TORONTO - Sean Rodriguez stroked a three-run double in a wild ninth inning that featured two ejections and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat Toronto, 7-6, on Tuesday night.

The Blue Jays led by 5-3 to begin the inning, but a walk, an error by pitcher Kevin Gregg and two more walks forced in a run.

Both Rays manager Joe Maddon and Gregg were ejected in the inning by plate umpire Angel Hernandez in separate incidents, Maddon for arguing balls and strikes and Gregg (0-2) for a coment as he was leaving the field after being lifted by manager Cito Gaston

Grant Balfour (1-1) pitched 11/3 innings for the win. Rays closer Rafael Soriano earned his 15th save.

Tampa Bay 000 000 304 – 7 10 1

Toronto 100 031 001 – 6 12 1

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

B.Upton cf 5   0   1   0   .219      F.Lewis lf 5   3   3   1   .305

Crawford lf 4   2   1   1   .314      A.Hill 2b 5   1   2   0   .186

Longoria 3b 3   1   0   0   .318      Lind dh 5   0   1   2   .224

C.Pena 1b 5   0   1   1   .176      V.Wells cf 5   0   2   1   .307

W.Aybar dh-2b 4   0   2   0   .250      J.Bautista rf 3   0   0   0   .247

Balfour p 0   0   0   0   ---      Ale.Gonzalez ss 4   1   1   0   .264

b-Jaso ph 0   1   0   0   .308      Overbay 1b 4   0   2   0   .218

R.Soriano p 0   0   0   0   ---      J.Buck c 3   1   1   2   .261

Zobrist 2b-rf 3   1   1   1   .303      Encarnacion 3b 4   0   0   0   .211

Kapler rf 1   0   0   0   .236      Totals 38   6   12   6      

a-Blalock ph 1   0   0   0   .235

Niemann p 0   0   0   0   .000

Choate p 0   0   0   0   ---

S.Rodriguez 2b 2   0   1   3   .230

D.Navarro c 3   1   2   0   .200

Brignac ss 5   1   1   1   .301

Totals 36   7   10   7      

a-struck out for Kapler in the 6th. b-walked for Balfour in the 9th. E: Brignac (5), Gregg (1). LOB: Tampa Bay 11, Toronto 8. 2B: B.Upton (12), W.Aybar (4), S.Rodriguez (7), Brignac (9), F.Lewis (19), V.Wells 2 (20), Overbay (11). 3B: Lind (1). HR: F.Lewis (4), off Niemann; J.Buck (9), off Niemann. RBIs: Crawford (25), C.Pena (32), Zobrist (27), S.Rodriguez 3 (14), Brignac (21), F.Lewis (16), Lind 2 (30), V.Wells (37), J.Buck 2 (28). SB: Crawford (17). S: D.Navarro. SF: J.Buck. RLSP: Tampa Bay 8 (Brignac 5, C.Pena, Blalock, Zobrist); Toronto 7 (J.Buck, Lind, V.Wells, Encarnacion 3, J.Bautista). RA: Longoria, Overbay, J.Buck.

Tampa Bay walks (8): Crawford, Longoria 2, Jaso, Zobrist 2, Kapler, D.Navarro.

Toronto walks (2): J.Bautista 2.

Tampa Bay strikeouts (10): B.Upton 3, C.Pena 2, Zobrist, Blalock, Brignac 3.

Toronto strikeouts (6): Lind 3, J.Bautista, Ale.Gonzalez 2.

