ORIOLES 12, YANKEES 2

NEW YORK - Just when the slumping New York Yankees got Alex Rodriguez back, Derek Jeter went down with an injury that nearly led to a brawl with Baltimore.

Adam Jones hit a three-run double during Baltimore's seven-run first inning against Mike Mussina, as the Orioles routed New York, 12-2, last night in a testy game that included a homer by A-Rod in his return from the disabled list. Mussina (6-4) got only two outs against his former team - matching the shortest start of his 18-year career.

The Orioles took advantage of a two-out throwing error by Jeter in the first to build a big cushion for Daniel Cabrera (5-1), who handed the Yankees (20-25) their fourth straight loss and sixth in seven games.

Kevin Millar and Luke Scott added tack-on homers for the surprising Orioles, who have won eight of 10. Jones finished with a career-high four hits and four RBIs.

With Baltimore up by 9-0 in the third, Cabrera hit Jeter on the left hand with a 2-1 pitch and the shortstop spun away in pain. Jeter was quickly removed from the game. X-rays were negative; he is listed as day-to-day with a bruised hand.

In the sixth, New York reliever LaTroy Hawkins threw one pitch inside to Scott and then the next one over his head. Hawkins was ejected, and both benches emptied, but no punches were thrown.

Baltimore 720 100 020–12 12 1

New York 000 002 000– 2 7 2

Baltimore AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      New York AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

BRoberts 2b 4   1   1   1   .271      Damon lf 4   0   1   0   .250

LHernandez 2b 1   0   0   0   .247      Jeter ss 1   0   0   0   .312

Mora 3b 5   0   0   0   .251      1-Gnzalezpr-ss 2   0   0   0   .225

Cintron 3b 0   0   0   0   .571      BAbreu rf 4   1   2   0   .286

Markakis rf 5   0   1   0   .258      ARodriguez 3b 3   1   1   2   .287

Huff dh 4   2   1   1   .250      SDuncan 1b 1   0   0   0   .189

Millar 1b 4   3   2   1   .241      HMatsui dh 4   0   1   0   .303

Scott lf 4   3   1   2   .278      Giambi 1b 3   0   2   0   .204

RHernandez c 3   1   1   1   .212      Ensberg 3b 1   0   0   0   .211

AJones cf 5   1   4   4   .265      Cano 2b 3   0   0   0   .200

Bynum ss 5   1   1   1   .267      MlCabrera cf 3   0   0   0   .250

Totals 40   12   12   11         JMolina c 3   0   0   0   .200

Totals 32   2   7   2      

1-ran for Jeter in the 3rd. E: Mora (5), Damon (1), Jeter (5). LOB: Baltimore 7, New York 4. 2B: AJones (9). 3B: Roberts (3). HR: Scott (4), off Veras; Rodriguez (5), off Cabrera; Millar (6), off Ohlendorf. RBIs: Roberts (17), Huff (24), Millar (22), Scott 2 (16), Hernandez (18), AJones 4 (15), Bynum (1), Rodriguez 2 (13). GIDP: Jeter, Ensberg, Cabrera. RLSP: Baltimore 3 (Mora, AJones, Bynum); New York 1 (Cabrera). RA: Mora. DP: Baltimore 3 (Bynum, Roberts and Millar), (Mora, Roberts and Millar), (LHernandez, Bynum and Millar); New York 1 (Rivera and Duncan).

Baltimore walks (6): BRoberts, Huff, Millar, Scott, RHernandez 2.

Baltimore strikeouts (8): BRoberts, Markakis 3, Millar, Scott, AJones, Bynum.

New York strikeouts (5): AlGonzalez 2, Giambi, Cano, MlCabrera.

