TORONTO - Imagine what the Boston Red Sox could've done to Blue Jays pitching if they were well rested.

David Ortiz hit a three-run homer, Jason Varitek homered and drove in four runs, and the sleep-deprived Red Sox beat Toronto, 16-4, Saturday for their season-high eighth straight win.

The offensive outburst came in a day game following a night game Friday. The Red Sox arrived in Toronto early Friday morning after their matchup against the Yankees was delayed nearly 31/2 hours Thursday night.

"This team's tired though, too," Varitek said. "There's a point some of those later [at-bats] it's a grind, we're still playing catch-up."

John Lackey (4-5) made up for a terrible first start in Toronto this season. He delivered six strong innings in his second start since going on the disabled list with a strained elbow.

"I felt good, I felt like it was a step forward, still building some arm strength," Lackey said. "I thought the guys swung the bats pretty good, made it pretty easy on me."

Boston manager Terry Francona was pleased with Lackey's performance, which included a season-high eight strikeouts.

"He had some depth to his pitches," Francona said. "You don't ever hear me sit here and worry about strikeouts, I care about them getting out. But I thought the swings and misses were good.

Marco Scutaro had four hits while scoring three times. "When everybody's hitting, it's kind of contagious," said Scutaro.

Red Sox 16, Blue Jays 4

Boston 004 171 030 – 16 18 0

Toronto 000 202 000 – 4 6 0

Boston AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 Ellsbury cf 6   1   2   1   0   1   .317

Pedroia 2b 5   2   3   3   1   0   .263

Ad.Gonzalez 1b 3   2   1   1   1   1   .338

a-Sutton ph-1b 2   0   1   0   0   1   .267

Ortiz dh 3   2   2   3   1   1   .325

b-Cameron ph-dh 1   0   0   0   1   0   .160

Lowrie 3b 5   0   0   1   0   1   .276

C.Crawford lf 5   1   1   1   0   2   .246

Scutaro ss 6   3   4   1   0   0   .273

J.Drew rf 5   2   2   1   0   0   .234

Varitek c 3   3   2   4   2   0   .234

Totals 44   16   18   16   6   7   

Toronto AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 Y.Escobar ss 3   0   0   0   2   1   .282

C.Patterson lf 5   0   0   0   0   2   .286

Bautista rf 3   0   0   0   1   1   .338

Lind 1b 4   2   2   0   0   1   .331

Encarnacion dh-3b 4   1   2   2   0   1   .268

J.Molina c 2   1   0   0   2   0   .301

R.Davis cf 4   0   1   2   0   2   .253

J.Nix 3b-2b 4   0   0   0   0   0   .191

McCoy 2b-p 4   0   1   0   0   1   .227

Totals 33   4   6   4   5   9   

 a-singled for Ad.Gonzalez in the 7th. LOB: Boston 10, Toronto 7. 2B: Pedroia 2 (11), Ad.Gonzalez (21), Lind (6), R.Davis (10), McCoy (3). HR: Varitek (3), off Morrow; Ortiz (16), off Frasor; Encarnacion (2), off Lackey. RBIs: Ellsbury (33), Pedroia 3 (26), Ad.Gonzalez (58), Ortiz 3 (39), Lowrie (25), C.Crawford (31), Scutaro (9), J.Drew (16), Varitek 4 (13), Encarnacion 2 (12), R.Davis 2 (17). SF: C.Crawford. RLSP: Boston 7 (Lowrie 2, J.Drew 2, Ortiz, Pedroia, C.Crawford); Toronto 3 (J.Nix, Bautista, R.Davis). RA: Ellsbury.

Boston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

 Lackey (W 4-5) 6   6   4   4   2   8   112   7.41

Wheeler 1   0   0   0   0   0   13   7.00

Hottovy 1   0   0   0   2   1   23   0.00

Bowden 1   0   0   0   1   0   13   0.00

Toronto IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

 Morrow (L 2-4) 41/3   10   9   9   3   4   103   5.63

Frasor 2/3   2   3   3   1   0   22   3.08

Dotel 1   2   1   1   0   0   20   5.19

Rzepczynski 1   1   0   0   0   2   14   2.93

Janssen 2/3   3   3   3   2   1   29   3.04

Rauch 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   5   3.60

McCoy 1   0   0   0   0   0   12   0.00

IR-S: Rauch 2-0. IBB: off Morrow (Ortiz). HBP: by Dotel (J.Drew), by Morrow (Lowrie). WP: Rzepczynski. PB: J.Molina. Umpires: Home, Mark Carlson; first, Jeff Kellogg; second, Eric Cooper; third, Tim Timmons.

