BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles are at .500, thanks to a seeing-eye single from a guy better known for his power.

Vladimir Guerrero's hit drove in Robert Andino in the 12th inning, allowing the O's to beat the Kansas City Royals, 6-5, on Thursday for their fifth straight victory.

Nolan Reimold had four hits, including two homers, and four RBIs for the Orioles, who squandered a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the 11th before coming through an inning later.

At 24-24, the Orioles are at .500 for the first time since they were 13-13 on May 1, and their hot streak coincides with Reimold's return. Since being recalled from triple-A Norfolk on May 20, Reimold is 6 for 11 with three homers.

Andino led off the 12th with a single off Louis Coleman (0-2), the sixth Kansas City pitcher. Adam Jones popped out trying to lay down a sacrifice bunt and Nick Markakis was intentionally walked before Guerrero hit a bouncing single up the middle for the winning run.

"I was trying to look for a good pitch to hit and get a base hit," Guerrero said through translator Rudy Arias, an Orioles staff assistant. "Nothing to pull or home runs, just trying to get good contact."

Guerrero's hit bounded over second base, just out of the reach of shortstop Alcides Escobar and second baseman Chris Getz, who were charging toward the middle of the diamond after playing the slugger straight up.

Kansas City 040 100 000 000 - 5 11 0

Baltimore 014 000 000 001 - 6 14 3

Kansas City AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 Gordon lf 5   0   2   1   0   1   .284

Me.Cabrera cf 5   0   1   2   0   1   .279

Hosmer 1b 6   0   0   0   0   0   .257

Francoeur rf 4   1   2   0   1   0   .283

Butler dh 4   0   0   0   1   1   .289

Betemit 3b 4   0   2   0   0   1   .314

1-A.Escobar pr-ss 1   0   0   0   0   0   .221

Aviles ss-3b 5   1   0   1   0   0   .234

B.Pena c 5   1   1   0   0   2   .208

Getz 2b 5   2   3   1   0   1   .242

Totals 44   5   11   5   2   7   

Baltimore AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 Andino 2b 6   2   2   0   0   0   .268

Ad.Jones cf 6   1   1   0   0   2   .293

Markakis rf 5   0   1   0   1   0   .258

Guerrero dh 6   0   1   1   0   1   .302

Mar.Reynolds 3b 5   1   2   1   0   3   .200

Reimold lf 4   2   4   4   1   0   .545

Hardy ss 3   0   1   0   2   0   .243

Fox 1b 3   0   1   0   0   1   .196

a-Scott ph-1b 2   0   0   0   0   0   .241

Tatum c 4   0   1   0   0   1   .250

b-Wieters ph-c 1   0   0   0   0   0   .265

Totals 45   6   14   6   4   8   

 One out when winning run scored.a-flied out for Fox in the 9th. b-grounded into a double play for Tatum in the 11th.1-ran for Betemit in the 9th. E: Guthrie (2), Ad.Jones (3), Tatum (1). LOB: Kansas City 7, Baltimore 9. 2B: Gordon (17), Getz (3), Andino (3), Reimold (1). HR: Reimold 2 (3), off Francis 2. RBIs: Gordon (27), Me.Cabrera 2 (31), Aviles (29), Getz (12), Guerrero (21), Mar.Reynolds (22), Reimold 4 (6). CS: Reimold (1). S: Me.Cabrera. RLSP: Kansas City 5 (Hosmer, Me.Cabrera, Getz, A.Escobar 2); Baltimore 2 (Wieters 2). RA: Gordon, Hosmer. GIDP: Butler, Fox, Wieters. DP: Kansas City 2 (Aviles, Getz, Hosmer), (A.Escobar, Getz, Hosmer); Baltimore 2 (Guthrie, Andino, Fox), (Hardy, Mar.Reynolds).

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

 Francis 6   9   5   5   1   4   97   4.52

G.Holland 2   1   0   0   1   2   32   0.00

Crow 2   0   0   0   0   2   22   0.70

Bl.Wood 0   2   0   0   1   0   14   3.20

Teaford 1   0   0   0   0   0   4   2.25

Coleman (L 0-2) 1/3   2   1   1   1   0   16   2.51

Baltimore IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Guthrie 7   9   5   4   0   4   106   3.63

Rapada 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   5   8.64

Uehara 12/3   1   0   0   0   3   18   2.49

Gregg 1   1   0   0   2   0   28   3.72

Accardo (W 3-1) 2   0   0   0   0   0   24   4.18

Bl.Wood pitched to 3 batters in the 11th. IR-S: Teaford 3-0. IBB: off Bl.Wood (Hardy), off L.Coleman (Markakis), off Gregg (Butler). Catchers' interference-Tatum. Umpires: Home, Chris Conroy; first, Mike DiMuro; second, Gary Cederstrom; third, Andy Fletcher. T: 3:30. A: 22,720 (45,438).

