BOSTON - Josh Beckett allowed only an infield hit in six innings, and David Ortiz hit his third homer of the year to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 7-0 victory over the New York Yankees last night.

The Red Sox improved to 6-0 against the Yankees franchise for the first time since 1912, when they beat the Highlanders in 14 straight - including the first game in Fenway Park.

Beckett (7-2) struck out eight and walked two before leaving with a 6-0 lead after six innings, having thrown 93 pitches. The only hit he allowed was Robinson Cano's fourth-inning grounder to the left of second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who dove to come up with the ball but could not make the throw that had little chance of getting the batter anyway.

It was ruled a base hit by official scorer Mike Shalin.

Beckett struck out Jorge Posada to end the inning, then retired the last six batters he faced, fanning three, for his third consecutive victory. Only three batters hit the ball out of the infield against him.

A.J. Burnett (4-3) allowed three earned runs on five walks and five hits before leaving with two outs in the third and taking out his frustrations on a dugout watercooler. He gave up Ortiz's two-run shot to center in Boston's four-run second, when Alex Rodriguez double-clutched on a grounder for an error.

Burnett walked Mike Lowell to start the inning, then Ortiz hit a 2-2 pitch over the high center-field wall about 400 feet from home plate. It was the second homer in three games for the struggling slugger, who hit 54 in 2006 but has been moved from third to sixth in the lineup as he tries to pull his batting average above .200.

Burnett struck out Jason Varitek, but Mark Kotsay walked and Nick Green hit the ball to third base that handcuffed Rodriguez. Pedroia grounded out before J.D. Drew doubled in two runs. Green's RBI double in the third made the score 4-0 and chased Burnett.

New York 000 000 000 – 0 2 1

Boston 041 100 10x – 7 9 0

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

Jeter ss 3   0   0   0   .302      Pedroia 2b 4   0   0   0   .312

Damon dh 4   0   0   0   .294      J.Drew rf 5   0   1   2   .259

Teixeira 1b 2   0   0   0   .284      Youkilis 1b 4   1   2   0   .353

A.Rodriguez 3b 4   0   0   0   .238      Bay lf 3   0   1   0   .278

Cano 2b 4   0   1   0   .300      Lowell 3b 3   1   1   1   .296

Posada c 2   0   0   0   .292      D.Ortiz dh 4   1   1   2   .198

Swisher lf 3   0   0   0   .253      Varitek c 3   1   0   0   .242

Me.Cabrera rf 3   0   0   0   .292      Kotsay cf 3   1   1   0   .300

Gardner cf 3   0   1   0   .267      N.Green ss 4   2   2   2   .279

Totals 28   0   2   0         Totals 33   7   9   7      

E: A.Rodriguez (4). LOB: New York 5, Boston 10. 2B: J.Drew (12), N.Green (12). 3B: Bay (2). HR: D.Ortiz (3), off A.Burnett; N.Green (2), off Veras. RBIs: J.Drew 2 (29), Lowell (38), D.Ortiz 2 (24), N.Green 2 (19). SB: Youkilis (3). CS: Lowell (1). RLSP: New York 2 (Posada, Damon); Boston 8 (Bay 2, Pedroia 2, Varitek, J.Drew, D.Ortiz, Lowell). RA: Pedroia, Lowell. GIDP: Damon. DP: Boston 1 (Pedroia, N.Green, Youkilis).

New York walks (4): Jeter, Teixeira 2, Posada.

Boston walks (7): Pedroia, Youkilis, Bay, Lowell 2, Varitek, Kotsay.

New York strikeouts (9): Damon, Teixeira, A.Rodriguez, Cano, Posada 2, Swisher, Me.Cabrera 2.

Boston strikeouts (4): J.Drew 2, Youkilis, Varitek.

