NEW YORK - Scott Feldman pitched into the seventh inning to win his third consecutive start, and the Texas Rangers cooled off the New York Yankees with a 4-2 victory last night.

Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus each had two hits for Texas, which leapfrogged New York for the best record in the American League. Feldman (5-0) allowed two runs, one earned, and five hits in 61/3 innings.

Jorge Posada homered for the second straight day for New York, which had won five of six and 16 of 20.

Andy Pettitte (5-2), who left his previous start with a stiff back, looked shaky in his five-inning outing.

The Yankees were without first baseman Mark Teixeira, scratched with a bruised right ankle. Teixeira was injured when he made a hard slide into Andrus to break up a double play in New York's 12-3 victory Tuesday night.

C.J. Wilson replaced Feldman with a runner on first in the seventh and got Brett Gardner to ground into a fielder's choice before Derek Jeter took a called third strike to end the inning. Wilson then worked the eighth before Frank Francisco got three outs for his 12th save in 12 opportunities.

Feldman, Wilson, and Francisco skillfully adhered to the scouting report on Yankee Stadium, keeping the ball down at New York's cozy new home. Hideki Matsui's fly ball to center for the second out in the ninth was the only putout by a Rangers outfielder.

Texas 310 000 000–4 9 2

New York 100 000 100–2 6 1

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

Kinsler 2b 3   1   2   1   .282      Jeter ss 4   0   0   0   .313

M.Young 3b 4   0   1   0   .332      Swisher 1b 3   1   2   0   .244

An.Jones dh 5   1   1   0   .278      Damon lf 3   0   0   0   .296

N.Cruz rf 2   1   1   1   .297      A.Rodriguez 3b 4   0   1   1   .250

Dav.Murphy lf 3   0   1   0   .240      Cano 2b 4   0   0   0   .305

Byrd cf 4   0   0   1   .295      Posada c 4   1   2   1   .320

C.Davis 1b 4   0   1   1   .191      H.Matsui dh 4   0   0   0   .261

Saltlamacchia c 4   0   0   0   .248      Me.Cabrera rf 4   0   1   0   .313

Andrus ss 3   1   2   0   .285      Gardner cf 2   0   0   0   .265

Totals 32   4   9   4         Totals 32   2   6   2      

E: Feldman (2), Andrus (8), Pettitte (1). LOB: Texas 8, New York 6. 2B: Swisher (12). HR: Posada (8), off Feldman. RBIs: Kinsler (40), N.Cruz (40), Byrd (25), C.Davis (24), A.Rodriguez (21), Posada (26). SB: Andrus 2 (9), Gardner (11). CS: Kinsler (2). RLSP: Texas 5 (An.Jones 2, Saltalamacchia, Dav.Murphy 2); New York 3 (A.Rodriguez 2, Cano). RA: Jeter. GIDP: M.Young, An.Jones, A.Rodriguez, Me.Cabrera. DP: Texas 2 (Feldman, Andrus, C.Davis), (M.Young, C.Davis); New York 2 (Cano, Jeter, Swisher), (Jeter, Cano, Swisher).

Texas walks (7): Kinsler 2, M.Young, N.Cruz 2, Dav.Murphy, Andrus.

New York walks (3): Swisher, Damon, Gardner.

Texas strikeouts (10): M.Young 2, An.Jones, Byrd 2, C.Davis, Saltalamacchia 3, Andrus.

New York strikeouts (8): Jeter 2, Swisher, Damon, A.Rodriguez 2, Posada, H.Matsui.

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Feldman (W) 61/3   5   2   2   3   5   98   3.79

C.Wilson (H) 12/3   1   0   0   0   2   27   2.82

F.Francisco (S) 1   0   0   0   0   1   11   0.46

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Pettitte (L) 5   7   4   4   6   6   104   4.33

Tomko 3   2   0   0   0   3   39   2.16

D.Robertson 1   0   0   0   1   1   16   2.16

W: Feldman, 5-0. L: Pettitte, 5-2. S: Francisco, 12. H: Wilson, 4.

IR-S: C.Wilson 1-0. Umpires: Home, Hunter Wendelstedt; first, Brian Knight; second, Dana DeMuth; third, Doug Eddings.

T: 3:00. A: 44,452 (52,325).

Angels 8, Blue Jays 1

TORONTO - Jered Weaver had a career-high 10 strikeouts, Bobby Abreu homered, and Los Angeles beat Toronto.

Chone Figgins had three hits, drove in a run, and scored twice for the Angels, who finished with seven extra-base hits.

