CLEVELAND - Josh Beckett picked up his first regular-season win in Cleveland - where he pitched an October gem four years ago - to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 4-2 win Tuesday night over the Indians, who couldn't quite muster another late-inning rally and lost for just the fifth time at home.

Beckett (4-1) allowed one run and five hits in 62/3 innings for his only non-postseason win at Progressive Field. He won here in the 2007 ALCS, pitching eight dominant innings in Game 5.

Jason Varitek hit a two-run homer in the seventh off Fausto Carmona (3-5), and Jonathan Papelbon got his ninth save as the Red Sox continued to make up ground in the standings. They are a league-best 15-7 in May, and in the thick of the AL East race after an 0-6 start.

Adrian Gonzalez hit an RBI single for the Red Sox, who ended a five-game losing streak in Cleveland.

Travis Buck homered in the ninth for the Indians, who had their four-game winning streak stopped and were hurt by running into outs four times. Cleveland dropped to 19-5 at home.

However, the bigger issue for the Indians was Beckett, whose only loss this season came in Cleveland on April 5. Since then, he's 4-0 with five no-decisions in nine starts.

Papelbon gave up Buck's one-out homer in the ninth but was able to quiet the Indians.

The Red Sox played without all-star second baseman Dustin Pedroia. The former league MVP took a planned day off, one night after hurting his left foot stumbling over second.

Red Sox 4, Indians 2

Boston 002 000 200 – 4 5 0

Cleveland 010 000 001 – 2 6 1

Boston AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Ellsbury cf 3   1   0   0   1   0   .286

Lowrie ss 3   0   0   1   0   2   .310

Ad.Gonzalez 1b 4   0   1   1   0   0   .340

Youkilis 3b 4   0   1   0   0   1   .275

Ortiz dh 4   1   2   0   0   0   .302

1-McDonald pr-dh 0   0   0   0   0   0   .150

J.Drew rf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .232

Varitek c 3   1   1   2   1   1   .203

Crawford lf 3   1   0   0   0   1   .212

Sutton 2b 4   0   0   0   0   2   .000

Totals 32   4   5   4   2   8   

Cleveland AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Brantley lf-cf 3   0   0   0   1   0   .289

A.Cabrera ss 4   0   0   0   0   1   .305

Choo rf 4   0   1   0   0   1   .244

C.Santana c 3   0   0   0   1   1   .203

T.Buck dh 4   2   2   1   0   1   .250

O.Cabrera 2b 2   0   0   0   1   0   .263

LaPorta 1b 4   0   2   0   0   1   .263

Hannahan 3b 3   0   0   0   0   2   .237

Carrera cf 2   0   1   1   0   0   .333

a-Duncan ph-lf 0   0   0   0   1   0   .214

Totals 29   2   6   2   4   7   

a-walked for Carrera in the 8th.1-ran for Ortiz in the 9th. E: Hannahan (3). LOB: Boston 5, Cleveland 5. 2B: Ad.Gonzalez (16), Ortiz 2 (11). HR: Varitek (1), off Carmona; T.Buck (2), off Papelbon. RBIs: Lowrie (21), Ad.Gonzalez (42), Varitek 2 (7), T.Buck (7), Carrera (2). SB: Ellsbury (16), Crawford (7), Brantley (7). CS: Choo (3), T.Buck (1). SF: Lowrie. RLSP: Boston 4 (Varitek, Youkilis, Sutton 2); Cleveland 3 (C.Santana, Hannahan, Choo). RA: J.Drew 2, Sutton. DP: Boston 1 (Ellsbury, Sutton, Ad.Gonzalez).

Boston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Beckett (W 4-1) 62/3   5   1   1   3   6   111   1.69

R.Hill (H 3) 11/3   0   0   0   1   1   23   0.00

Papelbon (S 9-10) 1   1   1   1   0   0   19   2.61

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Carmona (L 3-5) 8   5   4   4   1   7   108   4.73

R.Perez 1   0   0   0   1   1   14   1.06

Carmona pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. IR-S: R.Hill 2-0, R.Perez 1-0. HBP: by Beckett (O.Cabrera), by Carmona (Crawford). WP: R.Hill. Umpires: Home, Rob Drake; first, David Rackley; second, Bruce Dreckman; third, Paul Emmel.

T: 3:02. A: 23,752 (43,441).

Yankees 5, Blue Jays 4

NEW YORK - Curtis Granderson had a tying RBI single in the ninth inning then stole second before Mark Teixeira singled him home to give CC Sabathia and New York a victory over Toronto.

The Yankees rallied for two runs in the eighth against relievers Casey Janssen and Marc Rzepczynski and two in the ninth off Frank Francisco (1-2).

Robinson Cano had an RBI double in the eighth, and Russell Martin followed with a run-scoring single.

Sabathia (5-3) retired the final 16 batters in his first complete game at home for the Yankees. He gave up eight hits and four runs in the first four innings.

Toronto starter Ricky Romero allowed a run and seven hits over seven innings.

Toronto 001 300 000 – 4 8 0

New York 010 000 022 – 5 13 1

Toronto AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Y.Escobar ss 3   0   1   0   0   0   .285

C.Patterson lf 3   0   1   1   1   1   .270

Bautista rf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .343

J.Rivera 1b 4   1   2   0   0   0   .235

Arencibia c 4   1   1   1   0   0   .252

A.Hill 2b 4   0   0   0   0   0   .242

Encarnacion dh 4   1   1   0   0   0   .239

R.Davis cf 4   1   2   1   0   1   .259

Jo.McDonald 3b 3   0   0   1   0   0   .196

Totals 33   4   8   4   1   3   

New York AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Jeter dh 5   0   0   0   0   1   .254

Granderson cf 5   2   4   1   0   0   .275

Teixeira 1b 4   0   2   1   1   0   .254

Al.Rodriguez 3b 4   0   1   0   0   2   .288

Cano 2b 4   1   2   1   0   0   .279

Martin c 4   1   2   2   0   1   .270

Swisher rf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .208

Gardner lf 2   0   0   0   2   0   .270

E.Nunez ss 3   0   1   0   0   0   .278

a-Posada ph 1   0   1   0   0   0   .183

1-Dickerson pr 0   1   0   0   0   0   .333

Totals 36   5   13   5   3   5   

Two outs when winning run scored.a-doubled for E.Nunez in the 9th. 1-ran for Posada in the 9th. E: Cano (5). LOB: Toronto 5, New York 8. 2B: J.Rivera (4), Granderson (5), Cano 2 (10), Posada (5). HR: Martin (9), off R.Romero. RBIs: C.Patterson (20), Arencibia (24), R.Davis (7), Jo.McDonald (11), Granderson (35), Teixeira (30), Cano (32), Martin 2 (26). SB: Granderson (6). CS: Granderson (2). S: Y.Escobar, Jo.McDonald. RLSP: Toronto 3 (Bautista 3); New York 3 (Cano, Martin, Jeter). RA: Jeter, Teixeira. GIDP: Arencibia, Jeter, Al.Rodriguez. DP: Toronto 2 (Y.Escobar, A.Hill, J.Rivera), (Jo.McDonald, J.Rivera); New York 1 (E.Nunez, Cano, Teixeira).

Toronto IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

R.Romero 7   7   1   1   3   4   100   2.91

Janssen (H 4) 2/3   1   1   1   0   1   8   1.77

Rzepcznski(H 7) 1/3   2   1   1   0   0   5   3.00

Frnciso(L1-2BS2) 2/3   3   2   2   0   0   19   6.23

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Sabathia (W 5-3) 9   8   4   4   1   3   103   3.17

IR-S: Rzepczynski 1-1. Umpires: Home, John Hirschbeck; first, Wally Bell; second, Laz Diaz; third, Scott Barry.

T: 2:36. A: 41,519 (50,291).

Orioles 5, Royals 3

BALTIMORE - Adam Jones capped a ninth-inning uprising with a two-run homer against Jaokim Soria, giving Baltimore a victory over Kansas City.

Jones hit an 0-2 pitch far over the center-field wall to cap a three-run rally. Upon reaching the plate, Jones was buried under a wave of teammates celebrating Baltimore's third straight victory.

The Orioles improved to 1-21 when trailing after eight innings.

Baltimore trailed, 3-2, entering the ninth. After one out, J.J. Hardy doubled off the glove of third baseman Wilson Betemit. Pinch-hitter Felix Pie then doubled to tie it.

Soria (3-1) struck out Robert Andino before Jones connected.

Alfredo Simon (1-0) worked a perfect ninth in his season debut.

Kansas City 101 001 000 – 3 11 0

Baltimore 000 002 003 – 5 10 0

Kansas City AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Gordon lf 5   2   2   1   0   0   .283

Me.Cabrera cf 5   0   2   0   0   0   .275

Hosmer 1b 5   0   1   0   0   1   .281

Francoeur rf 5   1   2   1   0   2   .285

Butler dh 4   0   2   1   0   0   .289

Betemit 3b 2   0   0   0   2   1   .310

Aviles 2b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .243

B.Pena c 4   0   1   0   0   0   .209

A.Escobar ss 3   0   0   0   1   0   .228

Totals 37   3   11   3   3   4   

Baltimore AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Andino 2b 4   0   1   0   1   2   .264

Ad.Jones cf 5   1   2   2   0   2   .292

Markakis rf 4   1   1   0   0   2   .259

Guerrero dh 4   0   1   0   0   0   .308

Wieters c 4   1   1   1   0   0   .273

Reimold lf 2   0   0   0   0   1   .286

a-Scott ph-lf 2   0   1   1   0   1   .236

Mar.Reynolds 3b 4   0   0   0   0   1   .191

Hardy ss 3   1   2   0   1   1   .239

B.Snyder 1b 2   0   0   0   1   1   .222

b-Pie ph 1   1   1   1   0   0   .250

Totals 35   5   10   5   3   11   

Two outs when winning run scored. a-singled for Reimold in the 6th. b-doubled for B.Snyder in the 9th. LOB: Kansas City 10, Baltimore 7. 2B: Aviles (9), Ad.Jones (9), Wieters (8), Hardy 2 (5), Pie (4). HR: Gordon (5), off Britton; Ad.Jones (6), off Soria. RBIs: Gordon (26), Francoeur (29), Butler (18), Ad.Jones 2 (26), Wieters (26), Scott (18), Pie (3). SB: Francoeur (6), Andino (2), Markakis (4). RLSP: Kansas City 6 (Butler, Hosmer, Gordon 2, Aviles 2); Baltimore 3 (Guerrero, Markakis 2). GIDP: Butler. DP: Kansas City 1 (Betemit, A.Escobar); Baltimore 1 (Mar.Reynolds, Andino, B.Snyder).

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Duffy 51/3   5   2   2   3   6   97   3.86

L.Coleman (H 1) 2/3   1   0   0   0   1   15   1.93

Bl.Wood (H 2) 1   1   0   0   0   2   14   3.20

Crow (H 4) 1   0   0   0   0   1   13   0.76

Soria(L 3-1 BS 3) 2/3   3   3   3   0   1   19   5.12

Baltimore IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Britton 6   9   3   3   2   2   101   2.35

Accardo 12/3   2   0   0   1   1   37   4.57

Rapada 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   3   9.00

Simon (W 1-0) 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   0.00

IR-S: L.Coleman 1-1. WP: L.Coleman. Umpires: Home, Gary Cederstrom; first, Andy Fletcher; second, Chris Conroy; third, Mike DiMuro.

T: 3:04. A: 14,077 (45,438).

Twins 4, Mariners 2

MINNEAPOLIS - Nick Blackburn came through with a desperately needed complete game and Denard Span had three hits and an RBI to lift Minnesota to a victory over Seattle.

Blackburn (4-4) allowed seven hits and struck out six, throwing a career-high 127 pitches for his fifth career complete game, and the Twins snapped a nine-game home losing streak.

Doug Fister (2-5) gave up four runs and nine hits with six strikeouts in 62/3 innings. He balked home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Mariners saw their season-high six-game winning streak come to an end.

Miguel Olivo had a homer, a double, and two RBIs for Seattle. Jason Kubel added two hits and an RBI for the Twins.

The game turned in the seventh inning when Fister committed a balk while faking a throw to third. That allowed Rene Rivera to score for a 3-2 lead.

Span had a double and a triple and raised his batting average to .301.

Seattle 000 200 000 – 2 7 1

Minnesota 101 000 20x – 4 9 0

Seattle AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

I.Suzuki rf 4   0   0   0   0   0   .286

Figgins 3b 4   0   0   0   0   0   .207

Smoak 1b 4   1   1   0   0   0   .268

Cust dh 4   0   1   0   0   1   .231

Olivo c 4   1   2   2   0   1   .236

A.Kennedy 2b 4   0   0   0   0   0   .273

Peguero lf 3   0   0   0   0   2   .208

Ryan ss 3   0   3   0   0   0   .250

M.Saunders cf 3   0   0   0   0   2   .176

Totals 33   2   7   2   0   6   

Minnesota AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Span cf 4   1   3   1   0   0   .301

Tolbert ss 3   0   0   1   0   1   .157

Kubel rf 4   0   2   1   0   1   .313

Morneau 1b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .230

Thome dh 3   0   0   0   1   0   .226

1-Repko pr-dh 0   0   0   0   0   0   .200

D.Young lf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .224

Valencia 3b 4   0   0   0   0   3   .221

R.Rivera c 3   1   1   0   0   1   .179

A.Casilla 2b 3   2   2   0   0   0   .202

Totals 32   4   9   3   1   7   

1-ran for Thome in the 8th. E: Olivo (4). LOB: Seattle 4, Minnesota 6. 2B: Cust (10), Olivo (4), Span (6), Kubel (13), A.Casilla (3). 3B: Span (2). HR: Olivo (4), off Blackburn. RBIs: Olivo 2 (15), Span (11), Tolbert (3), Kubel (25). SB: Repko (2). S: Tolbert. RLSP: Seattle 1 (M.Saunders); Minnesota 3 (Morneau, Kubel, Valencia). RA: A.Kennedy, Span. DP: Minnesota 1 (Kubel, Tolbert).

Seattle IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Fister (L 2-5) 62/3   9   4   4   0   6   113   3.18

Laffey 2/3   0   0   0   1   0   9   1.85

Gray 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   6   2.57

Minnesota IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Blackburn (W 4-4) 9   7   2   2   0   6   127   3.20

IR-S: Laffey 1-0, Gray 1-0. Balk–Fister. Umpires: Home, Brian O'Nora; first, Alfonso Marquez; second, Ed Hickox; third, Ed Rapuano.

T: 2:20. A: 37,691 (39,500).

Tigers 7, Rays 6

DETROIT - Alex Avila's second homer of the game gave Detroit the lead in the eighth inning and it held on for a victory over Tampa Bay.

Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer in the fifth, giving him 34 RBIs this season, to help Detroit win its third straight game.

Avila hit a solo drive in the sixth off starter Wade Davis and a go-ahead, two-run shot off Cesar Ramos in the eighth.

Al Alburquerque (1-1) earned his first major-league victory in his 14th appearance. Joaquin Benoit pitched the ninth for his first save, filling in for Jose Valverde because the Detroit closer threw 27 pitches Monday.

Ramos (0-1) gave up hits to both batters he faced.

Tampa Bay has lost six of eight after building a season-high three-game lead over New York in the AL East.

Tampa Bay 001 203 000 – 6 12 1

Detroit 010 031 02x – 7 10 4

Tampa Bay AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Jaso c 5   0   1   1   0   1   .211

Zobrist 2b 5   0   0   0   0   1   .253

Damon dh 5   1   2   0   0   0   .272

Longoria 3b 5   1   1   0   0   0   .220

Joyce rf 4   2   3   2   0   0   .367

B.Upton cf 3   1   2   1   1   0   .255

Kotchman 1b 3   0   1   1   0   2   .349

S.Rodriguez ss 4   1   2   0   0   1   .222

Fuld lf 4   0   0   0   0   0   .224

Totals 38   6   12   5   1   5   

Detroit AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

A.Jackson cf 5   1   1   0   0   1   .225

Kelly 3b 3   1   2   0   1   0   .265

Inge 3b 0   0   0   0   0   0   .208

Boesch rf 4   0   1   0   0   1   .266

C.Wells rf 0   0   0   0   0   0   .245

Mi.Cabrera 1b 4   1   1   3   0   1   .311

V.Martinez dh 3   0   0   0   1   2   .295

Dirks lf 4   0   0   0   0   0   .227

Jh.Peralta ss 3   2   1   0   1   0   .296

Avila c 4   2   2   3   0   1   .292

S.Sizemore 2b 3   0   2   0   1   0   .233

Totals 33   7   10   6   4   6   

E: B.Upton (1), Verlander (2), S.Sizemore (2), Avila 2 (3). LOB: Tampa Bay 7, Detroit 6. 2B: S.Rodriguez 2 (11), Jh.Peralta (7). HR: Joyce (8), off Verlander; Mi.Cabrera (9), off W.Davis; Avila (7), off W.Davis; Avila (8), off C.Ramos. RBIs: Jaso (11), Joyce 2 (26), B.Upton (28), Kotchman (10), Mi.Cabrera 3 (34), Avila 3 (27). SB: B.Upton 2 (10). CS: S.Sizemore (1). SF: Kotchman. RLSP: Tampa Bay 4 (Kotchman, Fuld 3); Detroit 2 (V.Martinez, Kelly). RA: Jaso, Fuld. GIDP: A.Jackson. DP: Tampa Bay 2 (Jaso, Jaso, Zobrist), (Longoria, Zobrist, Kotchman).

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

W.Davis 6   8   5   4   2   4   109   3.71

Jo.Peralta (H 8) 11/3   0   1   1   2   2   26   3.65

Ramos(L0-1) BS1 0   2   1   1   0   0   3   4.40

Farnsworth 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   3   1.69

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Verlander 6   9   6   6   0   2   101   3.42

Schlereth 11/3   2   0   0   1   2   35   2.76

Albrqurqe(W1-1) 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   4   3.52

Benoit (S 1-3) 1   1   0   0   0   0   15   6.62

C.Ramos pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. IR-S: C.Ramos 1-1, Farnsworth 1-0, Alburquerque 3-0. Umpires: Home, Gerry Davis; first, Greg Gibson; second, Todd Tichenor; third, Sam Holbrook.

T: 3:13. A: 24,133 (41,255).