ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Carlos Carrasco put together a quality start as the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians ended their three-game skid Saturday by battering the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-3.

Carrasco (4-2) gave up just two runs and seven hits in six innings, and the offense did its part, too, as Shelley Duncan and Orlando Cabrera each had two RBIs.

"Carrasco gave us a chance," said Indians manager Manny Acta. "He threw the ball well, and was aggressive with his fastball."

"I put in my mind I have to win this game and that's what I did," Carrasco said.

Duncan, who was pinch-hitting, and Cabrera both had two-run singles during the eighth to put Cleveland ahead, 7-2. Duncan had a bases-loaded drive off J.P. Howell that hit high off the left-field wall, but he was held to a single because it looked like outfielder Sam Fuld might be able to catch the ball.

"Huge hit by Shelley Duncan. Huge hit by Orlando Cabrera, who always seems to be in the middle of those big rallies," Acta said.

Slumping Rays all-Star third baseman Evan Longoria, moved from the middle of the lineup to leadoff, had two hits in four at-bats, including a homer.

Manager Joe Maddon has taken that approach with struggling power hitters in the past and told Longoria to start having fun again. Maddon said Longoria "analyzed the pitches better today."

"Joe's usually right," Longoria, who had just six hits in 45 at-bats over his previous 12 games, said of his manager.

Indians 7, Rays 3

Cleveland 210 000 040 – 7 10 1

Tampa Bay 001 100 001 – 3 9 1

Cleveland AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 Brantley cf 5   2   2   0   0   1   .282

A.Cabrera ss 4   1   1   1   1   2   .303

Choo rf 3   2   1   0   0   2   .249

T.Buck lf 2   0   1   0   1   0   .271

b-Duncan ph 1   1   1   2   0   0   .246

Kearns lf 0   0   0   0   0   0   .191

C.Santana c 3   0   1   1   0   0   .209

G.Sizemore dh 4   0   0   0   0   1   .256

O.Cabrera 2b 4   0   1   2   0   2   .263

LaPorta 1b 3   1   2   1   1   0   .257

Hannahan 3b 4   0   0   0   0   2   .226

Totals 33   7   10   7   3   10   

Tampa Bay AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 Longoria 3b 4   1   2   1   1   1   .222

Damon dh 5   0   1   0   0   1   .271

Zobrist 2b 4   0   1   0   0   1   .253

Joyce rf 4   1   1   0   0   0   .374

B.Upton cf 4   0   0   0   0   2   .243

Kotchman 1b 4   1   2   0   0   0   .359

S.Rodriguez ss 4   0   2   1   0   1   .235

Fuld lf 3   0   0   0   1   0   .227

Shoppach c 2   0   0   0   0   0   .162

a-Jaso ph-c 2   0   0   0   0   1   .218

Totals 36   3   9   2   2   7   

 a-struck out for Shoppach in the 7th. b-singled for T.Buck in the 8th. E: LaPorta (5), Zobrist (4). LOB: Cleveland 4, Tampa Bay 8. 2B: Damon (7), Kotchman (6). 3B: A.Cabrera (3). HR: LaPorta (6), off Shields; Longoria (3), off C.Carrasco. RBIs: A.Cabrera (35), Duncan 2 (15), C.Santana (22), O.Cabrera 2 (26), LaPorta (23), Longoria (10), S.Rodriguez (9). SF: C.Santana. RLSP: Cleveland 1 (C.Santana); Tampa Bay 3 (Zobrist, Shoppach, Damon). RA: G.Sizemore, Longoria. GIDP: Hannahan. DP: Tampa Bay 3 (Joyce, Kotchman), (Zobrist, Kotchman), (Zobrist, S.Rodriguez, Kotchman).