Weaver (5-2) allowed one run and three hits in seven innings to win back-to-back starts for the first time this season.

Casey Janssen (1-2) allowed five runs and seven hits in four innings. He came in 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two career starts against the Angels, but his scoreless streak ended after just two batters. Figgins led off with a single and scored when Abreu homered.

Los Angeles 301 100 030–8 13 0

Toronto 000 010 000–1 5 1

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

Figgins 3b 5   2   3   1   .303      Scutaro ss 4   0   1   0   .298

Abreu rf 5   1   2   4   .297      A.Hill 2b 4   0   0   0   .322

Guerrero dh 4   1   2   0   .262      Rios rf 3   0   0   0   .272

K.Morales 1b 5   0   1   1   .283      V.Wells cf 4   0   0   0   .257

J.Rivera lf 4   0   0   1   .302      Lind lf 4   1   3   0   .296

M.Izturis 2b 5   1   2   0   .269      Rolen 3b 4   0   0   0   .301

Matthews Jr. cf 5   0   1   0   .259      Overbay 1b 2   0   1   1   .278

Mathis c 2   1   0   0   .227      Millar dh 3   0   0   0   .268

E.Aybar ss 4   2   2   1   .286      Barajas c 3   0   0   0   .285

Totals 39   8   13   8         Totals 31   1   5   1      

E: Rolen (5). LOB: Los Angeles 8, Toronto 5. 2B: Figgins 2 (9), Abreu (9), Guerrero (3), Matthews Jr. (5), E.Aybar (9), Lind 2 (18), Overbay (13). HR: Abreu (2), off Janssen. RBIs: Figgins (13), Abreu 4 (25), K.Morales (32), J.Rivera (20), E.Aybar (13), Overbay (24). SB: Rios (5). CS: Mathis (1). SF: J.Rivera. RLSP: Los Angeles 4 (M.Izturis, Abreu, Figgins, Guerrero); Toronto 3 (V.Wells, Barajas, Millar). RA: Abreu, K.Morales. GIDP: A.Hill. DP: Los Angeles 1 (Figgins, M.Izturis, K.Morales).

Los Angeles walks (2): Guerrero, Mathis.

Toronto walks (2): Rios, Overbay.

Los Angeles strikeouts (8): Figgins, Guerrero, K.Morales, J.Rivera 2, Matthews, Mathis, E.Aybar.

Toronto strikeouts (11): Scutaro 2, A.Hill 2, Rios 2, V.Wells 2, Lind, Rolen, Overbay.

Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Jered Weaver (W) 7   3   1   1   2   10   107   2.26

Bulger 1   1   0   0   0   0   5   4.43

Arredondo 1   1   0   0   0   1   13   5.09

Toronto IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Janssen (L) 4   7   5   5   1   2   69   5.82

Camp 3   2   0   0   1   4   37   4.50

Carlson 1   3   3   1   0   1   27   5.00

B.J.Ryan 1   1   0   0   0   1   12   8.03

W: Weaver, 5-2. L: Janssen, 1-2.

HBP: by Janssen (Mathis). Umpires: Home, Angel Hernandez; first, Bill Welke; second, Tim Welke; third, Jim Reynolds.

T: 2:36. A: 17,127 (49,539).

Rays 9, Royals 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Jeff Niemann took a perfect game into the fifth inning and wound up with a two-hitter, and Ben Zobrist hit a grand slam to help lead Tampa Bay over Kansas City.

Niemann (5-4) retired his first 14 batters before Mark Teahen lined a two-out single to center in the fifth. The right-hander struck out a career-high nine in his first complete game.

Kansas City closer Joakim Soria got two outs in the eighth in his first outing since being sidelined May 7 with a right rotator cuff strain.

The Royals have lost six in a row and 11 of 13.

