|Wednesday's AL Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 08 August 2007 16:24|
By The Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) -Dioner Navarro had three hits, including a two-run homer, and Tampa Bay snapped an eight-game road losing streak with a 7-1 victory over Detroit on Wednesday night.
Navarro, who homered Tuesday night, is now hitting .201, the first time he is above .200 since May 15. Delmon Young and Carlos Pena both drove in two runs in Tampa Bay's third win in its last 22 road games.
Detroit, which entered play one-half game behind first-place Cleveland in the AL Central, dropped to 3-10 since July 25.
James Shields (9-7) beat the Tigers for the second time this season, giving up one run and five hits in seven innings. He struck out nine without walking a batter.
Chad Durbin (7-5), making his first start since June 19, allowed three runs and six hits in 4 1-3 innings.
Navarro made it 5-1 in the sixth with the two-run homer, his fifth of the season.
Blue Jays 15, Yankees 4
TORONTO (AP) - Vernon Wells had four RBIs and Roy Halladay struck out eight over seven innings for Toronto.
Frank Thomas added three RBIs for the Blue Jays, who have won nine of their past 11 home games. Wells finished 3-for-4 and scored twice as Toronto matched a franchise record with nine doubles.
Robinson Cano hit two home runs, one a two-run shot, and Hideki Matsui added a solo blast, but the Yankees' five-game winning streak came to a close.
Halladay (13-5) gave up four runs and six hits and walked one.
Chien-Ming Wang (13-6) allowed a career-high eight runs and nine hits over 2 2-3 innings, his shortest career outing.
Alex Rodrigues of the Yankees sat out the game one day after being hit on his right calf by a pitch from Toronto's Josh Towers.
Mariners 8, Orioles 4
BALTIMORE (AP) - Jose Vidro homered and drove in four runs and Ichiro Suzuki had three hits for Seattle.
Vidro hit a two-run homer in the first inning and added sacrifice flies in the fourth and sixth. He was 3-for-3, and the four RBIs matched a season high.
Jose Guillen and Raul Ibanez homered for the Mariners, who have won eight of 11. It was the third home run in two games for Ibanez, who had gone 31 games without one until Tuesday night.
Felix Hernandez (8-6) gave up four runs and 10 hits in 6 2-3 innings. J.J. Putz got the final four outs for his 33rd save.
Miguel Tejada had three hits and his 1,000th career RBI, and Nick Markakis drove in two runs for the Orioles, who have lost three of four and six of nine.
Jeremy Guthrie (7-4) allowed five earned runs and eight hits in four innings, the rookie's second-shortest outing of the season.