By The Associated Press
TORONTO - Miguel Batista, Jason Frasor and Terry Adams combined on a five-hitter, and the Toronto Blue Jays handed Johan Santana his first loss in 20 starts with a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Minnesota Twins pitcher Johan Santana suffered his first loss in 20 starts.
Reed Johnson and Carlos Delgado had two RBIs apiece for the Blue Jays, and Adams escaped a ninth-inning jam. Santana (2-1) lost for the first time since July, 23, 2003, against Kansas City. He had won 10 straight decisions, allowing five runs - four earned - in 5 1-3 innings.
Batista (2-3) allowed two runs on two hits, walked five and fanned in six innings.
White Sox 4, Indians 2
CLEVELAND - Jon Garland pitched seven strong innings and Chicago ended the Indians' season-high five-game winning streak.
Garland (3-2) allowed one run and five hits, struck out six and walked one.
Paul Konerko hit a two-run single in a four-run fourth off Cleveland's Chad Durbin (3-4).
Damaso Marte gave up a sacrifice fly to Victor Martinez in the eighth and Billy Koch worked the ninth for his seventh save.
Red Sox 7, Devil Rays 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tim Wakefield allowed one run in seven innings and Mark Bellhorn hit a three-run homer for Boston, which handed the Devils Rays their fourth consecutive defeat.
Wakefield (3-2) gave up only three hits to raise his career record against Tampa Bay to 9-1. He struck out two and walked two in beating Mark Hendrickson (3-3), who gave up six runs and eight hits in six-plus innings.
Bellhorn homered during a five-run seventh.
Royals 7, Rangers 6
ARLINGTON, Texas - Carlos Beltran and Matt Stairs hit three-run homers, and Kansas City rallied from a five-run deficit to beat Texas.
Mike Sweeney also homered for the Royals, who snapped a three-game skid with only their fourth road win of the season. Angel Berroa and Benito Santiago had three hits each for the Royals, who had a season-high 16.
Scott Sullivan (3-0) won in relief, and Nate Field got his first major league save. The Rangers' R.A, Dickey (4-3) allowed six runs and 10 hits in 5 1-3 innings.
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