Kansas City 000 000 000 – 0 2 2

Tampa Bay 130 410 00x – 9 11 0

Kansas City AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Tampa Bay AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Maier cf 4   0   0   0   .259      B.Upton cf 4   1   2   2   .218

Callaspo 2b 4   0   1   0   .299      Crawford lf 3   2   2   0   .324

Butler 1b 4   0   0   0   .278      Kapler lf 1   0   0   0   .176

Jacobs dh 3   0   0   0   .238      W.Aybar 3b-1b 3   1   1   0   .260

J.Guillen rf 3   0   0   0   .263      C.Pena 1b 4   1   1   1   .228

Teahen 3b 2   0   1   0   .281      a-Dillon ph-3b 1   0   0   0   .182

Hulett 3b 1   0   0   0   .000      Zobrist 2b 4   1   1   4   .303

DeJesus lf 2   0   0   0   .235      Joyce rf 4   0   0   0   .286

Olivo c 2   0   0   0   .246      Gross dh 4   1   2   0   .256

B.Pena c 1   0   0   0   .250      Navarro c 4   1   1   1   .208

Pena Jr. ss 3   0   0   0   .059      Brignac ss 4   1   1   0   .231

Totals 29   0   2   0         Totals 36   9   11   8      

a-popped out for C.Pena in the 8th. E: Butler (2), Hulett (1). LOB: Kansas City 3, Tampa Bay 8. 2B: B.Upton (10), C.Pena (10). HR: Zobrist (10), off Bannister; Navarro (3), off Mahay. RBIs: B.Upton 2 (11), C.Pena (42), Zobrist 4 (32), Navarro (12). SB: B.Upton (17), Crawford 2 (33), Joyce (1). RLSP: Kansas City 1 (Olivo); Tampa Bay 4 (Joyce, Navarro, C.Pena 2).

Kansas City walk (1): DeJesus.

Tampa Bay walks (5): B.Upton, Crawford, W.Aybar 2, Zobrist.

Kansas City strikeouts (9): Callaspo, Butler, Jacobs 2, J.Guillen 2, Teahen, DeJesus, Pena.

Tampa Bay strikeouts (7): B.Upton, Kapler, Zobrist, Joyce, Gross, Brignac 2.

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Bannister (L) 32/3   9   8   8   3   2   90   4.80

Mahay 11/3   2   1   1   2   2   33   4.26

Ho.Ramirez 1   0   0   0   0   0   11   6.53

Farnsworth 1   0   0   0   0   1   11   3.38

Soria 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   13   1.93

R.Colon 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   4   4.91

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Niemann (W) 9   2   0   0   1   9   100   3.77

W: Niemann, 5-4. L: Bannister, 4-3.

IR-S: R.Colon 1-0. WP: Bannister 2. Umpires: Home, Larry Vanover; first, Dan Iassogna; second, Sam Holbrook; third, Charlie Reliford. T: 2:36. A: 15,256 (36,973).

Red Sox 10, Tigers 5

DETROIT - Josh Beckett did not allow a hit until there were two outs in the seventh inning, and David Ortiz hit a three-run double, leading Boston over Detroit.

The Red Sox, though, lost Kevin Youkilis to a freak injury in the eighth inning. Youkilis was stretching for a throw at first when Josh Anderson appeared to step on the back of his right ankle.

Beckett (6-2) gave up a single to Curtis Granderson with two outs in the seventh to end the no-hit bid.

Boston 200 020 060 – 10 13 3

Detroit 000 000 050 – 5 3 1

Boston AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Detroit AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Pedroia 2b 5   2   2   0   .327      Thomas lf 5   1   0   0   .258

J.Drew rf 3   2   1   2   .255      Polanco 2b 3   0   0   0   .251

Kotsay rf-1b 1   0   0   0   .000      Ordonez rf 2   0   0   0   .276

Youkilis 1b 3   1   2   1   .365      a-JAndrsn ph-rf 2   1   0   0   .260

Baldelli rf 1   0   1   0   .261      Mi.Cabrera 1b 4   1   0   0   .351

Bay lf 4   1   1   0   .285      Granderson cf 4   0   2   3   .272

Lowell 3b 5   0   1   0   .298      Larish dh 4   0   0   0   .231

Lugo ss 0   0   0   0   .276      Inge 3b 3   0   1   0   .270

D.Ortiz dh 4   1   1   2   .187      1-Sntiago pr-3b 0   1   0   0   .296

Varitek c 4   1   1   2   .248      Laird c 2   1   0   0   .226

Ellsbury cf 4   1   2   0   .312      Everett ss 4   0   0   0   .274

N.Green ss-3b 4   1   1   2   .288      Totals 33   5   3   3      

Totals 38   10   13   9      

a-reached on error for Ordonez in the 8th.1-ran for Inge in the 8th. E: Lowell (6), N.Green (9), Pedroia (4), Galarraga (1). LOB: Boston 4, Detroit 7. 2B: Youkilis (14), D.Ortiz (14), Varitek (11), N.Green (11), Inge (7). 3B: Granderson (2). HR: J.Drew (8), off Galarraga. RBIs: J.Drew 2 (26), Youkilis (33), D.Ortiz 2 (20), Varitek 2 (24), N.Green 2 (17), Granderson 3 (33). SB: Pedroia (9), Youkilis (2). RLSP: Boston 1 (D.Ortiz); Detroit 5 (Mi.Cabrera, Larish 2, J.Anderson 2). RA: Pedroia, Ordonez. GIDP: Lowell. DP: Detroit 2 (Inge, Mi.Cabrera), (Polanco).

