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White Sox survive ejections, rally to beat Cleveland Indians

White Sox survive ejections, rally to beat Cleveland Indians

Mark Buehrle's ejection in the third inning for arguing a balk didn't rattle the Chicago White Sox, who regrouped after losing their starting pitcher to survive a dangerous ninth to beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Wednesday.
Buehrle and manager Ozzie Guillen were both tossed by first-base umpire Joe West, who called two balks on the left-hander in the first three innings.
Mark Kotsay hit a two-run homer off Jake Westbrook (2-3) and Mark Teahen drove in two runs as Chicago won two of three over Cleveland to capture their first road series this season.
Bobby Jenks nearly blew a 5-1 lead in the ninth, allowing the Indians to score three runs before striking out Austin Kearns with the bases loaded and getting Russell Branyan to fly out.
Yankees 1, Twins 0, comp. of susp. game Yankees 3, Twins 2
At Minneapolis, Nick Swisher homered in the top of the ninth inning, allowing Mariano Rivera to record his second save in less than four hours for New York.
Swisher hit his solo shot off Twins closer Jon Rauch (1-1), the third two-out run scored by the Yankees in the second game.
Derek Jeter homered and made a highlight-reel play at shortstop in the sixth inning of the first game, which was completed after being halted by rain the night before.
Rivera pitched the ninth inning for the save in the first game, making up for his only blown chance of the season 10 days ago at Yankee Stadium against the Twins.
Red Sox 11, Rays 3
At St. Petersburg, Florida, Adrian Beltre homered twice and matched a career high with six RBIs to lead Boston to its eighth win in nine games and a three-game sweep of Tampa Bay.
Beltre had four hits, finishing a double shy of the cycle after his ninth-inning triple helped put the game out of reach. David Ortiz homered for the sixth time in 11 games.
John Lackey (5-3) allowed two runs over 6 1-3 innings, pitching his best with runners in scoring position.
In other games: Athletics 6, Orioles 1; Angels 6, Blue Jays 5; Mariners 5, Tigers 4; Royals 5, Rangers 2
National League
Jerry Hairston Jr. homered with two outs in the 13th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League on Wednesday.
Hairston homered to left-center on the first pitch from Mitchell Boggs (0-2), the Cardinals' seventh pitcher, to end the game. It was his second straight game-winning homer, as his solo shot on Tuesday was enough for the Padres to beat the Cards 1-0.
San Diego reliever Edward Mujica (2-0) pitched two perfect innings for the win.
The Cardinals got consecutive singles by Colby Rasmus and Yadier Molina opening the 11th, but a double play snuffed chances for a run.
In other games: Mets 5, Phillies 0; Dodgers 8, Cubs 5; Braves 7, Marlins 3; Nationals 7, Giants 3; Reds 4, Pirates 0; Rockies 7, Diamondbacks 3; Astros 5, Brewers 0