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Contreras pads win streak

May 5, 2006

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— Jose Contreras won his 13th straight decision dating to last season and Jim Thome hit a three-run homer in the first inning to lead the Chicago White Sox past the Seattle Mariners 4-1 Thursday.

Contreras (5-0) got his 40th career win, giving up one run, four hits and three walks in 71â3 innings. He struck out four. Bobby Jenks earned his ninth save in nine chances.

Athletics 12, Indians 4

Oakland, Calif. - Nick Swisher drove in three runs with two doubles and Oakland scored five times in the first inning, helping Oakland split a two-game series.

Angels 7, Tigers 2

Detroit - Vladimir Guerrero, Mike Napoli and Casey Kotchman homered, and Los Angeles stopped its longest losing streak since 2002 at six games.

Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 4

Boston - Matt Clement held Toronto to two hits as Boston roughed up Josh Towers.

Yankees 10, Devil Rays 5

St. Petersburg, Fla. - Johnny Damon hit a grand slam for New York.

Rangers 8, Orioles 2

Arlington, Texas - The Rangers got home runs from Mark Teixeira and Kevin Mench to win their sixth straight.

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