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

A.Burnett (L) 22/3   5   5   3   5   1   84   4.89

Tomko 21/3   2   1   1   2   1   47   2.53

Veras 2   1   1   1   0   0   29   6.46

D.Robertson 1   1   0   0   0   2   19   1.86

Boston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Beckett (W) 6   1   0   0   2   8   94   3.77

Delcarmen 11/3   1   0   0   2   0   27   1.07

R.Ramirez 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   4   1.27

D.Bard 1   0   0   0   0   1   10   0.82

W: Beckett, 7-2. L: Burnett, 4-3.

IR-S: Tomko 2-0, R.Ramirez 2-0. HBP: by Veras (Bay). WP: Tomko. PB: Posada. Umpires: Home, Mike Everitt; first, Gerry Davis; second, James Hoye; third, C.B. Bucknor.

T: 3:04. A: 37,883 (37,373).

Orioles 3, Mariners 1

BALTIMORE - Rookie Brad Bergesen pitched eight innings of five-hit ball, Nolan Reimold homered and had two RBIs, and Baltimore beat Seattle to end a five-game losing streak.

Making his 10th start since being recalled from triple-A Norfolk on April 21, Bergesen (3-2) set career marks for fewest runs allowed and most strikeouts (six). The righthander issue a walk and allowed only one runner past first base.

George Sherrill earned his 12th save despite giving up an RBI single to Jose Lopez in the ninth.

Baltimore was coming off a 1-5 road trip in which it was outscored, 32-10, a slide that included two losses in three games in Seattle.

Ichiro Suzuki had two hits for the Mariners, who had won seven of 10.

Seattle 000 000 001 – 1 7 1

Baltimore 100 011 00x – 3 9 0

Seattle AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Baltimore AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

I.Suzuki rf 4   0   2   0   .359      B.Roberts 2b 4   1   1   0   .279

Branyan 1b 4   0   1   0   .320      Markakis rf 3   0   1   0   .287

Beltre 3b 4   1   1   0   .246      Ad.Jones cf 4   0   0   1   .340

Griffey Jr. dh 4   0   0   0   .213      A.Huff 1b 4   1   1   0   .263

Jo.Lopez 2b 4   0   1   1   .236      Mora 3b 4   0   0   0   .259

En.Chavez lf 3   0   1   0   .272      Scott dh 4   0   1   0   .317

a-Balentien ph 1   0   0   0   .233      Reimold lf 3   1   2   2   .295

Cedeno ss 3   0   0   0   .147      Wieters c 3   0   2   0   .194

J.Burke c 3   0   0   0   .150      Andino ss 3   0   1   0   .250

F.Gutierrez cf 3   0   1   0   .263      Totals 32   3   9   3      

Totals 33   1   7   1      

a-grounded out for En.Chavez in the 9th. E: J.Burke (2). LOB: Seattle 5, Baltimore 6. 2B: Beltre (13), En.Chavez (3), B.Roberts (17). HR: Reimold (7), off Vargas. RBIs: Jo.Lopez (32), Ad.Jones (37), Reimold 2 (16). SB: B.Roberts (11). RLSP: Seattle 1 (J.Burke); Baltimore 2 (Markakis, Wieters). RA: Griffey Jr.. GIDP: Beltre. DP: Baltimore 1 (B.Roberts, Andino, A.Huff).

Baltimore walk (1): Markakis.

Seattle strikeouts (7): Branyan 3, Griffey, Jo.Lopez, J.Burke 2.

Baltimore strikeouts (5): Markakis, Ad.Jones 2, Reimold, Andino.

Seattle IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Vargas (L) 52/3   7   3   2   1   4   92   2.11

Morrow 21/3   2   0   0   0   1   33   6.38

Baltimore IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Bergesen (W) 8   5   0   0   0   6   97   4.04

Sherrill (S) 1   2   1   1   0   1   17   2.66

W: Bergesen, 3-2. L: Vargas, 2-1. S: Sherrill, 12.

IR-S: Morrow 2-1. Umpires: Home, Gary Cederstrom; first, Jim Wolf; second, Brian O'Nora; third, Fieldin Culbreth.

