BOSTON - Kurt Suzuki and the Oakland Athletics put on a rare power show, then held off a potent counter attack by the Boston Red Sox.

Suzuki had two of his team's four homers as the A's hit more than two for the first time this season in a 9-8 win Thursday that featured 32 hits, two injured Oakland players and two Boston runners thrown out at home.

"Our game is more suited for our ballpark," where it's much harder to hit homers, A's manager Bob Geren said. "We pitch well, we run the bases well, spray our hits around. We do timely, situational hitting. We're not a real big home run team."

They were on Thursday.

Suzuki homered in his first two at bats against Tim Wakefield (1-4), a solo shot in the second inning and a two-run homer in the four-run fourth. Then, with Oakland leading, 7-5, in the eighth, Jack Cust and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit homers on consecutive pitches by Manny Delcarmen, who began the day as the AL leader with a .128 batting average by opponents.

Not bad for a team that entered the game with 33 homers, the third-fewest in the majors, and just eight in their 15 previous games. Oakland had 14 hits, seven of them for extra bases.

"We had a lot of guys contributing to help us win, but Suzuki had a great day both offensive and defensively," Geren said.

The homers off Delcarmen made it 9-5 before Boston rallied.

Oakland 010 401 120 – 9 14 0

Boston 110 102 111 – 8 18 1

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

R.Davis cf 5   0   1   0   .258      Scutaro ss 5   1   1   3   .270

Barton 1b 5   0   1   0   .282      Pedroia 2b 4   0   2   0   .257

R.Sweeney rf 1   0   0   0   .309      V.Martinez c 4   1   2   0   .284

E.Patterson lf 4   1   2   0   .222      Youkilis 1b 5   0   3   0   .310

K.Suzuki c 5   2   2   3   .260      Beltre 3b 5   0   1   1   .332

Cust dh 5   3   3   1   .264      Lowell dh 3   0   0   0   .229

Kouzmanoff 3b 4   1   1   1   .251      a-D.Ortiz ph-dh 1   1   0   0   .273

Gross lf-rf 4   1   2   1   .309      D.McDonald cf 3   0   1   0   .274

M.Ellis 2b 3   1   2   2   .313      b-J.Drew ph-rf 2   0   1   0   .271

Pennington ss 2   0   0   0   .204      Hall rf-cf 5   4   4   2   .253

Totals 38   9   14   8         Hermida lf 5   1   3   2   .218

Totals 42   8   18   8      

b-doubled for D.McDonald in the 7th. E: Beltre (8). LOB: Oakland 5, Boston 11. 2B: E.Patterson (5), Gross (5), M.Ellis (5), Pedroia 2 (19), Youkilis 2 (13), J.Drew (13), Hall (2), Hermida (7). HR: K.Suzuki 2 (7), off Wakefield 2; Cust (1), off Delcarmen; Kouzmanoff (5), off Delcarmen; Hermida (5), off Mazzaro; Scutaro (3), off Blevins; Hall (5), off A.Bailey. RBIs: K.Suzuki 3 (23), Cust (4), Kouzmanoff (27), Gross (8), M.Ellis 2 (11), Scutaro 3 (14), Beltre (38), Hall 2 (12), Hermida 2 (27). SB: E.Patterson 2 (5), Hall (3). CS: R.Davis (3), Gross (1). S: Pennington. SF: Scutaro. RLSP: Oakland 2 (Pennington, R.Davis); Boston 9 (Lowell 2, Pedroia, V.Martinez 2, D.McDonald, Youkilis, Hermida, D.Ortiz). RA: Kouzmanoff, Scutaro, Beltre, Hall.

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

Boston walks (3): Pedroia, V.Martinez, D.Ortiz.

Oakland strikeouts (5): R.Davis 2, E.Patterson, Cust, Kouzmanoff.

Boston strikeouts (5): Youkilis, D.Ortiz, D.McDonald 2, Hermida.

Oakland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Bre.Anderson 2   5   2   2   0   1   36   2.35

Mazzaro (W 1-0) 31/3   9   3   3   1   1   82   6.08

Ziegler (H 10) 11/3   1   1   1   1   1   25   2.70

Blevins (H 5) 1/3   2   1   1   1   1   21   5.30

A.Bailey (S 12-14) 2   1   1   1   0   1   33   1.57

Boston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Wakefield (L 1-4) 6   8   6   6   0   4   78   6.02

R.Ramirez 1/3   1   1   1   1   0   10   6.20

Okajima 2/3   1   0   0   0   1   13   5.19

Delcarmen 2/3   3   2   2   0   0   12   2.36

Atchison 11/3   1   0   0   1   0   24   4.50

Blevins pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. IR-S: Ziegler 1-0, Blevins 1-0, A.Bailey 2-0, Okajima 1-0, Atchison 1-0. Umpires: Home, Doug Eddings; First, Dana DeMuth; Second, Kerwin Danley; Third, C.B. Bucknor.