Boston walks (3): J.Drew, Youkilis, Bay.

Detroit walks (4): Polanco, Ordonez, Santiago, Laird.

Boston strikeouts (3): Lowell, Varitek, N.Green.

Detroit strikeouts (10): Thomas 2, Polanco, Mi.Cabrera, Granderson, Larish 2, Inge 2, Laird.

Boston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Beckett (W) 72/3   2   3   0   2   9   119   4.09

D.Bard 1/3   1   2   0   0   0   16   1.04

Saito 1   0   0   0   2   1   32   2.84

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Galarraga (L) 7   6   4   3   2   2   98   5.31

Miner 1/3   3   4   4   1   1   24   5.70

N.Robertson 2/3   3   2   2   0   0   22   5.17

Seay 1   1   0   0   0   0   16   5.17

W: Beckett, 6-2. L: Galarraga, 3-6.

IR-S: D.Bard 2-2, N.Robertson 3-3. HBP: by Beckett (Laird), by Saito (Polanco). Umpires: Home, Bob Davidson; first, Jeff Nelson; second, Mark Carlson; third, Tim Tschida.

T: 3:09. A: 29,240 (41,255).

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Athletics 5, White Sox 3

CHICAGO - Bobby Crosby and Landon Powell hit back-to-back homers, Jason Giambi also connected, and Oakland beat Chicago.

Former Phillies prospect Joshua Outman (3-0) earned the win, allowing seven hits and three runs - two earned - over 62/3 innings.

Paul VI graduate Andrew Bailey got five outs for his third save in six chances.

Chicago starter Clayton Richard (2-1) gave up seven hits and five runs and surrendered all three of Oakland's home runs. Crosby and Powell hit Richard's first two pitches of the fourth inning over the fence in left-center to give Oakland a 4-2 lead.

Oakland 020 210 000–5 7 1

Chicago 200 100 000–3 7 0

Oakland AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

O.Cabrera ss 4   0   0   0   .229      Podsednik lf 4   0   1   0   .286

Kennedy 2b 3   0   0   0   .348      Al.Ramirez ss 3   1   1   0   .249

Cust dh 4   0   0   0   .247      Dye rf 4   1   1   2   .284

Holliday lf 3   1   0   0   .274      Thome dh 3   0   0   0   .252

Giambi 1b 4   1   1   1   .219      Konerko 1b 4   1   1   0   .297

Hannahan 3b 0   0   0   0   .179      Fields 3b 4   0   2   0   .244

Crosby 3b-1b 3   2   1   1   .205      Bri.Anderson cf 2   0   0   0   .263

Powell c 4   1   2   2   .213      Wise cf 2   0   0   0   .161

Cunningham rf 4   0   1   1   .125      R.Castro c 3   0   0   0   .244

R.Davis cf 3   0   2   0   .182      J.Nix 2b 3   0   1   0   .226

Totals 32   5   7   5         Totals 32   3   7   2      

E: Kennedy (5). LOB: Oakland 5, Chicago 4. 2B: Podsednik (5). HR: Crosby (2), off Richard; Powell (2), off Richard; Giambi (7), off Richard; Dye (14), off Outman. RBIs: Giambi (24), Crosby (11), Powell 2 (13), Cunningham (2), Dye 2 (37). SB: R.Davis (6). CS: Kennedy (2), R.Davis (3). RLSP: Oakland 3 (Kennedy 2, O.Cabrera); Chicago 2 (Dye, R.Castro). GI DP: Bri.Anderson. DP: Oakland 2 (O.Cabrera, Giambi), (Crosby, Kennedy, Giambi).

Oakland walks (5): O.Cabrera, Kennedy, Holliday, Crosby, R.Davis.

Chicago walks (2): Al.Ramirez, Thome.

Oakland strikeouts (6): Cust 3, Giambi, Powell, Cunningham.

Chicago strikeouts (4): Dye, Konerko, Fields, Wise.

