AL: Boston homers knock out Halladay
TORONTO ó Jason Bay hit a two-run homer, David Ortiz and Victor Martinez added solo shots and Boston beat Roy Halladay and Toronto 6-1 on Wednesday night.
The Red Sox have hit at least two homers in five straight games and eight of nine overall.
Bay hit a two-run drive in the fifth, his team-high 27th, to make it 5-1.
Ortiz gave Boston its first run with a leadoff drive in the second, his 19th of the season and third in as many games.
Toronto reliever Brandon League hit Kevin Youkilis in the elbow with a pitch after Martinez drilled a two-out homer in the ninth, forcing home pate umpire Andy Fletcher to warn both dugouts.
Angels 3, Indians 0
CLEVELAND ó Jered Weaver bounced back from one of his worst starts to pitch his second career shutout as Los Angeles won its fifth straight.
Weaver (13-4) gave up seven hits only five days after being pounded for nine hits and eight runs in 3 1-3 innings of a 16-6 loss at Baltimore. The Indians never had more than one runner on base at a time against the right-hander, who walked one, struck out three, and matched his career-high win total set in 2007.
Indians starter Jeremy Sowers (4-9) held the Angels hitless until the fifth, when they scored all their runs.
White Sox 4, Royals 2
CHICAGO ó Chicago’s Jose Contreras won for the first time in six weeks.
Gordon Beckham, Carlos Quentin and Alex Rios hit solo homers off Zack Greinke (11-8), the first three-homer game off the Royals ace since he allowed four at U.S. Cellular Field on June 3 last year.
Contreras allowed David DeJesus’ leadoff homer in the fourth and two singles. Both runners were erased on double-play grounders.
Rays 3, Orioles 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.ó Rookie Jeff Niemann allowed one run over 71/3 innings for his 11th win of the season, and Pat Burrell, Ben Zobrist and B.J. Upton hit solo homers for Tampa Bay.
Niemann (11-5) lost his shutout bid when the last batter he faced, Brian Roberts, hit a solo homer with one out in the eighth. The right-hander, who has won seven of his last eight decisions, gave up seven hits and one walk, striking out five.
Mariners 3, Tigers 1
DETROIT ó Ichiro Suzuki homered to back Ian Snell’s best start with Seattle.
Snell (1-1) held Detroit to one run and four hits in 5 2-3 innings. He entered the game with an 8.48 ERA with Seattle.
Twins 5, Rangers 4
ARLINGTON, Texas ó Denard Span hit a tying double before sliding past Texas catcher Ivan Rodriguez with the go-ahead run in the sixth inning for Minnesota.
Yankees 3, Athletics 2OAKLAND, Calif. ó Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer, Alfredo Aceves earned his majors-leading eighth win as a reliever and the New York Yankees wrapped up a stretch of 33 games in 34 days.