Major Leagues: American League Roundup
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The American League roundup …
OAKLAND, Calif. ó A.J. Burnett settled down after an early homer to snap an 11-start road winless streak, and Nick Swisher homered against his former team to help New York beat Oakland for the 10th straight time, 4-2 on Wednesday.
Derek Jeter got his 2,984th hit and Alex Rodriguez drove in a run for the Yankees, who have their longest winning streak against the A’s since winning 14 straight from 1956-57.
Indians 13, Blue Jays 9
TORONTO ó Matt LaPorta hit a three-run homer and Cleveland built a big lead from the start, helping Josh Tomlin beat Toronto.
Down 12-0, Toronto became the first major league team in 30 years to hit three straight triples. Eric Thames, Rajai Davis and Jayson Nix accomplished the feat in the fifth inning ó Montreal was the last club to do it, with Mike Gates, Tim Raines and Tim Wallach against San Diego on May 6, 1981.
White Sox 7, Red Sox 4
BOSTON ó Paul Konerko hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning and a two-run homer in the ninth to lead Chicago in a sweep of the three-game series.
Rangers 3, Rays 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ó Colby Lewis scattered four hits over eight innings and Elvis Andrus had two RBIs for Texas.
Lewis (5-5) struck out eight and walked two. Neftali Feliz allowed a leadoff single in the ninth before wrapping up his 11th save and completing the shutout.
Orioles 2, Mariners 1
SEATTLE ó Adam Jones had three hits against his former team, including the go-ahead homer into the upper deck in the eighth inning, to lead Baltimore.
Royals 2, Angels 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. ó Billy Butler hit a game-winning, two-run homer in the ninth inning for Kansas City.
Jeff Francoeur singled with one out before Butler connected off Scott Downs (3-2).
Tigers 4, Twins 2
DETROIT ó Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer in the third inning and Rick Porcello pitched into the seventh for Detroit.
The Tigers swept the three-game series and have won four straight.