SEATTLE - Jeremy Hellickson picked up where he left off in May, pitching neatly into the eighth inning to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.

Hellickson (7-3) allowed one run and three hits over 71/3 innings, improving to 6-1 with a 1.74 ERA in his last seven starts. The 6-foot-1 righthander recorded five wins and gave up just six earned runs in 401/3 innings last month, earning the AL pitcher of the month award.

Joel Peralta replaced Hellickson in the eighth and yielded a two-run homer to pinch-hitter Miguel Olivo, cutting Tampa Bay's lead to 3-2. But Peralta got Ichiro Suzuki to fly out to end the inning and Kyle Farnsworth finished for his 11th save in 12 chances.

Tampa Bay scored three times in the second inning, taking advantage of a trio of bloop singles and a pair of walks off Doug Fister (3-6).

Justin Smoak's leadoff double in the fourth was the Mariners' first legitimate hit off Hellickson, who struck out four and walked one.

Rays 3, Mariners 2

Tampa Bay 030 000 000 – 3 7 0

Seattle 000 000 020 – 2 4 1

Tampa Bay AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 Damon dh 5   1   2   1   0   1   .279

Zobrist 2b 5   0   2   2   0   1   .255

Joyce rf 3   0   0   0   1   1   .350

Longoria 3b 2   0   1   0   0   0   .239

S.Rodriguez 3b 2   0   0   0   0   1   .217

Kotchman 1b 4   0   0   0   0   0   .350

B.Upton cf 2   0   0   0   2   0   .228

Fuld lf 3   1   1   0   1   1   .236

Jaso c 3   1   1   0   1   0   .216

Brignac ss 4   0   0   0   0   1   .167

Totals 33   3   7   3   5   6   

Seattle AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 I.Suzuki rf 4   0   0   0   0   0   .261

Ryan ss 4   0   0   0   0   3   .262

Smoak 1b 4   0   1   0   0   1   .249

Cust dh 3   0   0   0   1   0   .229

A.Kennedy 2b 3   0   0   0   0   0   .293

F.Gutierrez cf 3   0   0   0   0   0   .176

Peguero lf 3   1   2   0   0   0   .203

Figgins 3b 3   0   0   0   0   1   .184

C.Gimenez c 2   0   0   0   0   0   .188

a-Olivo ph-c 1   1   1   2   0   0   .251

Totals 30   2   4   2   1   5   

 a-homered for C.Gimenez in the 8th. E: Smoak (3). LOB: Tampa Bay 8, Seattle 2. 2B: Damon (8), Smoak (13), Peguero (2). HR: Olivo (6), off Jo.Peralta. RBIs: Damon (31), Zobrist 2 (32), Olivo 2 (23). CS: B.Upton (4). RLSP: Tampa Bay 4 (Kotchman 2, Longoria, Brignac); Seattle 1 (Figgins). RA: Cust, Figgins. DP: Tampa Bay 1 (Joyce, Joyce, Jaso).

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

 Hellicksn(W7-3) 71/3   3   1   1   1   4   108   2.64

Jo.Peralta (H 9) 2/3   1   1   1   0   0   10   3.49

Farnsworth (S 11) 1   0   0   0   0   1   11   1.35

Seattle IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

 Fister (L 3-6) 7   7   3   3   4   6   112   3.29

Pauley 2   0   0   0   1   0   18   0.76

IR-S: Jo.Peralta 1-1. Umpires: Home, Derryl Cousins; first, Jim Joyce; second, Mark Ripperger; third, Jim Wolf.

T: 2:36. A: 28,843 (47,878).

Red Sox 9, Athletics 8

BOSTON - J.D. Drew singled home Carl Crawford from second with two outs in the 14th inning, lifting Boston over Oakland after closer Jonathan Papelbon blew a four-run lead in the ninth.

Crawford had four hits and drove in three runs and Adrian Gonzalez had a solo homer and three hits for the Red Sox.

