ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - David Ortiz ripped a two-run double to back Jon Lester's strong outing and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 2-0, Tuesday night.

Lester (5-2) remained unbeaten in his last seven starts, striking out nine and allowing one baserunner past second before turning the game over to the bullpen after six innings. Manny Delcarmen, Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon finished the combined one-hitter - a four-inning single by Willy Aybar - with three scoreless innings.

The victory was the seventh in eight games for the Red Sox, who have rebounded from a poor April to climb a season-best five games over .500 (26-21).

The Rays lost a series at home for the first time since dropping two of three to the New York Yankees the opening week of the season.

Manager Joe Maddon and leftfielder Carl Crawford both were ejected in the fifth inning for arguing about a pitch that plate umpire Bob Davidson called a strike.

Ortiz, who homered during Monday night's 6-1 win over Tampa Bay, gave Lester all the support he needed with his third-inning double off James Shields (5-2), who limited the Red Sox to four hits over eight innings - none after the third.

Lester is 5-0 over his last seven starts this season and has not lost since the Rays beat him 7-1 in Boston last month.

Boston 002 000 000 – 2 4 0

Tampa Bay 000 000 000 – 0 1 0

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

Scutaro ss 4   0   1   0   .257      Bartlett ss 1   0   0   0   .244

Pedroia 2b 4   0   1   0   .270      Crawford lf 1   0   0   0   .320

J.Drew rf 4   1   1   0   .272      a-Rodriguz phlf 1   0   0   0   .211

Youkilis 1b 2   1   0   0   .316      b-Brignac ph2b 1   0   0   0   .295

D.Ortiz dh 3   0   1   2   .258      Zobrist 2b-rf 4   0   0   0   .300

Beltre 3b 4   0   0   0   .327      Longoria 3b 3   0   0   0   .312

Hermida lf 4   0   0   0   .222      W.Aybar dh 3   0   1   0   .247

D.McDonald lf 0   0   0   0   .263      C.Pena 1b 4   0   0   0   .186

Varitek c 3   0   0   0   .294      B.Upton cf 4   0   0   0   .210

Cameron cf 3   0   0   0   .212      D.Navarro c 3   0   0   0   .181

Totals 31   2   4   2         Kapler rf-lf 3   0   0   0   .254

Totals 28   0   1   0      

a-struck out for Crawford in the 5th. b-struck out for S.Rodriguez in the 8th. LOB: Boston 5, Tampa Bay 7. 2B: D.Ortiz (8). RBIs: D.Ortiz 2 (25). RLSP: Boston 3 (Beltre 3); Tampa Bay 3 (W.Aybar, C.Pena, B.Upton). RA: Longoria, W.Aybar, C.Pena.

Boston walks (3): Youkilis 2, D.Ortiz.

Tampa Bay walks (6): Bartlett 3, Crawford, Longoria, W.Aybar.

Boston strikeouts (6): J.Drew, Beltre, Hermida 2, Varitek, Cameron.

Tampa Bay strikeouts (12): Crawford, S.Rodriguez, Brignac, Zobrist 3, Longoria, C.Pena 2, B.Upton 2, Kapler.

Boston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Lester (W 5-2) 6   1   0   0   5   9   111   3.15

Delcarmen (H 4) 1   0   0   0   0   1   17   2.05

D.Bard (H 9) 1   0   0   0   0   1   14   2.16

Papelbon (S 11-12) 1   0   0   0   1   1   13   3.00

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

J.Shields (L 5-2) 8   4   2   2   2   5   107   2.99

Benoit 1   0   0   0   1   1   16   0.00

Umpires: Home, Bob Davidson; First, Alfonso Marquez; Second, Tim Timmons; Third, Tim Tschida.

T: 2:53. A: 24,310 (36,973).

Indians 7, White Sox 3

CLEVELAND - Rookie Mitch Talbot outpitched former Cy Young winner Jake Peavy as Cleveland beat Chicago.

Talbot (6-3) allowed two runs and six hits over seven innings to win for the third time in four starts. Acquired from Tampa Bay in December in a trade for veteran catcher Kelly Shoppach, Talbot took a two-hit shutout into the seventh before giving up four doubles.

Jason Donald and Shin-Soo Choo each homered in Cleveland's three-run third inning off Peavy (3-4). The Indians made it 6-0 with a three-run sixth off the right-hander, who won the award in 2007 with the San Diego Padres.

