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Red Sox pour on misery for Yankees

Red Sox pour on misery for Yankees

David Ortiz, Alex Cora and Manny Ramirez homered for Boston, Julian Tavarez got his first win of the season, and the Red Sox beat New York 7-4 to send the Yankees to their eighth loss in nine games on Sunday.
Boston is 5-1 against New York, and Yankees owner George Steinbrenner is angry about his team's slow start, possibly disappointed enough that manager Joe Torre's job may be in jeopardy.
With both teams off on Monday, the Yankees (9-14) ended the month 6 1/2 games back of the American League East-leading Red Sox (16-8).
Tavarez (1-2) and four relievers held New York to seven hits, with Jonathan Papelbon pitching the ninth for his eighth save in eight chances.
New York's only runs came on a three-run homer in the third by Doug Mientkiewicz, who is hitting .154, and a solo shot in the eighth by Derek Jeter that extended his hitting streak to 17 games.
Chien-Ming Wang (0-2), in his second start since recovering from a hamstring injury, couldn't hold a 3-2 lead, allowing four runs and six hits in six innings.
Ramirez hit a two-run homer to right off Sean Henn in the eighth and became only the fifth player to hit 50 homers against the Yankees, joining Jimmie Foxx (70), Ted Williams (62), Hank Greenberg (53) and Carl Yastrzemski (52).
Tigers 4, Twins 3
At Detroit, Brandon Inge's leadoff homer in the ninth inning lifted Detroit to victory over Minnesota.
Inge entered the game hitting .122, but had three hits, including the winning drive into the left-field stands off Jesse Crain (1-2) in the ninth.
Todd Jones (1-1), the third Tigers pitcher, got the win with a perfect ninth inning.
Johan Santana gave up three runs and eight hits in six innings for Minnesota.
Magglio Ordonez, with a two-run shot, and Marcus Thames went deep for Detroit, and Torii Hunter for Minnesota.
Angels 5, White Sox 2
At Chicago, Maicer Izturis and Vladimir Guerrero hit back-to-back homers, and Kelvim Escobar allowed four hits over 7 2-3 innings to lead Los Angeles over Chicago.
Former Angel Darin Erstad hit a two-run homer in the third, but Escobar (2-1) held the White Sox in check after that, striking out three and walking one. He left after walking Ryan Sweeney with two out in the eighth. Francisco Rodriguez came in and struck out Erstad, then pitched the ninth for his eighth save in nine chances.
Mark Buehrle (2-1) allowed nine hits over six-plus innings, walked one batter intentionally and struck out eight.
Indians 6, Orioles 1
At Cleveland, Fausto Carmona pitched into the ninth inning and Casey Blake homered to help Cleveland beat Baltimore.
The win came less than 24 hours after the Indians officially protested a 7-4 loss that ended their six-game winning streak because the Orioles were given a run three innings after it had been waved off by the umpires.
Carmona (2-1) gave up six hits, walked two and struck out one in a career-best 8 1-3 innings. He had a shutout in the ninth before Aubrey Huff hit his 100th pitch over the wall in right with one out. Jay Gibbons then singled and Carmona was replaced by Rafael Betancourt, who got the last two outs.
Baltimore's Jaret Wright (0-3), who was activated from the disabled list before the game, allowed three earned runs on four hits in three innings.
Blue Jays 7, Rangers 3
At Toronto, Alex Rios homered and Tomo Ohka pitched seven innings to win his second straight start in Toronto's victory over Texas.
Aaron Hill went 3-4 and drove in two runs for Toronto. He has 17 RBIs this season, tying him with Vernon Wells for the team lead.
Ian Kinsler hit a two-run drive in the ninth inning for his ninth of the season, tying the Rangers team record for home runs in April. Ivan Rodriguez (2000), Alex Rodriguez (2002) and Carl Everett (2003) also did it.
Ohka (2-2) gave up one run and five hits, walked three and struck out two.
Brandon McCarthy (1-4) lasted just three innings for Texas, giving up five runs and six hits. He walked four and struck out four.
Mariners 5, Royals 1
At Seattle, Baek Cha-seung took a no-hit bid into the sixth, and Willie Bloomquist's two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning broke a 1-1 tie in Seattle's win over Kansas.
Baek overpowered the Royals for six innings, and needed to as Seattle managed just four hits off Kansas City starter Brian Bannister (0-1).
Brandon Morrow (2-0) got the final two outs of the seventh and pitched a perfect eighth.
Bloomquist got a second chance in his decisive at-bat and came through with just his second hit of the season. Bloomquist fouled off a 3-2 pitch from Bannister, but the ball lodged behind catcher John Buck's chest protector. Buck tried to jog off the field, claiming the inning was over.
Home plate umpire Chris Guccione conferred with the officiating crew and ruled it a foul ball. Rule 6.05b states the batter is not out if the ball is caught in the catchers' equipment or clothing unless it hits his hand or glove first.
Bloomquist then lined the next pitch into center field.
Devil Rays 5, Athletics 3
At Oakland, California, Rocco Baldelli, back after missing two games with a bruised right knee, combined with Elijah Dukes for back-to-back home runs in Tampa Bay's victory over Oakland.
B.J. Upton hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the fourth, connecting for the second straight game, then Baldelli and Dukes homered the next inning.
Scott Kazmir (2-1) shut down the A's as Tampa Bay won just its second series ever in Oakland.
Mark Ellis and Eric Chavez connected back-to-back in the first for their second home runs in as many games for Oakland.
Dallas Braden (1-1) allowed five runs and six hits in 4 1-3 innings.