Oakland 000 002 104 010 00 – 8 14 0

Boston 100 013 020 010 01 – 9 18 1

Oakland AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 DeJesus rf 3   1   0   0   0   0   .250

An.LaRoche 3b 0   0   0   0   0   0   .247

b-C.Jackson ph-3b 3   0   2   2   0   0   .258

Sweeney cf-rf 5   1   2   1   1   0   .303

Willingham lf 5   0   1   2   2   3   .249

Matsui dh 7   0   1   0   0   2   .213

3-K.Suzuki pr-dh 0   0   0   0   0   0   .243

M.Ellis 2b 7   1   2   0   0   1   .217

Barton 1b 5   2   2   0   2   0   .217

Powell c 7   0   1   0   0   4   .204

Kouzmanoff 3b 2   0   0   0   0   0   .220

a-Crisp ph-cf 4   1   1   0   0   1   .270

Pennington ss 4   2   2   2   1   0   .262

Totals 52   8   14   7   6   11   

Boston AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Ellsbury cf 7   1   4   1   0   1   .300

Pedroia 2b 5   1   1   1   2   1   .239

Ad.Gonzalez 1b 5   2   3   1   0   2   .340

2-Sutton pr-1b 2   0   0   0   0   1   .250

Youkilis 3b 5   1   2   1   2   1   .265

Ortiz dh 4   0   1   0   0   1   .317

1-Reddick pr-dh 0   1   0   0   0   0   .385

c-Cameron ph-dh 3   0   0   0   0   1   .175

C.Crawford lf 7   2   4   3   0   1   .246

Lowrie ss 6   0   0   0   1   2   .293

J.Drew rf 7   0   2   2   0   4   .228

Varitek c 3   0   0   0   0   2   .226

Saltalamacchia c 3   1   1   0   0   0   .223

Totals 57   9   18   9   5   17   

Two outs when winning run scored.a-singled for Kouzmanoff in the 7th. b-singled for An.LaRoche in the 9th.1-ran for Ortiz in the 8th. 2-ran for Ad.Gonzalez in the 10th. 3-ran for Matsui in the 14th. E: Pedroia (3). LOB: Oakland 11, Boston 12. 2B: C.Jackson (7), Pennington (5), Ellsbury (18), Youkilis 2 (17), Ortiz (15), C.Crawford 2 (11), Saltalamacchia (7). HR: Ad.Gonzalez (11), off Cahill. RBIs: C.Jackson 2 (15), Sweeney (6), Willingham 2 (39), Pennington 2 (17), Ellsbury (29), Pedroia (19), Ad.Gonzalez (48), Youkilis (35), C.Crawford 3 (26), J.Drew 2 (12). SB: Ellsbury 2 (22), C.Crawford (8). CS: J.Drew (1). SF: Sweeney, Pennington. RLSP: Oakland 5 (M.Ellis 2, DeJesus, Matsui, Powell); Boston 5 (Ortiz, Lowrie, C.Crawford, Sutton 2). RA: Ortiz, Cameron, Lowrie. GIDP: DeJesus 2, Matsui, Ortiz. DP: Oakland 1 (Pennington, Barton); Boston 3 (Pedroia, Lowrie, Ad.Gonzalez), (Lowrie, Pedroia, Ad.Gonzalez), (Lowrie, Ad.Gonzalez).

Oakland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Cahill 7   8   5   5   1   8   103   2.65

Ziegler 2/3   1   1   1   0   1   17   2.21

Breslow 0   2   1   1   0   0   10   3.86

De Los Santos 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   0.00

Fuentes 2   2   0   0   0   1   33   4.05

A.Bailey (BS 1-1) 1   2   1   1   1   3   24   3.00

Devine 1   0   0   0   1   2   25   2.16

Wuertz 1   1   0   0   1   1   22   2.16

Moscoso (L 2-1) 2/3   2   1   1   1   0   19   3.21

Boston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Beckett 6   4   3   3   3   4   102   2.01

Albers (H 4) 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   5   3.86

Hottovy (H 1) 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   2   0.00

Bard (H 11) 1   1   0   0   0   1   12   3.07

Papelbon 1/3   3   4   3   1   1   29   4.32

Jenks 12/3   2   0   0   0   3   16   6.57

Aceves (W 3-1) 4   3   1   1   2   2   71   3.38

Beckett pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.Breslow pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. IR-S: Breslow 1-1, De Los Santos 1-0, Albers 2-1, Hottovy 2-0, Jenks 1-0. IBB: off Wuertz (Pedroia), off Moscoso (Lowrie), off A.Bailey (Pedroia). HBP: by Beckett (DeJesus). WP: Beckett. Umpires: Home, Tony Randazzo; first, Larry Vanover; second, Brian Gorman; third, Dan Bellino.

