WHITE SOX 6, INDIANS 3

CLEVELAND - Orlando Cabrera's fourth hit drove in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning as the Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland, 6-3, last night, handing the Indians their ninth loss in 10 games.

Boone Logan (2-1) recorded four outs for the win and Bobby Jenks got the final three outs for his 13th save in 15 chances.

Jenks allowed two singles, then got Jhonny Peralta to hit into a double play and struck out Franklin Gutierrez to become the second-fastest reliever to notch 100 career saves, doing so in 187 games. Kazuhiro Sasaki did it in 160.

The White Sox won for the 10th time in 12 games.

Nick Swisher opened the 12th with a single off righthander Scott Elarton (0-1). Pinch-runner DeWayne Wise went to third on a single to right by Alexei Ramirez and scored on a single to right by Cabrera, who was then caught in a rundown trying for second.

After A.J. Pierzynski was intentionally walked, Ramirez scored on a grounder by Carlos Quentin and Jermaine Dye got another intentional walk. Brian Anderson then slapped an RBI double just inside the first-base line to make it 6-3.

Elarton, called up from the minors on Saturday, was making his first relief appearance in the majors since Sept. 6, 2003, when he was with Colorado.

David Dellucci and Jhonny Peralta hit solo homers in the first and fifth innings for Cleveland, but the Indians' offense continued to struggle. Cleveland came in last in the AL with a .232 average, and stranded 13 runners while going 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position.

The White Sox, next-to-last in hitting with a .243 mark entering the game, weren't much better until their winning rally.

Dellucci's fifth homer in the bottom half tied it and the Indians copied Chicago's early effort in the third when their first three batters all reached safely, but only one run scored on a single by Victor Martinez to make it 2-1.

Jim Thome homered in the sixth off fellow ex-Phillie Paul Byrd to get Chicago within 3-2. The blast was the 517th of his career, putting him three behind Frank Thomas for 18th place on the all-time list and four behind Ted Williams and Willie McCovey.

Chicago 100 001 100 003–6 17 0

Cleveland 101 010 000 000–3 12 0

Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Cleveland AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

OCabrera ss 6   2   4   1   .241      Sizemore cf 6   0   0   0   .254

Pierzynski c 5   1   3   1   .293      Dellucci dh 3   2   2   1   .228

Quentin lf 6   0   2   1   .302      a-Garko ph-dh 2   0   0   0   .233

Dye rf 5   0   0   0   .285      BFrancisco lf 6   0   1   0   .338

Thome dh 5   1   2   2   .207      VMartinez c-1b 6   0   3   1   .305

2-BAndsn pr-dh 1   0   1   1   .250      Aubrey 1b 4   0   0   0   .200

Konerko 1b 6   0   0   0   .204      1-JCarroll pr-2b 1   0   1   0   .214

Crede 3b 4   0   2   0   .264      Peralta ss 5   1   1   1   .218

Swisher cf 5   0   1   0   .205      FGutierrez rf 5   0   1   0   .234

3-Wise pr-cf 0   1   0   0   .000      Blake 3b 4   0   2   0   .221

AlRamirez 2b 5   1   2   0   .213      ACabrera 2b 3   0   1   0   .182

Totals 48   6   17   6         b-Shoppach ph-c 1   0   0   0   .219

Totals 46   3   12   3      

a-struck out for Dellucci in the 9th. b-lined out for Cabrera in the 10th.1-ran for Aubrey in the 10th. 2-ran for Thome in the 11th. 3-ran for Swisher in the 12th. LOB: Chicago 9, Cleveland 13. 2B: Cabrera (7), Anderson (5), Martinez (9). HR: Thome (10), off Byrd; Peralta (10), off Vazquez; Dellucci (5), off Vazquez. RBIs: Cabrera (12), Pierzynski (17), Quentin (44), Thome 2 (27), Anderson (9), Dellucci (15), Martinez (17), Peralta (17). SB: Anderson (1). CS: Crede (2), Gutierrez (2). S: Peralta. GIDP: Cabrera, Pierzynski, Ramirez, Peralta. RLSP: Chicago 6 (Quentin, Konerko 4, Crede); Cleveland 9 (Sizemore 3, Francisco, Aubrey, Gutierrez 2, Shoppach 2). RA: Quentin, Thome, Gutierrez. DP: Chicago 1 (Cabrera, Ramirez and Konerko); Cleveland 3 (2 by Cabrera, Peralta and Aubrey), (Peralta, Cabrera and Aubrey) .