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

 Carrasco (W 4-2) 6   7   2   2   0   4   94   4.91

Pestano (H 6) 2/3   0   0   0   1   1   16   1.42

Sipp (H 11) 11/3   0   0   0   0   2   16   1.19

R.Perez 2/3   2   1   0   1   0   26   1.02

C.Perez (S 14-15) 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   6   2.66

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Shields (L 5-3) 7   7   3   3   3   8   104   2.15

Howell 0   2   4   1   0   0   18   11.57

Farnsworth 1   1   0   0   0   0   14   1.59

J.Cruz 1   0   0   0   0   2   10   3.44

Howell pitched to 4 batters in the 8th. IR-S: Sipp 1-0, C.Perez 3-1, Farnsworth 2-2. HBP: by Howell (Choo). Umpires: Home, Brian Gorman; first, Tony Randazzo; second, Dan Bellino; third, Larry Vanover. T: 3:05. A: 24,717 (34,078).

Blue Jays 9, White Sox 8

TORONTO - Corey Patterson hit a game-winning home run in the 14th inning, and Jose Bautista connected for his major-league-leading 20th, in Toronto's win over Chicago.

Patterson, who had five hits, led off the 14th with a drive to right off Gavin Floyd (5-5).

Chicago 030 030 011 000 00 – 8 14 1

Toronto 302 000 300 000 01 – 9 14 1

Chicago AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Pierre lf 6   1   0   0   0   0   .267

Al.Ramirez ss 6   1   3   1   1   0   .279

A.Dunn dh 7   1   1   1   0   2   .184

Konerko 1b 3   1   2   1   2   0   .293

1-McPherson pr-1b 0   0   0   0   0   0   .143

b-Quentin ph-rf 2   0   0   0   0   0   .251

Pierzynski c 7   0   2   2   0   0   .263

Rios cf 7   1   2   0   0   1   .205

Vizquel 2b-1b 6   0   0   0   0   2   .282

Lillibridge rf-2b 5   2   2   2   0   1   .294

Morel 3b 6   1   2   0   0   1   .236

Totals 55   8   14   7   3   7   

Toronto AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Y.Escobar ss 6   1   1   0   1   1   .283

C.Patterson dh 7   4   5   1   0   1   .287

Bautista rf 4   3   3   3   2   1   .353

J.Rivera 1b 6   0   2   3   0   0   .246

A.Hill 2b 6   0   1   2   0   1   .241

R.Davis cf 6   0   0   0   0   2   .261

E.Thames lf 5   0   0   0   1   3   .241

J.Molina c 6   1   2   0   0   0   .313

J.Nix 3b 2   0   0   0   0   1   .164

a-Encarnacion ph 1   0   0   0   0   1   .236

McCoy 3b 3   0   0   0   0   0   .222

Totals 52   9   14   9   4   11   

No outs when winning run scored.a-struck out for J.Nix in the 7th. b-flied out for McPherson in the 11th.1-ran for Konerko in the 9th. E: Al.Ramirez (10), A.Hill (2). LOB: Chicago 10, Toronto 8. 2B: Al.Ramirez 2 (14), Konerko 2 (7), Pierzynski (6), Rios (9), Morel (6), Bautista (8), J.Rivera (7), A.Hill (11). 3B: Lillibridge (1). HR: Lillibridge (5), off Villanueva; Bautista (20), off E.Jackson; C.Patterson (3), off Floyd. RBIs: Al.Ramirez (25), A.Dunn (23), Konerko (38), Pierzynski 2 (15), Lillibridge 2 (9), C.Patterson (21), Bautista 3 (35), J.Rivera 3 (18), A.Hill 2 (19). S: Pierre. RLSP: Chicago 7 (Pierzynski 2, A.Dunn, Vizquel, Al.Ramirez, Quentin, Lillibridge); Toronto 4 (E.Thames, A.Hill, J.Rivera 2). RA: Pierre, Al.Ramirez, A.Dunn, Vizquel, Morel. GIDP: Pierzynski, Y.Escobar, J.Rivera. DP: Chicago 2 (Al.Ramirez, Vizquel, Konerko), (Al.Ramirez, Vizquel, Konerko); Toronto 1 (A.Hill, Y.Escobar, J.Rivera).

