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Rays the winners as Yankees mourn

Rays the winners as Yankees mourn

On the day George Steinbrenner was laid to rest in Florida, the New York Yankees gave a performance that would've riled up The Boss as the Tampa Bay Rays won 10-5 in the American League on Saturday.
Reid Brignac had his first two-homer game and drove in a career-high five runs and Carlos Pena homered and had three RBIs, helping the Rays silence the Yankee Stadium crowd.
Hours earlier, the Yankees paid tribute to longtime public address announcer Bob Sheppard during Old-Timers Day festivities. Sheppard died last Sunday at 99.
New York starter A.J. Burnett (7-8) was pulled in the third inning with cuts on his pitching hand, sustained when he shoved open a set of doors in the New York clubhouse in a bout of frustration.
Tampa Bay's Jeff Niemann (8-2) pitched 6 1-3 solid innings, helping the Rays pull within two games of the AL East-leading Yankees.
Red Sox 3, Rangers 2, 11 innings
In Boston, Kevin Youkilis doubled home the tying run with two outs in the ninth inning, then drove in the winner with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 11th as Boston edged Texas.
A leadoff walk and a throwing error by Rangers reliever Alexi Ogando (3-1) helped the Red Sox rally in the 11th.
Boston's Manny Delcarmen (3-2) pitched a perfect inning to take the win after being activated from the disabled list.
Twins 3, White Sox 2
In Minneapolis, Carl Pavano picked up where he left off before the All-Star break, pitching a complete game to guide Minnesota past Chicago.
Pavano (11-6) got a rousing ovation from the sellout home crowd when he returned to the mound for the ninth inning, and he got out of a jam to finish his fourth complete game this season.
Chicago's Omar Vizquel started the inning with a double and moved to third on a groundout. Paul Konerko, who had hit an RBI single in the first and smacked his 21st homer in the fourth, struck out on three pitches. Pavano pumped his fist, and the fans went wild.
Carlos Quentin grounded out to end the duel between Pavano and Mark Buehrle (8-8) _ who also threw a complete game _ in a contest that last only 1 hour, 52 minutes.
Indians 4, Tigers 3, 1st game
In Cleveland, Trevor Crowe singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the seventh inning as Cleveland beat Detroit in the first game of a doubleheader.
Indians starter Fausto Carmona (9-7) outlasted Detroit's Justin Verlander in a matchup of All-Star pitchers. A wild Carmona fell behind 3-0 in the first inning, but got stronger while the Tigers' ace faded.
Verlander threw two wild pitches in the sixth that enabled the Indians to tie the score 3-3. Crowe's hit off reliever Phil Coke (5-1) scored Matt LaPorta, who had doubled with two outs.
Chris Perez worked the ninth for his eighth save. He closed in place of Kerry Wood, who missed the game with a blistered finger.
Athletics 6, Royals 5
In Kansas City, Adam Rosales drove in the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning with his third single, leading Oakland past Kansas City.
Kurt Suzuki doubled with one out in the ninth against Joakim Soria (0-2), who started the ninth. With two outs, Rosales delivered the winner up the middle.
Kevin Kouzmanoff had three RBIs for the Athletics, who won their fourth in a row. Craig Breslow (4-2) pitched one inning for the victory and Andrew Bailey worked the ninth for his 19th save in 22 opportunities, striking out Jason Kendall with the potential tying run on third.
Kansas City's Yuniesky Betancourt hit a grand slam in the second.
Blue Jays 3, Orioles 2
In Baltimore, Jose Bautista hit his major league-leading 25th homer in the eighth inning, a two-run shot that provided Toronto with a comeback victory over Baltimore.
The Blue Jays trailed 2-1 when newcomer Yunel Escobar led off the eighth with a single off Jason Berken (2-2), setting the stage for Bautista's winner.
The Orioles loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth, but Shawn Camp retired Cesar Izturis to earn his first save.
Fred Lewis homered on the first pitch of the game for the Blue Jays, who improved to 8-0 against the Orioles this season. Toronto leads the majors with 139 homers and has hit at least one in 10 straight games.
Toronto's Brandon Morrow (6-6) allowed two runs in seven innings to earn his first road win in 10 starts.


Updated : 2020-11-30 00:35 GMT+08:00