Chicago walks (3): Pierzynski, Dye, Crede.

Cleveland walks (4): Aubrey, Gutierrez, Blake, Cabrera.

Chicago strikeouts (8): Cabrera, Pierzynski, Quentin, Dye 3, Konerko, Ramirez.

Cleveland strikeouts (11): Sizemore 2, Garko 2, Francisco 2, Aubrey, Peralta 2, Gutierrez, ACabrera.

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   JVazquez 6   9   3   3   2   2   103   3.52   Dotel 12/3   1   0   0   0   3   27   3.48   Thornton 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   4   3.57   Linebrink 1   0   0   0   0   2   14   1.17   Masset 2/3   0   0   0   2   0   17   3.38   Logan (W) 11/3   0   0   0   0   2   25   2.65   Jenks (S) 1   2   0   0   0   1   9   1.69

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   PByrd 62/3   10   3   3   1   1   80   4.10   RPerez (BS) 11/3   1   0   0   0   3   26   3.09   RBetancourt 2   1   0   0   0   3   22   5.66   Borowski 1   1   0   0   0   1   16   12.00   Elarton (L) 1   4   3   3   2   0   18   27.00   W: Logan, 2-1. L: Elarton, 0-1. S: Jenks, 13. BS: RPerez, 3.

IR-S: Thornton 2-0, Logan 2-0, RPerez 1-1. IBB: off Elarton (Dye) 1, off Elarton (Pierzynski) 1, off Masset (Blake) 1. HBP: by JVazquez (Dellucci). WP: Dotel. PB–VMartinez. Umpires: Home, Paul Nauert; First, James Hoye; Second, Brian O'Nora; Third, Gerry Davis.

T: 4:02. A: 31,006 (43,545).

BLUE JAYS 7, ROYALS 2

TORONTO - Toronto defeated Kansas City to complete its first four-game sweep of the Royals.

Toronto outscored the Royals by 23-4 in the series as it extended Kansas City's losing streak to eight - the Royals' longest since Sept. 17-26, 2006.

Gregg Zaun and Marco Scutaro both homered for Toronto as Shaun Marcum won for the first time in four starts. The Blue Jays have won 11 of their last 14.

Toronto centerfielder Alex Rios threw out a runner at the plate for the second straight game. Rios, who erased Jose Guillen on Sunday, nailed Alex Gordon trying to come home from second on Mark Teahen's single in the eighth.