T: 5:17. A: 37,485 (37,065).

Rangers 4, Indians 0

CLEVELAND - Derek Holland tossed a five-hitter for his second career shutout and Texas beat Cleveland.

Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz each hit a two-run homer as Texas won for the seventh time in eight games.

Holland (5-1) struck out five, walked one, and hit a batter in his first shutout since he threw a three-hitter in Texas' 7-0 victory at the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 9, 2009.

Cleveland has lost eight of 11 and a season-high five straight at home.

Texas 200 000 200 – 4 8 1

Cleveland 000 000 000 – 0 5 0

Texas AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Kinsler 2b 4   0   0   0   0   1   .224

Andrus ss 3   1   1   0   1   0   .278

J.Hamilton cf 4   1   2   2   0   0   .315

Mi.Young dh 4   0   0   0   0   1   .323

A.Beltre 3b 3   1   0   0   1   0   .251

N.Cruz rf 4   1   1   2   0   1   .241

Moreland 1b 4   0   1   0   0   1   .308

Torrealba c 4   0   2   0   0   0   .216

Dav.Murphy lf 3   0   1   0   0   0   .226

Totals 33   4   8   4   2   4   

Cleveland AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Brantley lf 4   0   1   0   0   0   .280

O.Cabrera 2b 4   0   0   0   0   0   .249

A.Cabrera ss 4   0   1   0   0   0   .306

C.Santana 1b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .229

G.Sizemore cf 3   0   1   0   0   1   .266

Duncan dh 4   0   0   0   0   0   .243

Kearns rf 4   0   1   0   0   2   .200

Marson c 3   0   0   0   0   1   .192

Everett 3b 2   0   0   0   1   1   .261

Totals 32   0   5   0   1   5   

E: A.Beltre (6). LOB: Texas 4, Cleveland 7. 2B: Torrealba (8), A.Cabrera (15). HR: J.Hamilton (3), off Carmona; N.Cruz (12), off Carmona. RBIs: J.Hamilton 2 (19), N.Cruz 2 (29). CS: Torrealba (1). RLSP: Texas 2 (Kinsler, A.Beltre); Cleveland 4 (C.Santana 3, Everett). RA: Dav.Murphy. GIDP: Torrealba. DP: Texas 1 (Kinsler, Andrus); Cleveland 1 (Everett, O.Cabrera, C.Santana).

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

D.Holland (W 5-1) 9   5   0   0   1   5   112   4.36

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Carmona(L 3-7) 61/3   7   4   4   1   2   94   5.33

R.Perez 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   3   1.66

J.Smith 1   1   0   0   1   1   14   1.59

Pestano 0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1.29

Durbin 1   0   0   0   0   1   11   5.68

IR-S: R.Perez 1-0. HBP: by D.Holland (G.Sizemore). Umpires: Home, Eric Cooper; first, Tim Timmons; second, Mark Carlson; third, Jeff Kellogg.

T: 2:28. A: 30,130 (43,441).

Orioles 5, Blue Jays 3

BALTIMORE - Mark Reynolds hit a grand slam and Jake Arrieta pitched six effective innings to lead Baltimore over Toronto.

With the Orioles trailing, 3-1, in the sixth, Reynolds hit the first pitch from Ricky Romero into the left-center stands for his eighth homer of the season and the first slam of his career in 129 home runs.

Toronto 110 100 000 – 3 8 0

Baltimore 010 004 00x – 5 11 1

Toronto AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Y.Escobar ss 5   0   0   0   0   0   .292

C.Patterson lf 4   1   3   1   0   0   .294

Bautista rf 3   0   0   0   1   1   .354

Lind dh 3   0   0   0   1   1   .305

J.Rivera 1b 4   1   1   0   0   1   .242

Arencibia c 3   0   0   0   1   2   .250

A.Hill 2b 4   0   2   0   0   0   .245

R.Davis cf 3   1   1   1   0   0   .288

McCoy 3b 2   0   1   1   1   0   .240

a-Encarnacion ph 1   0   0   0   0   1   .243

Totals 32   3   8   3   4   6   

Baltimore AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Andino 2b 5   0   1   0   0   1   .256