T: 2:19 (Rain delay: 0:17). A: 17,358 (48,290).

Indians 8, Royals 4

CLEVELAND - Mark DeRosa's grand slam off reliever Jamey Wright in the seventh inning led Cleveland over Kansas City and lifted the Indians out of last place in the Central Division.

Cleveland, which scored four runs each in the sixth and seventh innings, moved a half-game ahead of the Royals, who have lost 10 of their last 11 and 22 of their last 28.

Kansas City 002 002 000 – 4 12 2

Cleveland 000 004 40x – 8 7 1

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

Crisp cf 3   0   1   0   .225      BFrancisco cf-lf 5   0   1   0   .255

DeJesus lf 5   0   1   1   .231      J.Carroll 3b 3   2   1   0   .345

Butler 1b 5   0   1   0   .279      V.Martinez 1b 3   2   1   0   .343

J.Guillen rf 4   0   1   0   .255      Choo rf 2   2   0   1   .295

Jacobs dh 4   0   0   0   .235      DeRosa lf 4   2   2   4   .267

Callaspo 2b 4   0   2   0   .297      Crowe cf 0   0   0   0   .200

Teahen 3b 4   1   1   0   .275      Hafner dh 3   0   0   0   .257

Olivo c 4   2   2   1   .244      Shoppach c 2   0   1   1   .207

Bloomquist ss 3   1   3   1   .292      Valbuena ss 2   0   0   0   .194

Totals 36   4   12   3         a-JhPrlta ph-ss 2   0   1   1   .256

Barfield 2b 4   0   0   0   .417

Totals 30   8   7   7      

a-grounded into a fielder's choice for Valbuena in the 6th. E: Olivo (2), Butler (3), Shoppach (1). LOB: Kansas City 8, Cleveland 5. 3B: DeJesus (5). HR: Olivo (6), off Cl.Lee; DeRosa (10), off J.Wright. RBIs: DeJesus (21), Olivo (17), Bloomquist (10), Choo (34), DeRosa 4 (42), Shoppach (15), Jh.Peralta (25). SB: Crisp (12), Olivo (2), Bloomquist 3 (11). S: Crisp. SF: Shoppach. RLSP: Kansas City 6 (J.Guillen 2, Olivo, DeJesus 2, Butler); Cleveland 1 (Valbuena). GI DP: Butler, Olivo, B.Francisco, V.Martinez. DP: Kansas City 2 (Callaspo, Bloomquist, Butler), (Bloomquist, Callaspo, Butler); Cleveland 2 (Barfield, Valbuena, V.Martinez), (J.Carroll, Barfield, V.Martinez).

Kansas City walks (2): Crisp, Bloomquist.

Cleveland walks (4): J.Carroll, V.Martinez, Choo, Hafner.

Kansas City strikeouts (8): Crisp, DeJesus, Butler, Jacobs 2, Callaspo, Teahen 2.

Cleveland strikeouts (7): B.Francisco, Choo, DeRosa, Valbuena, Barfield 3.

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Bannister 5   4   4   1   3   5   97   4.69

Bale (BS) 1   0   0   0   0   1   14   5.06

J.Cruz (L) 1/3   1   3   3   1   0   19   5.63

J.Wright 2/3   1   1   1   0   0   11   4.28

R.Colon 1   1   0   0   0   1   11   3.86

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Cl.Lee 6   11   4   4   1   4   105   3.17

Vizcaino 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   7   2.19

R.Perez (W) 2/3   1   0   0   0   2   8   11.25

Herges 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   3   1.08

K.Wood 1   0   0   0   1   1   17   5.31

W: Perez, 1-1. L: Cruz, 3-2. BS: Bale, 1.

Bannister pitched to 4 batters in the 6th. IR-S: Bale 3-3, J.Wright 3-3, Herges 1-0. HBP: by J.Cruz (Choo), by Bannister (Shoppach). PB: Shoppach. Umpires: Home, Chuck Meriwether; first, Laz Diaz; second, Eric Cooper; third, Mike Reilly.

