DETROIT - Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers lost his bid for a perfect game Wednesday night with two outs in the ninth inning on a call that first base umpire Jim Joyce later admitted he blew.

First baseman Miguel Cabrera cleanly fielded Jason Donald's grounder to his right and made an accurate throw to Galarraga covering the bag. The ball was there in time, and all of Comerica Park was ready to celebrate the 3-0 win over Cleveland, until Joyce signaled safe. The veteran ump regretted it.

"I just cost that kid a perfect game," said Joyce, who became a full-time major-league umpire in 1989. "I thought he beat the throw. I was convinced he beat the throw, until I saw the replay."

Tigers manager Jim Leyland immediately argued the call, but to no avail. Galarraga - days after Roy Halladay's perfect game Saturday against the Marlins - was trying to pitch the third perfect game in the majors this young season.

Galarraga (2-1) was in complete control throughout the night. Then Donald's ground ball became the flash point of the night, and perhaps the season. After centerfielder Austin Jackson made a spectacular catch on Mark Grudzielanek's leadoff fly in the ninth and Mike Redmond grounded out, Donald came up with two outs.

Galarraga caught Cabrera's toss and smiled, knowing what he'd just done. He held up his glove hand and started to make an out call with his right hand.

And then Joyce made his call.

Cleveland 000 000 000 – 0 1 1

Detroit 010 000 02x – 3 9 0

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

Crowe cf 4   0   0   0   .240      A.Jackson cf 4   1   3   0   .332

Choo rf 3   0   0   0   .275      Damon lf 4   1   1   0   .277

Kearns lf 3   0   0   0   .282      Kelly lf 0   0   0   0   .277

Hafner dh 3   0   0   0   .258      Ordonez rf 4   0   1   1   .307

Peralta 3b 3   0   0   0   .243      Mi.Cabrera 1b 4   1   2   1   .351

Branyan 1b 3   0   0   0   .235      Boesch dh 3   0   1   0   .319

Grudzielank 2b 3   0   0   0   .283      C.Guillen 2b 3   0   0   0   .265

Redmond c 3   0   0   0   .220      Inge 3b 3   0   0   0   .232

Donald ss 3   0   1   0   .280      Avila c 3   0   1   0   .192

Totals 28   0   1   0         Santiago ss 3   0   0   0   .239

Totals 31   3   9   2      

E: Choo (3). LOB: Cleveland 1, Detroit 4. HR: Mi.Cabrera (15), off Carmona. RBIs: Ordonez (35), Mi.Cabrera (49). SB: A.Jackson (8). RLSP: Cleveland 1 (Crowe); Detroit 2 (Damon, Inge). GIDP: Damon, Inge. DP: Cleveland 2 (Carmona, Donald, Branyan), (Peralta, Grudzielanek, Branyan).

Cleveland strikeouts (3): Kearns, Peralta, Grudzielanek.

Detroit strikeouts (3): Mi.Cabrera, Boesch, Inge.

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Carmona (L 4-4) 8   9   3   2   0   3   96   3.53

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Galarraga (W 2-1) 9   1   0   0   0   3   88   2.57

Umpires: Home, Marvin Hudson; First, Jim Joyce; Second, Jim Wolf; Third, Derryl Cousins. T: 1:44. A: 17,738 (41,255).

Yankees 9, Orioles 1

NEW YORK - Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson hit two-run doubles in the second inning to back another stingy start by Phil Hughes, as New York handed Baltimore it seventh straight loss.

Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer in the seventh and ran his hitting streak to 16 games for New York, which had 15 hits. Jorge Posada returned to the lineup after sitting out since May 16 with a broken bone in his right foot and went 1 for 3 with a walk.