Kansas City 000 002 000–2 7 1

Toronto 040 021 00x–7 9 1

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

DeJesus lf 3   0   0   0   .270      SStewart lf 4   0   1   0   .265

Grudzielank 2b 5   0   0   0   .290      Inglett 2b 4   1   0   0   .268

AGordon 3b 3   1   2   0   .287      AHill 2b 0   0   0   0   .267

JGuillen dh 3   0   0   0   .249      Rios cf 4   0   2   2   .263

Butler 1b 4   1   1   0   .261      Rolen 3b 4   1   1   0   .302

Teahen rf 4   0   2   1   .249      Stairs dh 3   0   0   0   .279

Olivo c 3   0   1   1   .292      Overbay 1b 4   1   1   1   .286

Pena ss 3   0   0   0   .162      Scutaro ss 3   2   2   1   .263

a-EGerman ph 1   0   0   0   .139      Wilkerson rf 2   0   0   1   .205

Gathright cf 4   0   1   0   .256      Zaun c 3   2   2   2   .264

Totals 33   2   7   2         Totals 31   7   9   7      

a-struck out for Pena in the 9th. E: Butler (1), Inglett (1). LOB: K.C. 9, Toronto 2. 2B: Rios (11), Rolen (11), Zaun (6). HR: Scutaro (2), off Tomko; Zaun (2), off Tomko. RBIs: Teahen (13), Olivo (20), Rios 2 (22), Overbay (18), Scutaro (17), Wilkerson (13), Zaun 2 (8). SB: Olivo (2), Rios (11), Scutaro (4). SF: Olivo, Wilkerson. GIDP: Rios, Overbay. RLSP: K.C. 5 (Grudzielanek 2, Olivo 2, Pena); Toronto 2 (Stairs 2). RA: DeJesus. DP: K.C. 2 (Pena, Grudzielanek and Butler), (Soria, Pena and Butler).

K.C. walks (1): DeJesus.

Toronto walks (1): Stairs.

K.C. strikeouts (8): Grudzielanek 3, AGordon, Teahen, Olivo, Pena, EGerman.

Toronto strikeouts (5): SStewart, Rolen 2, Stairs 2.

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Tomko (L) 6   8   7   6   0   4   107   6.11

Peralta 1   1   0   0   0   0   10   5.40

Soria 1   0   0   0   1   1   15   0.93

Toronto IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Marcum (W) 71/3   5   2   1   1   6   99   2.64

Carlson 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   1   1.74

Frasor 11/3   1   0   0   0   2   23   3.63

W: Marcum, 5-3. L: Tomko, 2-6. .

IR-S: Carlson 2-0, Frasor 2-0. HBP: by Marcum (JGuillen), by Marcum (AGordon), by Marcum (DeJesus). WP: Marcum. Umpires: Home, Sam Holbrook; First, Scott Barry; Second, Bruce Dreckman; Third, Brian Gorman.

T: 2:32. A: 23,157 (49,539).

ORIOLES 6, YANKEES 1

BALTIMORE - Garrett Olson outpitched fellow rookie Darrell Rasner as Baltimore ended New York's five-game winning streak.

Nick Markakis went 3 for 4 with a home run, and Aubrey Huff also homered for the Orioles, who snapped a five-game skid that began with successive defeats in New York.

Rasner (3-1) had won each of his three starts since being recalled from the minors May 4, and yesterday's game was a rematch of five days earlier, when both pitched at Yankee Stadium. In that game, an 8-0 New York victory, Rasner threw seven scoreless innings.

This time it was Olson (4-1) who excelled, not allowing a hit after the third inning. He struck out seven.

Baltimore 000 001 50x–6 9 0

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

Damon lf 4   0   1   0   .265      BRoberts 2b 3   1   0   0   .258

Jeter ss 3   0   0   0   .282      Mora 3b 4   1   1   1   .239

Abreu rf 4   0   0   0   .288      Markakis rf 4   2   3   2   .258

ARodriguez 3b 2   0   0   0   .289      Huff dh 4   1   2   3   .246

Matsui dh 4   1   3   0   .331      Scott lf 3   0   0   0   .250

SDuncan 1b 4   0   0   0   .164      Payton lf 0   0   0   0   .237

Cano 2b 4   0   0   0   .224      Millar 1b 4   0   1   0   .236

Moeller c 2   0   1   1   .265      RHernandez c 4   1   1   0   .215

MlCabrera cf 4   0   0   0   .249      AJones cf 4   0   1   0   .253

Totals 31   1   5   1         Bynum ss 3   0   0   0   .234

Totals 33   6   9   6      

LOB: New York 8, Baltimore 5. 2B: Matsui (9), Markakis (6), Huff (11). HR: Huff (8), off Veras; Markakis (9), off Rasner. RBIs: Moeller (8), Mora (25), Markakis 2 (24), Huff 3 (28). SB: Jeter (3), Rodriguez (3). RLSP: New York 3 (Rodriguez, SDuncan, Cabrera); Baltimore 4 (Huff, Millar, Bynum 2). RA: Cano.

