AL: Cy Young winner Lee drops to 1-4 for tribe
DETROIT ó Justin Verlander struck out 11 and Curtis Granderson delivered another go-ahead hit as the Tigers beat the Indians.
Verlander (2-2) allowed one run and two hits in seven innings.
Last Monday, he fanned nine in seven shutout innings against the New York Yankees.
Granderson’s RBI double in the seventh put Detroit ahead 2-1. Cliff Lee (1-4) already has lost more games this season than he did last year, when he went 22-3 and won the AL Cy Young Award.
Mariners 8, Athletics 7, 15 innings
SEATTLE ó Jose Lopez blooped an RBI single in the 15th inning and the Mariners, after pulling off a pair of late rallies, beat Oakland in the longest game in the majors this season.
Kenji Johjima hit a tying homer in the ninth off Russ Springer, and Ichiro Suzuki’s two-out single in the 13th capped a three-run comeback for Seattle.
A throwing error by Dana Eveland (1-2), who started Friday night and pitched 42/3 innings, set up the winning run.
The game lasted 5 hours, 2 minutes. It was the longest game by innings and time in 2009, the Elias Sports Bureau said.
Jason Vargas (1-0), called up Saturday from Triple-A Tacoma, got the win.
It was his first big league appearance since July 2007 with the Mets.
Mike Sweeney and Jack Cust each hit a two-run homer for the A’s.
Blue Jays 4, Orioles 3
TORONTO ó Vernon Wells hit a two-run homer, Alex Rios added a solo shot and the Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of Baltimore.
The Orioles have lost six straight and 14 of 17 following a 6-2 start. Baltimore is 0-12 this season when scoring fewer than five runs.
Scott Richmond (4-0) won his fourth straight start, allowing three runs ó two earned ó and five hits in seven innings, matching a career high. He walked two and struck out six.
Richmond, who lowered his ERA to 2.67, has not allowed more than three earned runs in any of his 10 major league starts, including five in 2008.
Jesse Carlson worked the eighth and Scott Downs, pitching in his third straight game, closed it out for his third save.
Baltimore right-hander Jeremy Guthrie (2-2) allowed six hits in eight innings, his second career complete game.
He walked one and struck out three.
Royals 7, Twins 5
MINNEAPOLIS ó Jose Guillen homered and drove in four runs, rallying the Royals past Minnesota after Twins starter Scott Baker carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning.
Guillen’s three-run shot accounted for the first runs off Baker (0-4), who flirted with Minnesota’s first no-hitter since 1999. But he gave up five consecutive hits in the seventh and failed to record an out as the Royals overcame their largest deficit this season.
Rangers 5, White Sox 1
ARLINGTON, Texas ó Ian Kinsler hit another leadoff home run and Matt Harrison pitched five scoreless innings to help Texas beat Chicago.
Kinsler’s second leadoff homer in three games was the eighth of his career, already matching the Rangers record early in the All-Star second baseman’s fourth season.
Harrison (2-2) escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth by retiring Carlos Quentin on a flyout.
John Danks (2-2), Texas’ first-round draft pick in 2003, went 51/3 innings and gave up 10 hits for the first time in his 64 career starts ó all for the White Sox since being traded.
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