Rays 4, Angels 2
St. Petersburg, Fla. - Willy Aybar broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double, and Tampa Bay rallied past Los Angeles for its ninth victory in 11 games.
The AL East leader overcame a strong pitching performance by Angels starter Ervin Santana, who took a no-hit bid into the sixth and left with a 2-1 lead after allowing one run and four hits in seven innings.
Red Sox 7, Orioles 2
Baltimore - Daisuke Matsuzaka won his fourth straight start despite struggling through five innings, and Boston received homers from Jason Varitek and Kevin Youkilis. Matsuzaka (15-2) gave up two runs, six hits and five walks. The right-hander failed to retire the side in order but stranded nine runners, including five in scoring position, before being lifted after 105 pitches.
Tigers 11, Rangers 3
Arlington, Texas - Matt Joyce homered twice, including a three-run shot in a nine-run seventh inning, and Armando Galarraga beat his former team. Galarraga (12-4) allowed three runs and eight hits, striking out five in six innings.
Blue Jays 2, Yankees 1
Toronto - Johnny Damon allowed two balls to glance off his glove, including an eighth-inning drive by Marco Scutaro that became the go-ahead double.
A.J. Burnett earned a win in his sixth straight start, and first baseman Lyle Overbay helped preserve the lead in the top of the ninth when he made a brilliant throw to get Alex Rodriguez trying to stretch a hit into a double leading off.
New York, which got Hideki Matsui back from the 15-day DL, dropped 11 games back of Tampa Bay, the Yankees' largest division deficit this season.
White Sox 5, Mariners 0
Chicago - Clayton Richard pitched six innings for his first major-league win, and Nick Swisher and Jim Thome homered. A.J. Pierzynski added three hits and scored a run as the White Sox won for the seventh time in eight games and maintained a one-game lead over second-place Minnesota in the AL Central.
Twins 13, Athletics 2
Minneapolis - Kevin Slowey had a career-high 12 strikeouts, and Brian Buscher matched his career best with five RBIs. Buscher had three hits, including a two-run homer, and the Twins pummeled Sean Gallagher (1-2) for 10 earned runs in five innings.