Baltimore IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

DCabrera (W) 7   5   2   2   0   4   86   3.48

Cormier 2   2   0   0   0   1   22   1.35

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Mussina (L) 2/3   5   7   1   2   1   41   4.11

Ohlendorf 31/3   4   3   1   2   3   47   5.60

Hawkins 12/3   0   0   0   1   1   17   5.57

ERamirez 11/3   1   0   0   0   1   21   0.00

Veras 1   1   2   2   1   2   26   4.05

MRivera 1   1   0   0   0   0   10   0.50

W: DCabrera, 5-1. L: Mussina, 6-4. IR-S: Ohlendorf 1-0. HBP: by DCabrera (Jeter). WP: Mussina, Ohlendorf. Umpires: Home, Chuck Meriwether; First, Bill Welke; Second, Chris Guccione; Third, Tim Welke. T: 2:54. A: 51,617 (56,936).

ANGELS 3, BLUE JAYS 1

TORONTO - John Lackey won for the first time since Sept. 28, pitching seven strong innings to help Los Angeles get a rare victory in Toronto.

Casey Kotchman broke a 1-1 tie by doubling home Torii Hunter in the third inning, and the Angels snapped a four-game road losing streak in a ballpark where they have struggled in recent years.

Los Angeles, loser of 14 of 16 in Toronto coming in, improved to 19-38 at Rogers Centre since 1996.

Los Angeles 101 000 100–3 5 0

Toronto 100 000 000–1 9 1

Los Angeles AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Toronto AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Izturis 3b-ss 5   1   0   0   .216      Wilkerson rf 3   1   1   1   .213

Matthews Jr. lf 4   1   1   0   .224      AHill 2b 5   0   2   0   .276

Guerrero rf 3   0   1   1   .260      Rios cf 4   0   1   0   .253

GAnderson dh 4   0   0   0   .282      Rolen 3b 4   0   1   0   .294

Hunter cf 3   1   1   0   .293      Stairs dh 4   0   0   0   .286

Kotchman 1b 4   0   2   1   .316      SStewart lf 4   0   1   0   .248

Napoli c 0   0   0   0   .258      Overbay 1b 3   0   0   0   .267

SRodriguez 2b 4   0   0   0   .184      Zaun c 3   0   1   0   .252

EAybar ss 0   0   0   0   .270      Scutaro ss 2   0   2   0   .259

Quinlan 3b 3   0   0   0   .235      Totals 32   1   9   1      

Totals 30   3   5   2      

E: Scutaro (2). LOB: Los Angeles 8, Toronto 11. 2B: Hunter (12), Kotchman (10). 3B: Matthews Jr. (1). HR: Wilkerson (1), off Lackey. RBIs: Guerrero (23), Kotchman (27), Wilkerson (7). SB: Rios (9). CS: AHill (2). SF: Guerrero. GIDP: GAnderson, SRodriguez, Wilkerson, SStewart, Zaun. RLSP: Los Angeles 4 (Matthews Jr. 2, Hunter, SRodriguez); Toronto 6 (Wilkerson, AHill 2, Rios 2, Stairs). RA: Kotchman. DP: Los Angeles 3 (Izturis and Kotchman), (SRodriguez, Izturis and Kotchman), (SRodriguez, Izturis and Kotchman); Toronto 2 (AHill, Scutaro and Overbay), (Rolen and Overbay).

Los Angeles walks (6): Matthews, Hunter, Napoli 3, Quinlan.

Toronto walks (7): Wilkerson 2, Rios, Overbay, Zaun, Scutaro 2.

Los Angeles strikeouts (5): Izturis, Matthews, Guerrero, SRodriguez 2.

Toronto strikeouts (8): Wilkerson, AHill, Rios 2, Rolen, Stairs 2, Zaun.

Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Lackey(W) 7   7   1   1   3   6   106   1.29

SShields(H) 1   2   0   0   1   1   14   3.93

FRodriguez(S) 1   0   0   0   3   1   33   2.79

Toronto IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

McGowan(L) 61/3   5   3   2   4   4   101   4.21

Frasor 2/3   0   0   0   1   0   8   3.94

Carlson 1   0   0   0   1   0   8   1.86

Downs 1   0   0   0   0   1   10   2.29

W: Lackey, 1-0. L: McGowan, 2-4. S: FRodriguez, 18. H: SShields, 9. Frasor pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. IR-S: Frasor 1-1, Carlson 1-0. IBB: off Carlson (Napoli) 1, off McGowan (Napoli) 1. HBP: by McGowan (Napoli). Umpires: Home, Chad Fairchild; First, Rick Reed; Second, Jeff Kellogg; Third, Mark Wegner.

T: 2:46. A: 31,487 (49,539).

RED SOX 2, ROYALS 1

BOSTON - Boston rookie Justin Masterson pitched 61/3 strong innings against Kansas City, one day after Jon Lester's no-hitter against the Royals.

Masterson (1-0), 23, allowed a run and three hits in his second major-league start.

The Red Sox scored twice in the second inning, on Julio Lugo's sacrifice fly and Coco Crisp's ground-rule double.

Jonathan Papelbon ended a bases-loaded threat in the eighth by striking out Billy Butler and pitched a perfect ninth - with two more strikeouts - for his 13th save in 15 opportunities.

Kansas City 000 000 100–1 5 0

Boston 020 000 00x–2 5 0

Kansas City AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Boston AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Dejesus cf 4   0   1   0   .268      Crisp cf 4   0   1   1   .297

Grdzielanek 2b 3   0   0   0   .316      Pedroia 2b 4   0   0   0   .296

AGordon 3b 3   0   3   0   .293      Ortiz dh 4   0   2   0   .253

JGuillen lf 4   0   0   0   .235      MRamirez lf 4   0   0   0   .292

Teahen rf 1   1   0   0   .261      Ellsbury lf 0   0   0   0   .276

Butler dh 4   0   0   0   .269      Lowell 3b 3   0   0   0   .265

Gload 1b 3   0   0   0   .255      Youkilis 1b 3   1   1   0   .328

JBuck c 4   0   1   1   .257      JDrew rf 3   1   1   0   .283

Pena Jr. ss 2   0   0   0   .167      Varitek c 2   0   0   0   .286

a-Cllspo ph-ss 1   0   0   0   .288      Lugo ss 1   0   0   1   .278

b-Olivo ph 1   0   0   0   .271      Cora ss 0   0   0   0   .409

Totals 30   1   5   1         Totals 28   2   5   2      

a-struck out for Pena Jr. in the 7th. b-struck out for Callaspo in the 9th. LOB: Kansas City 8, Boston 5. 2B: Dejesus (2), AGordon 2 (12), Crisp (8). RBIs: JBuck (14), Crisp (11), Lugo (11). SF: Lugo. GIDP: Butler. RLSP: Kansas City 4 (JGuillen 2, Butler 2); Boston 3 (Pedroia 2, Youkilis). RA: Grudzielanek, Butler, Lowell. DP: Boston 1 (Lugo, Pedroia and Youkilis).

Kansas City walks (5): Grudzielanek, AGordon, Teahen 3.

Boston walks (2): Varitek, Lugo.

Kansas City strikeouts (11): Grudzielanek, JGuillen 3, Teahen, Butler, Gload, JBuck 2, Callaspo, Olivo.

Boston strikeouts (10): Pedroia 2, MRamirez 3, Lowell, Youkilis 2, Varitek 2.

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Meche(L) 7   5   2   2   2   8   119   5.58

RRamirez 1   0   0   0   0   2   15   1.86

Boston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Masterson(W) 61/3   3   1   1   3   5   91   1.46

JLopez(H) 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   3.18

Delcarmen(H) 1/3   1   0   0   0   1   6   5.71

Okajima(H) 2/3   1   0   0   2   1   26   0.90

Papelbon(S) 11/3   0   0   0   0   3   20   2.45

W: Masterson, 1-0. L: Meche, 3-6. S: Papelbon, 13. H: Delcarmen, 6. H: Okajima, 10. H: JLopez, 5.