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Niemann 61/3   9   5   5   1   4   86   2.79

Choate 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   3   6.43

Balfour (W 1-1) 11/3   2   0   0   1   0   26   1.93

R.Soriano (S 15-15) 1   1   1   0   0   1   15   1.27

Toronto IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Tallet 52/3   4   0   0   3   4   82   4.63

Janssen 1/3   2   2   2   0   1   11   4.98

Frasor 2/3   3   1   1   0   1   15   4.64

Camp (H 7) 1   0   0   0   0   0   6   2.48

S.Downs (H 14) 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   2.96

Gregg (L 0-2) (BS 3-17) 2/3   1   4   4   5   2   40   4.50

R.Lewis 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   8   3.52

Janssen pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. IR-S: Choate 1-0, Balfour 1-0, Janssen 1-0, Frasor 1-1, Camp 2-0, R.Lewis 2-0. WP: Gregg. PB: J.Buck. Umpires: Home, Angel Hernandez; First, Paul Schrieber; Second, Dan Bellino; Third, Joe West.

T: 3:22. A: 13,439 (49,539).

Indians 3, Tigers 2

DETROIT - Russell Branyan and Shin-Soo Choo hit homers, lifting Cleveland past Detroit,

Jake Westbrook (3-3) gave up a run on five hits and a walk over 72/3 innings.

Jeremy Bonderman (2-3) didn't allow a run until Branyan hit a solo home run in the fifth. Choo, who was in a 0-for-19 slump, followed with a solo shot the next inning. Mark Grudzielanek's RBI single in the eighth gave Cleveland a two-run cushion it needed.

Detroit has lost eight of 10 - scoring a combined 18 runs in the losses - since reaching a season-high seven games over .500 on May 20 and sharing the AL Central lead with the Minnesota Twins.

Cleveland 000 011 010 – 3 9 2

Detroit 010 000 001 – 2 6 0

Cleveland AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Detroit AB   R   H   BI   Avg.

Crowe cf 5   0   1   0   .254      A.Jackson cf 4   0   0   0   .324

Choo rf 4   1   1   1   .279      Damon lf 3   0   1   0   .278

Kearns lf 3   0   0   0   .288      Ordonez rf 4   0   0   0   .308

Hafner dh 3   1   0   0   .264      Mi.Cabrera 1b 4   1   2   0   .347

Peralta 3b 4   0   2   0   .247      Boesch dh 3   0   0   0   .318

Branyan 1b 4   1   1   1   .242      C.Guillen 2b 4   1   1   1   .275

Grudzielanek2b 4   0   2   1   .291      Inge 3b 3   0   1   0   .236

Marson c 4   0   0   0   .208      Laird c 2   0   0   0   .162

Donald ss 4   0   2   0   .277      a-Kelly ph 0   0   0   0   .277

Totals 35   3   9   3         Avila c 1   0   1   1   .187

Santiago ss 4   0   0   0   .245

Totals 32   2   6   2      

a-was hit by a pitch for Laird in the 8th. E: Branyan (3), Donald (2). LOB: Cleveland 9, Detroit 7. 2B: Damon (15), Mi.Cabrera (17). 3B: Donald (2). HR: Branyan (7), off Bonderman; Choo (8), off Bonderman. RBIs: Choo (26), Branyan (14), Grudzielanek (11), C.Guillen (10), Avila (3). RLSP: Cleveland 4 (Crowe, Choo 2, Marson); Detroit 5 (Laird, Ordonez 2, Inge, Santiago). RA: Branyan, A.Jackson, Boesch, C.Guillen. GIDP: Branyan, Laird. DP: Cleveland 1 (Donald, Grudzielanek, Branyan); Detroit 1 (C.Guillen, Santiago, Mi.Cabrera).

Cleveland walks (3): Choo, Kearns 2.

Detroit walks (2): Damon, Inge.

Cleveland strikeouts (3): Kearns, Hafner, Donald.

Detroit strikeouts (2): Boesch, C.Guillen.

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Westbrook (W 3-3) 72/3   5   1   1   1   1   106   4.36

C.Perez (H 4) 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   4   3.38

K.Wood (S 3-4) 1   1   1   0   1   1   30   9.72

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Bonderman (L 2-3) 8   9   3   3   2   1   100   3.72

Bonine 1   0   0   0   1   2   16   1.80

IR-S: C.Perez 2-0. HBP: by Westbrook (Boesch, Kelly), by Bonderman (Hafner). Umpires: Home, Derryl Cousins; First, Marvin Hudson; Second, Jim Joyce; Third, Jim Wolf.