T: 3:03. A: 15,038 (45,199).

Angels 4, Rays 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Jered Weaver allowed two runs over six innings to win his third consecutive start, and Los Angeles beat Tampa Bay.

Weaver (6-2) gave up five hits, walked four, and struck six. He has given up just four runs over 21 innings in his last three outings.

Vladimir Guerrero had an RBI single during the Angels' two-run first. Brian Fuentes pitched the ninth for his 16th save.

Ben Zobrist hit a solo homer and finished with two RBIs for the Rays.

Los Angeles 200 010 100 – 4 12 0

Tampa Bay 000 002 010 – 3 6 2

Los Angeles AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Tampa Bay AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Figgins 3b 4   2   2   1   .312      B.Upton cf 5   0   1   0   .216

Abreu rf 5   1   2   1   .296      Crawford lf 4   0   0   0   .321

Tor.Hunter cf 4   0   1   0   .313      Longoria 3b 2   1   0   0   .313

Guerrero dh 4   0   2   1   .264      C.Pena 1b 2   1   1   0   .222

J.Rivera lf 4   0   2   1   .307      Zobrist 2b-ss 4   1   2   2   .304

K.Morales 1b 4   0   0   0   .267      Joyce dh 2   0   0   1   .188

E.Aybar ss 4   0   1   0   .282      Gross rf 4   0   1   0   .255

J.Mathis c 4   0   0   0   .207      Navarro c 4   0   0   0   .201

Kendrick 2b 4   1   2   0   .235      Brignac ss 2   0   1   0   .220

Totals 37   4   12   4         a-Dillon ph-2b 0   0   0   0   .364

Totals 29   3   6   3      

a-was hit by a pitch for Brignac in the 7th. E: C.Pena (6), Gross (1). LOB: Los Angeles 7, Tampa Bay 8. 2B: Abreu (12), Tor.Hunter (14), J.Rivera (11), C.Pena (11), Brignac (3). 3B: Kendrick (2). HR: Zobrist (12), off Bulger. RBIs: Figgins (16), Abreu (27), Guerrero (7), J.Rivera (26), Zobrist 2 (35), Joyce (7). CS: Figgins (6), B.Upton (5). SF: Figgins, Joyce. RLSP: Los Angeles 3 (J.Mathis, Guerrero, J.Rivera); Tampa Bay 5 (Navarro, Gross, Crawford, C.Pena 2). RA: E.Aybar, B.Upton, Zobrist 2. GIDP: Crawford. DP: Los Angeles 2 (K.Morales), (Kendrick, E.Aybar, K.Morales).

Tampa Bay walks (6): Longoria 2, C.Pena 2, Joyce, Dillon.

Los Angeles strikeouts (5): Abreu 2, Guerrero, K.Morales, Kendrick.

Tampa Bay strikeouts (8): B.Upton, Crawford 2, Joyce 2, Gross 2, Navarro.

Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Jered Weaver (W) 6   5   2   2   4   6   101   2.31

Oliver (H) 1   0   0   0   1   0   18   2.81

Bulger (H) 1   1   1   1   0   2   16   5.40

Fuentes (S) 1   0   0   0   1   0   15   4.71

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

J.Shields (L) 61/3   10   4   2   0   3   93   3.36

Balfour 2/3   1   0   0   0   0   10   6.15

Choate 1   0   0   0   0   1   14   1.93

Howell 1   1   0   0   0   1   15   2.10

W: Weaver, 6-2. L: Shields, 5-5. S: Fuentes, 16. H: Bulger, 3. H: Oliver, 5.

IR-S: Balfour 1-0. IBB: off Oliver (Longoria). HBP: by Oliver (Dillon, Crawford). WP: Oliver. Umpires: Home, Mark Wegner; first, Rob Drake; second, Jeff Kellogg; third, Tim Timmons.

