ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Evan Longoria hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Texas Rangers, 5-4, on Tuesday night.

With the Rays trailing by a run, Longoria gave Tampa Bay the lead with his two-out drive off Arthur Rhodes (3-3) after Johnny Damon reached on an opposite-field bloop single to left that deflected off the glove of shortstop Elvis Andrus.

Longoria was back hitting fourth after three games as the leadoff man, a move designed to help him work out of an offensive funk. The Rays' all-star third baseman went 2 for 3 with a walk on Tuesday after getting five hits in 11 at-bats during the previous three games.

Nelson Cruz scored from third on a wild pitch by Joel Peralta (2-3) with two outs in the eighth as the Rangers took a 4-3 lead. Peralta had replaced J.P Howell after the lefthander gave up consecutive singles to begin the inning.

Sean Rodriguez and Matt Joyce also homered for the Rays. Alex Cobb allowed three runs and four hits over 61/3 innings in his second career major league start.

Joyce, who entered with a major league-best .368 batting average, pulled Tampa Bay even at 3 on a two-out, two-run shot off Texas starter C.J. Wilson in the seventh. Longoria started the inning with an infield single.

Kyle Farnsworth pitched the ninth for his 10th save.

Wilson gave up three runs, three hits, four walks and struck out 10 in 62/3 innings. He took a one-hitter into the seventh.

The Rangers, who had won in three in a row, went ahead, 2-1, during the top of seventh on Ian Kinsler's run-scoring single off Cobb, who was recalled from triple-A Durham on Monday. Michael Young extended the lead later in the inning to 3-1 with an RBI single against Howell.

Adrian Beltre put the Rangers up, 1-0, with a third-inning RBI single.

Rodriguez, one day after making three errors at shortstop, tied it at 1 during the third on his second homer this season and first since April 5.

Wilson struck out five in a row after Rodriguez's shot, and made a barehanded grab on Justin Ruggiano's inning-ending grounder in the fifth. The lefthander was facing Tampa Bay for the first time since Game 2 of last year's ALDS.

Rays 5, Rangers 4

Texas 001 000 210 – 4 7 0

Tampa Bay 001 000 22x – 5 5 2

Texas AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Kinsler dh 3   1   1   1   2   0   .241

A.Blanco ss 3   0   0   0   1   1   .240

b-Andrus ph-ss 1   0   0   0   0   0   .267

J.Hamilton lf 4   1   0   0   1   1   .307

Mi.Young 2b 5   0   2   1   0   1   .341

A.Beltre 3b 5   0   1   1   0   0   .252

N.Cruz rf 4   1   1   0   0   0   .220

Moreland 1b 4   0   1   0   0   2   .300

Napoli c 3   1   1   0   1   0   .231

En.Chavez cf 4   0   0   0   0   0   .351

Totals 36   4   7   3   5   5   

Tampa Bay AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Zobrist 2b 4   0   0   0   0   2   .246

S.Rodriguez ss-1b 4   1   1   1   0   2   .234

Damon dh 4   1   1   0   0   1   .275

Longoria 3b 3   1   2   2   1   1   .250

B.Upton cf 3   1   0   0   1   1   .238

F.Lopez 1b 2   0   0   0   0   2   .220

Brignac ss 0   0   0   0   0   0   .173

Joyce rf 2   1   1   2   1   1   .370

Shoppach c 2   0   0   0   1   0   .152

Ruggiano lf 2   0   0   0   0   1   .111

a-Fuld ph-lf 1   0   0   0   0   0   .226

Totals 27   5   5   5   4   11   

a-flied out for Ruggiano in the 7th. b-fouled out for A.Blanco in the 8th. E: Longoria (2), Cobb (1). LOB: Texas 10, Tampa Bay 3. HR: S.Rodriguez (2), off C.Wilson; Joyce (9), off C.Wilson; Longoria (4), off Rhodes. RBIs: Kinsler (21), Mi.Young (36), A.Beltre (43), S.Rodriguez (10), Longoria 2 (12), Joyce 2 (30). SB: J.Hamilton (3), Moreland (2), B.Upton (12). S: F.Lopez. RLSP: Texas 8 (A.Beltre 4, N.Cruz 2, Moreland, Andrus); Tampa Bay 2 (Shoppach 2). RA: En.Chavez 2. GIDP: Shoppach. DP: Texas 1 (A.Blanco, Mi.Young, Moreland).