Donald, a former Phillies farm hand, opened the Indians' third with his first career homer.

Chicago 000 000 210 – 3 8 0

Cleveland 003 003 01x – 7 10 0

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

Pierre lf 3   1   0   0   .261      Crowe cf 4   0   0   0   .261

Al.Ramirez ss 4   1   2   1   .245      Choo rf 4   1   2   1   .304

Rios cf 4   0   1   0   .308      Hafner dh 4   1   2   0   .281

An.Jones rf 4   1   1   1   .240      Kearns lf 4   2   2   0   .301

Kotsay 1b 4   0   3   1   .220      Branyan 1b 3   1   1   1   .225

Quentin dh 4   0   1   0   .217      Peralta 3b 4   1   2   1   .243

Teahen 3b 3   0   0   0   .242      Valbuena 2b 2   0   0   2   .140

R.Castro c 3   0   0   0   .133      Marson c 3   0   0   1   .206

Beckham 2b 3   0   0   0   .196      Donald ss 3   1   1   1   .222

Totals 32   3   8   3         Totals 31   7   10   7      

LOB: Chicago 3, Cleveland 4. 2B: Al.Ramirez 2 (10), An.Jones (6), Kotsay 2 (3), Quentin (11), Hafner (8), Peralta (12). HR: Donald (1), off Peavy; Choo (7), off Peavy. RBIs: Al.Ramirez (20), An.Jones (20), Kotsay (9), Choo (25), Branyan (11), Peralta (19), Valbuena 2 (11), Marson (3), Donald (2). S: Valbuena. SF: Valbuena, Marson. RLSP: Chicago 3 (Teahen 2, Rios); Cleveland 3 (Branyan 2, Marson). RA: Kearns. GIDP: An.Jones, Quentin. DP: Cleveland 2 (Peralta, Valbuena, Branyan), (Donald, Valbuena, Branyan).

Cleveland walks (1): Branyan.

Chicago strikeouts (5): Pierre, An.Jones, Teahen, R.Castro 2.

Cleveland strikeouts (7): Crowe, Choo, Hafner, Kearns, Peralta, Valbuena, Marson.

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Peavy (L 3-4) 6   8   6   6   1   5   102   6.05

Linebrink 2   2   1   1   0   2   31   3.63

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Talbot (W 6-3) 7   6   2   2   0   4   77   3.73

C.Perez 1   1   1   1   0   1   18   2.20

K.Wood 1   1   0   0   0   0   10   11.37

HBP: by C.Perez (Pierre). WP: Linebrink. Umpires: Home, Paul Schrieber; First, Rob Drake; Second, Joe West; Third, Angel Hernandez.

T: 2:16. A: 14,441 (45,569).

Orioles 5, Athletics 1

BALTIMORE - Jeremy Guthrie gave up one run in six innings as Baltimore took advantage of sloppy play to beat Oakland.

Ty Wigginton and Adam Jones delivered successive sacrifice flies in the sixth inning, when the Orioles took a 3-1 lead with getting a hit.

Baltimore's first run came on a throwing error, and the run-scoring fly balls in the sixth followed two straight walks and a wild pitch by Tyson Ross (1-3).

Nick Markakis hit a solo homer off Michael Wuertz in the eighth, and Matt Wieters added an RBI double.

Oakland 010 000 000 – 1 7 1

Baltimore 000 102 02x – 5 7 0

Oakland AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Baltimore AB   R   H   BI   Avg.