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

E.Jackson 62/3   9   6   6   1   7   100   4.63

Thornton 0   1   1   1   0   0   5   6.06

Crain (BS 1-1) 1/3   1   1   1   1   0   18   2.66

Sale 3   2   0   0   1   3   47   5.40

S.Santos 2   0   0   0   1   1   20   1.40

Floyd (L 5-5) 1   1   1   1   0   0   15   3.69

Toronto IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Villanueva 5   8   6   5   1   4   82   2.62

Camp 1   0   0   0   0   0   13   1.80

Rzepczynski 1   0   0   0   1   0   14   2.74

Dotel (H 2) 1   1   1   0   0   1   16   5.40

Francisco (BS 3) 2/3   2   1   1   0   1   16   6.59

Frasor 12/3   1   0   0   1   1   22   1.64

L.Perez (W 1-0) 32/3   2   0   0   0   0   38   3.97

Thornton pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.Floyd pitched to 1 batter in the 14th. IR-S: Thornton 1-0, Crain 2-2, Frasor 1-0, L.Perez 2-0. HBP: by Camp (Lillibridge). WP: Villanueva, L.Perez. PB–J.Molina. Umpires: Home, Rob Drake; first, David Rackley; second, Bruce Dreckman; third, Paul Emmel.

T: 4:17. A: 22,659 (49,260).

Rangers 10, Royals 1

ARLINGTON, Texas - Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli, and Endy Chavez hit consecutive homers in the second inning of Texas' clobbering of Kansas City.

Adrian Beltre added his 11th homer, and Nelson Cruz connected for his ninth as the Rangers went deep five times against Sean O'Sullivan (2-4).

Matt Harrison (5-4) had six shutout innings for the win.

Kansas City 000 000 100 – 1 7 0

Texas 231 013 00x – 10 15 1

Kansas City AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Gordon lf 3   0   0   0   1   0   .282

Me.Cabrera cf 4   0   0   0   0   0   .275

Hosmer 1b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .282

Francoeur rf 4   0   1   0   0   1   .278

Butler dh 4   1   2   0   0   0   .293

Betemit 3b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .313

Aviles 2b 4   0   1   0   0   1   .234

Treanor c 3   0   0   1   0   0   .213

A.Escobar ss 3   0   1   0   0   0   .222

Totals 33   1   7   1   1   2   

Texas AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Kinsler 2b 4   1   1   0   1   0   .238

Andrus ss 4   1   1   0   0   0   .259

A.Blanco ss 1   0   0   0   0   1   .222

J.Hamilton lf 5   1   2   1   0   1   .339

Mi.Young dh 4   1   0   0   1   0   .332

A.Beltre 3b 4   1   2   3   0   1   .255

N.Cruz rf 4   2   3   2   0   0   .219

Moreland 1b 4   1   3   1   0   0   .298

Napoli c 2   1   1   2   1   0   .189

En.Chavez cf 4   1   2   1   0   0   .357

Totals 36   10   15   10   3   3   

E: A.Beltre (5). LOB: Kansas City 6, Texas 6. 2B: J.Hamilton 2 (7), A.Beltre (12), N.Cruz (4). HR: Moreland (6), off O'Sullivan; Napoli (7), off O'Sullivan; En.Chavez (1), off O'Sullivan; A.Beltre (11), off O'Sullivan; N.Cruz (9), off O'Sullivan. RBIs: Treanor (8), J.Hamilton (11), A.Beltre 3 (41), N.Cruz 2 (23), Moreland (17), Napoli 2 (18), En.Chavez (1). SF: Napoli. RLSP: Kansas City 5 (Aviles 2, Me.Cabrera, Gordon 2); Texas 5 (N.Cruz, Mi.Young 2, En.Chavez, Kinsler). RA: Betemit 2, Treanor, Andrus, J.Hamilton. GIDP: Me.Cabrera, Francoeur, Napoli, En.Chavez. DP: Kansas City 2 (A.Escobar, Aviles, Hosmer), (Aviles, A.Escobar, Hosmer); Texas 2 (Kinsler, Moreland), (Kinsler, Andrus, Moreland).

