Major Leagues: American League Roundup

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 2, 2011

Associated Press
The American League roundup …
BOSTON ó Dustin Pedroia fouled off nine pitches in a 13-pitch at-bat against Jered Weaver before lining a go-ahead, two-run single that helped the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-5 on Monday night.
The loss was Weaver’s first of the season. Weaver (6-1), who was scratched Sunday due to a stomach virus, gave up three runs, six hits, struck out six and walked one over six innings.
Weaver failed to become the first pitcher since 1891 to go 7-0 by May 2 or sooner.
Athletics 5, Rangers 4, 10 innings
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ó Hideki Matsui hit the first pitch of the 10th inning from Darren Oliver into the right-field seats to lift the Athletics.
Grant Balfour (2-1) walked three batters in the top of the 10th to load the bases for pinch-hitter Yorvit Torrealba, who struck out on the right-hander’s 30th pitch.
Yankees 5, Tigers 3
DETROIT ó Nick Swisher hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth off closer Jose Valverde and New York handed Detroit its seventh straight defeat.
The Tigers rallied from a 3-0 deficit, tying it in the seventh on Alex Avila’s second solo home run of the night, but the Yankees broke through in their last at-bat against Valverde (2-1). With runners on first and second and one out, Swisher singled up the middle and Mark Teixeira scored from second with a slide. Alex Rodriguez added another run when he scored.
White Sox 6, Orioles 2
CHICAGO ó Paul Konerko homered twice and Mark Buehrle pitched 62/3 scoreless innings to help Chicago snap a five-game slide.
Konerko hit a two-run home run and a solo shot for the White Sox.