T: 2:59 (Rain delay: 0:03). A: 16,087 (36,973).

Blue Jays 9, Rangers 0

ARLINGTON, Texas - Brian Tallet and two relievers combined for a two-hitter, Adam Lind homered, and Toronto beat Texas.

Tallet (4-3) went seven innings to match the longest start of his career. The lefty walked two, struck out three and retired the last eight batters he faced to win for the second time in three starts. Dirk Hayhurst and B.J. Ryan each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

Lind, who hit two homers and drove in four runs in Toronto's 6-3 victory Monday, had a solo shot in the fifth. He is 20 for 45 his last 11 games.

Aaron Hill hit a two-run homer in the eighth, and former Phillie Scott Rolen went 3 for 4.

Toronto 040 010 220 – 9 12 0

Texas 000 000 000 – 0 2 1

Toronto AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Texas AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Scutaro ss 5   1   2   2   .306      Kinsler 2b 4   0   0   0   .269

Jo.McDonld ss 0   0   0   0   .227      M.Young 3b 4   0   0   0   .323

A.Hill 2b 5   1   1   2   .308      An.Jones dh 4   0   0   0   .258

Rios rf 5   0   0   0   .261      N.Cruz rf 3   0   0   0   .287

V.Wells cf 5   2   2   0   .254      Byrd cf 3   0   0   0   .294

Lind lf 5   1   2   2   .315      B.Boggs lf 3   0   1   0   .167

Rolen 3b 4   2   3   1   .314      C.Davis 1b 2   0   1   0   .202

Overbay 1b 4   1   1   1   .301      Salt'macchia c 3   0   0   0   .241

Millar dh 4   1   1   1   .252      Andrus ss 2   0   0   0   .273

Barajas c 3   0   0   0   .270      Totals 28   0   2   0      

Totals 40   9   12   9      

E: Andrus (9). LOB: Toronto 8, Texas 3. 2B: Scutaro (19), V.Wells (15), Rolen (18), B.Boggs (1). 3B: V.Wells (2). HR: Lind (12), off D.Mathis; A.Hill (14), off Guardado. RBIs: Scutaro 2 (29), A.Hill 2 (43), Lind 2 (45), Rolen (19), Overbay (32), Millar (19). RLSP: Toronto 4 (Rios 2, Barajas 2); Texas 1 (Saltalamacchia). RA: A.Hill, Lind 2. GIDP: Kinsler. DP: Toronto 1 (Rolen, A.Hill, Overbay).

Toronto walks (4): Rolen, Overbay, Millar, Barajas.

Texas walks (2): C.Davis, Andrus.

Toronto strikeouts (3): Millar 2, Barajas.

Texas strikeouts (4): N.Cruz, Byrd, C.Davis, Saltalamacchia.

Toronto IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Tallet (W) 7   2   0   0   2   3   103   4.12

Hayhurst 1   0   0   0   0   1   6   0.00

B.J.Ryan 1   0   0   0   0   0   6   6.91

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

D.Mathis (L) 5   7   5   4   3   0   98   6.00

Moscoso 2   3   2   2   1   2   40   6.00

Guardado 1   2   2   2   0   0   17   4.70

Grilli 1   0   0   0   0   1   10   5.75

W: Tallet, 4-3. L: Mathis, 0-1.

WP: Moscoso. Umpires: Home, Gary Darling; first, Bill Hohn; second, Bruce Dreckman; third, Paul Emmel.

T: 2:29. A: 17,535 (49,170).

Tigers 7, White Sox 6

CHICAGO - Miguel Cabrera broke out of a slump with a solo homer in the 10th inning to lift Detroit by Chicago.

The Tigers had squandered a three-run lead in the ninth as closer Fernando Rodney blew his first save of the season.

Cabrera, who had been hitless in his last 12 at-bats, led off the 10th with a shot to left-center off Scott Linebrink (2-4).

