at Chicago 3, Detroit 2: Jim Thome...
at Chicago 3, Detroit 2: Jim Thome hit career homer No. 507 and Juan Uribe singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Ehren Wasserman (1-1) recorded two outs to earn the win. Pinch-hitter Marcus Thames hit White Sox reliever Boone Logan’s first pitch in the eighth inning for his 18th homer, tying it 2-2, and denying Gavin Floyd the victory. Floyd gave up six hits in seven innings, including Carlos Guillen’s 20th homer in the sixth.
at Boston 6, Minnesota 4: Tim Wakefield (17-12) gave up four runs and six hits in seven innings for the Red Sox after going 0-2 with a 10.70 earned-run average in his previous four starts. Hideki Okajima pitched the ninth for the save.
at Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 3: Adam Lind hit a three-run homer and John-Ford Griffin added a solo shot. The Blue Jays have won 10 of 15 and Tampa Bay has lost 13 of 17.
at Kansas City 4, Cleveland 3: Joey Gathright singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth, lifting the Royals and ending Cleveland’s hope of getting home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs.
at Seattle 5, Texas 1: Miguel Batista limited Texas to three hits in eight innings and Jose Guillen had four hits. Batista (16-11) struck out five, walked two and won his third decision in a row. He retired 15 of 16 batters over one stretch and gave up only one hit after the second inning.
New York 11, at Baltimore 10: Shelley Duncan homered to cap a 10-run fourth inning, and a host of Yankees backups feasted on Orioles pitching. The Yankees trailed, 6-1, before nine batters in a row reached to open the fourth. Duncan, Melky Cabrera and Robinson Cano each had two RBIs in the inning.
Angels 3, at Oakland 2: With Manager Mike Scioscia resting many of his banged-up regulars, Kelvim Escobar earned his career-best 18th victory. It was the defending division champion Athletics’ fifth defeat in a row and 10th in 11 games.