Baltimore 000 001 000 – 1 9 1

New York 042 000 21x – 9 14 0

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

C.Patterson lf-cf 5   0   0   0   .247      Jeter ss 3   1   0   0   .303

M.Tejada 3b 4   1   3   0   .264      R.Pena ss 1   0   1   0   .227

Lugo 2b 0   0   0   0   .225      Swisher rf 5   0   3   3   .320

Markakis rf 4   0   1   0   .305      Thames rf 0   0   0   0   .303

Wigginton 1b 3   0   1   1   .282      Teixeira 1b 5   0   0   0   .215

Scott dh 3   0   1   0   .272      A.Rodriguez 3b 4   2   2   0   .297

Wieters c 4   0   0   0   .240      Russo 3b 1   0   0   0   .214

Ad.Jones cf 3   0   0   0   .249      Cano 2b 4   3   3   2   .373

Montanez lf 1   0   0   0   .143      Posada dh 3   1   1   0   .326

S.Moore 2b-3b 4   0   1   0   .077      Granderson cf 4   0   3   2   .260

C.Izturis ss 4   0   2   0   .230      Cervelli c 3   0   0   1   .302

Totals 35   1   9   1         Gardner lf 3   2   1   1   .300

Totals 36   9   15   9      

LOB: Baltimore 9, New York 7. 2B: M.Tejada 2 (10), Markakis (14), Scott (10), C.Izturis (4), Swisher (11), Granderson (6), Gardner (5). HR: Cano (12), off Albers. RBIs: Wigginton (33), Swisher 3 (31), Cano 2 (42), Granderson 2 (10), Cervelli (24), Gardner (17). SF: Gardner. RLSP: Baltimore 6 (Ad.Jones, Markakis 2, Wieters 2, C.Patterson); New York 4 (A.Rodriguez, Teixeira, Jeter, Russo). RA: Swisher, Teixeira. GIDP: Cervelli. DP: Baltimore 2 (C.Izturis, Wigginton), (Wigginton).

Baltimore walks (2): Wigginton, Scott.

New York walks (2): Jeter, Posada.

Baltimore strikeouts (7): C.Patterson, M.Tejada, Markakis, Wigginton, Wieters, Ad.Jones 2.

New York strikeouts (4): Swisher, A.Rodriguez, Russo, Gardner.

Baltimore IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Bergesen (L 3-4) 21/3   7   6   6   2   1   69   6.75

Hendrickson 22/3   2   0   0   0   1   32   5.08

Albers 2   3   2   2   0   1   31   5.25

Mata 1   3   1   0   0   1   18   0.00

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

P.Hughes (W 7-1) 7   6   1   1   1   7   101   2.54

Gaudin 2   3   0   0   1   0   32   7.43

IR-S: Hendrickson 3-1. HBP: by Bergesen (Cervelli). WP: Mata. Umpires: Home, Bill Welke; First, Mike DiMuro; Second, Tim Welke; Third, Jim Reynolds. T: 2:49. A: 44,465 (50,287).

Rays 7, Blue Jays 3

TORONTO - David Price became the American League's first eight-game winner and Carl Crawford hit a grand slam as Tampa Bay again rallied in the ninth inning to beat Toronto.

Price (8-2), who has won six of his last seven decisions, allowed two runs, none earned, and nine hits in eight innings. He walked none and struck out three.

It was the third time this season the Rays have won when trailing after eight innings.