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

C.Wilson 62/3   3   3   3   4   10   112   3.32

M.Lowe 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   3.46

Rhodes (L 3-3) BS, 2-3 1/3   2   2   2   0   0   15   4.85

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Cobb 61/3   4   3   3   4   4   99   5.91

Howell 2/3   3   1   1   0   1   19   12.00

Jo.Peralta (W 2-3) 1   0   0   0   1   0   14   3.25

Farnsworth (S 10-11) 1   0   0   0   0   0   9   1.50

Howell pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. IR-S: M.Lowe 1-0, Howell 2-1, Jo.Peralta 2-1. WP: Cobb, Jo.Peralta. Umpires: Home, Jerry Meals; first, Dale Scott; second, Dan Iassogna; third, CB Bucknor.

T: 2:54. A: 12,783 (34,078).

White Sox 10, Red Sox 7

BOSTON - Alexei Ramirez tied his career high with four hits, and Philip Humber stymied Boston for seven innings to lead Chicago over the Red Sox.

It was Chicago's sixth straight win at Fenway Park, its longest streak here since the "Go Go" Sox era of 1958-59.

Humber (4-3) scattered six hits in the first seven innings before giving up three more in the eighth as Boston cut the deficit to 10-5.

In all, Humber was charged with four runs while walking one and striking out five in 72/3 innings - the first time in seven starts he has allowed more than three runs.

Alfredo Aceves (2-1) lost for the first time in more than two years, allowing eight runs - six earned - on eight hits.

Chicago 041 104 000 – 10 15 0

Boston 001 000 042 – 7 12 1

Chicago AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Pierre lf 4   1   1   2   0   1   .265

Al.Ramirez ss 5   1   4   3   0   0   .290

Quentin rf 4   0   1   1   0   0   .254

Lillibridge rf 1   0   1   0   0   0   .300

Konerko 1b 3   2   1   1   1   0   .301

Pierzynski c 4   1   2   1   1   0   .272

Rios cf 5   0   0   0   0   0   .201

A.Dunn dh 2   1   1   0   2   0   .185

Beckham 2b 5   2   3   1   0   0   .241

Morel 3b 5   2   1   1   0   0   .238

Totals 38   10   15   10   4   1   

Boston AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Ellsbury cf 3   0   0   0   0   1   .293

Reddick cf 1   1   1   1   0   0   .556

Pedroia 2b 2   0   0   0   1   0   .240

Sutton 2b 2   1   2   2   0   0   .269

Ad.Gonzalez 1b 5   0   1   0   0   3   .329

Youkilis 3b 4   1   1   0   0   0   .260

Ortiz dh 4   1   2   3   0   1   .310

C.Crawford lf 2   0   1   0   0   0   .234

Cameron lf 2   0   0   0   0   0   .190

Lowrie ss 3   1   1   0   1   0   .306

J.Drew rf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .228

Varitek c 4   2   3   1   0   0   .235

Totals 36   7   12   7   2   6   

E: Lowrie (8). LOB: Chicago 8, Boston 5. 2B: Quentin (17), Konerko (8), Pierzynski (7), Reddick (1), Sutton (5), Ad.Gonzalez (17). HR: Varitek (2), off Humber; Ortiz (12), off Ohman. RBIs: Pierre 2 (13), Al.Ramirez 3 (30), Quentin (36), Konerko (41), Pierzynski (18), Beckham (16), Morel (13), Reddick (4), Sutton 2 (5), Ortiz 3 (27), Varitek (8). S: Pierre. SF: Konerko, Reddick. RLSP: Chicago 5 (Quentin, Beckham, Pierzynski, Konerko, Morel); Boston 3 (Ortiz, J.Drew, Ad.Gonzalez). GI DP: Rios, Ellsbury. DP: Chicago 2 (Rios, Al.Ramirez), (Al.Ramirez, Beckham, Konerko); Boston 2 (Pedroia, Lowrie, Ad.Gonzalez), (Jenks, Ad.Gonzalez).