T: 2:35. A: 19,446 (41,255).

Yankees 3, Orioles 1

NEW YORK - Miguel Tejada's two-out, two-run throwing error allowed Javier Vazquez to win a stellar matchup with Brian Matusz, and New York beat Baltimore.

Tejada, playing his first season at third base, fielded Alex Rodriguez's sharp grounder off reliever David Hernandez in the seventh inning, but his throw to first bounced in the dirt and Ty Wigginton couldn't stretch far enough to scoop it.

Curtis Granderson hit a solo homer in the fifth inning.

Vazquez (4-5) allowed a solo homer to Corey Patterson in the sixth, one of four hits he allowed. He struck out seven in seven innings.

Baltimore 000 001 000 – 1 5 1

New York 000 010 20x – 3 6 0

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

C.Patterson lf 4   1   1   1   .264      Jeter ss 3   1   2   0   .307

M.Tejada 3b 4   0   0   0   .254      Swisher rf 3   1   0   0   .312

Markakis rf 4   0   1   0   .306      Teixeira 1b 1   0   0   0   .220

Wigginton 1b 4   0   0   0   .282      Miranda 1b 2   0   0   0   .217

Scott dh 3   0   2   0   .271      A.Rodriguez 3b 4   0   1   0   .293

Wieters c 3   0   0   0   .246      Cano 2b 4   0   2   0   .366

Ad.Jones cf 3   0   1   0   .252      Thames dh 4   0   0   0   .303

Lugo 2b 3   0   0   0   .225      Cervelli c 3   0   0   0   .311

C.Izturis ss 3   0   0   0   .222      Granderson cf 4   1   1   1   .240

Totals 31   1   5   1         Russo lf 3   0   0   0   .222

Gardner lf 0   0   0   0   .299

Totals 31   3   6   1      

E: M.Tejada (7). LOB: Baltimore 5, New York 8. 2B: Scott (9), Jeter (12), A.Rodriguez (13). HR: C.Patterson (3), off Vazquez; Granderson (3), off Matusz. RBIs: C.Patterson (6), Granderson (8). RLSP: Baltimore 3 (Ad.Jones, Lugo 2); New York 3 (Teixeira, Miranda, Granderson). RA: Wieters, Swisher, Miranda. GIDP: Lugo. DP: New York 1 (Jeter, Teixeira).

Baltimore walks (1): Wieters.

New York walks (3): Jeter, Swisher, Cervelli.

Baltimore strikeouts (7): C.Patterson 2, Markakis, Wieters, Ad.Jones 2, Lugo.

New York strikeouts (7): Cano, Thames 2, Cervelli, Granderson 2, Russo.

Baltimore IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Matusz (L 2-6) 62/3   6   3   1   3   5   108   5.28

Da.Hernandez 11/3   0   0   0   0   2   15   4.93

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Vazquez (W 4-5) 7   4   1   1   1   7   103   6.06

Chamberlain (H 11) 1   0   0   0   0   0   8   5.56

M.Rivera (S 11-12) 1   1   0   0   0   0   19   1.56

IR-S: Da.Hernandez 2-2. IBB: off Vazquez (Wieters). HBP: by Matusz (Teixeira), by Vazquez (Scott). Umpires: Home, Jim Reynolds; First, Bill Welke; Second, Mike DiMuro; Third, Tim Welke.

T: 2:39. A: 43,059 (50,287).

Royals 6, Angels 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - David DeJesus hit a two-run triple, Jose Guillen homered, and reliever Robinson Tejeda escaped a jam in the sixth inning, lifting Kansas City past Los Angeles to end a three-game losing streak.

