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 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -James Shields pitched a one-hitter and Evan Longoria's two-run, ninth-inning homer snapped a scoreless tie and gave the Tampa Bay Rays a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
Shields (4-2) rebounded from the second-shortest outing of his career to post his second shutout in his past three starts.
The 26-year-old right-hander limited the Angels to Brandon Wood's one-out single in the third and retired the last 17 batters he faced after hitting Erick Aybar with a pitch in the fourth.
Jon Garland allowed four hits in eight innings for the Angels. He walked three and struck out two before being replaced by Justin Speier (0-2), who gave up a leadoff single to B.J. Upton in the ninth and, one out later, Longoria's fourth big-league homer.
Twins 7, Red Sox 6
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Struggling Mike Lamb hit a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth against Jonathan Papelbon, who blew his second consecutive save opportunity.
Delmon Young led off the ninth with a single, and advanced on a sacrifice by Matt Tolbert. Adam Everett popped out, Young stole third without a throw, and Carlos Gomez walked and moved up on a steal.
Then Lamb, who entered the game after second baseman Brendan Harris left with a tight right hamstring, hit a 1-2 pitch from Papelbon (2-2) to win it.
Lamb, in his first season with the Twins, entered the game batting just .207. Jesse Crain (1-1) pitched a scoreless ninth, negating a big hit by Mike Lowell in the fifth.
Rangers 4, Athletics 0
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Scott Feldman and three relievers combined for Texas' third consecutive shutout and Brandon Boggs drove in three runs to end the A's four-game winning streak.
Feldman (1-1) pitched six innings, stretching Texas' scoreless streak to 28 consecutive innings. Jamey Wright threw a perfect seventh before Joaquin Benoit and C.J. Wilson finished it off for 31 in a row.
The last time a major league team had three consecutive shutouts was Florida in August 2005. Minnesota was the last American League team to accomplish that feat, in July 2004.
It was the third straight start for rookie left-hander Greg Smith (2-2) in which the Athletics failed to score any runs behind him.
Indians 6, Blue Jays 1
CLEVELAND (AP) - Casey Blake and Ben Francisco hit two-run doubles in a six-run seventh inning to help C.C. Sabathia and Cleveland defeat Roy Halladay and Toronto in a duel of Cy Young Award winners.
Blue Jays center fielder Vernon Wells jammed his left wrist while making a diving catch and left in the sixth inning as Toronto lost for the 13th time in its last 14 games in Cleveland.
Sabathia (2-5) struck out nine over seven innings. The reigning AL Cy Young winner gave up six hits, walked two and won for the first time in five decisions at home this season.
Halladay (3-5), the 2003 Cy Young winner, lost for the fourth time in five starts and fell to 5-1 in his career against Cleveland.
Tigers 6, Yankees 5
DETROIT (AP) - Kenny Rogers pitched into the seventh inning and Ivan Rodriguez had three hits.
Rodriguez drove in a pair of runs and Rogers (3-3) held the Yankees to two runs on nine hits before New York scored three runs off Todd Jones in the ninth, but still lost for the third time in four games.
Rogers picked Wilson Betemit off first base in the second inning, giving him the big league record with 92 career pickoffs. The stat has been kept since 1974.
Detroit won for the second time in eight games since sweeping the Yankees in a three-game series in New York. It was the Tigers' first sweep of at least three games at Yankee Stadium since 1966.
Kei Igawa (0-1) allowed six runs on 11 hits in three-plus innings.
Orioles 7, Royals 4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Aubrey Huff and Melvin Mora homered and Steve Trachsel got his first victory since April 4, leading Baltimore to its 11th straight victory over the Royals.
Huff, who has hit safely in 18 of his past 20 games, hit a three-run homer with two out in the fifth to snap a 2-2 tie.
Mora hit a two-out homer in the third with Freddie Bynum aboard after a double.
Trachsel (2-4), who was winless in his last five starts, gave up two runs and five hits in 5 1-3 innings. He lasted just three innings in each of his previous two starts, allowing 11 runs and 12 hits with seven walks in six innings.
Gil Meche (2-5) allowed five runs and six hits in five innings.
White Sox 4, Mariners 2
SEATTLE (AP) - Jose Contreras pitched seven sharp innings and Paul Konerko hit a two-run double to lead Chicago to the win.
Contreras (3-3) gave up one run and six hits for the White Sox, who won for just the third time in 10 games.
Bobby Jenks allowed a solo home run to rookie Wladimir Balentien in the ninth but still got his seventh save in nine chances.
Seattle slugger Richie Sexson went 0-for-4 hours after Major League Baseball suspended him six games for charging the mound Thursday and throwing his helmet at Texas' Kason Gabbard. Sexson is appealing the suspension.
The Mariners, who entered the season as one of the favorites to reach the postseason, have lost nine of 10.
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