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American League Roundup: A-Rod joins Mantle at No. 536

July 7, 2008

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Yankees 5, Red Sox 4 (10)

New York - Rookie Brett Gardner singled home the winning run off Jonathan Papelbon with two outs in the 10th inning, and New York overcame a two-run deficit to beat Boston for a four-game split.

Alex Rodriguez hit his 536th homer, tying Yankees Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle for 13th on the career list, and Robinson Cano had a two-run triple in the seventh off Javier Lopez that tied it 4-4.

Gardner, who came to the plate just 2-for-20 this year, fouled off a pair of 0-2 pitches, took two balls and fouled off another pitch. He then sent a soft grounder up the middle that kicked off the glove of diving shortstop Alex Cora and into the outfield as Cano scored.

Angels 7, Blue Jays 1

Anaheim, Calif. - Jon Garland pitched a six-hitter for his 100th major-league win.

White Sox 4, Athletics 3

Chicago - John Danks set a career-high with nine strikeouts for the White Sox.

Rangers 11, Orioles 10

Baltimore - David Murphy hit a three-run homer.

Tigers 2, Mariners 1 (15)

Seattle - Marcus Thames' sacrifice fly won it in the top of the 15th, and Detroit snapped a two-game skid.

Twins 4, Indians 3

Minneapolis - The Twins got to Cliff Lee in the seventh inning with three runs.

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