Brian Bannister (5-3) worked into the sixth inning for his fourth straight win and the bullpen pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings to end Kansas City's three-game losing streak.

Tejeda, a former Phillies prospect, got the two biggest outs, stopping the Angels with runners on second and third, and Joakim Soria pitched a dominating ninth for his 13th save in 15 chances.

The Royals scored four runs off Joel Pineiro (3-6) in the fifth inning and Guillen provided extra cushion with his 12th homer in the eighth, a solo shot to left.

Both starters got off to a rough start.

Pineiro gave up two hits and a run on Billy Butler's groundout in the first inning.

Bannister quickly lost the lead the next inning, giving up runs on Mike Napoli's groundout and Howie Kendrick's run-scoring single.

Then both settled down, getting lots of defensive help, groundouts and double plays.

Los Angeles 020 001 000 – 3 7 0

Kansas City 100 040 01x – 6 10 0

Los Angeles AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Kansas City AB   R   H   BI   Avg.

E.Aybar ss 4   0   0   0   .238      Podsednik lf 4   1   1   0   .294

M.Izturis 3b 4   1   1   1   .238      Kendall c 4   1   1   0   .286

B.Abreu rf 4   0   1   0   .275      DeJesus rf 4   1   2   2   .294

Tor.Hunter cf 4   0   1   0   .269      B.Butler 1b 3   0   0   2   .337

H.Matsui dh 4   1   2   0   .235      J.Guillen dh 4   1   1   1   .250

J.Rivera lf 4   1   1   0   .228      Callaspo 3b 4   0   1   0   .295

Napoli c 4   0   0   1   .263      Maier cf 3   0   0   0   .258

H.Kendrick 2b 2   0   1   1   .264      Y.Betancourt ss 3   1   2   0   .282

Quinlan 1b 3   0   0   0   .000      Getz 2b 3   1   2   1   .208

Totals 33   3   7   3         Totals 32   6   10   6      

LOB: Los Angeles 4, Kansas City 3. 2B: H.Matsui 2 (9), Kendall (11), Getz (1). 3B: DeJesus (3), Y.Betancourt (1). HR: M.Izturis (2), off Bannister; J.Guillen (12), off Pineiro. RBIs: M.Izturis (12), Napoli (20), H.Kendrick (30), DeJesus 2 (21), B.Butler 2 (30), J.Guillen (34), Getz (7). SB: B.Abreu (9). SF: B.Butler. RLSP: Los Angeles 3 (Tor.Hunter, Napoli 2); Kansas City 2 (Podsednik 2). RA: Napoli. GIDP: E.Aybar. DP: Los Angeles 1 (H.Kendrick, Quinlan); Kansas City 1 (Getz, B.Butler).

Los Angeles walk (1): H.Kendrick.

Los Angeles strikeouts (8): E.Aybar, Tor.Hunter 2, J.Rivera, Napoli 2, H.Kendrick, Quinlan.

Kansas City strikeouts (2): Callaspo, Maier.

Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Pineiro (L 3-6) 8   10   6   6   0   2   98   5.16

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Bannister (W 5-3) 51/3   7   3   3   1   3   92   4.73

Tejeda (H 3) 12/3   0   0   0   0   2   23   4.39

Bl.Wood (H 4) 1   0   0   0   0   1   11   0.84

Soria (S 13-15) 1   0   0   0   0   2   11   2.61

IR-S: Tejeda 2-0. Umpires: Home, Mike Winters; First, Hunter Wendelstedt; Second, Mike Estabrook; Third, Brian Runge.

T: 2:14. A: 15,139 (37,840).

Red Sox 9, Athletics 4

BOSTON - Victor Martinez had five hits - including four doubles - and Boston rallied from a four-run deficit to beat Oakland.

John Lackey (6-3) spotted the A's a 4-0 lead before Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer in the fifth.

