NEW YORK (AP) -Roger Clemens allowed two hits over eight innings to earn his 350th victory as the New York Yankees beat Minnesota 5-1 on Monday night.
Bobby Abreu hit a go-ahead homer and finished with three hits for the Yankees, who won for only the third time in 12 games. Alex Rodriguez got his 80th RBI on a first-inning grounder, then left in the sixth because of a strained left hamstring.
Rodriguez remained in the game and advanced to second before coming out. He will be re-evaluated Tuesday.
Clemens (2-3) retired his final 15 batters. The seven-time Cy Young Award winner struck out four and walked one in the longest outing of his latest comeback.
Boof Bonser (5-5) fell to 0-3 in four starts since beating Washington on June 10. It was his second loss to the Yankees this year.
Red Sox 7, Rangers 3
BOSTON (AP) - Eric Hinske had a bases-loaded triple and Dustin Pedroia hit a two-run double for Boston.
The Red Sox salvaged a split of the four-game series after scoring seven runs in the first three games against Texas, which has the second-worst ERA in the major leagues. Coming into the series, the Red Sox had been swept in a three-game series at Seattle.
Kason Gabbard (2-0) allowed three runs, three hits and four walks in 5 2-3 innings, striking out five. Four relievers combined for two-hit relief.
Brad Wilkerson hit a three-run homer for Texas, which went 4-3 on its trip, the Rangers' first winning road trip since July 13-23 last year (6-5).
Brandon McCarthy (4-5) gave up four runs and six hits over 3 2-3 innings in his first appearance since June 9. He had been on the disabled list because of a blister on his right middle finger.
Wilkerson's homer in the fifth cut the lead to 4-3, but Hinske tripled in the bottom half.
Indians 10, Devil Rays 2
CLEVELAND (AP) - Fausto Carmona won his ninth game and rookie outfielder Ben Francisco homered and drove in three runs as Cleveland completed a four-game sweep.
Grady Sizemore broke open the game with an eighth-inning grand slam, the 500th hit of his career.
The Indians, whose 31-12 home mark is the best in baseball, finished 7-1 on their homestand. The Devil Rays have lost eight straight and 15 of 19.
Francisco drove in a run with a second-inning double, homered in the fourth and added an RBI single in the seventh.
Carmona (9-4) struck out a career-high eight. He allowed two runs - one earned - and walked two in six innings.
Andy Sonnanstine (1-3) gave up three runs and seven hits in six innings.
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