IR-S: JLopez 1-0, Delcarmen 1-1, Papelbon 3-0. HBP: by Masterson (Gload). Umpires: Home, Marvin Hudson; First, Tom Hallion; Second, Hunter Wendelstedt; Third, Brian Knight.

T: 2:50. A: 37,486 (37,400).

TIGERS 12, MARINERS 8

DETROIT - Justin Verlander struck out a season high of seven, and Edgar Renteria hit one of Detroit's four homers and matched his career high with five RBIs in the victory over Seattle.

Verlander (2-7) gave up a run and four hits and walked one in six innings, gaining his first victory in nearly a month.

Detroit 020 513 10x–12 17 3

Seattle AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Detroit AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

ISuzuki cf 4   0   3   0   .289      Granderson cf 5   2   2   3   .242

Beltre 3b 5   2   2   3   .246      Polanco 2b 5   0   3   1   .283

JoLopez 2b 3   0   0   0   .302      Sheffield dh 5   0   0   0   .180

a-Blmqist ph-2b 1   2   1   0   .171      Ordonez rf 4   2   2   1   .312

Ibanez lf 3   0   0   0   .295      Raburn lf 1   0   0   0   .258

b-Reed ph-lf 2   0   1   1   .500      MiCabrera 1b 4   2   3   0   .282

Vidro dh 5   0   2   1   .215      CGuillen 3b 4   2   2   2   .290

Sexson 1b 3   1   1   0   .203      Joyce lf-rf 3   1   0   0   .242

c-Cairo ph-1b 1   0   0   1   .182      Renteria ss 4   2   4   5   .281

Johjima c 4   0   1   0   .222      IRodriguez c 4   1   1   0   .264

Balentien rf 2   2   0   0   .212      Totals 39   12   17   12      

YBetancourt ss 4   1   2   1   .261

Totals 37   8   13   7      

a-singled for Lopez in the 8th. b-fouled out for Ibanez in the 8th. c-hit a sacrifice fly for Sexson in the 8th. E: Granderson (2), Raburn (3), Joyce (1). LOB: Seattle 7, Detroit 4. 2B: Vidro (6), Sexson (6), Granderson (4), Polanco (9), MiCabrera (9). 3B: Renteria (1). HR: CGuillen (4), off MLowe; Granderson (6), off Baek; Renteria (4), off Baek; Ordonez (7), off Baek; Beltre (9), off Verlander. RBIs: Beltre 3 (21), Reed (1), Vidro (19), Cairo (5), YBetancourt (15), Granderson 3 (15), Polanco (14), Ordonez (27), CGuillen 2 (20), Renteria 5 (23). SB: ISuzuki (21). CS: ISuzuki (2). SF: Cairo. GIDP: Cairo, IRodriguez. RLSP: Seattle 3 (Beltre, Ibanez, Johjima); Detroit 1 (MiCabrera). RA: Johjima, CGuillen, Joyce. DP: Seattle 2 (Beltre, JoLopez and Sexson), (YBetancourt and JoLopez); Detroit 1 (Polanco, Renteria and MiCabrera).

Seattle walks (4): ISuzuki, Bloomquist, Balentien 2.

Detroit walks (1): Joyce.

Seattle strikeouts (8): ISuzuki, Beltre, Ibanez 2, Vidro, Sexson 2, Balentien.

Detroit strikeouts (3): Granderson, Raburn, IRodriguez.

Seattle IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Silva(L) 4   9   7   7   1   0   72   4.91

Baek 2   6   4   4   0   0   35   6.00

MLowe 1   2   1   1   0   2   16   4.00

Rowland-Smith 1   0   0   0   0   1   16   3.15

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Verlander(W) 6   4   1   1   1   7   104   5.61

ALopez 2   5   3   2   1   0   40   2.30

Rapada 1/3   2   4   4   2   1   18   4.50

Cruceta 0   2   0   0   0   0   6   2.08

TJones(S) 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   5   4.32

W: Verlander, 2-7. L: Silva, 3-3. S: TJones, 7.