T: 3:35. A: 39,437 (49,260).

Yankees 4, Indians 0

NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch after he homered, Bartolo Colon pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning before he hurt himself, and New York beat Cleveland on a misty, windy afternoon.

Curtis Granderson hit his 20th homer of the season and Rodriguez got plunked by Indians starter Mitch Talbot a day after the teams' benches cleared, adding another chapter to what has been a testy homestand for the Yankees.

Talbot was ejected after hitting A-Rod, and the Yankees didn't respond in kind.

Instead, they sent Cleveland to its 13th loss in 17 games and left the Indians barely clinging to first place in the AL Central for one more day.

Cleveland 000 000 000 – 0 5 3

New York 000 101 11x – 4 7 0

Cleveland AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

 Brantley lf 4   0   1   0   0   2   .293

A.Cabrera ss 4   0   0   0   0   3   .296

G.Sizemore cf 3   0   0   0   1   2   .250

C.Santana 1b 4   0   0   0   0   1   .228

Choo rf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .232

LaPorta dh 4   0   1   0   0   0   .246

Phelps 2b 3   0   0   0   0   1   .091

Hannahan 3b 3   0   2   0   0   0   .241

Marson c 3   0   1   0   0   1   .213

Totals 32   0   5   0   1   11   

New York AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Jeter ss 4   0   0   0   0   2   .256

Granderson cf 4   1   1   1   0   1   .267

Teixeira 1b 3   1   1   1   1   0   .257

Al.Rodriguez 3b 3   1   1   1   0   2   .281

E.Nunez 3b 0   0   0   0   0   0   .218

Cano 2b 2   0   0   0   1   0   .278

Swisher rf 3   1   1   0   0   0   .218

Posada dh 3   0   1   0   0   0   .217

Gardner lf 3   0   2   0   0   0   .266

Cervelli c 3   0   0   0   0   1   .205

Totals 28   4   7   3   2   6   

E: Choo (4), R.Perez (3), Phelps (1). LOB: Cleveland 6, New York 3. 2B: Hannahan (10), Gardner (8). HR: Al.Rodriguez (13), off Talbot; Granderson (20), off Talbot; Teixeira (19), off Pestano. RBIs: Granderson (45), Teixeira (47), Al.Rodriguez (37). CS: Posada (2), Gardner 2 (9). RLSP: Cleveland 3 (Marson, G.Sizemore 2); New York 1 (Cano). GIDP: Posada. DP: Cleveland 1 (C.Santana, A.Cabrera, C.Santana).

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Talbot (L 2-3) 52/3   4   2   2   2   4   85   4.01

R.Perez 11/3   2   1   1   0   0   18   1.40

Pestano 1   1   1   1   0   2   16   1.64

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Colon (W 5-3) 62/3   2   0   0   1   6   83   3.10

Robertsn (H 11) 11/3   3   0   0   0   4   30   1.44

Logan 1   0   0   0   0   1   9   3.45

IR-S: R.Perez 1-0. HBP: by Talbot (Al.Rodriguez). Balk: Robertson. Umpires: Home, Dan Iassogna; first, CB Bucknor; second, Mike Muchlinski; third, Dale Scott.

T: 2:49. A: 47,048 (50,291).

Tigers 8, Mariners 1

DETROIT - Max Scherzer found his form after three rocky starts, Austin Jackson tripled twice, and Detroit beat Seattle.

Victor Martinez had three hits and two RBIs and Jhonny Peralta homered for the Tigers, who moved within one percentage point of first-place Cleveland in the AL Central after being as many as eight games behind in early May.