In the sixth, three straight walks loaded the bases. Bill Hall scored to tie it on Dustin Pedroia's double-play grounder. Martinez's line drive then one-hopped into the stands to make it 5-4.

Oakland 002 020 000 – 4 13 0

Boston 000 032 13x – 9 14 1

Oakland AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Boston AB   R   H   BI   Avg.

R.Davis cf 5   1   1   0   .267      Scutaro ss 4   0   0   0   .263

Barton 1b 4   1   1   2   .280      Pedroia 2b 5   1   1   0   .254

R.Sweeney rf 5   1   2   0   .309      V.Martinez c 5   2   5   2   .279

K.Suzuki c 5   0   2   0   .246      Varitek c 0   0   0   0   .286

Cust dh 5   1   1   1   .250      Youkilis 1b 4   2   2   1   .303

Kouzmanoff 3b 5   0   2   0   .248      D.Ortiz dh 4   0   0   0   .264

Gross lf 4   0   3   0   .291      Beltre 3b 5   1   3   3   .342

M.Ellis 2b 3   0   1   1   .300      J.Drew rf 4   1   1   1   .269

Pennington ss 4   0   0   0   .204      Hall lf 2   1   1   1   .218

Totals 40   4   13   4         D.McDonald cf 3   1   1   0   .262

Totals 36   9   14   8      

E: V.Martinez (2). LOB: Oakland 11, Boston 12. 2B: R.Sweeney (10), K.Suzuki (6), Kouzmanoff (10), Gross (4), M.Ellis (4), Pedroia (16), V.Martinez 4 (15). 3B: K.Suzuki (1), Hall (1). HR: Barton (4), off Lackey; Beltre (6), off G.Gonzalez. RBIs: Barton 2 (22), Cust (3), M.Ellis (9), V.Martinez 2 (26), Youkilis (30), Beltre 3 (37), J.Drew (31), Hall (10). SB: R.Davis (23). RLSP: Oakland 8 (M.Ellis, Cust 2, Barton 2, Pennington 2, Kouzmanoff); Boston 7 (D.Ortiz, Pedroia 2, Youkilis, D.McDonald 3). GIDP: Pedroia, Beltre. DP: Oakland 2 (Kouzmanoff, Barton), (M.Ellis, Pennington, Barton).

Oakland walks (2): Barton, M.Ellis.

Boston walks (9): Scutaro, Youkilis, D.Ortiz, J.Drew, Hall 3, D.McDonald 2.

Oakland strikeouts (7): R.Davis 2, R.Sweeney 2, K.Suzuki, Kouzmanoff, M.Ellis.

Boston strikeouts (6): Youkilis, D.Ortiz 2, J.Drew, Hall, D.McDonald.

Oakland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

G.Gonzalez 5   7   3   3   4   5   108   3.68

T.Ross (L 1-4) 0   0   2   2   2   0   11   6.04

Breslow (BS 1-1) 12/3   2   1   1   2   0   22   2.45

Wuertz 2/3   3   3   3   0   1   29   7.27

Blevins 2/3   2   0   0   1   0   23   4.91

Boston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Lackey (W 6-3) 6   12   4   4   2   4   116   4.95

Delcarmen (H 5) 1   0   0   0   0   1   15   1.73

D.Bard (H 11) 1   0   0   0   0   0   16   2.00

Nelson 1   1   0   0   0   2   22   3.86

T.Ross pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. IR-S: Breslow 2-2, Wuertz 1-0, Blevins 1-1. WP: Wuertz 2, Lackey. Umpires: Home, Kerwin Danley; First, C.B. Bucknor; Second, Doug Eddings; Third, Dana DeMuth.

T: 3:29. A: 37,337 (37,402).

Rangers 9, White Sox 6

CHICAGO - Craig Gentry's two-run single led Texas to a comeback victory over Chicago, snapping a four-game losing streak.