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Humber (W 4-3) 72/3   9   4   4   1   5   97   3.06

Ohman 1/3   1   1   1   0   0   6   5.93

Bruney 2/3   2   2   2   1   0   19   27.00

Sale (S 2-3) 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   3   5.31

Boston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Aceves (L 2-1) 5   8   8   6   3   1   78   3.51

Atchison 2   4   2   2   0   0   35   5.11

Jenks 1   2   0   0   0   0   10   8.38

Wheeler 1   1   0   0   1   0   19   7.80

Aceves pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. IR-S: Ohman 2-2, Sale 1-0, Atchison 2-2. HBP: by Aceves (A.Dunn). PB–Varitek. Umpires: Home, Bill Welke; first, Tim Tschida; second, Mike Estabrook; third, Marty Foster.

T: 2:51. A: 37,269 (37,493).

Indians 6, Blue Jays 3

TORONTO - Mitch Talbot won for the first time since April 11, Grady Sizemore drove in a pair of runs, and Cleveland beat Toronto, snapping the Jays' four-game winning streak.

"Defensively, we looked alive. Offensively, we looked alive," Talbot said. "When a guy got on, we moved him over and got him in. That's what we were doing early in the season. Hopefully we're getting on track and getting ready to go."

Cleveland had been outscored, 44-12, while losing five of its previous six, but turned that around against a Blue Jays team that beat them by 11-1 on Monday.

"We swung the bat a lot better today," manager Manny Acta said.

Sizemore came in 0 for 12 with seven strikeouts in three games since coming off the DL last week, but ended his slump with a pair of RBI doubles. He finished 2 for 4, raising his average to .255.

Cleveland 012 030 000 – 6 12 1

Toronto 000 000 201 – 3 10 0

Cleveland AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Brantley dh 5   1   3   0   0   1   .287

A.Cabrera ss 5   1   1   1   0   2   .296

Choo rf 5   0   1   0   0   2   .249

T.Buck lf 4   1   0   0   1   1   .254

C.Santana c 3   2   3   2   0   0   .228

G.Sizemore cf 4   1   2   2   0   1   .255

O.Cabrera 2b 4   0   1   1   0   1   .258

LaPorta 1b 4   0   0   0   0   2   .243

Hannahan 3b 3   0   1   0   1   2   .229

Totals 37   6   12   6   2   12   

Toronto AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Y.Escobar ss 2   1   2   1   3   0   .300

C.Patterson lf 4   1   1   0   0   1   .293

a-Encarnacion ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .247

Bautista rf 5   1   3   0   0   1   .363

J.Rivera 1b 5   0   1   1   0   0   .242

Arencibia c 4   0   1   0   0   1   .258

A.Hill 2b 4   0   2   0   0   1   .242

E.Thames dh 3   0   0   0   0   1   .243

R.Davis cf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .269

J.Nix 3b 4   0   0   0   0   2   .190

Totals 36   3   10   2   3   8   

a-flied out for C.Patterson in the 9th. E: O.Cabrera (5). LOB: Cleveland 7, Toronto 10. 2B: Brantley (9), C.Santana 2 (9), G.Sizemore 2 (12), Hannahan (7). 3B: Brantley (1). HR: Y.Escobar (6), off Sipp. RBIs: A.Cabrera (36), C.Santana 2 (24), G.Sizemore 2 (13), O.Cabrera (27), Y.Escobar (20), J.Rivera (19). SB: Hannahan (2). SF: C.Santana. RLSP: Cleveland 5 (T.Buck, Hannahan, G.Sizemore, Brantley, Choo); Toronto 4 (J.Rivera 2, R.Davis 2). RA: Brantley, E.Thames. GIDP: G.Sizemore, J.Rivera. DP: Cleveland 1 (Hannahan, O.Cabrera, LaPorta); Toronto 1 (A.Hill, Y.Escobar, J.Rivera).

