Archive for Saturday, August 12, 2006

Red Sox halt five-game slide

August 12, 2006


— 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.


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