Kevin Brown was angry.
He had pitched seven shutout innings before giving up Scott Spiezio's home run, and Yankees Manager Joe Torre removed him after a two-out single in the eighth. The crowd of 54,732 responded with a standing ovation as Brown walked off the mound and, finally, as he approached the dugout, he responded with a tip of his cap.
While most of the Yankees concentrated on the positives of yesterday's 2-1 win over the Seattle Mariners, which gave Brown a 5-0 start for the first time since 1990 with Texas, he chose to dwell on his mistakes.
"I don't know if they can understand," he said. "I feel like I've given them a chance to get back into the game. I'm pretty irritated at myself."
While Brown gave the bullpen a rest for most of the sunny afternoon following New York's 13-7, 13-inning loss Saturday, backups John Flaherty and Tony Clark drove in the runs.
The Yankees, who have won 14 of 18 following an 8-11 start, moved back into the AL East lead, a half-game ahead of Boston.
* BLUE JAYS 3, RED SOX 1: Roy Halladay outpitched Pedro Martinez after losing their first two matchups this season, lifting Toronto at home.
"You don't always walk away with wins against teams or pitchers like that, but when you do it's a great feeling," Halladay said.
Carlos Delgado hit a two-run homer for the Blue Jays, who gained a split of the four-game series.
Halladay (4-4) worked seven strong innings, allowing one run and six hits -- all singles -- while striking out six and walking two.
* INDIANS 10, DEVIL RAYS 0: In Cleveland, C.C. Sabathia pitched seven sharp innings as the Indians completed a three-game sweep.
Sabathia (2-1) gave up five hits and struck out six, improving to 5-0 in five career starts against Tampa Bay. The Indians have won four straight.
* TIGERS 3, RANGERS 1: Jason Johnson pitched five strong innings before leaving with a blister, and three Detroit relievers combined to throw four shutout innings for the win at home.
Omar Infante homered and Alex Sanchez had three hits for the Tigers, who have won three of four.
* ATHLETICS 6, ROYALS 2: Bobby Crosby had a homer among his three hits and drove in two runs, leading visiting Oakland to its first series sweep of the season.
Barry Zito (3-3) allowed a two-run triple in the first inning but recovered to pitch through the sixth.
* WHITE SOX 11, TWINS 0: Jose Valentin and Joe Crede homered to back Mark Buehrle's solid pitching performance, and Chicago, at home, avoided a three-game sweep.