Boston Johnny Damon again punished his former team, hitting three doubles and sparking a five-run, tie-breaking rally in the sixth to help the New York Yankees beat Boston 13-5 on Saturday and extend their lead in the AL East to a season-high 4 1â2 games.
The Yankees scored at least 12 runs in winning each of the first three of the five-game series, evoking memories of the 1978 "Boston Massacre" - a four-game September sweep that erased the rest of what had been a 14-game deficit in the AL East.
Orioles 15, Blue Jays 0
Baltimore - Daniel Cabrera pitched a five-hitter for his second career shutout.
White Sox 4, Twins 1
Minneapolis - Jon Garland pitched 72â3 strong innings to help Chicago beat Minnesota.
Rangers 3, Tigers 1
Detroit - Robinson Tejeda returned from Triple-A to combine with four relievers on a five-hitter as Texas defeated Detroit.
Indians 5, Devil Rays 3
St. Petersburg, Fla. - Jeremy Sowers won his fourth consecutive decision as Cleveland beat Tampa Bay.
Angels 9, Mariners 7
Anaheim, Calif. - Garret Anderson had three hits and two RBIs for Los Angeles.
Cubs 5, Cardinals 4, 10 innings
Chicago - Phil Nevin's game-winning single in the 10th inning led Chicago past St. Louis.
D'backs 5, Padres 3
San Diego - Claudio Vargas combined with three relievers on a five-hitter for Arizona.
Reds 14, Pirates 7
Cincinnati - David Ross homered and drove in a career-high five runs for Cincinnati.
Phillies 11, Nationals 2
Philadelphia - Ryan Howard sparked an eight-run inning with his NL-best 43rd home run.
Braves 5, Marlins 3
Miami - Brian McCann had three hits and three RBIs, and Chipper Jones doubled twice and scored twice and Atlanta.
Brewers 6, Astros 4
Milwaukee - Dave Bush pitched seven solid innings to lead Milwaukee.
Mets 7, Rockies 4
New York - Lastings Milledge had a homer and three hits for New York.
Dodgers 14, Giants 7
San Francisco - Greg Maddux moved into a tie for 10th with Steve Carlton on the career victories list with No. 329.