Ian Kinsler drove in three runs, and Josh Hamilton and David Murphy each had three hits for the Rangers. Starter Rich Harden (3-1) hung around long enough to get the victory, allowing four runs on seven hits.

White Sox starter Mark Buehrle (3-6) couldn't hold on to an early 4-0 lead.

Texas 000 115 101 – 9 19 1

Chicago 130 002 000 – 6 11 1

Texas AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.

Andrus ss 5   1   1   0   .308      Pierre lf 3   1   0   0   .241

M.Young 3b 4   1   2   1   .319      Pierzynski c 5   0   2   1   .217

Kinsler 2b 5   0   2   3   .287      Rios cf 5   0   2   0   .315

Guerrero dh 4   1   2   0   .335      Konerko 1b 2   0   1   2   .265

Hamilton lf 5   1   3   0   .289      Kotsay dh 5   0   0   0   .198

J.Arias 1b 4   1   2   0   .317      Quentin rf 4   1   1   1   .212

Borbon cf 1   0   0   0   .234      1-Lillibridge pr 0   0   0   0   ---

Dav.Murphy rf 5   1   3   0   .266      Al.Ramirez ss 5   1   1   0   .253

Treanor c 5   1   1   0   .210      Vizquel 3b 4   2   2   0   .241

Gentry cf 3   1   1   2   .235      Beckham 2b 4   1   2   2   .204

a-Smoak ph-1b 2   1   2   2   .190      Totals 37   6   11   6      

Totals 43   9   19   8      

a-singled for Gentry in the 7th.1-ran for Quentin in the 9th. E: Hamilton (2), Quentin (1). LOB: Texas 10, Chicago 11. 2B: M.Young (14), Kinsler (8), Hamilton (14), Pierzynski 2 (11). HR: Smoak (5), off Linebrink; Quentin (6), off Harden. RBIs: M.Young (30), Kinsler 3 (13), Gentry 2 (2), Smoak 2 (14), Pierzynski (14), Konerko 2 (35), Quentin (27), Beckham 2 (12). SB: Vizquel (1). SF: M.Young. RLSP: Texas 6 (J.Arias 2, Treanor, Guerrero, Andrus, Borbon); Chicago 7 (Kotsay 3, Rios, Quentin, Vizquel 2). RA: Pierzynski, Konerko. GIDP: Dav.Murphy, Gentry, Kotsay. DP: Texas 1 (Harden, Andrus, J.Arias); Chicago 2 (Vizquel, Beckham, Konerko), (Al.Ramirez, Beckham, Konerko).

Texas walks (2): Andrus, Guerrero.

Chicago walks (7): Pierre 2, Konerko 3, Quentin, Vizquel.

Texas strikeouts (5): Andrus, Kinsler, Hamilton, J.Arias, Treanor.

Chicago strikeouts (7): Pierzynski, Kotsay 2, Quentin, Al.Ramirez, Vizquel, Beckham.

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Harden (W 3-1) 5   7   4   4   3   1   95   5.33

O'Day (H 8) 1/3   2   2   2   1   0   16   2.61

Ray (H 6) 2/3   1   0   0   1   0   26   3.47

F.Francisco (H 5) 1   0   0   0   0   3   10   3.86

Oliver (H 6) 1   0   0   0   0   2   12   1.65

N.Feliz (S 14-16) 1   1   0   0   2   1   22   2.84

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Buehrle (L 3-6) 51/3   12   6   6   1   3   106   4.84

Santos 2/3   1   1   1   1   0   14   0.93

Williams 1/3   2   1   1   0   1   9   5.79

Putz 12/3   3   0   0   0   1   29   3.06

Linebrink 1   1   1   1   0   0   9   4.43

IR-S: Ray 2-1, Santos 2-2, Putz 2-1. WP: Santos. Umpires: Home, John Hirschbeck; First, James Hoye; Second, Wally Bell; Third, Laz Diaz. T: 3:19. A: 20,075 (40,615).