Detroit 010 020 300 1 – 7 8 0

Chicago 100 020 003 0 – 6 6 0

Detroit AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Granderson cf 4   1   1   0   .259      Podsednik lf 4   2   1   0   .302

Polanco 2b 4   0   2   3   .252      Al.Ramirez ss 3   1   1   0   .262

Ordonez rf 3   0   0   0   .279      Dye rf 4   0   0   0   .282

Thomas rf 1   0   0   0   .245      Thome dh 2   0   0   1   .248

Mi.Cabrera 1b 5   1   1   1   .337      1-Wise pr-dh 0   0   0   0   .150

Thames dh 5   0   1   0   .281      Konerko 1b 4   0   1   2   .295

Inge 3b 2   3   1   1   .281      2-Fields pr-1b 0   0   0   0   .237

Raburn lf 4   2   1   0   .238      Pierzynski c 4   0   0   0   .291

Laird c 2   0   0   0   .226      Beckham 3b 4   0   1   0   .059

Everett ss 5   0   1   2   .267      J.Nix 2b 3   1   1   0   .206

Totals 35   7   8   7         a-Getz ph-2b 2   0   0   0   .239

Bri.Anderson cf 4   2   1   2   .234

Totals 34   6   6   5      

a-grounded out for J.Nix in the 8th.1-ran for Thome in the 9th. 2-ran for Konerko in the 9th. LOB: Detroit 8, Chicago 10. 2B: Granderson (6), Polanco (16), Thames (2), Everett (8), Konerko (15). HR: Inge (13), off Buehrle; Mi.Cabrera (11), off Linebrink; Bri.Anderson (2), off Willis. RBIs: Polanco 3 (24), Mi.Cabrera (39), Inge (40), Everett 2 (23), Thome (36), Konerko 2 (39), Bri.Anderson 2 (8). SB: Podsednik (8). S: Laird 2. RLSP: Detroit 6 (Thames, Polanco, Ordonez, Raburn, Thomas, Everett); Chicago 5 (Thome, Pierzynski 2, Getz, Beckham). RA: Raburn, Al.Ramirez. GIDP: Ordonez, Dye. DP: Detroit 1 (Polanco, Everett, Mi.Cabrera); Chicago 1 (J.Nix, Al.Ramirez, Konerko).

Detroit walks (8): Granderson, Polanco, Ordonez, Inge 3, Raburn, Laird. Chicago walks (12): Podsednik 2, Al.Ramirez 2, Dye, Thome 3, Konerko, Pierzynski, Beckham, Bri.Anderson. Detroit strikeouts (7): Granderson, Mi.Cabrera, Thames, Inge, Raburn, Laird, Everett. Chicago strikeouts (9): Podsednik, Dye 2, Thome, Konerko, Pierzynski, Beckham, Bri.Anderson 2.

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Willis 5   5   3   3   5   3   105   6.60

Miner 2   0   0   0   0   2   26   4.74

Seay (H) 2/3   0   0   0   1   0   8   4.76

Zumaya (H) 1/3   0   0   0   1   0   10   3.15

Rodney 0   0   3   3   3   0   18   4.68

Lyon (W) (BS) 2   1   0   0   2   4   33   5.06

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Buehrle 61/3   4   5   5   4   4   94   3.24

Dotel 12/3   2   1   1   1   3   29   2.53

Gobble 1   1   0   0   1   0   17   6.30

Linebrink (L) 1   1   1   1   2   0   26   2.08

W: Lyon, 2-3. L: Linebrink, 2-4. H: Seay, 12. H: Zumaya, 4. BS: Lyon, 2. Rodney pitched to 3 batters in the 9th. IR-S: Zumaya 1-0, Lyon 3-3, Dotel 2-2. IBB: off Lyon (Pierzynski), off Gobble (Polanco). WP: Willis, Buehrle. PB: Laird. Umpires: Home, Jim Joyce; first, Brian Runge; second, Derryl Cousins; third, Bill Miller.

T: 3:36. A: 25,676 (40,615).