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Talbot (W 2-1) 62/3   6   1   1   3   3   99   4.50

J.Smith 1/3   2   1   0   0   1   10   1.84

Pestano 1   0   0   0   0   3   16   1.35

Sipp 2/3   1   1   1   0   1   12   1.54

C.Perez 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   9   2.61

Toronto IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Morrow (L 2-3) 5   9   6   6   2   9   95   5.11

L.Perez 2   2   0   0   0   1   21   3.38

Dotel 1   0   0   0   0   1   16   5.02

F.Francisco 1   1   0   0   0   1   13   6.14

IR-S: J.Smith 1-1. HBP: by Talbot (E.Thames). WP: J.Smith, Morrow. Umpires: Home, Ted Barrett; first, Tim McClelland; second, D.J. Reyburn; third, Marvin Hudson. T: 3:01. A: 14,556 (49,260).

Tigers 8, Twins 7

DETROIT - Brennan Boesch broke an eighth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly, and Detroit went on to beat Minnesota.

After Danny Worth led off the bottom of the eighth with a single, Austin Jackson tried to bunt him to second. Reliever Phil Dumatrait (0-1) tried to get the force play but threw late and wildly to second. Casper Wells then bunted the runners to second and third before Boesch hit a fly ball to right.

Justin Morneau hit two home runs for Minnesota, including a two-run shot in the seventh that gave the Twins a brief 7-6 lead.

Al Alburquerque (3-1) pitched a perfect eighth to win in relief for the second straight day, and Joaquin Benoit pitched the ninth for his second save. The Tigers scored the winning run in the eighth on Monday as well.

Minnesota 012 001 300 – 7 10 2

Detroit 000 060 11x – 8 12 0

Minnesota AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Span cf 5   1   2   0   0   1   .297

A.Casilla 2b 3   0   0   1   1   0   .230

Morneau 1b 4   3   2   3   1   1   .247

Cuddyer rf 4   0   1   0   0   1   .262

Thome dh 3   0   1   1   0   1   .240

Valencia 3b 4   1   1   0   0   3   .231

D.Young lf 4   0   1   1   0   3   .211

R.Rivera c 4   1   1   0   0   0   .216

Tolbert ss 4   1   1   0   0   1   .167

Totals 35   7   10   6   2   11   

Detroit AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

A.Jackson cf 3   1   1   1   1   1   .225

C.Wells rf 4   1   1   1   0   1   .228

Boesch dh 4   2   1   2   0   1   .254

Mi.Cabrera 1b 2   0   0   0   3   1   .310

V.Martinez c 5   1   2   1   0   0   .301

Jh.Peralta ss 3   0   2   2   0   1   .310

Inge 3b 3   1   2   0   1   1   .215

Raburn lf 4   1   1   0   0   0   .197

Kelly lf 0   0   0   0   0   0   .262

Worth 2b 4   1   2   0   0   1   .333

Totals 32   8   12   7   5   7   

E: Tolbert (3), Slama (1). LOB: Minnesota 6, Detroit 9. 2B: Valencia (10), Tolbert (4), C.Wells (4), V.Martinez 2 (13), Jh.Peralta 2 (10). HR: Morneau 2 (4), off Scherzer 2. RBIs: A.Casilla (7), Morneau 3 (20), Thome (12), D.Young (11), A.Jackson (14), C.Wells (5), Boesch 2 (25), V.Martinez (28), Jh.Peralta 2 (31). SB: Cuddyer (3). S: A.Jackson, C.Wells. SF: A.Casilla, Thome, Boesch, Jh.Peralta. RLSP: Minnesota 3 (R.Rivera, D.Young, Cuddyer); Detroit 6 (Raburn 2, Jh.Peralta, Inge, C.Wells, V.Martinez). RA: A.Casilla, V.Martinez. GIDP: A.Jackson. DP: Minnesota 1 (Tolbert, Morneau).