T: 3:17. A: 37,386 (37,402).

Tigers 12, Indians 6

DETROIT - Magglio Ordonez and Miguel Cabrera hit consecutive homers in a five-run seventh to lead Detroit past Cleveland.

Reliever Brad Thomas (2-0) retired two in the sixth inning for the win.

Cleveland 001 500 000 – 6 7 0

Detroit 023 011 50x –12 17 4

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

Crowe cf 5   0   1   0   .238      A.Jackson cf 6   2   4   0   .341

Choo rf 5   0   2   2   .278      Raburn lf 3   1   1   1   .185

Hafner dh 4   0   0   1   .252      Kelly lf 0   1   0   0   .277

a-Duncan ph 1   0   0   0   .308      Ordonez rf 5   2   3   5   .314

Peralta 3b 5   0   0   0   .236      Mi.Cabrera 1b 2   2   1   2   .352

Branyan 1b 4   1   1   0   .236      Boesch dh 4   2   3   0   .333

LaPorta lf 3   1   0   0   .209      C.Guillen 2b 5   0   2   2   .273

Valbuena 2b 4   1   2   0   .149      Santiago 2b 0   0   0   0   .239

Marson c 3   1   0   1   .203      Inge 3b 5   0   2   1   .237

Donald ss 4   2   1   1   .278      Laird c 3   1   0   0   .158

Totals 38   6   7   5         Everett ss 5   1   1   0   .190

Totals 38   12   17   11      

E: C.Guillen 2 (3), Inge (3), Everett (1). LOB: Cleveland 8, Detroit 10. 2B: Choo 2 (10), Valbuena (4), A.Jackson 3 (17), Ordonez (10), C.Guillen 2 (8). 3B: Ordonez (1), Boesch (3). HR: Ordonez (8), off Sipp; Mi.Cabrera (16), off Sipp. RBIs: Choo 2 (28), Hafner (18), Marson (7), Donald (6), Raburn (6), Ordonez 5 (40), Mi.Cabrera 2 (51), C.Guillen 2 (12), Inge (24). S: Raburn. SF: Mi.Cabrera. RLSP: Cleveland 5 (Marson 2, Peralta 2, Choo); Detroit 5 (Everett 2, Ordonez 2, C.Guillen). RA: Hafner. GIDP: Raburn. DP: Cleveland 1 (Donald, Valbuena, Branyan).

Cleveland walks (2): LaPorta, Marson.

Detroit walks (5): Kelly, Mi.Cabrera 2, Boesch, Laird.

Cleveland strikeouts (5): Hafner, Duncan, Peralta, Branyan, Donald.

Detroit strikeouts (7): A.Jackson, Raburn, C.Guillen, Inge, Laird 2, Everett.

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

D.Huff 3   6   5   5   2   0   59   6.08

J.Lewis 2   4   1   1   0   3   33   4.05

Ambriz (L 0-1) 1   2   1   1   1   1   23   4.60

Sipp 2/3   3   5   5   2   2   40   6.20

R.Perez 11/3   2   0   0   0   1   19   6.61

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Porcello 51/3   7   6   3   1   2   95   5.25

Thomas (W 2-0) 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   8   5.13

Zumaya (H 7) 1   0   0   0   0   0   9   1.78

Bonine 2/3   0   0   0   1   1   20   1.75

Coke 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   4   3.75

Valverde 1   0   0   0   0   2   14   0.42

D.Huff pitched to 1 batter in the 4th. IR-S: J.Lewis 1-0, Thomas 1-0, Coke 2-0. IBB: off Ambriz (Mi.Cabrera). HBP: by D.Huff (Laird), by Porcello (Branyan). WP: Sipp 2. Balk: Porcello. Umpires: Home, Jim Joyce; First, Jim Wolf; Second, Derryl Cousins; Third, Marvin Hudson. T: 3:17. A: 28,169 (41,255).

Yankees 6, Orioles 3

NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez homered, CC Sabathia won for the first time in a month and New York handed Baltimore its eighth straight loss.

Brett Gardner also connected and Robinson Cano had an RBI double off winless Kevin Millwood as the Yankees won their fifth consecutive game.

"We have almost everybody healthy and with that we have a great team," closer Mariano Rivera said. "We did what we're supposed to do."