Scherzer (8-2) had struggled in his last three starts, but was back in charge against Seattle's struggling offense. The righthander allowed one run on four hits and two walks in seven innings to tie for the AL lead in wins.

Seattle 000 001 000 – 1 5 1

Detroit 210 003 11x – 8 14 0

Seattle AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

I.Suzuki rf 4   1   2   0   0   0   .256

Ryan ss 3   0   0   1   0   0   .251

Smoak 1b 4   0   1   0   0   1   .249

A.Kennedy 2b 4   0   0   0   0   0   .282

Olivo c 4   0   0   0   0   0   .236

Peguero lf 3   0   0   0   0   1   .229

Carp dh 2   0   1   0   1   1   .250

Figgins 3b 2   0   0   0   1   0   .191

Halman cf 3   0   1   0   0   1   .444

Totals 29   1   5   1   2   4   

Detroit AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

A.Jackson cf 5   1   3   2   0   0   .248

Kelly 3b 5   0   1   1   0   0   .258

Boesch rf 4   2   3   0   0   1   .289

C.Wells rf 1   0   0   0   0   0   .239

Mi.Cabrera 1b 3   1   1   0   0   0   .311

V.Martinez dh 4   1   3   2   0   1   .310

Dirks lf 4   0   0   0   0   0   .224

Jh.Peralta ss 4   1   1   2   0   1   .312

Avila c 3   1   1   0   1   1   .292

Santiago 2b 4   1   1   0   0   0   .238

Totals 37   8   14   7   1   4   

E: Olivo (5). LOB: Seattle 4, Detroit 7. 2B: Boesch (15), V.Martinez (17). 3B: I.Suzuki (2), A.Jackson 2 (5). HR: Jh.Peralta (9), off Pineda. RBIs: Ryan (20), A.Jackson 2 (20), Kelly (7), V.Martinez 2 (34), Jh.Peralta 2 (34). SF: Ryan. RLSP: Seattle 1 (Ryan); Detroit 4 (Dirks, Kelly 2, Jh.Peralta). RA: I.Suzuki, Dirks. GIDP: Ryan, Kelly. DP: Seattle 1 (Ryan, Smoak); Detroit 1 (Kelly, Santiago, Mi.Cabrera).

Seattle IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Pineda (L 6-4) 51/3   8   6   5   1   4   85   2.72

J.Wright 12/3   4   1   1   0   0   26   3.10

Gray 1   2   1   1   0   0   8   2.84

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Scherzer (W 8-2) 7   4   1   1   2   4   101   4.39

Benoit 1   1   0   0   0   0   7   5.01

Purcey 1   0   0   0   0   0   8   2.70

IR-S: J.Wright 1-1. HBP: by Pineda (Mi.Cabrera). WP: Pineda. Umpires: Home, Mike Everitt; first, John Tumpane; second, Cory Blaser; third, Mike Winters.

T: 2:23. A: 38,398 (41,255).

Twins 8, Rangers 1

MINNEAPOLIS - Scott Baker pitched a five-hitter for his fourth complete game and Alexi Casilla had three hits and scored two runs, leading Minnesota over Texas.

Delmon Young had three hits and two RBIs for Minnesota, which has won eight of 11.

Baker (4-4) struck out seven in his first complete game since Aug. 14, 2009.

The Twins scored five runs in the first against Colby Lewis.

Lewis (5-7) allowed six runs and seven hits in 11/3 innings.

Texas 000 000 010 – 1 5 0

Minnesota 510 100 10x – 8 12 0

Texas AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Kinsler 2b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .235

Andrus ss 4   0   0   0   0   0   .278

J.Hamilton dh 4   0   1   0   0   3   .299

A.Beltre 3b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .264

N.Cruz rf 3   0   0   0   0   2   .232

Moreland 1b 3   0   0   0   0   1   .305

Napoli c 3   1   1   0   0   1   .221

Dav.Murphy lf 3   0   1   1   0   0   .246

En.Chavez cf 3   0   0   0   0   0   .386

Totals 31   1   5   1   0   7   

Minnesota AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Revere cf 5   2   2   0   0   0   .273

