New York 2, at Tampa Bay 1: Robinson Cano was four for four and drove in a run to back the pitching of Mike Mussina (6-3), helping the Yankees end the Rays' winning streak at six games after a team meeting and criticism from co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner over their effort. Mussina won for the fifth straight time.
at Kansas City 2, Detroit 1: Luke Hochevar (3-2) pitched six strong innings and Joey Gathright drove in the only runs, helping hand Justin Verlander his AL-leading seventh loss. Hochevar limited the Tigers to four singles while striking out five and walking three. Verlander (1-7) lost for the first time in 10 starts against the Royals.
at Baltimore 6, Boston 3: Jay Payton hit the fourth grand slam of his career to back a gritty pitching effort by Daniel Cabrera (4-1) to help the Orioles rally from a three-run deficit. Solo homers by Jason Varitek and Mike Lowell weren't enough to prevent the Red Sox from losing their fourth in a row.
Seattle 4, at Texas 3 (12 innings): Miguel Cairo had a two-out run-scoring single in the 12th inning to help the Mariners avoid a sweep and keep the Rangers from reaching .500. J.J. Putz (1-1) worked two scoreless innings before Jarrod Washburn, the eighth pitcher used, came on in the 12th for the first save of his career.
Toronto 6, at Minnesota 5: Matt Stairs hit a grand slam and the Blue Jays' Roy Halladay (4-5) finally got some offensive backing. Halladay has been the victim of poor run support all season, getting only 3.14 runs per outing beforehand. Halladay pitched 6 2/3 innings, giving up four runs and nine hits. He struck out nine.
at Cleveland 2, Oakland 0: C.C. Sabathia threw a five-hitter and struck out 11 for his first shutout since June 5.
Chicago 6, at Angels 1: Carlos Quentin broke an eighth-inning tie with his first career grand slam.