Major Leagues: American League Roundup

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Associated Press
The American League roundup …
CHICAGO ó Derek Jeter had five hits, Curtis Granderson drove in five runs and the surging New York Yankees pounded Gavin Floyd and the Chicago White Sox 18-7 on Wednesday night.
Robinson Cano and Eric Chavez each had three hits and four RBIs for the Yankees, who have won six straight and nine of 11. Brett Gardner scored four times and Mark Teixeira drove in three runs.
Red Sox 4, Indians 3
BOSTON ó Jacoby Ellsbury never had a game-winning hit before this week. Now he has two in as many games.
One night after his ninth-inning single drove in the game-winning run, the Red Sox center fielder homered with two outs in the ninth on Wednesday to give the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 win over Cleveland.
Mariners 7, Aís 4
SEATTLE ó Charlie Furbush retired the first 13 batters in five strong innings and the Seattle Mariners swept past the Oakland Athletics 7-4.
Rays 9, Blue Jays 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ó Robinson Chirinos hit his first major league homer and drove in four runs, James Shields pitched into the eighth inning and the Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-1.
Tigers 5, Rangers 4
DETROIT ó Doug Fister Fister pitched seven effective innings to win his Detroit debut while Alex Avila and Ryan Raburn homered as the Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 5-4.
Royals 6, Orioles 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. ó Luke Hochevar pitched neatly into the eighth inning, Billy Butler homered and drove in four runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Orioles 6-2.