N.Y. walks (4): Jeter, Rodriguez 2, Moeller.

Baltimore walks (2): Roberts, Scott.

N.Y. strikeouts (8): Damon, Jeter 2, Abreu, Duncan 2, Cano, Moeller.

Baltimore strikeouts (6): Scott, RHernandez, AJones 2, Bynum 2.

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Rasner (L) 6   5   1   1   1   3   98   1.80

Hawkins 2/3   2   3   3   1   2   20   6.08

Veras 11/3   2   2   2   0   1   19   4.50

Baltimore IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Olson (W) 7   3   0   0   4   7   107   4.09

Bradford 1   0   0   0   0   1   14   2.70

JWalker 1   2   1   1   0   0   12   4.20

W: Olson, 4-1. L: Rasner, 3-1. IR-S: Veras 2-2. HBP: by Olson (Moeller). Umpires: Home, Lance Barksdale; First, Doug Eddings; Second, Ted Barrett; Third, Dana DeMuth.

T: 2:46. A: 34,928 (48,290).

RAYS 7, RANGERS 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Scott Kazmir won his fourth straight start, striking out 10 in seven innings to lead first-place Tampa Bay over Texas.

Kazmir (4-1) retired his first 10 batters, seven on strikeouts, before Michael Young singled with one out in the fourth. Kazmir allowed one run and three hits, striking out the side in the first and third innings. He has given up two runs over 26 innings during his streak.

Eric Hinske hit a three-run homer for the 31-20 Rays, who are 11 games over .500 for the first time in the franchise's mediocre history.

Texas AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Tampa Bay AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Kinsler 2b 3   1   1   3   .292      Iwamura 2b 4   1   2   0   .267

MiYoung ss 4   0   1   0   .280      Crawford lf 5   1   1   0   .280

Hamilton cf 4   0   0   0   .327      Upton cf 4   0   2   2   .308

Bradley dh 4   0   0   0   .325      CPena 1b 4   0   3   1   .238

DaMurphy lf 3   0   0   0   .286      Longoria 3b 4   1   1   0   .247

Shelton 1b 3   0   0   0   .228      CFloyd dh 5   1   1   0   .255

Laird c 3   0   0   0   .267      Navarro c 4   1   3   1   .369

MByrd rf 3   1   1   0   .213      Hinske rf 4   1   2   3   .257

RVazquez 3b 3   1   2   0   .366      Gross rf 1   0   0   0   .228

Totals 30   3   5   3         Bartlett ss 4   1   1   0   .247

Totals 39   7   16   7      

LOB: Texas 1, Tampa Bay 15. 2B: Vazquez 2 (9), Pena (5), Navarro (8). HR: Kinsler (7), off Glover; Hinske (9), off Ponson. RBIs: Kinsler 3 (31), Upton 2 (31), Pena (30), Navarro (18), Hinske 3 (25). CS: RVazquez (1). SF: Kinsler, Upton. RLSP: Tampa Bay 8 (Upton 2, Longoria, CFloyd 3, Hinske 2). RA: Crawford.

Tampa Bay walks (6): Iwamura 2, Pena, Longoria, Navarro, Bartlett.

Texas strikeouts (12): Kinsler, MiYoung, Hamilton, Bradley 3, DaMurphy, Shelton, Laird 2, MByrd, RVazquez.

Tampa Bay strikeouts (1): Longoria.

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Ponson (L) 5   12   5   5   3   1   94   3.63

Rupe 3   4   2   2   3   0   61   4.40

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Kazmir (W) 7   3   1   1   0   10   95   1.50

AReyes 1   0   0   0   0   1   17   4.35

Glover 1/3   2   2   2   0   0   8   5.52

TMiller 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   8   3.71

W: Kazmir, 4-1. L: Ponson, 3-1. Umpires: Home, Chris Guccione; First, Tim Welke; Second, Chuck Meriwether; Third, Bill Welke.

T: 2:43. A: 12,174 (36,048).