Tampa Bay 000 010 006 – 7 12 3

Toronto 110 000 001 – 3 11 1

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

B.Upton cf 4   1   2   0   .225      F.Lewis lf 4   1   2   0   .310

Crawford lf 5   1   2   5   .316      A.Hill 2b 4   0   1   0   .188

Longoria 3b 5   0   1   0   .316      Lind dh 3   0   0   0   .221

W.Aybar dh 5   0   1   0   .247      V.Wells cf 4   0   1   0   .306

S.Rodriguez 2b 5   1   2   0   .239      J.Bautista rf 4   0   1   1   .247

Zobrist 1b-rf 4   0   2   0   .307      Ale.Gonzalez ss 4   1   1   0   .264

Kapler rf 2   0   0   0   .230      Overbay 1b 4   1   3   1   .228

a-Jaso ph 1   1   0   0   .304      J.Buck c 3   0   2   1   .269

C.Pena 1b 0   0   0   0   .176      Encarnacion 3b 3   0   0   0   .203

D.Navarro c 3   1   1   1   .204      Totals 33   3   11   3      

Brignac ss 4   2   1   1   .299

Totals 38   7   12   7      

a-grounded into a fielder's choice for Kapler in the 9th. E: Crawford (1), B.Upton (3), Brignac (6), J.Buck (1). LOB: Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 5. 2B: B.Upton (13), S.Rodriguez (8), Brignac (10), V.Wells (21), Overbay 2 (13). HR: Crawford (5), off S.Downs. RBIs: Crawford 5 (30), D.Navarro (5), Brignac (22), J.Bautista (42), Overbay (25), J.Buck (29). CS: V.Wells (1), J.Bautista (2). S: D.Navarro. SF: J.Buck. RLSP: Tampa Bay 2 (S.Rodriguez, W.Aybar); Toronto 3 (F.Lewis, J.Bautista, J.Buck). RA: Longoria. GIDP: F.Lewis, A.Hill, V.Wells. DP: Tampa Bay 3 (S.Rodriguez, Brignac, Zobrist), (Longoria, S.Rodriguez, Zobrist), (Longoria, S.Rodriguez, Zobrist); Toronto 1 (J.Bautista, J.Bautista, J.Buck).

Tampa Bay walks (1): B.Upton.

Tampa Bay strikeouts (3): W.Aybar, S.Rodriguez, Brignac.

Toronto strikeouts (5): V.Wells, J.Bautista, Ale.Gonzalez, Overbay, J.Buck.

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Price (W 8-2) 8   9   2   0   0   3   111   2.29

R.Soriano 1   2   1   1   0   2   19   1.61

Toronto IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Marcum (L 5-2) 81/3   10   5   4   0   2   112   2.77

Frasor 0   0   1   1   1   0   5   5.06

S.Downs 2/3   2   1   1   0   1   15   3.24

Frasor pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. IR-S: Frasor 2-0, S.Downs 3-3. HBP: by Price (Lind), by Marcum (Kapler). Umpires: Home, Paul Schrieber; First, Dan Bellino; Second, Joe West; Third, Angel Hernandez. T: 2:55. A: 13,517 (49,539).

Red Sox 6, Athletics 4

BOSTON - David Ortiz hit a two-run homer to help Boston rally for the second straight game, and Daisuke Matsuzaka settled down to beat Oakland.

One night after scoring nine straight runs to overcome a 4-0 deficit, the Red Sox spotted the A's three runs in the top of the first and then scored the next six. Matsuzaka (4-2) allowed 10 hits and walked none, striking out seven in all.

Oakland 300 000 001 – 4 12 0

Boston 200 020 11x – 6 10 0

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

R.Davis cf 5   0   0   0   .260      Scutaro ss 5   2   3   1   .271

Barton 1b 4   1   2   0   .284      Pedroia 2b 5   0   1   1   .252

R.Sweeney rf 5   1   2   1   .311      D.Ortiz dh 2   2   2   2   .275

K.Suzuki c 4   1   2   2   .254      Youkilis 1b 4   0   1   2   .302

Cust dh 4   0   0   0   .229      J.Drew rf 4   0   1   0   .269

M.Ellis 2b 4   0   1   0   .297      Beltre 3b 4   0   0   0   .335

Gross lf 4   0   2   0   .300      Hermida lf 3   0   0   0   .203

A.Rosales 3b 4   0   1   0   .273      a-Hall ph-lf 0   1   0   0   .218

Pennington ss 3   0   1   0   .207      Varitek c 4   0   0   0   .269

b-Kouzmnoff ph 1   1   1   1   .251      D.McDonald cf 3   1   2   0   .273

Totals 38   4   12   4         Totals 34   6   10   6      

a-walked for Hermida in the 8th. b-homered for Pennington in the 9th. LOB: Oakland 8, Boston 8. 2B: Barton (15), R.Sweeney (11), Scutaro (11), Pedroia (17), D.Ortiz (10), D.McDonald (6). 3B: J.Drew (1). HR: K.Suzuki (5), off Matsuzaka; Kouzmanoff (4), off Papelbon; D.Ortiz (12), off Sheets. RBIs: R.Sweeney (25), K.Suzuki 2 (20), Kouzmanoff (26), Scutaro (11), Pedroia (26), D.Ortiz 2 (33), Youkilis 2 (32). SB: Pennington (7), Hall (2), D.McDonald (3). RLSP: Oakland 2 (Barton, K.Suzuki); Boston 5 (Beltre, Scutaro, Varitek, J.Drew, Pedroia). GIDP: R.Davis. DP: Boston 1 (Beltre, Youkilis).