Markakis rf 4   0   2   0   0   0   .243

Ad.Jones cf 4   0   1   0   0   0   .300

Guerrero dh 4   0   1   0   0   1   .289

D.Lee 1b 4   2   2   0   0   1   .238

Wieters c 4   1   2   0   0   1   .269

Hardy ss 3   1   1   1   1   0   .272

Mar.Reynolds 3b 4   1   1   4   0   2   .189

Reimold lf 2   0   0   0   2   0   .333

1-Pie pr-lf 0   0   0   0   0   0   .259

Totals 34   5   11   5   3   6   

a-struck out for McCoy in the 9th.1-ran for Reimold in the 8th. E: Arrieta (1). LOB: Toronto 7, Baltimore 8. 2B: Wieters (9). HR: C.Patterson (5), off Arrieta; Mar.Reynolds (8), off R.Romero. RBIs: C.Patterson (28), R.Davis (15), McCoy (3), Hardy (16), Mar.Reynolds 4 (28). SB: R.Davis 2 (18). CS: McCoy (1), Markakis (1). SF: R.Davis. RLSP: Toronto 4 (Y.Escobar 2, Arencibia 2); Baltimore 2 (Andino 2). RA: A.Hill, Hardy. GIDP: J.Rivera. DP: Baltimore 1 (Mar.Reynolds, Wieters, D.Lee).

Toronto IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Romero (L 5-5) 72/3   11   5   5   3   5   107   3.16

Dotel 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   4.91

Baltimore IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Arrieta (W 7-3) 6   5   3   3   4   1   99   4.93

Ji.Johnson (H 8) 1   0   0   0   0   0   6   2.84

Uehara (H 7) 1   1   0   0   0   3   18   2.55

Gregg (S 10-13) 1   2   0   0   0   2   21   3.22

IR-S: Dotel 2-0. Umpires: Home, Doug Eddings; first, Kerwin Danley; second, Dana DeMuth; third, Paul Nauert.

T: 2:32. A: 20,086 (45,438).

Tigers 4, White Sox 2

CHICAGO - Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking two-run homer with two out in the ninth inning, sending Justin Verlander and Detroit to a win over Chicago.

Austin Jackson opened the ninth with a leadoff triple against Jesse Crain (2-2), who nearly wriggled out of the jam.

Don Kelly popped out and Brennan Boesch struck out before Cabrera hit a 1-2 pitch over the right-field fence to put the Tigers ahead by 4-2.

Jose Valverde retired the White Sox in the bottom half for his 15th save in 15 chances.

Detroit has won four of five.

Detroit 200 000 002 – 4 9 1

Chicago 000 020 000 – 2 7 0

Detroit AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

A.Jackson cf 5   2   3   0   0   0   .233

Kelly 3b-rf 3   0   0   0   1   2   .254

Boesch rf 4   1   2   2   1   1   .259

Worth 3b 0   0   0   0   0   0   .375

Mi.Cabrera 1b 4   1   1   2   1   1   .313

V.Martinez dh 3   0   1   0   2   0   .306

Dirks lf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .225

Jh.Peralta ss 2   0   0   0   2   1   .320

Avila c 4   0   1   0   0   0   .275

Raburn 2b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .200

Santiago 2b 0   0   0   0   0   0   .257

Totals 33   4   9   4   7   6   

Chicago AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Pierre lf 3   0   1   0   0   0   .262

Al.Ramirez ss 4   0   2   0   0   1   .300

Quentin dh 2   0   1   0   1   1   .262

Pierzynski c 4   0   0   0   0   2   .270

Rios cf 3   0   0   0   1   0   .199

Lillibridge rf 4   1   1   0   0   0   .301

A.Dunn 1b 4   0   0   0   0   3   .178

Beckham 2b 4   1   1   2   0   1   .238

Morel 3b 3   0   1   0   0   0   .256

Totals 31   2   7   2   2   8   

E: Verlander (3). LOB: Detroit 10, Chicago 6. 2B: V.Martinez (14). 3B: A.Jackson (3). HR: Boesch (5), off E.Jackson; Mi.Cabrera (12), off Crain; Beckham (5), off Verlander. RBIs: Boesch 2 (27), Mi.Cabrera 2 (42), Beckham 2 (18). SB: A.Jackson (9). S: Kelly, Pierre. RLSP: Detroit 5 (Avila 2, Mi.Cabrera 3); Chicago 1 (Pierzynski). GI DP: Mi.Cabrera, Raburn, Rios 2. DP: Detroit 2 (Kelly, Mi.Cabrera), (Kelly, Raburn, Mi.Cabrera); Chicago 2 (Al.Ramirez, Beckham, A.Dunn), (Crain, Beckham, A.Dunn).

