AL: Costly error, Hughes help life New York
DETROIT ó Phil Hughes went six innings in his first start and left fielder Josh Anderson’s error led to a 10-run seventh inning as the New York Yankees ended a four-game losing streak with an 11-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Hughes, who was called up from Class AAA, and Edwin Jackson dueled through six innings. Hughes, who replaced the injured Chien-Ming Wang in the rotation, allowed two hits, while Jackson gave up four.
Nick Swisher led off the seventh against Ryan Perry (0-1) with a single and Melky Cabrera walked. After a sacrifice, pinch-hitter Jorge Posada lifted what looked like a routine fly ball to left, but Anderson missed the ball for a two-base, two-run error that started the big inning.
Indians 9, Red Sox 8
CLEVELAND ó Mark DeRosa had four hits and scored from second base on an error with two outs in the ninth inning as the Indians beat the Red Sox, snapping their 11-game winning streak.
The Indians won for only the second time in their last 11 games against the Red Sox.
Kerry Wood worked a shaky ninth to earn his first AL win. He gave up two singles but got Jacoby Ellsbury to line out to end the threat.
White Sox 2, Mariners 1, 1st
Mariners 9, White Sox 1, 2nd
CHICAGO ó Yuniesky Betancourt drove in five runs, Russell Branyan had a career-high five hits and the Mariners salvaged a doubleheader split.
In the opener, Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings and Paul Konerko hit a two-run double, leading Chicago to a brisk victory. At 1 hour, 52 minutes, it was the fastest game in the majors this season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Angels 7, Orioles 5
BALTIMORE ó Joe Saunders allowed two earned runs in six innings, Howie Kendrick homered, and the Angels beat the Orioles to secure their first winning streak of the season.
Rangers 5, Athletics 4
ARLINGTON, Texas ó Nelson Cruz hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to make up for a costly error.
Twins 4, Rays 3
MINNEAPOLIS ó Justin Morneau hustled to beat out a potential double play and allowed the winning run to score in the ninth inning. He also hit an early two-run homer.
Ben Zobrist’s pinch-hit homer tied the game in the top of the ninth against Joe Nathan.
Morneau hit a grounder to second for an easy force, but the relay was a hair late as the winning run scored.
Blue Jays 8, Royals 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. ó Scott Richmond pitched seven sharp innings and Vernon Wells drove in three runs.
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