Baltimore Curt Schilling pitched seven innings of five-hit ball, David Ortiz drove in the tiebreaking run with a bloop single in the seventh, and the Boston Red Sox exploited Baltimore's revamped bullpen in a 6-1 victory Wednesday night.
After losing two straight to Toronto by a combined 17-6 score, Boston scored five runs over the final three innings to avoid its first three-game skid of the season. Alex Cora hit his first homer for the Red Sox, who have won 16 of their last 19 games against the Orioles.
Schilling (3-1) gave up one run and struck out three. The 40-year-old right-hander gave up a home run to Miguel Tejada but allowed only one other batter beyond second. Orioles starter Daniel Cabrera (1-2) pitched well but was victimized by the bullpen.
Angels 9, Devil Rays 1
Anaheim, Calif. - Gary Matthews Jr. and Garret Anderson hit two-run doubles, and Los Angeles took advantage of three Tampa Bay errors to score four unearned runs.
Mariners 2, Athletics 0
Oakland, Calif. - Jarrod Washburn pitched a three-hitter for his third career shutout, outdueling Joe Blanton. Washburn (1-2) struck out two.
Tigers 6, White Sox 2
Chicago - Chad Durbin struck out a career-high nine in eight innings, and Magglio Ordonez had three hits and three RBIs against his former team. Ivan Rodriguez also had three hits for the Tigers.
Indians 8, Rangers 7 (11)
Cleveland - Jhonny Peralta singled home the winning run with one out in the 11th inning to lift Cleveland.