapped a five-game skid that began with successive defeats in New York. Markakis is 9-for-11 with two doubles and a homer against Darrell Rasner (3-1), who gave up one run and five hits in six innings.
Hideki Matsui had three of New York’s five hits and scored the Yankees’ lone run, on a ninth-inning single by Chad Moeller.
Blue Jays 7, Royals 2
TORONTO ó Shaun Marcum won for the first time in four starts, Gregg Zaun hit a two-run homer and Toronto completed its first four-game sweep of Kansas City.
Marcum (5-3) gave up two runsóone earnedó and five hits in 71/3 innings, lowering his ERA to 2.64. He struck out six and walked one. The Kansas City, Mo., native is 3-1 with an 1.09 ERA in seven career games against his hometown team.
Rays 7, Rangers 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ó Scott Kazmir won his fourth straight start, striking out 10 in seven innings to lead the AL East-leading Rays over the Rangers.
Eric Hinske hit a three-run homer for the Rays, who have won 16 of their last 17 home games and at 31-20 have the best record in the major leagues.
White Sox 6, Indians 3, 12 innings
CLEVELAND ó Chicago’s Orlando Cabrera’s fourth hit drove in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning, handing the Indians their ninth loss in 10 games.