Pennington ss 5   0   0   0   .224      C.Patterson lf 3   0   1   0   .288

Barton 1b 4   0   3   0   .278      Lugo 2b 4   0   0   0   .200

R.Sweeney rf 4   0   1   0   .307      Markakis rf 2   2   2   1   .312

K.Suzuki c 3   0   0   0   .253      M.Tejada 3b 2   2   0   0   .262

Cust dh 2   1   0   0   .280      Wigginton 1b 2   0   0   1   .290

Kouzmanoff 3b 4   0   0   0   .259      2-S.Moore pr1b 0   1   0   0   .000

Gross cf 3   0   3   0   .273      Ad.Jones cf 3   0   1   1   .255

a-Rosales phlf 1   0   0   0   .269      Wieters c 4   0   1   1   .256

M.Ellis 2b 4   0   0   1   .250      Atkins dh 3   0   1   0   .222

E.Patterson lf-cf 2   0   0   0   .213      1-Montnez prdh 1   0   0   0   .159

b-Fox ph 1   0   0   0   .203      C.Izturis ss 3   0   1   0   .231

Totals 33   1   7   1         Totals 27   5   7   4      

a-grounded out for Gross in the 8th. b-struck out for E.Patterson in the 9th.1-ran for Atkins in the 7th. 2-ran for Wigginton in the 8th. E: Pennington (5). LOB: Oakland 9, Baltimore 6. 2B: Gross 2 (2), Wieters (5). HR: Markakis (3), off Wuertz. RBIs: M.Ellis (4), Markakis (15), Wigginton (32), Ad.Jones (15), Wieters (15). SF: Wigginton, Ad.Jones. RLSP: Oakland 5 (E.Patterson 2, Kouzmanoff 2, Barton); Baltimore 2 (Wieters, Montanez). RA: M.Ellis 3. GIDP: K.Suzuki, C.Izturis. DP: Oakland 1 (M.Ellis, Pennington, Barton); Baltimore 1 (M.Tejada, Lugo, Wigginton).

Oakland walks (3): Cust 2, E.Patterson.

Baltimore walks (6): C.Patterson, Markakis 2, M.Tejada 2, Wigginton.

Oakland strikeouts (5): Pennington, R.Sweeney, Cust 2, Fox.

Baltimore strikeouts (6): C.Patterson, Lugo 2, Wigginton, Wieters 2.

Oakland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Braden 4   3   1   0   2   4   62   3.23

T.Ross (L 1-3) 12/3   1   2   2   2   0   30   4.76

Breslow 11/3   1   0   0   1   2   24   2.45

Wuertz 1   2   2   2   1   0   21   5.40

Baltimore IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Guthrie (W 3-4) 6   6   1   1   3   2   113   3.64

Hendrickson (H 3) 2   1   0   0   0   1   21   4.81

Ohman 1   0   0   0   0   2   15   0.00

HBP: by Guthrie (K.Suzuki). WP: T.Ross. Umpires: Home, Jeff Kellogg; First, Mark Carlson; Second, Angel Campos; Third, Jeff Nelson.

T: 2:41. A: 14,686 (48,290).

Yankees-Twins suspended

MINNEAPOLIS - The first rain delay in Target Field history became the first suspension.

Umpires suspended the game between New York and Minnesota with the teams scoreless after five innings.

The game will resume in the top of the sixth inning at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday.

The second game of the series will begin either at its regularly scheduled time of 6:10 p.m. or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

Heavy rain started to fall in the third inning and was accompanied by several lightning strikes as the game progressed. Umpires finally called for the tarp after Orlando Hudson struck out to end the fifth. After a delay of 1 hour, 23 minutes, the game was suspended.

The Twins moved outdoors to Target Field this season after 28 years under the protective roof of the Metrodome.

New York 000 00 – 0 3 0

Minnesota 000 00 – 0 3 0

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

Jeter ss 2   0   1   0   .278      Span cf 3   0   2   0   .279

Gardner cf 1   0   1   0   .299      O.Hudson 2b 3   0   0   0   .301

Teixeira dh 2   0   0   0   .207      Mauer c 2   0   0   0   .341

A.Rodriguez 3b 2   0   1   0   .293      Morneau 1b 1   0   0   0   .381

Cano 2b 2   0   0   0   .331      Cuddyer rf 2   0   0   0   .271

Swisher rf 2   0   0   0   .295      Kubel dh 2   0   0   0   .211

Miranda 1b 2   0   0   0   .240      Delm.Young lf 2   0   0   0   .260

Cervelli c 2   0   0   0   .345      Hardy ss 2   0   1   0   .255

Russo lf 1   0   0   0   .273      B.Harris 3b 1   0   0   0   .185

Totals 16   0   3   0         Totals 18   0   3   0      

LOB: New York 2, Minnesota 5. 2B: Hardy (5). SB: Span 2 (12). RLSP: New York 1 (Cano); Minnesota 3 (Cuddyer, Span, O.Hudson). RA: Mauer. GIDP: Teixeira, Cano. DP: Minnesota 2 (Hardy, Morneau), (O.Hudson, Hardy, Morneau).

New York walks (1): Gardner.

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

New York strikeouts (2): A.Rodriguez, Swisher.