A.Casilla ss 4   2   3   1   0   1   .256

Cuddyer 1b 3   1   2   1   0   1   .271

D.Young lf 4   1   3   2   0   0   .246

Tosoni dh 3   1   0   0   1   2   .158

Valencia 3b 3   1   0   0   1   0   .217

Dinkelman rf 4   0   1   2   0   0   .182

R.Rivera c 4   0   0   0   0   2   .208

Tolbert 2b 4   0   1   1   0   1   .207

Totals 34   8   12   7   2   7   

LOB: Texas 3, Minnesota 5. 2B: A.Beltre (17), A.Casilla (8), Cuddyer (9), D.Young (6). RBIs: Dav.Murphy (15), A.Casilla (11), Cuddyer (23), D.Young 2 (17), Dinkelman 2 (2), Tolbert (10). SB: Revere (5), A.Casilla (9). SF: Cuddyer. RLSP: Texas 2 (Napoli, A.Beltre); Minnesota 3 (Revere, Tosoni, Dinkelman). RA: Tosoni. GIDP: A.Beltre, D.Young. DP: Texas 1 (Kinsler, Andrus, Moreland); Minnesota 1 (A.Casilla, Tolbert, Cuddyer).

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

C.Lewis (L 5-7) 11/3   7   6   6   2   1   52   4.97

Bush 42/3   4   2   2   0   5   54   4.88

Tateyama 1   1   0   0   0   0   16   2.61

Rhodes 1   0   0   0   0   1   15   5.28

Minnesota IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

S.Baker (W 4-4) 9   5   1   1   0   7   112   3.55

Bush pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. IR-S: Bush 1-0, Tateyama 1-1. WP: C.Lewis. Umpires: Home, Paul Nauert; first, Doug Eddings; second, Vic Carapazza; third, Dana DeMuth.

T: 2:31. A: 40,420 (39,500).

White Sox 3, Athletics 2

Oakland 000 101 000 – 2 4 3

Chicago 001 101 00x – 3 6 2

Oakland AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Crisp cf 4   1   1   0   0   1   .254

Pennington ss 3   1   1   0   0   0   .271

Matsui dh 2   0   0   1   1   1   .219

1-DeJesus pr 0   0   0   0   0   0   .242

Willingham lf 3   0   1   1   1   0   .236

C.Jackson rf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .250

S.Sizemore 3b 4   0   0   0   0   2   .250

K.Suzuki c 3   0   0   0   0   0   .236

Barton 1b 2   0   1   0   1   0   .220

J.Weeks 2b 2   0   0   0   0   0   .353

Totals 27   2   4   2   3   5   

Chicago AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Lillibridge lf 3   1   0   0   2   2   .273

Al.Ramirez ss 3   1   1   0   2   0   .297

Quentin rf 4   0   0   1   1   0   .270

Konerko 1b 4   0   1   0   0   1   .320

Rios cf 3   0   2   0   1   0   .216

A.Dunn dh 2   0   0   0   2   1   .179

R.Castro c 3   1   1   1   1   0   .222

Beckham 2b 3   0   1   0   0   0   .240

Morel 3b 4   0   0   0   0   0   .252

Totals 29   3   6   2   9   4   

1-ran for Matsui in the 9th. E: Ziegler (2), K.Suzuki (3), Pennington (7), R.Castro (1), Al.Ramirez (10). LOB: Oakland 4, Chicago 12. 2B: Crisp (13). HR: R.Castro (3), off G.Gonzalez. RBIs: Matsui (24), Willingham (41), Quentin (47), R.Castro (7). SB: Pennington (6), Lillibridge (6), Al.Ramirez (3), Quentin (1). CS: J.Weeks (1). S: Pennington, J.Weeks. SF: Matsui. RLSP: Oakland 2 (S.Sizemore, Pennington); Chicago 8 (Morel 3, A.Dunn, Al.Ramirez, Beckham 2, Konerko). GI DP: S.Sizemore, Al.Ramirez, Konerko. DP: Oakland 3 (G.Gonzalez, Barton), (Pennington, Barton), (S.Sizemore, J.Weeks, Barton); Chicago 1 (Konerko, Al.Ramirez, Konerko).

