at Boston 9, Baltimore 2: David Wells benefited from a seven-run third inning to earn his first victory of an injury-riddled season, pitching seven strong innings to help the Red Sox end a five-game losing streak. Wells made his third start since May 26, when he went on the disabled list for the third time this season after being hit on his right knee by a line drive.

at Texas 14, Seattle 7: Mark DeRosa led the Rangers with his second six-RBI game this week. He had two-RBI hits in each of the first two innings, when the Rangers batted through their order both times and led 10-0. He hit a solo home run in the third to make it 12-1, and later had a sacrifice fly.

at Oakland 5, Tampa Bay 2: Bobby Kielty’s two-run homer in the fifth spoiled Scott Kazmir’s return to the rotation and lifted the Athletics. Kazmir lasted five innings in his first start since July 23, giving up three runs and four hits. The Devil Rays are 1-13 on the road since the All-Star break.

at Cleveland 4, Kansas City 3: Grady Sizemore hit a bases-loaded triple in the bottom of the ninth, and the Indians beat the Royals for the eighth straight time at Jacobs Field.


Toronto 7, at Minnesota 1: Reed Johnson and John McDonald hit two-run homers as the Blue Jays spoiled the major league debut of Matt Garza and won for the fifth time in six games.

Around the league: The Rangers signed veteran utility player Eric Young to a minor league contract and assigned him to triple-A Oklahoma. Young, 39, was released by the San Diego Padres on Aug. 1.