Baltimore 001 000 200 – 3 3 1

New York 203 001 00x – 6 12 1

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

Lugo 2b 4   0   0   0   .214      Jeter ss 4   1   1   0   .302

M.Tejada 3b 4   0   0   0   .259      Swisher rf 4   1   1   0   .318

Markakis rf 3   0   0   0   .300      Teixeira 1b 4   1   2   0   .220

Wigginton dh 3   1   1   0   .283      A.Rodriguez 3b 5   1   2   2   .300

Scott lf 4   1   1   2   .272      Cano 2b 3   1   1   1   .373

Atkins 1b 3   0   0   0   .209      Posada dh 4   0   1   0   .323

Ad.Jones cf 4   1   1   1   .249      Granderson cf 4   0   2   1   .269

Tatum c 3   0   0   0   .200      Cervelli c 3   0   0   0   .294

C.Izturis ss 3   0   0   0   .225      Gardner lf 4   1   2   1   .304

Totals 31   3   3   3         Totals 35   6   12   5      

E: Ad.Jones (3), Sabathia (1). LOB: Baltimore 4, New York 10. 2B: Teixeira (10), Cano (17). HR: Ad.Jones (6), off Sabathia; Scott (10), off Sabathia; A.Rodriguez (8), off Millwood; Gardner (3), off Millwood. RBIs: Scott 2 (22), Ad.Jones (16), A.Rodriguez 2 (43), Cano (43), Granderson (11), Gardner (18). SB: Jeter (6), Gardner (19). RLSP: Baltimore 2 (Ad.Jones 2); New York 6 (Posada, Cervelli 2, A.Rodriguez 2, Cano). RA: Atkins, A.Rodriguez. GIDP: Cervelli. DP: Baltimore 1 (Lugo, C.Izturis, Atkins).

Baltimore walks (2): Markakis, Atkins.

New York walks (5): Jeter, Swisher, Teixeira, Cano, Cervelli.

Baltimore strikeouts (9): Lugo, M.Tejada, Markakis, Wigginton, Scott 2, Ad.Jones 2, Tatum.

New York strikeouts (7): Jeter, Swisher, Teixeira, Cano, Posada 2, Gardner.

Baltimore IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Millwood (L 0-6) 52/3   10   6   6   4   5   113   4.29

Berken 11/3   1   0   0   0   1   18   1.98

Ohman 1   1   0   0   1   1   17   1.02

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Sabathia (W 5-3) 7   3   3   3   1   7   94   4.14

Chamberlain (H 12) 1   0   0   0   0   0   10   5.32

M.Rivera (S 12-13) 1   0   0   0   1   2   26   1.47

IR-S: Berken 1-0. HBP: by M.Rivera (Wigginton). WP: Millwood. Balk: Millwood. Umpires: Home, Mike DiMuro; First, Tim Welke; Second, Jim Reynolds; Third, Bill Welke.

T: 3:01. A: 44,927 (50,287).

Angels 5, Royals 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jered Weaver outpitched Zack Greinke and Torii Hunter homered for the second straight game as Los Angeles edged Kansas City.

Weaver (5-2) was sharp for the fourth straight start, getting his first win since May 7 behind a resurgent Angels offense that knocked around Greinke (1-7).

Los Angeles 010 021 001 – 5 12 1

Kansas City 000 000 022 – 4 7 1

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

E.Aybar ss 3   1   2   0   .244      Podsednik lf 5   1   2   0   .294

H.Kendrick 2b 5   0   0   1   .256      Kendall c 3   0   0   1   .282

B.Abreu rf 5   0   1   0   .277      DeJesus rf 4   0   2   1   .304

Tor.Hunter cf 4   2   2   2   .283      B.Butler 1b 4   0   0   0   .329

H.Matsui dh 3   0   3   0   .253      J.Guillen dh 3   1   0   0   .244

Napoli c 4   0   0   1   .254      Callaspo 3b 4   0   0   0   .287

M.Ryan 1b 3   1   1   0   .192      Maier cf 3   0   0   0   .252

Quinlan 1b 2   0   0   0   .000      a-Bloomquistph 1   1   1   2   .200

Frandsen 3b 4   1   2   1   .448      Y.Betancourt ss 4   0   1   0   .281

Willits lf 4   0   1   0   .256      Getz 2b 2   1   1   0   .216

Totals 37   5   12   5         b-Aviles ph 0   0   0   0   .305

Totals 33   4   7   4      

a-homered for Maier in the 9th. b-walked for Getz in the 9th. E: E.Aybar (8), Getz (2). LOB: Los Angeles 11, Kansas City 6. 2B: E.Aybar (12), Tor.Hunter (16), M.Ryan (3), Willits (2), Y.Betancourt (11). HR: Tor.Hunter (9), off Greinke; Bloomquist (2), off Fuentes. RBIs: H.Kendrick (31), Tor.Hunter 2 (34), Napoli (22), Frandsen (2), Kendall (12), DeJesus (23), Bloomquist 2 (8). SB: E.Aybar 2 (9), H.Kendrick (6), Podsednik (17). CS: Willits (1). SF: Napoli. RLSP: Los Angeles 5 (Napoli 3, B.Abreu 2); Kansas City 2 (DeJesus, Kendall). RA: Kendall. GIDP: B.Butler. DP: Los Angeles 1 (Frandsen, H.Kendrick, Quinlan); Kansas City 1 (Kendall, Kendall, Y.Betancourt).

