TORONTO (AP) -Shaun Marcum matched Mark Buehrle pitch for pitch and Shannon Stewart drove in the only runs, helping the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0 Friday night.
Marcum (3-2) struck out nine and won for the first time in three starts, lowering his ERA to 2.70. He allowed just two hits, both singles by Orlando Cabrera, and walked three.
Jeremy Accardo relieved Marcum and escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh. Jesse Carlson worked the eighth, Shawn Camp retired one batter and Scott Downs closed for his second save.
Buehrle (1-3) gave up two runs - both unearned - on five hits in eight innings. He hasn't won since April 6 at Detroit, a span of four starts.
Yankees 5, Mariners 1
NEW YORK (AP) - Chien-Ming Wang became the American League's first six-game winner, ending the Yankees' three-game losing streak on a chilly night in the Bronx.
Wang (6-0) pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, and Kyle Farnsworth, Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera completed a four-hitter. The Yankees improved to 27-7 when Wang starts following a loss, winning 11 in a row, and he is 22-6 in those games. He's even more consistent against Seattle, improving to 7-0 against the Mariners in seven career starts.
Hideki Matsui hit an RBI single in the first inning and Melky Cabrera added a two-run double in the second off Erik Bedard (2-1). Bedard entered with a 20-inning scoreless streak against the Yankees but was hurt by Seattle's defense, which made four errors and allowed two unearned runs. New York padded its lead in the eighth on RBIs by Morgan Ensberg and Jose Molina.
Orioles 4, Angels 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie won for the first time in 16 starts, Nick Markakis and Melvin Mora each drove in two runs and Baltimore began a 10-game road trip with a win.
Guthrie (1-3) got his first win since beating the Yankees 4-2 at Baltimore on July 27. The right-hander allowed two runs and three hits over seven innings with six strikeouts.
George Sherrill pitched a shaky ninth for his 11th save.
Jered Weaver (2-4) gave up four runs and six hits over seven innings, struck out six and walked two.
Twins 11, Tigers 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Livan Hernandez baffled Detroit's mighty offense for seven innings and the Twins beat up the Tigers' normally reliable bullpen.
Hernandez (4-1) gave up one run on eight hits to bounce back from a horrendous start in Texas, and the Twins scored four runs off Aquilino Lopez in the seventh inning to get some breathing room in their third straight win.
Magglio Ordonez went 2-for-3 with a solo homer for the Tigers, who appeared to finally be playing up to their potential after their first sweep of the Yankees in New York since 1966.
Armando Galarraga (2-1) gave up four runs - two earned - on six hits.
Rangers 4, Athletics 3
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Milton Bradley had three hits against his former team, and Texas took advantage of four errors for its first three-game winning streak of the season.
Michael Young and Brandon Boggs each had sacrifice flies and Ian Kinsler added an RBI groundout to help Vicente Padilla (4-2) win his second straight start.
Texas beat Joe Blanton (2-5) and sent the Oakland opening day starter to 0-5 at home this year - the most home losses by a pitcher in the majors. Blanton lost to the Rangers for the first time since his rookie season of 2005, snapping a six-game winning streak against them.
Red Sox 7, Rays 3
BOSTON (AP) - Dustin Pedroia drove in three runs, including a two-run single in a five-run fourth inning that gave Boston its third win in nine games.
Brandon Moss hit a solo homer, and Pedroia had a double and two singles for the Red Sox. The start was delayed 2 hours, 27 minutes by rain. Only a couple thousand fans remained in Fenway Park when the game ended at 12:48 a.m.
Clay Buchholz (2-2) allowed one run, five hits, walked four and struck out six in 5 1-3 innings. Jonathan Papelbon, the fifth Boston pitcher, worked a perfect ninth.
Edwin Jackson (2-3) gave up six runs on nine hits in four-plus innings.
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