Minnesota IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Duensing 42/3   9   6   6   2   5   91   5.37

Slama 11/3   0   0   0   1   2   30   0.00

Mijares (BS 1-1) 2/3   2   1   1   1   0   25   5.84

Dumatrait(L0-1) 11/3   1   1   1   1   0   28   2.84

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Scherzer 62/3   9   7   7   1   7   107   4.38

Furbush 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   3   0.00

Albrqrque (W 3-1) 1   0   0   0   0   2   16   3.12

Benoit (S 2-4) 1   1   0   0   1   1   21   5.85

IR-S: Slama 1-0, Dumatrait 2-0, Furbush 1-0. IBB: off Dumatrait (Mi.Cabrera), off Duensing (Mi.Cabrera). HBP: by Scherzer (Cuddyer). WP: Scherzer 2. Umpires: Home, Paul Emmel; first, Rob Drake; second, Gary Darling; third, Bruce Dreckman.

T: 3:16. A: 22,649 (41,255).

Royals 7, Angels 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeff Francis pitched seven strong innings, and rookie Eric Hosmer drove in two runs in a five-run third as Kansas City defeated Los Angeles.

Alex Gordon and Chris Getz both had three hits for the Royals, who won for only the fourth time in 17 games. Jeff Francoeur drove in two runs and leads the Royals with 32 RBIs.

Francis (2-5) threw 35 pitches in the first inning and allowed two runs and four hits before settling down and making it through seven innings while throwing a season-high 114 pitches.

Getz's bunt single with one out ignited the Royals' third inning. Joel Pineiro (2-2) could have gotten out of the inning without a run, but his throwing error to second base on Alcides Escobar's comebacker allowed Getz to move to third.

Gordon and Melky Cabrera contributed RBI singles, while Hosmer's double to left scored both. Billy Butler's two-out single scored Hosmer.

Los Angeles 200 001 000 – 3 8 2

Kansas City 005 010 10x – 7 11 1

Los Angeles AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Aybar ss 5   1   1   0   0   0   .305

M.Izturis 2b 5   1   1   0   0   0   .286

Tor.Hunter rf 3   0   0   0   1   1   .245

Callaspo 3b 4   0   1   1   0   0   .305

Trumbo 1b 3   0   2   1   1   0   .256

Bourjos cf 4   1   1   0   0   0   .240

Bo.Wilson dh 2   0   0   0   1   0   .222

a-Branyan ph-dh 1   0   0   0   0   1   .118

Mathis c 4   0   2   1   0   1   .216

Willits lf 4   0   0   0   0   2   .045

Totals 35   3   8   3   3   5   

Kansas City AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Gordon lf 4   2   3   1   0   0   .288

Me.Cabrera cf 4   1   1   1   0   0   .274

Hosmer 1b 4   2   2   2   0   0   .283

Francoeur rf 3   0   1   2   0   0   .273

Butler dh 3   0   1   1   1   0   .292

Betemit 3b 4   0   0   0   0   1   .306

B.Pena c 4   0   0   0   0   0   .220

Getz 2b 4   1   3   0   0   0   .257

A.Escobar ss 4   1   0   0   0   0   .216

Totals 34   7   11   7   1   1   

E: Pineiro (1), Trumbo (4), B.Pena (2). LOB: Los Angeles 8, Kansas City 5. 2B: Aybar (10), Mathis (5), Hosmer (6). RBIs: Callaspo (27), Trumbo (28), Mathis (8), Gordon (30), Me.Cabrera (34), Hosmer 2 (17), Francoeur 2 (32), Butler (20). SB: Aybar (13), Trumbo (5), Bourjos (6), Hosmer (2). CS: Getz (2). SF: Francoeur. RLSP: Los Angeles 6 (Bo.Wilson, M.Izturis, Mathis 3, Aybar); Kansas City 1 (Betemit). RA: Bo.Wilson. GIDP: Hosmer. DP: Los Angeles 1 (Aybar, Trumbo).

Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Pineiro (L 2-2) 6   9   6   4   0   1   88   3.52

Takahashi 1   1   1   0   1   0   18   4.84

T.Bell 1   1   0   0   0   0   19   3.21

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Francis (W 2-5) 7   8   3   3   2   2   114   4.46

Bl.Wood 2   0   0   0   1   3   36   2.78

IBB: off Takahashi (Butler). Umpires: Home, Fieldin Culbreth; first, Gary Cederstrom; second, Lance Barksdale; third, Adrian Johnson.

T: 2:36. A: 14,174 (37,903).