Los Angeles walks (5): E.Aybar 2, Tor.Hunter, H.Matsui 2.

Kansas City walks (4): Kendall, J.Guillen, Getz, Aviles.

Los Angeles strikeouts (11): E.Aybar, H.Kendrick, B.Abreu 2, Tor.Hunter 2, Napoli, M.Ryan, Quinlan, Willits 2.

Kansas City strikeouts (11): Podsednik 3, B.Butler, J.Guillen 3, Callaspo, Maier 2, Getz.

Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Jer.Weaver (W 5-2) 7   4   0   0   1   9   111   2.74

Jepsen 1/3   2   2   2   1   0   17   6.16

Rodney (H 6) 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   1   2.95

Fuentes (S 7-10) 1   1   2   2   2   2   29   5.93

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Greinke (L 1-7) 6   10   4   4   3   6   116   3.60

Farnsworth 1   0   0   0   1   2   23   2.42

Tejeda 1   0   0   0   1   2   18   4.23

Bl.Wood 1   2   1   1   0   1   18   1.54

IR-S: Rodney 1-0. WP: Jepsen. Umpires: Home, Mike Estabrook; First, Brian Runge; Second, Mike Winters; Third, Hunter Wendelstedt. T: 3:10. A: 13,621 (37,840).

White Sox 4, Rangers 3

CHICAGO - Carlos Quentin, booed after committing an error that led to a Texas run, atoned with a two-run homer in the seventh as Chicago rallied to win.

Freddy Garcia (5-3) pitched seven solid innings and Andruw Jones and Alex Rios also homered.

Colby Lewis (4-4) was in command for six innings but needed only three pitches in the seventh to blow a 3-2 lead. After A.J. Pierzynski doubled on the first pitch, Quentin sent Lewis' 1-0 delivery just over the right-field fence.

Texas 000 111 000–3 8 0

Chicago 010 001 20x–4 8 1

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

Andrus ss 5   0   1   0   .304      Pierre lf 4   0   2   0   .248

M.Young 3b 4   0   2   1   .329      Vizquel 3b 3   0   0   0   .230

Kinsler 2b 4   0   0   0   .265      Rios cf 4   1   1   1   .317

Hamilton dh 4   0   0   0   .291      Konerko 1b 4   0   0   0   .270

Dav.Murphy rf 4   1   0   0   .263      An.Jones dh 4   1   1   1   .227

Smoak 1b 3   1   1   1   .189      Pierzynski c 4   1   2   0   .224

Treanor c 4   0   1   0   .222      Quentin rf 3   1   1   2   .210

Gentry lf 3   1   1   1   .250      Al.Ramirez ss 3   0   1   0   .249

Borbon cf 4   0   2   0   .240      J.Nix 2b 3   0   0   0   .152

Totals 35   3   8   3         Totals 32   4   8   4      

E: Quentin (2). LOB: Texas 7, Chicago 5. 2B: M.Young (17), Treanor (4), Borbon (2), Pierzynski (13). HR: An.Jones (10), off C.Lewis; Rios (12), off C.Lewis; Quentin (7), off C.Lewis. RBIs: M.Young (34), Smoak (15), Gentry (3), Rios (28), An.Jones (21), Quentin 2 (29). SB: Borbon (8), Pierre (21). SF: Gentry. RLSP: Texas 5 (M.Young, Hamilton 2, Borbon, Andrus); Chicago 2 (Rios 2). RA: Borbon.

Texas walks (1): Smoak.

Chicago walks (1): Vizquel.

Texas strikeouts (8): Andrus 2, Kinsler, Hamilton, Dav.Murphy 2, Smoak, Gentry.

Chicago strikeouts (11): Vizquel, Rios 2, Konerko 2, An.Jones, Pierzynski, Quentin, Al.Ramirez, J.Nix 2.

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

C.Lewis (L 4-4) 61/3   7   4   4   1   7   102   3.62

Oliver 2/3   1   0   0   0   2   16   1.61

O'Day 1   0   0   0   0   2   10   2.49

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

F.Garcia (W 5-3) 7   7   3   2   1   4   106   4.94

Thornton (H 4) 1   0   0   0   0   2   13   1.52

Jenks (S 8-9) 1   1   0   0   0   2   15   5.68

IR-S: Oliver 1-0. Umpires: Home, Wally Bell; First, Laz Diaz; Second, Vic Carapazza; Third, James Hoye.

T: 2:27. A: 20,003 (40,615).