The Associated Press
BOSTON - The New York Yankees turned themselves around Sunday - except for Alex Rodriguez and Jose Contreras.
Derek Jeter went 2-for-4 with two walks and an RBI single in the six-run third inning, leading the Yankees to a 7-3 victory over the Red Sox. It was New York's first win against its archrival since turning Boston back just five outs from the World Series.
"We got a good win today," said Rodriguez, who walked twice but was 0-for-4 on the day, dropping to 0-for-12 in the series and .156 on the year. "I'm going to be there offensively, there's no question in my mind."
Contreras was spotted a six-run lead in the third, but Boston scored twice in the bottom half and knocked him out after 2 1/3 innings, the shortest of his 11 major league starts.
Orioles 7, Blue Jays 0
TORONTO - Eric DuBose, B.J. Ryan and Buddy Groom combined on a four-hitter, completing Baltimore's first sweep at Toronto since June 24-26, 1994.
Miguel Tejada had four hits and Jay Gibbons hit a two-run double for the Orioles, who allowed just 12 hits while outscoring the Blue Jays 23-5 in the series.
Indians 9, Tigers 7
CLEVELAND - Matt Lawton hit two homers off Jeremy Bonderman (1-1), scored four runs and drove in four in the sixth multi-homer game of his career.
Carlos Guillen homered and had four RBI for Detroit, which lost center fielder Alex Sanchez to a strained left groin in the seventh.
White Sox 5, Devil Rays 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Esteban Loaiza (3-0) pitched a two-hitter for his fifth career shutout and 11th complete game. Jose Valentin and Paul Konerko hit solo homers for the White Sox, who improved to 8-4 for the first time since 1992.
Twins 8, Royals 3
MINNEAPOLIS - Jacque Jones had two doubles, a triple and four RBI, and Minnesota ran its win streak to five.
Luis Rivas hit a two-run homer and Doug Mientkiewicz had three hits for the Twins, who completed a three-game sweep. Kansas City has lost six in a row for the first time since dropping eight straight from Sept. 1-10, 2002.
Mariners 4, Rangers 2
SEATTLE - Raul Ibanez hit a two-run homer, Bret Boone and Scott Spiezio added solo shots, and Seattle earned its first series victory this season. Joel Pineiro (1-1) allowed two runs, six hits and four walks in 6 2/3 innings and struck out five.
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