Minnesota strikeouts (5): O.Hudson, Cuddyer, Kubel, Delm.Young, B.Harris.

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

A.J.Burnett 5   3   0   0   2   5   75   3.55

Minnesota IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

S.Baker 5   3   0   0   1   2   50   4.48

Umpires: Home, Chris Guccione; First, Brian O'Nora; Second, Scott Barry; Third, Phil Cuzzi.

T: 0:00. A: 0 (39,504).

Rangers 8, Royals 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Vladimir Guerrero hit a pair of two-run homers and drove in five runs to help Texas outslug Kansas City.

Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz homered back-to-back in the fourth inning off Royals starter Gil Meche, who gave up four home runs in the first five innings.

Guerrero is hitting .444 with five homers and 12 RBIs against the Royals this season.

Texas 200 220 200 – 8 11 1

Kansas City 002 013 100 – 7 11 1

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

Andrus ss 5   2   1   0   .307      Podsednik lf 4   0   0   0   .294

M.Young 3b 4   2   1   0   .316      Aviles 2b-ss 5   2   1   0   .338

Kinsler 2b 4   0   1   1   .310      B.Butler 1b 4   0   2   1   .344

Guerrero dh 5   2   3   5   .347      J.Guillen dh 4   0   0   0   .267

Hamilton lf-cf 4   1   1   1   .288      1-Betemit pr 0   0   0   0   ---

N.Cruz rf 4   1   1   1   .333      Callaspo 3b 4   0   0   1   .306

Smoak 1b 4   0   1   0   .168      Maier cf 5   1   2   0   .262

Treanor c 1   0   1   0   .213      Y.Betancourt ss 2   1   1   0   .280

Borbon cf 3   0   0   0   .234      Getz 2b 1   1   1   0   .210

a-Murphy ph-lf 1   0   1   0   .234      Bloomquist rf 3   2   2   2   .182

Totals 35   8   11   8         Kendall c 3   0   2   2   .290

Totals 35   7   11   6      

a-singled for Borbon in the 8th.1-ran for J.Guillen in the 9th. E: M.Young (7), Y.Betancourt (5). LOB: Texas 6, Kansas City 8. 2B: M.Young (10), Guerrero (8), B.Butler 2 (15), Y.Betancourt (10). 3B: Bloomquist (1). HR: Guerrero 2 (12), off Meche 2; Hamilton (9), off Meche; N.Cruz (10), off Meche. RBIs: Kinsler (10), Guerrero 5 (42), Hamilton (26), N.Cruz (34), B.Butler (27), Callaspo (31), Bloomquist 2 (4), Kendall 2 (10). SB: Treanor (1). CS: Kendall (3). S: Treanor, Bloomquist. SF: Kinsler, Callaspo, Kendall. RLSP: Texas 2 (Borbon, N.Cruz); Kansas City 4 (J.Guillen 2, Maier, Aviles). RA: Podsednik. GIDP: N.Cruz. DP: Kansas City 1 (Aviles, Getz, B.Butler).

Texas walks (4): M.Young, Hamilton, Treanor 2.

Kansas City walks (4): Podsednik, B.Butler, J.Guillen, Getz.

Texas strikeouts (6): Andrus 2, M.Young, Hamilton, Borbon 2.

Kansas City strikeouts (8): J.Guillen 4, Callaspo, Maier 2, Bloomquist.

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Harden 51/3   7   6   5   2   5   104   5.14

O'Day (W 2-2) (BS 1-1) 1   3   1   1   0   1   18   1.93

Oliver (H 5) 1   1   0   0   0   1   12   1.52

Ray (H 5) 2/3   0   0   0   1   0   13   2.49

N.Feliz (S 13-15) 1   0   0   0   1   1   21   2.96

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Meche 6   5   6   4   3   5   97   6.66

Thompson (L 0-3) 0   2   2   2   0   0   3   4.60

Bl.Wood 1   1   0   0   1   0   14   1.17

Farnsworth 1   2   0   0   0   1   18   2.79

Tejeda 1   1   0   0   0   0   15   5.09

Thompson pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. IR-S: O'Day 1-1, Oliver 2-1, Ray 1-0, Bl.Wood 2-2. IBB: off Bl.Wood (Hamilton). PB: Kendall. Umpires: Home, Mike Reilly; First, Eric Cooper; Second, Bill Miller; Third, Chad Fairchild.

T: 3:11. A: 12,796 (37,840).