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Chone Figgins greeted Ray (3-4) with a leadoff single in the ninth before Guerrero drove a hanging slider to left-center for his 350th career homer and 12th this season. It was the fourth blown save for Ray in 16 chances.
Chris Bootcheck (1-0) pitched a perfect ninth for his first major league win.
Guthrie allowed two runs - one earned - and three hits over eight innings. Melvin Mora homered for Baltimore.
Angels left fielder Garret Anderson played his first game since April 27 after missing the previous 34 because of a sore hip flexor on his right side.
Tigers 9, Indians 2
CLEVELAND (AP) - Jeremy Bonderman stayed unbeaten despite another shaky first inning, and Detroit defeated Cleveland to split a four-game series.
Gary Sheffield hit a two-run homer off Jeremy Sowers (1-6) for the Tigers, who pulled within 2 1/2 games of first-place Cleveland in the AL Central with a second straight win after going 0-5 against the Indians.
Bonderman (5-0) gave up a two-run homer to Victor Martinez four batters in before shutting down a Cleveland offense that averaged 6.9 runs in its previous 11 games. He didn't give up another hit until the seventh and won his fifth straight start since April 30 after five no-decisions.
Athletics 4, Twins 2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Chad Gaudin outpitched Johan Santana for his fifth straight win, and Oakland took two of three games from Minnesota in a playoff rematch.
Santana (6-5) walked a season-high four and ran into trouble early. He allowed four runs, three earned, and five hits in six innings as the Twins had their streak of four straight series victories snapped.
Bobby Crosby and Nick Swisher each hit an RBI single for the Athletics.
Gaudin (6-1) won his fourth straight start, allowing two runs in five innings. He gave up eight hits and walked five. Alan Embree got four outs for his fourth save.
Jason Kubel homered for Minnesota, snapping Gaudin's 67-inning homerless streak.
Blue Jays 4, White Sox 3
TORONTO (AP) - Adam Lind made up for a baserunning blunder with a go-ahead, three-run double in the sixth inning that helped Toronto beat Chicago.
One inning after he was called out for leaving second base early while trying to tag up on Vernon Wells' sacrifice fly, Lind erased a 3-1 deficit with a bases-loaded double off reliever Nick Masset (2-2).
Brian Tallet (2-1) pitched three hitless innings for the win, and Jeremy Accardo worked the ninth for his seventh save in eight opportunities.
Toronto overcame a two-run homer from Jim Thome and a solo shot by Rob Mackowiak. Chicago has lost seven of eight.
Blue Jays first baseman Lyle Overbay is expected to miss four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand when he was hit by a pitch from John Danks.
Devil Rays 5, Royals 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - J.P. Howell pitched eight impressive innings in his first start this season, and Tampa Bay got solo homers from Delmon Young and Carlos Pena in a victory over Kansas City.
Howell (1-0), recalled from Triple-A Durham on Friday when the Devil Rays revamped their rotation, gave up five hits and struck out seven. Obtained from Kansas City last June, the left-hander went 1-3 with a 5.10 ERA in eight starts for Tampa Bay in 2006.
Scott Elarton (1-2) lost for the sixth time in six career starts against the Devil Rays, giving up four runs in 5 2-3 innings. Jason LaRue homered for the Royals, who lost for just the third time in 11 road games.
Mariners 11, Rangers 6
SEATTLE (AP) - Jose Lopez had four hits, including a three-run double to highlight a five-run fourth inning, and Ryan Feierabend earned his first career win in Seattle's victory over bumbling Texas.
Feierabend (1-1), replacing injured Horacio Ramirez in the rotation, allowed two homers in the first four innings and trailed 4-1. But after Lopez doubled, the 21-year-old left-hander settled down and lasted 7 1-3 innings.
Victor Diaz had a career-high five RBIs with a three-run homer and a two-run shot for the Rangers. Mark Teixeira added a solo homer. But the last-place Rangers lost a fly ball in the sun, threw three balls past first base, had a passed ball that allowed another run, and botched what should have been an inning-ending out that would have prevented Seattle's decisive rally.
Robinson Tejeda (4-6) gave up a season-high eight runs - seven earned - and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings.