CLEVELAND - Fausto Carmona outpitched Johan Santana again, and Victor Martinez and Ryan Garko homered in a three-pitch span off Minnesota's ace in the seventh inning, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 2-0 win over the Twins yesterday.
Carmona (5-1) allowed four hits for his first career shutout and complete game, a 121-pitch performance that beat Santana (4-4) for the second time in less than a month.
The Indians swept the three-game series and improved to 5-0 this season against their AL Central rival. The Twins have lost seven of eight.
White Sox 4, Yankees 1
CHICAGO - Jon Garland limited New York to a run and six hits over seven innings and Jermaine Dye homered and had four RBIs in Chicago's win.
The Yankees had two runners on in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings but couldn't score against Garland (3-2) until Doug Mientkiewicz hit a two-out RBI double in the seventh, a drive to right that a leaping Dye couldn't haul in. It scored Robinson Cano, who had tripled with one out.
Garland walked four and struck out two and was backed by three double plays. Bobby Jenks pitched the ninth for his 13th save in 14 chances.
Red Sox 4, Tigers 2
Red Sox 2, Tigers 1
BOSTON - Eric Hinske slammed his chin into the ground making a spectacular, run-saving catch, and hit a go-ahead homer two innings later to give Boston a win in the night game and a doubleheadersweep of Detroit.
Hinske, making a rare start in place of injured rightfielder J.D. Drew, hit his first homer of the season, a two-run shot into Boston's bullpen in right-center field, to break a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning.
Boston won the opener behind starter Julian Tavarez's most effective game of the season. The sweep increased Boston's lead in the AL East over the second-place Yankees to 91/2 games.
Royals 7, Athletics 4
OAKLAND, Calif. -Kansas City managed to win a game against a lefthanded starter for the first time this year. Scott Elarton got his first win since last July, slumping Mike Sweeney had a pair of hits, and the Royals defeated Oakland.
Devil Rays 8, Rangers 6
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Delmon Young's two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning, his second homer of the game, gave Tampa Bay a victory over Texas and extended its season-high winning streak to four games.