Major Leagues: American League Roundup
The American League roundup …
DETROIT ó Dan Haren pitched a six-hitter for his second complete game against the Detroit Tigers in 25 days, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-1 victory Saturday.
Haren (11-6) walked one and struck out one while improving to 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA in two starts against the Tigers this season.
Mariners 3, Rays 2
SEATTLE ó Rookie Michael Pineda had a career-high 10 strikeouts, Dustin Ackley homered, doubled and scored twice, and Seattle won for just the second time in 20 games.
Mike Carp hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the sixth inning, helping Seattle win at home for the first time since July 3 ó although the Mariners spent most of the month on the road.
Rangers 3, Blue Jays 0
TORONTO ó Derek Holland pitched a four-hitter to win his fourth straight decision, leading Texas to the victory.
Holland (10-4) reached double digits in victories for the first time and improved to 4-0 with a 1.64 ERA since losing to Florida on July 2. The left-hander, who walked one and struck out five, leads the AL with four shutouts this season and is tied with Philadelphia left-hander Cliff Lee for the major league lead.
Yankees 8, Orioles 3, 1st game
Yankees 17, Orioles 3, 2nd game
NEW YORK ó Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher and the Yankees broke loose for 12 runs in the first inning of the nightcap of a day-night doubleheader, setting a franchise record en route to a rout of the Orioles that completed a painfully embarrassing sweep.
Cano went 5 for 5 with five RBIs, a career high for hitsin the second game. In the first game, Swisher had three hits, including a two-run homer.
Indians 5, Royals 2
CLEVELAND ó Matt LaPorta’s three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning gave Cleveland its 12th home win its last at-bat.
Red Sox 10, White Sox 2
CHICAGO ó Jon Lester pitched eight strong innings and Boston got homers from Adrian Gonzalez and Kevin Youkilis and three RBIs from Marco Scutaro to earn its first win in its last eight games against the White Sox.
Lester (11-4) allowed two runs and four hits with a walk and eight strikeouts to get his first victory since June 30. He lost the shutout in the seventh when Paul Konerko hit his 25th homer and gave up a solo shot to Gordon Beckham in the eighth.
Boston put it away with five runs in the top of the ninth. The Red Sox finished with 15 hits.
Phil Humber (8-7) surrendered six hits and the four runs in 4 2-3 innings.
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