Red Sox 14, Tigers 1

DETROIT - Jacoby Ellsbury hit a three-run homer in a five-run second inning, and hot-hitting Boston went on to rout Detroit in an eight-inning, rain-shortened game.

Boston's Alfredo Aceves (2-0), who made his second start with the Red Sox and the seventh of his career, has won his last 12 decisions, dating to 2009, when he was a Yankees reliever. Aceves' previous 11 wins were as a reliever.

Boston 052 001 15 – 14 16 0

Detroit 000 100 00 – 1 5 1

Boston AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Ellsbury cf 3   2   1   3   2   1   .296

Pedroia 2b 5   1   1   1   0   1   .247

Ad.Gonzalez 1b 5   1   1   1   0   0   .337

Youkilis 3b 5   1   1   0   0   0   .272

Ortiz dh 3   3   2   0   2   0   .309

C.Crawford lf 5   2   4   3   0   0   .244

Sutton ss 5   2   2   2   0   2   .357

Reddick rf 5   2   3   3   0   1   .600

Varitek c 5   0   1   0   0   2   .203

Totals 41   14   16   13   4   7   

Detroit AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

A.Jackson cf 3   0   1   0   1   1   .227

Kelly lf-1b 4   0   1   0   0   1   .264

Boesch rf 2   1   0   0   0   0   .263

Mi.Cabrera 1b 3   0   1   0   0   1   .312

C.Wells lf 0   0   0   0   0   0   .245

V.Martinez dh 3   0   0   0   0   0   .288

Jh.Peralta ss 2   0   1   0   1   0   .299

Santiago ss 0   0   0   0   0   0   .293

Avila c 3   0   1   1   0   2   .293

S.Sizemore 2b 3   0   0   0   0   1   .222

Inge 3b 3   0   0   0   0   1   .204

Totals 26   1   5   1   2   7   

E: S.Sizemore (3). LOB: Boston 7, Detroit 7. 2B: Pedroia (7), Ortiz (12), Sutton 2 (4), Kelly (5). 3B: C.Crawford 2 (3). HR: Ellsbury (5), off Scherzer. RBIs: Ellsbury 3 (26), Pedroia (15), Ad.Gonzalez (44), C.Crawford 3 (19), Sutton 2 (3), Reddick 3 (3), Avila (28). SB: Reddick (1), A.Jackson (7). RLSP: Boston 3 (Varitek 2, Youkilis); Detroit 4 (Kelly, S.Sizemore, Mi.Cabrera 2). RA: Youkilis.

Boston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Aceves (W 2-0) 6   5   1   1   2   6   98   2.22

Albers 1   0   0   0   0   1   10   3.93

Atchison 0   0   0   0   0   0   0   3.86

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Scherzer (L 6-2) 2   7   7   7   2   1   61   3.86

Wilk 32/3   2   1   0   1   4   69   0.00

Perry 11/3   4   4   4   1   2   33   12.19

E.Gonzalez 1   3   2   2   0   0   31   12.79

Scherzer pitched to 3 batters in the 3rd.Perry pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. IR-S: Wilk 1-0, Perry 2-0, E.Gonzalez 1-1. HBP: by Aceves (Boesch). Umpires: Home, Eric Cooper; first, Mark Carlson; second, Tim Timmons; third, Alan Porter.

T: 2:58 (Rain delay: 0:55). A: 24,213 (41,255).

Athletics 4, Angels 3

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Brett Anderson tossed three-hit ball over eight scoreless innings, and Andy LaRoche drove in three runs in last-place Oakland's victory over Los Angeles.

Anderson (3-4) struck out four and walked three to beat the Angels for the first time in six career starts. Grant Balfour gave up a three-run homer to Mark Trumbo with two outs in the ninth.

Joel Pineiro (2-1) allowed 11 hits and four runs in 61/3 innings - the same three totals he had in his previous start against Atlanta.

Oakland 010 300 000 – 4 11 0

Los Angeles 000 000 003 – 3 5 0

Oakland AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Crisp cf 5   0   1   0   0   1   .269