Boston walks (4): D.Ortiz 2, Hall, D.McDonald.

Oakland strikeouts (10): R.Davis, Barton, R.Sweeney, K.Suzuki, Cust 3, A.Rosales, Pennington 2.

Boston strikeouts (3): Beltre, Varitek, D.McDonald.

Oakland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Sheets (L 2-4) 6   7   4   4   1   1   97   5.00

Ziegler 2/3   2   1   1   1   1   20   2.49

Breslow 1   1   1   1   2   1   24   2.74

T.Ross 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   7   5.97

Boston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Matsuzaka (W 4-2) 62/3   10   3   3   0   7   109   5.49

D.Bard 11/3   0   0   0   0   2   16   1.91

Papelbon (S 13) 1   2   1   1   0   1   11   3.13

IR-S: Breslow 2-0, T.Ross 2-0, D.Bard 2-0. IBB: off Ziegler (D.Ortiz). HBP: by Matsuzaka (Barton). Umpires: Home, C.B. Bucknor; First, Doug Eddings; Second, Dana DeMuth; Third, Kerwin Danley. T: 2:53. A: 37,783 (37,402).

Rangers 9, White Sox 5

CHICAGO - Matt Treanor homered and drove in a career-high four runs as Texas beat Chicago after losing designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero to an eye injury during batting practice.

The Rangers said the eight-time all-star had "significant swelling," but X-rays showed no structural damage. Even without its best hitter, Texas still managed to pound Gavin Floyd (2-6).

Texas 321 021 000 – 9 12 0

Chicago 200 001 020 – 5 8 0

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

Andrus ss 4   1   1   0   .307      Pierre dh 3   1   1   0   .243

M.Young dh 5   2   3   3   .325      Vizquel 3b 4   1   1   1   .241

Kinsler 2b 5   0   0   0   .274      Rios cf 4   1   2   0   .319

Hamilton lf 5   2   3   2   .297      Konerko 1b 4   2   3   4   .276

Dav.Murphy rf 5   1   2   0   .271      An.Jones lf 2   0   0   0   .227

Smoak 1b 3   1   0   0   .185      Pierzynski c 4   0   1   0   .217

Treanor c 4   1   2   4   .221      Quentin rf 3   0   0   0   .208

A.Blanco 3b 3   1   0   0   .195      Al.Ramirez ss 4   0   0   0   .247

Borbon cf 5   0   1   0   .233      Beckham 2b 3   0   0   0   .200

Totals 39   9   12   9         a-Kotsay ph 1   0   0   0   .196

Totals 32   5   8   5      

a-grounded into a double play for Beckham in the 9th. LOB: Texas 10, Chicago 4. 2B: Andrus (6), M.Young 2 (16), Treanor (3), Vizquel (3), Rios (14), Pierzynski (12). HR: Treanor (3), off Floyd; Konerko 2 (16), off Feldman 2. RBIs: M.Young 3 (33), Hamilton 2 (29), Treanor 4 (14), Vizquel (5), Konerko 4 (39). SB: Pierre (20). SF: Treanor. RLSP: Texas 4 (Borbon 2, M.Young, Kinsler); Chicago 2 (Quentin, Beckham). RA: Kinsler, Smoak, Borbon, Quentin. GIDP: Vizquel, An.Jones, Kotsay. DP: Texas 3 (Kinsler, Andrus, Smoak), (Kinsler, Andrus, Smoak), (Kinsler, Andrus, Smoak).

Texas walks (5): Andrus 2, Smoak 2, A.Blanco.

Chicago walks (4): Pierre, An.Jones 2, Quentin.

Texas strikeouts (7): Hamilton 2, Dav.Murphy 2, Smoak, Treanor, Borbon.

Chicago strikeouts (4): Al.Ramirez 3, Beckham.