Oakland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Outman (W) 62/3   7   3   2   1   2   113   3.02

Wuertz (H) 2/3   0   0   0   1   0   14   2.52

A.Bailey (S) 12/3   0   0   0   0   2   15   2.12

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Richard (L) 51/3   7   5   5   4   4   94   3.97

Dotel 2/3   0   0   0   1   1   12   1.00

Gobble 11/3   0   0   0   0   1   17   7.88

Carrasco 12/3   0   0   0   0   0   14   2.34

W: Outman, 3-0. L: Richard, 2-1. S: Bailey, 3. H: Wuertz, 6.

IR-S: A.Bailey 1-0. Umpires: Home, Jerry Crawford; first, Dan Bellino; second, Phil Cuzzi; third, Tom Hallion.

T: 2:33. A: 23,207 (40,615).

Indians 10, Twins 1

MINNEAPOLIS - Cleveland gave Cliff Lee the run support he needed for once, and the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner cruised through eight innings to spur ailing Cleveland past Minnesota.

Lee (3-6) turned in his 10th straight quality start, picking up only his second victory since April 16. The lefthander was handed just 30 runs over his first 11 appearances from the third-highest scoring team in the league.

Jhonny Peralta's three-run homer against rookie Anthony Swarzak (1-2) was the big hit, part of a two-out, five-run surge in the third inning.

Cleveland 005 100 022 – 10 15 1

Minnesota 000 000 100 – 1 7 1

Cleveland AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Minnesota AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

B.Francisco cf 5   2   2   1   .269      Span rf 4   0   2   0   .308

J.Carroll 3b 6   1   2   1   .302      Mauer c 4   0   1   0   .425

V.Martinez 1b 5   1   2   2   .352      Morneau 1b 4   0   0   0   .338

Gimenez 1b 0   0   0   0   ---      Crede 3b 4   0   0   0   .232

Choo lf 4   1   1   1   .298      Kubel dh 2   1   1   0   .311

Jh.Peralta ss 5   1   3   3   .269      a-Tolbert ph 0   0   0   0   .189

DeRosa rf 5   1   2   0   .265      B.Harris ss 3   0   1   0   .282

Garko dh 4   1   1   0   .250      Delm.Young lf 4   0   1   0   .231

Valbuena 2b 5   2   1   0   .196      Gomez cf 3   0   1   1   .217

Shoppach c 3   0   1   2   .210      A.Casilla 2b 3   0   0   0   .163

Totals 42   10   15   10         Totals 31   1   7   1      

E: Cl.Lee (1), A.Casilla (4). LOB: Cleveland 10, Minnesota 6. 2B: B.Francisco (12), V.Martinez (16), Shoppach (5). HR: Jh.Peralta (2), off Swarzak. RBIs: B.Francisco (21), J.Carroll (3), V.Martinez 2 (40), Choo (32), Jh.Peralta 3 (24), Shoppach 2 (14), Gomez (4). SF: B.Francisco. RLSP: Cleveland 5 (V.Martinez, J.Carroll 2, Jh.Peralta 2); Minnesota 2 (Span 2). RA: B.Francisco, A.Casilla. GIDP: Morneau, B.Harris, Delm.Young. DP: Cleveland 4 (B.Francisco, V.Martinez), (J.Carroll, Jh.Peralta, V.Martinez), (Valbuena, Jh.Peralta, V.Martinez), (Jh.Peralta, Valbuena, Gimenez).

Cleveland walk (1): Choo.

Minnesota walks (2): Tolbert, B.Harris.

Cleveland strikeouts (10): B.Francisco, J.Carroll 2, V.Martinez 2, Choo, Jh.Peralta, Garko, Valbuena 2.

Minnesota strikeouts (6): Span, Crede 2, Delm.Young 2, Gomez.

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Cliff Lee (W) 8   7   1   1   1   5   106   2.96

R.Perez 1   0   0   0   1   1   11   13.50

Minnesota IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Swarzak (L) 4   9   6   6   0   3   83   4.76

Dickey 2   0   0   0   0   3   26   3.06

Ayala 12/3   3   2   0   0   2   35   4.07

Crain 11/3   3   2   2   1   2   35   7.88

W: Lee, 3-6. L: Swarzak, 1-2.

IR-S: Crain 2-0. HBP: by Lee (Kubel), by Dickey (Garko, Shoppach), by Ayala (Shoppach). Umpires: Home, Chad Fairchild; first, Joe West; second, Paul Nauert; third, Paul Schrieber.

T: 2:53. A: 29,336 (46,632).