Chicago Mark Buehrle pitched a four-hitter, and Paul Konerko homered, helping the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins, 4-1, Sunday, pushing their AL Central lead back to 21â2 games over Cleveland.
Ahead by 15 games Aug. 1, the White Sox have a bit of breathing room again with a week left in the season after winning their third straight. The Indians lost in Kansas City.
Before a spirited crowd of 30,402 in their final regular-season home game - both the crosstown Cubs and Bears were home on the same day - the White Sox waited out a 69-minute rain delay to get their 94th victory.
Red Sox 9, Orioles 3
Baltimore - Manny Ramirez hit his 41st homer in a five-run first, and Johnny Damon connected in a four-run fifth.
Yankees 8, Blue Jays 4
New York - Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh, and Gary Sheffield added a three-run shot in the eighth.
Devil Rays 8, Angels 4
Anaheim, Calif. - Jorge Cantu and Aubrey Huff homered on consecutive pitches.
Tigers 8, Mariners 1
Detroit - Mike Maroth pitched seven strong innings.
Rangers 6, Athletics 2
Oakland, Calif. - Rod Barajas hit a three-run homer.