DeJesus rf 4   0   2   0   0   0   .258

C.Jackson 1b 4   0   1   0   0   2   .262

Willingham lf 4   1   1   0   0   2   .229

Matsui dh 4   1   1   0   0   0   .230

K.Suzuki c 4   0   1   0   0   0   .252

M.Ellis 2b 3   1   1   0   0   0   .205

An.LaRoche 3b 4   1   1   3   0   0   .233

Pennington ss 4   0   2   1   0   0   .252

Totals 36   4   11   4   0   5   

Los Angeles AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

M.Izturis 2b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .302

Aybar ss 4   1   2   0   0   0   .309

Abreu dh 4   0   0   0   0   2   .259

Tor.Hunter rf 3   0   0   0   1   1   .236

Callaspo 3b 2   1   1   0   2   1   .298

Trumbo 1b 4   1   1   3   0   0   .245

Bourjos cf 3   0   0   0   0   1   .239

a-Branyan ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .000

Mathis c 3   0   0   0   0   1   .196

Willits lf 2   0   0   0   1   0   .059

Totals 30   3   5   3   4   6   

a-flied out for Bourjos in the 9th. LOB: Oakland 6, Los Angeles 4. 2B: An.LaRoche (6), M.Izturis (15). HR: Trumbo (8), off Balfour. RBIs: An.LaRoche 3 (5), Pennington (15), Trumbo 3 (24). S: M.Ellis. RLSP: Oakland 2 (Pennington, Willingham); Los Angeles 3 (Abreu 2, Bourjos). RA: An.LaRoche. GIDP: DeJesus, Trumbo, Bourjos. DP: Oakland 2 (M.Ellis, Pennington, C.Jackson), (An.LaRoche, M.Ellis, C.Jackson); Los Angeles 1 (Trumbo, Aybar, Trumbo).

Oakland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Anderson (W 3-4) 8   3   0   0   3   4   106   2.84

Balfour 1   2   3   3   1   2   23   3.18

Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Pineiro (L 2-1) 61/3   11   4   4   0   3   100   3.15

R.Thompson 12/3   0   0   0   0   2   29   2.28

Takahashi 1   0   0   0   0   0   10   4.50

IR-S: R.Thompson 2-0. Umpires: Home, Paul Nauert; first, Kerwin Danley; second, Vic Carapazza; third, Cory Blaser.

T: 2:40. A: 33,412 (45,389).

White Sox 3, Blue Jays 1

TORONTO - Juan Pierre's ninth-inning infield single drove in the tiebreaking run as Chicago topped Toronto.

Pierre went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

Jesse Crain (2-1) pitched a third of an inning for the win and Sergio Santos finished the ninth for his eighth save in nine opportunities. Marc Rzepczynski (2-1) allowed two runs, none earned, in one inning.

Yunel Escobar homered for Toronto. The Blue Jays have lost three straight and six of nine.

Chicago 000 010 002 – 3 7 1

Toronto 000 001 000 – 1 6 2

Chicago AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Pierre lf 4   0   2   2   1   0   .265

Al.Ramirez ss 4   0   2   0   1   0   .278

Quentin rf 4   0   0   0   0   0   .260

Lillibridge rf 0   0   0   0   0   0   .283

Konerko dh 4   0   0   0   0   1   .293

A.Dunn 1b 4   0   0   0   0   4   .186

McPherson 1b 0   0   0   0   0   0   .182

Rios cf 4   1   0   0   0   0   .201

Pierzynski c 4   1   2   0   0   1   .269

Vizquel 3b 4   0   1   0   0   1   .311

Beckham 2b 3   1   0   0   0   1   .232

Totals 35   3   7   2   2   8   

Toronto AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Y.Escobar ss 4   1   1   1   0   1   .283

C.Patterson lf 4   0   2   0   0   1   .275

Bautista rf 3   0   1   0   1   0   .342

J.Rivera 1b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .236

Arencibia c 3   0   0   0   1   1   .244

A.Hill 2b 3   0   0   0   1   0   .244

E.Thames dh 4   0   1   0   0   1   .292

R.Davis cf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .258

Jo.McDonald 3b 3   0   0   0   0   0   .190

Totals 32   1   6   1   3   5   

E: Humber (1), Jo.McDonald (1), J.Rivera (1). LOB: Chicago 9, Toronto 7. 2B: Al.Ramirez 2 (12). HR: Y.Escobar (5), off Humber. RBIs: Pierre 2 (11), Y.Escobar (16). SB: Pierre (8), Beckham (2), C.Patterson (7). CS: C.Patterson (5). RLSP: Chicago 6 (A.Dunn 2, Quentin 4); Toronto 4 (A.Hill, R.Davis 2, J.Rivera). RA: Quentin.

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Humber 72/3   6   1   1   1   3   110   2.85

Crain (W 2-1) 1/3   0   0   0   1   0   7   2.31

S.Santos (S 8) 1   0   0   0   1   2   14   1.52

Toronto IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Morrow 7   4   1   1   2   5   102   4.38

Frasor 2/3   1   0   0   0   0   17   1.77

Rz'pcz'ski (L 2-1) 1   2   2   0   0   3   26   2.86

Rauch 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   3   4.12

IR-S: Crain 1-0, Rzepczynski 1-0, Rauch 2-0. IBB: off Crain (Bautista). HBP: by Morrow (Quentin), by Rzepczynski (Beckham). WP: Humber, Rzepczynski. Umpires: Home, Bruce Dreckman; first, Paul Emmel; second, Rob Drake; third, David Rackley.

T: 2:54. A: 14,353 (49,260).