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

O'Sullivan (L 2-4) 52/3   15   10   10   2   1   99   6.75

Collins 21/3   0   0   0   1   2   27   2.73

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Harrison (W 5-4) 6   5   0   0   1   1   99   3.26

Tateyama (S 1-1) 3   2   1   0   0   1   37   1.80

Umpires: Home, Bill Welke; first, Mike Estabrook; second, Jeff Nelson; third, Marty Foster.

T: 2:30. A: 40,240 (49,170).

Twins 1, Angels 0,

MINNEAPOLIS - Danny Valencia hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Minnesota over Los Angeles.

The win came after spot starter Anthony Swarzak held the Angels hitless into the eighth. Similarly, Jered Weaver pitched nine scoreless innings for the Angels, giving up only two hits.

Los Angeles 000 000 000 0 – 0 1 1

Minnesota 000 000 000 1 – 1 6 0

Los Angeles AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

M.Izturis 2b 4   0   0   0   0   1   .294

Aybar ss 4   0   0   0   0   0   .304

Abreu dh 4   0   0   0   0   0   .258

Tor.Hunter rf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .240

Callaspo 3b 3   0   0   0   1   0   .303

Branyan 1b 3   0   0   0   0   2   .000

Trumbo 1b 1   0   0   0   0   0   .238

Bourjos cf 3   0   1   0   0   1   .246

Mathis c 2   0   0   0   0   0   .191

a-Conger ph-c 1   0   0   0   0   0   .235

Willits lf 1   0   0   0   1   0   .056

b-Amarista ph-lf 1   0   0   0   0   0   .150

Totals 31   0   1   0   2   5   

Minnesota AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Span cf 4   0   1   0   0   0   .293

A.Casilla 2b 4   0   0   0   0   1   .226

Kubel dh 4   0   0   0   0   3   .302

Morneau 1b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .236

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

Cuddyer rf 4   0   1   0   0   1   .265

D.Young lf 4   0   2   0   0   0   .216

Valencia 3b 4   0   1   1   0   2   .230

R.Rivera c 1   0   0   0   1   0   .172

c-Thome ph 1   0   0   0   0   1   .217

Butera c 0   0   0   0   0   0   .120

Plouffe ss 2   0   0   0   1   0   .218

Totals 32   1   6   1   2   8   

One out when winning run scored.a-fouled out for Mathis in the 8th. b-flied out for Willits in the 8th. c-struck out for R.Rivera in the 9th.1-ran for Morneau in the 10th. E: Weaver (1). LOB: Los Angeles 3, Minnesota 5. 2B: Bourjos (8). RBIs: Valencia (25). RLSP: Los Angeles 1 (Amarista). GIDP: Plouffe. DP: Los Angeles 1 (Callaspo, M.Izturis, Branyan).

Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Weaver 9   2   0   0   2   7   128   2.10

Takahashi(L 1-1) 1/3   1   1   1   0   1   10   5.06

Jepsen 0   3   0   0   0   0   6   10.38

Minnesota IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Swarzak 8   1   0   0   2   4   105   3.60

Capps 1   0   0   0   0   0   6   4.88

Al.Burnett (W 1-3) 1   0   0   0   0   1   10   6.59

Jepsen pitched to 3 batters in the 10th. IR-S: Jepsen 1-1. Umpires: Home, Jim Reynolds; first, Tim Welke; second, Andy Fletcher; third, Mike DiMuro. T: 2:43. A: 39,284 (39,500).