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Feldman (W 3-5) 8   8   5   5   3   3   114   5.82

Strop 1   0   0   0   1   1   14   0.00

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Floyd (L 2-6) 22/3   8   6   6   3   1   64   6.64

T.Pena 21/3   1   2   2   2   1   47   4.34

Williams 2   2   1   1   0   1   32   5.66

Linebrink 1   0   0   0   0   3   18   4.22

Jenks 1   1   0   0   0   1   16   6.00

IR-S: T.Pena 1-0. HBP: by T.Pena (A.Blanco). WP: Feldman, Floyd, Linebrink. Umpires: Home, James Hoye; First, Wally Bell; Second, Laz Diaz; Third, John Hirschbeck. T: 2:51. A: 19,516 (40,615).

Angels 7, Royals 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Torii Hunter homered and drove in three runs, and Scott Kazmir bounced back from a rocky previous start to lead Los Angeles over the Kansas City. Hunter had a two-run single off Kyle Davies (4-4) in the first inning and added his eighth homer in the seventh to break out of a 4-for-26 slump.

Los Angeles 300 210 100 – 7 14 0

Kansas City 001 000 001 – 2 7 1

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

M.Izturis ss 4   1   0   0   .224      Podsednik lf 5   0   1   0   .291

H.Kendrick 2b 5   1   1   0   .262      Aviles 2b 3   0   0   0   .305

B.Abreu rf 4   1   2   0   .279      DeJesus rf 3   0   2   1   .300

Tor.Hunter cf 5   2   3   3   .278      B.Butler 1b 4   0   1   0   .335

H.Matsui dh 4   0   2   1   .240      J.Guillen dh 2   0   0   0   .248

1-Quinlan pr-dh 0   0   0   0   .000      Callaspo 3b 2   0   0   0   .292

Napoli 1b 5   1   1   1   .261      a-Betemit ph 1   0   0   0   .000

J.Rivera lf 2   1   1   1   .232      Y.Betancourt ss 4   1   1   0   .282

Willits lf 3   0   1   0   .256      Bloomquist cf 4   0   1   0   .185

Frandsen 3b 4   0   2   1   .440      Kendall c 3   1   1   0   .287

Bo.Wilson c 4   0   1   0   .118      b-B.Pena ph 0   0   0   1   .111

Totals 40   7   14   7         Totals 31   2   7   2      

a-struck out for Callaspo in the 9th. b-hit a sacrifice fly for Kendall in the 9th.1-ran for H.Matsui in the 9th. E: Aviles (4). LOB: L.A. 9, Kansas City 8. 2B: Abreu (17), Hunter (15), J.Rivera (8). HR: Hunter (8), off Marte. RBIs: Hunter 3 (32), Matsui (28), Napoli (21), J.Rivera (23), Frandsen (1), DeJesus (22), B.Pena (2). SF: B.Pena. RLSP: L.A. 5 (Matsui, Napoli, Kendrick 2, Willits); Kansas City 2 (B.Butler, Y.Betancourt). RA: M.Izturis, Callaspo. GIDP: Napoli, Aviles, B.Butler. DP: L.A. 2 (Frandsen, Kendrick, Napoli), (Kendrick, M.Izturis, Napoli); Kansas City 1 (Callaspo, Aviles, B.Butler).

L.A. walks (3): M.Izturis, Abreu, H.Matsui. Kansas City walks (5): Aviles, DeJesus, J.Guillen 2, Callaspo. L.A. strikeouts (2): Tor.Hunter, Napoli. Kansas City strikeouts (6): Podsednik, Aviles, J.Guillen, Betemit, Y.Betancourt 2.

Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Kazmir (W 4-5) 52/3   5   1   1   4   2   103   5.86

F.Rodriguez 11/3   0   0   0   0   2   17   0.00

Bulger 1   0   0   0   1   1   17   4.34

S.Shields 1   2   1   1   0   1   19   6.62

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Davies (L 4-4) 4   8   6   6   2   0   80   5.49

V.Marte 3   3   1   1   0   2   45   4.70

Thompson 2   3   0   0   1   0   38   6.41

Davies pitched to 2 batters in the 5th. IR-S: F.Rodriguez 2-0, V.Marte 2-1. Umpires: Home, Hunter Wendelstedt; First, Mike Estabrook; Second, Brian Runge; Third, Mike Winters. T: 2:54. A: 12,718 (37,840).