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|Tuesday, 28 August 2007 17:12|
Derek Jeter also homered and Jorge Posada hit an RBI double for the Yankees, who moved to seven games back of Boston in the AL East.
Pettitte (12-7) allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings, improving to 8-1 in 10 starts since the All-Star break.
Manny Ramirez and Jason Varitek homered for the Red Sox, who had won four straight - all blowouts at the Chicago White Sox.
Matsuzaka (13-11) lost his third consecutive start, allowing five runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings.
Indians 6, Twins 5
CLEVELAND (AP) - Jake Westbrook got his fourth win of August, rookie Asdrubal Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run and Cleveland kept a tight grip on the AL Central lead.
Travis Hafner hit a two-run homer off Boof Bonser (6-11) and Grady Sizemore added a solo shot for the Indians, who have won four straight and are 9-3 since Aug. 15 - the day Cabrera replaced Josh Barfield in the starting lineup.
Jason Tyner had four hits for the Twins, who fell 7 1/2 games behind division-leading Cleveland.
Westbrook (5-7) allowed three runs - all in the fifth - and 10 hits in 6 2-3 innings. The right-hander, who spent six weeks on the disabled list and began the season 1-6, went 4-1 this month with 1.90 ERA.
Devil Rays 15, Orioles 8
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Tampa Bay Devil Rays scored 11 eighth-inning runs during another embarrassing performance by Baltimore's bullpen, and the Orioles wasted six home runs in their seventh straight loss.
The Devil Rays trailed 6-3 before sending 15 batters to the plate in the eighth. Nine got hits, three walked, and seven different players drove in runs - including two apiece by Greg Norton, Carlos Pena, Dioner Navarro and Jonny Gomes.
The Orioles' bullpen has a 22.29 ERA during the losing streak. Baltimore has been outscored 84-28 over the last seven games.
Miguel Tejada homered twice for Baltimore, which tied a club record for home runs in a home game. Nick Markakis, Aubrey Huff, Kevin Millar and Ramon Hernandez also connected.
Jim Hoey (1-3) took the loss.
Scott Dohmann (3-0) worked the seventh to help Tampa Bay end a nine-game losing streak at Camden Yards.