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White Sox closing gap

Chicago makes it two straight wins over Detroit

August 13, 2006

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— The Chicago White Sox got a solid effort from their starting pitcher, took advantage of their opponent's mistakes and gained another game in the division standings.

Carlos Guillen and Brandon Inge committed costly errors, and Chicago rallied past the Detroit Tigers 4-3 Saturday to move within 6 1â2 games of the AL Central leaders.

"I'm certainly not going to let a four-game losing streak stand in the way or jump ship - I'm going to be there for them," manager Jim Leyland said.

Blue Jays 4, Twins 0

Minneapolis - Reed Johnson hit a two-run homer for the second straight game as Toronto handed Minnesota its third straight loss.

Red Sox 8, Orioles 7, 10 innings

Boston - Manny Ramirez singled in the 10th inning and left fielder Brandon Fahey ran past it for an error that allowed the winning run to score.

Yankees 5, Angels 2

New York - Jaret Wright won his third straight start, riding home runs by Robinson Cano and Johnny Damon.

Rangers 5, Mariners 4

Arlington, Texas - Edison Volquez pitched seven shutout innings to earn his first career win.

Athletics 6, D-Rays 3

Oakland, Calif. - Joe Blanton pitched 61â3 strong innings for Oakland.

National League

Dodgers 6, Giants 5

Los Angeles - Brad Penny became the NL's first 13-game winner, and Wilson Betemit hit a tiebreaking two-run homer.

Mets 6, Nationals 4

Washington - John Maine took a one-hitter into the sixth inning, and Carlos Beltran had three hits for New York.

Padres 6, Astros 3

Houston - Todd Walker, Josh Barfield and Mike Cameron homered in the fourth inning for San Diego.

Pirates 3, Cardinals 2

Pittsburgh - Ian Snell pitched seven effective innings and Freddy Sanchez's three hits led to each of Pittsburgh's runs.

Brewers 8, Braves 5

Atlanta - Bill Hall and Prince Fielder homered to back seven innings by injury-plagued Ben Sheets in Milwaukee's victory.

Reds 9, Phillies 7

Philadelphia - Edwin Encarnacion hit a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning against All-Star closer Tom Gordon.

Rockies 8, Cubs 4

Denver - Matt Holliday homered and drove in four runs to help Colorado batter Chicago.

Diamondbacks 6, Marlins 3

Phoenix - Brandon Webb became the National League's second 13-game winner.

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