Yankees 5, Red Sox 0
New York - Another August sweep of the Boston Red Sox put the New York Yankees in prime position for a September playoff run.
Chien-Ming Wang took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, Robinson Cano homered twice off Curt Schilling, and the Yankees beat Boston for their third straight win over the Red Sox.
Wang and a pair of rookie relievers combined on a two-hitter in a game that included two ejections. Derek Jeter went 4-for-4.
Boston manager Terry Francona was ejected in the seventh inning after umpires reversed a call and ruled Kevin Youkilis out for running out of the basepaths.
Devil Rays 8, Orioles 6
Baltimore - Tampa Bay completed its first road sweep in more than two years, getting a three-run homer from B.J. Upton in a victory over Baltimore that extended the Orioles' losing streak to nine games.
Josh Wilson and Akinori Iwamura also homered for the Devil Rays, who trailed in all three games of the series. Tampa Bay's last road sweep came in Cleveland on Aug. 12-14, 2005, and the Devil Rays hadn't won three straight on the road since September of the same season. It was the worst 10-game homestand in Orioles history, surpassing a 2-8 mark in September 1987.
Indians 6, Mariners 5
Cleveland - Kenny Lofton drew a bases-loaded walk from Rick White to force home the winning run in the ninth inning, and Cleveland claimed its sixth straight victory.
The Indians maintained their 41â2-game lead over Detroit in the AL Central. The Mariners, who have lost six in a row, fell a game behind the New York Yankees in the wild-card race and 51â2 back of the first-place Los Angeles Angels in the AL West.
Joe Borowski (3-5) gained the win despite blowing his sixth save in 45 chances when the Mariners scored a run in the ninth.
Rangers 5, White Sox 1
Arlington, Texas - Sammy Sosa hit his 606th home run, and Texas completed a three-game sweep of Chicago.
The White Sox made four errors in one inning and lost for the 16th time in 19 games - hours after manager Ozzie Guillen reiterated how frustrated he is with his team.
The Rangers won their season-best fifth straight. Kevin Millwood (9-11) allowed one run in seven innings to win for the second time in six August starts. He struck out six.
Sosa hit his 18th homer of the season in the second and added an RBI single off John Danks, the rookie left-hander who was the Rangers' first-round draft pick in 2003.