Oakland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Gonzalz (L 5-5) 51/3   5   3   2   7   2   115   2.67

Ziegler 1   0   0   0   1   0   18   1.96

Breslow 1/3   0   0   0   1   1   12   4.01

Devine 11/3   1   0   0   0   1   23   1.54

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Danks (W 2-8) 72/3   4   2   2   2   4   113   4.54

Crain (S 1-2) 11/3   0   0   0   1   1   19   3.10

IR-S: Ziegler 1-1, Devine 1-0, Crain 1-0. IBB: off G.Gonzalez (Rios). HBP: by G.Gonzalez (Beckham). WP: G.Gonzalez 2. Balk–G.Gonzalez. Umpires: Home, Ed Hickox; first, Ed Rapuano; second, Brian O'Nora; third, Alfonso Marquez.

T: 3:01. A: 24,391 (40,615).

Rays 7, Orioles 5

Tampa Bay 100 020 101 02 – 7 15 0

Baltimore 000 022 010 00 – 5 11 1

Tampa Bay AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Damon dh 6   2   2   0   0   0   .277

Zobrist 2b 6   4   4   1   0   0   .268

Joyce rf 5   0   0   0   1   1   .330

Longoria 3b 5   1   3   3   1   0   .258

Kotchman 1b 6   0   4   2   0   0   .345

B.Upton cf 6   0   0   0   0   1   .219

Jaso c 4   0   1   0   2   0   .229

Ruggiano lf 4   0   1   0   0   0   .290

Brignac ss 5   0   0   0   0   1   .173

Totals 47   7   15   6   4   3   

Baltimore AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Hardy ss 6   0   1   0   0   2   .282

Markakis rf 6   0   2   0   0   0   .243

Ad.Jones cf 5   0   1   1   0   1   .297

Guerrero dh 5   0   0   0   0   2   .282

Wieters c 4   1   3   0   0   0   .275

1-Pie pr-lf 1   1   0   0   0   1   .250

Reimold lf 2   0   0   0   1   1   .263

a-Scott ph 1   0   1   0   0   0   .233

Tatum c 1   0   0   0   0   1   .333

Mar.Reynolds 3b 5   2   2   3   0   2   .205

Andino 2b 4   0   0   0   1   0   .260

Bran.Snyder 1b 4   1   1   1   1   1   .231

Totals 44   5   11   5   3   11   

a-singled for Reimold in the 8th.1-ran for Wieters in the 8th. E: Andino (6). LOB: Tampa Bay 12, Baltimore 9. 2B: Damon (11), Zobrist 3 (20), Longoria (10), Kotchman (8), Ad.Jones (11), Wieters (10). 3B: Zobrist (4). HR: Mar.Reynolds 2 (12), off Price 2. RBIs: Zobrist (36), Longoria 3 (16), Kotchman 2 (14), Ad.Jones (33), Mar.Reynolds 3 (35), Bran.Snyder (1). SB: Scott (1). S: Ruggiano. RLSP: Tampa Bay 7 (Kotchman, Damon 2, Jaso 2, B.Upton 2); Baltimore 7 (Bran.Snyder 2, Guerrero 2, Hardy 2, Markakis). RA: Joyce 2, Brignac, Andino.

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Price 6   8   4   4   1   6   117   3.51

Howell 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   12.60

Jo.Peralta 1   2   1   1   2   1   33   3.69

C.Ramos 11/3   0   0   0   0   1   17   3.15

J.Cruz (W 4-0) 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   8   3.52

Farnsworth (S 14) 1   1   0   0   0   1   14   1.13

Baltimore IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Guthrie 6   8   3   3   2   2   94   3.77

Johnson (BS 1-1) 2   2   1   0   0   0   22   2.68

Gregg (BS 4-16) 1   2   1   1   1   1   27   3.20

Uehara 1   0   0   0   1   0   13   2.20

Accardo (L 3-2) 1   3   2   2   0   0   18   4.15

Umpires: Home, Tim Welke; first, Jim Wolf; second, Mike DiMuro; third, Jim Reynolds.

T: 3:48. A: 25,541 (45,438).