Cruceta pitched to 2 batters in the 9th. IR-S: Cruceta 2-2, TJones 2-0. WP: Baek. Umpires: Home, Alfonso Marquez; First, Andy Fletcher; Second, Mike Reilly; Third, Bob Davidson.

T: 2:49. A: 39,463 (41,070).

TWINS 11, RANGERS 4

MINNEAPOLIS - Glen Perkins (1-1) pitched six scoreless innings for his first major-league win, helping Minnesota rout Texas.

The Rangers lost their third in a row after Minnesota roughed up starter Doug Mathis (1-1) for nine runs in 21/3 innings.

Mathis made his first major-league start since the Rangers purchased his contract from triple-A Oklahoma on May 11 to replace the injured Kevin Millwood.

Alexi Casilla, Mike Lamb and Delmon Young each had two RBIs for the Twins.

Texas AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Minnesota AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Kinsler 2b 5   1   2   1   .301      CaGomez cf 4   1   1   0   .270

MiYoung ss 5   0   1   0   .280      Casilla 2b 4   1   2   2   .273

Hamilton rf 5   0   2   1   .321      Mauer c 4   2   3   1   .331

Bradley dh 4   1   1   0   .319      Morneau 1b 4   1   2   1   .304

DaMurphy lf 4   1   1   0   .279      Clark 1b 1   0   0   0   .286

MByrd cf 4   1   1   0   .190      Cuddyer rf 5   1   1   1   .225

Shelton 1b 4   0   0   0   .179      Kubel dh 2   2   1   0   .256

Sltalamacchia c 4   0   1   1   .209      DYoung lf 4   2   1   2   .283

Duran 3b 4   0   2   1   .192      Lamb 3b 3   0   2   2   .228

Totals 39   4   11   4         Everett ss 3   1   0   1   .183

Totals 34   11   13   10      

E: Kinsler (8), Sltalamacchia (2), Casilla (1). LOB: Texas 9, Minnesota 6. 2B: Mauer (10), Cuddyer (6), Kubel (5). 3B: CaGomez (3), DYoung (4). RBIs: Kinsler (22), Hamilton (51), Sltalamacchia (7), Duran (4), Casilla 2 (5), Mauer (19), Morneau (35), Cuddyer (14), DYoung 2 (14), Lamb 2 (19), Everett (7). SF: Mauer, Lamb. GIDP: CaGomez, Cuddyer. RLSP: Texas 4 (Hamilton 2, Bradley, Shelton); Minnesota 2 (Morneau, DYoung). RA: MByrd. DP: Texas 2 (Kinsler, MiYoung and Shelton), (MiYoung, Kinsler and Shelton).

Minnesota walks (5): CaGomez, Casilla, Kubel 2, Everett.

Texas strikeouts (5): MiYoung 2, Shelton 3.

Minnesota strikeouts (2): CaGomez, Casilla.

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Mathis(L) 21/3   8   9   6   4   0   70   10.13

FGerman 32/3   2   0   0   1   1   43   2.08

Rupe 2   3   2   2   0   1   32   4.23

Minnesota IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Perkins(W) 61/3   6   3   2   0   3   96   3.44

Bass 22/3   5   1   1   0   2   36   3.72

W: Perkins, 1-1. L: Mathis, 1-1. .

IR-S: FGerman 3-2, Bass 3-1. IBB: off Mathis (Kubel) 1. HBP: by Perkins (Bradley). Umpires: Home, Jim Joyce; First, Jeff Nelson; Second, Adrian Johnson; Third, Tim Tschida.

T: 2:39. A: 19,376 (46,632).