|Thursday's AL Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 12 July 2007 16:28|
Ortiz went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and Ramirez went 2-for-4 with three RBIs to help the Red Sox end a three-game losing streak.
Wakefield (10-8) scattered nine hits and walked none in six innings, allowing four runs, including back-to-back homers by Matt Stairs and Alex Rios in the sixth when Toronto cut a 5-2 deficit to one run. But in the bottom half Ortiz hit an RBI double and scored on Ramirez's single to give Boston a 7-4 lead.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his 21st save.
Roy Halladay (10-4) allowed the first four Red Sox batters to reach base and score, giving up five runs in all and eight hits in five innings.
Rios went 3-for-4 with a single, double and homer, and Vernon Wells and Aaron Hill both had two hits for the Blue Jays.
White Sox 9, Orioles 7
BALTIMORE (AP) - Jim Thome's 487th career homer ignited a four-run first inning for Chicago and the White Sox held on.
Jermaine Dye had a season-high three hits, including a homer, and Rob Mackowiak had three hits for the White Sox, who began an 11-game road trip with their third straight victory. Chicago has won 11 of 16.
Jon Garland (7-6) allowed two runs and eight hits over seven innings in winning his fourth straight start against Baltimore.
Kevin Millar had three hits, including a homer, and four RBIs for the Orioles.
The Orioles trailed 9-2 before scoring five runs in the ninth, including Millar's three-run homer.
Rookie Jeremy Guthrie (4-3) yielded six runs, five earned, and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings - his shortest start of the year.
Yankees 7, Devil Rays 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Bobby Abreu homered to back New York starter Andy Pettitte.
Rodriguez hit his major league-leading 31st homer five pitches after Jeter hit his first in nearly a month. Abreu finished the fourth-inning power surge with a two-out solo shot off right-hander James Shields (7-5) that made it 4-1.
Pettitte (5-6) rebounded from allowing eight runs in consecutive starts for the first time in his career, giving up six hits and three runs in 5 2-3 innings.
Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect ninth for the Yankees (43-43), who climbed back to .500 for the first time since June 23.
Abreu was 3-for-4 and drove in three runs.
Tampa Bay has lost 14 of 15.