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Verlander (W 6-3) 8   7   2   2   1   7   112   3.04

Valverde (S 15) 1   0   0   0   1   1   18   3.12

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

E.Jackson 6   7   2   2   4   5   124   4.50

Sale 11/3   0   0   0   3   0   34   4.70

Crain (L 2-2) 11/3   2   2   2   0   1   22   3.16

Ohman 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   4   5.79

IR-S: Crain 1-0. HBP: by Verlander (Quentin). Umpires: Home, Mike DiMuro; first, Jim Reynolds; second, Tim Welke; third, Andy Fletcher.

T: 3:17. A: 31,037 (40,615).

Twins 7, Royals 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alexi Casilla matched a career high with four hits and drove in two runs, leading Minnesota over Kansas City.

Casilla stroked RBI singles in the third and seventh innings to help the Twins to their third straight win, equaling a season high.

Nick Blackburn (5-4) allowed two runs on seven hits, but departed after five innings and 80 pitches with tightness in his back. Blackburn is 4-0 in his last seven starts after finishing April with four straight losses. Five Twins relievers held the Royals to a single over the final four innings.

Minnesota 001 002 301 – 7 13 0

Kansas City 002 000 000 – 2 8 1

Minnesota AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Revere cf 5   2   2   1   0   0   .289

A.Casilla ss 5   1   4   2   0   0   .254

Cuddyer 1b 5   1   2   2   0   0   .266

Valencia 3b 5   0   0   1   0   2   .222

D.Young dh 5   0   1   1   0   2   .221

Dinkelman lf 3   0   1   0   1   1   .333

Repko rf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .143

R.Rivera c 4   1   1   0   0   0   .227

Tolbert 2b 4   2   2   0   0   0   .200

Totals 40   7   13   7   1   6   

Kansas City AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Gordon lf 5   1   2   0   0   1   .291

Me.Cabrera cf 3   0   2   0   1   0   .273

Hosmer 1b 5   0   2   1   0   1   .302

Francoeur rf 4   0   1   1   0   1   .281

Butler dh 4   0   0   0   0   1   .295

Aviles 3b 2   0   0   0   2   0   .227

Getz 2b 4   0   0   0   0   0   .242

Treanor c 2   0   0   0   2   1   .212

A.Escobar ss 4   1   1   0   0   1   .205

Totals 33   2   8   2   5   6   

E: A.Escobar (4). LOB: Minnesota 8, Kansas City 11. 2B: A.Casilla (6), Tolbert 2 (7). HR: Cuddyer (7), off Crow. RBIs: Revere (2), A.Casilla 2 (9), Cuddyer 2 (18), Valencia (27), D.Young (12), Hosmer (18), Francoeur (35). SB: Me.Cabrera (6), Aviles (9). S: Me.Cabrera. SF: Francoeur. RLSP: Minnesota 4 (Valencia, Repko 3); Kansas City 7 (Francoeur 3, Butler 2, A.Escobar 2). RA: Revere, Cuddyer 2, Valencia 2, Hosmer. GIDP: Cuddyer. DP: Kansas City 1 (Aviles, Getz, Hosmer).

Minnesota IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Blackburn (W 5-4) 5   7   2   2   1   2   80   3.57

Slama (H 1) 1   0   0   0   1   1   23   0.00

Dumatrait 2/3   0   0   0   1   1   15   2.57

Hoey 1   0   0   0   2   1   20   9.53

Al.Burnett (H 2) 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   3   6.19

Mijares 1   1   0   0   0   1   15   5.02

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Hochevar (L 3-6) 6   11   6   6   0   2   99   5.25

L.Coleman 1   1   0   0   1   1   19   2.95

Soria 1   0   0   0   0   0   17   5.76

Crow 1   1   1   1   0   3   16   1.61

Hochevar pitched to 4 batters in the 7th. IR-S: Hoey 1-0, Al.Burnett 2-0, L.Coleman 2-1. IBB: off L.Coleman (Dinkelman). HBP: by Hochevar (Dinkelman). WP: Slama. Umpires: Home, Chris Guccione; first, Cory Blaser; second, Mike Winters; third, Mike Everitt. T: 2:58. A: 27,861 (37,903).