Boston — David Wells benefited from a seven-run third inning to earn his first victory of an injury-riddled season, pitching seven strong innings Friday night to help the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles, 9-2, and snap Boston's five-game losing streak.
Wells (1-2) made his third start since May 26, when he went on the disabled list for the third time this season after taking a line drive off his right knee.
White Sox 5, Tigers 0
Chicago - Jose Contreras pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout, and Jim Thome and A.J. Pierzynski homered as Chicago ended Justin Verlander's seven-game winning streak.
Athletics 5, Devil Rays 2
Oakland, Calif. - Bobby Kielty's two-run homer in the fifth spoiled Scott Kazmir's return to the rotation and lifted Oakland over Tampa Bay.
Rangers 14, Mariners 7
Arlington, Texas - Mark DeRosa went 3-for-4 in his second six-RBI game this week. DeRosa had two-RBI hits in each of the first two innings.
Blue Jays 7, Twins 1
Minneapolis - A.J. Burnett struck out a season-high 10, and Toronto spoiled Matt Garza's major-league debut.
Angels 7, Yankees 4
New York - Rookie Joe Saunders won his fourth straight start, getting early home runs from Garret Anderson and Maicer Izturis to lead Los Angeles.