Bill Mueller's two-out double in the 10th inning scored Johnny Damon, lifting the Red Sox to an 8-7 win over the Oakland Athletics last night in Boston.
The A's have been swept four times this year, matching their season total for last year. It was the first three-game sweep of the A's at Fenway Park since April 13-15, 1998.
"That was a tough loss, but a lot of good things came out of it," A's Manager Ken Macha said.
Oakland has lost 16 of its last 22 road games and is 19-25 away from home.
Justin Lehr (0-1) started the 10th for the A's. He struck out Jason Varitek and got Mark Bellhorn to ground out before Damon singled to left. Mueller then hit a ball to center field that Mark Kotsay bobbled, and Damon beat Bobby Crosby's throw to the plate.
* YANKEES 7, DEVIL RAYS 1: Jose Contreras (6-3) gave the Yankees the strong start they needed, and Derek Jeter drove home two runs with a pair of doubles to lead New York at Yankee Stadium.
Gary Sheffield hit a two-run homer and Hideki Matsui a two-run double for the Yankees, who had allowed 49 runs in losing five of their past six games.
But Contreras put a stop to the pitching woes, holding Tampa Bay to one run and three hits in 62/3 innings. New York beat Victor Zambrano (9-5) for the first time this season.
* WHITE SOX 9, ANGELS 8: Juan Uribe's game-winning, RBI single snapped host Chicago's five-game losing streak and saved his teammates from the wrath of Manager Ozzie Guillen.
Uribe delivered a one-out single in the bottom of the ninth that scored Jose Valentin.
Chicago won in its last at-bat for the 10th time this season. It was the fifth time the White Sox accomplished the feat with a hit.
"They should thank God that they won this game," Guillen said. "Because they were going to have the biggest meeting they ever had in their career."
* RANGERS 10, INDIANS 0: Ricardo Rodriguez pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout and David Dellucci hit two of Texas's four home runs in leading the Rangers to a win in Cleveland. Dellucci hit a three-run homer in the eighth and a two-run shot in the fourth to tie a career-high five RBI.
Michael Young led off the game with a homer and Kevin Mench hit a two-run shot, giving the Rangers a major league-leading 130 homers.
* BLUE JAYS 10, MARINERS 8: Carlos Delgado's three-run homer in the ninth inning rallied host Toronto past struggling Seattle.
The Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of the Mariners, who have lost six straight, matching their longest losing streak of the season.
Down 8-6 in the ninth, Dave Berg homered off Eddie Guardado (2-1) with one out. Chris Gomez followed with a single, but Orlando Hudson struck out for the second out. Reed Johnson singled before Delgado hit the first pitch into the second deck in right field.
* TWINS 7, TIGERS 1: Cristian Guzman's three-run homer capped a five-run seventh inning and host Minnesota won its fourth straight.
Guzman drove in four runs, including a tying double in the sixth. He lined a 3-2 pitch from Mike Maroth (5-7) over the left field fence to finish the rally.
Ivan Rodriguez's homer leading off the sixth put Detroit ahead and ended the Twins' streak of 32 consecutive scoreless innings.