Ramon Ortiz was lights out at Yankee Stadium.
With the main scoreboards blackened by a power problem, Ortiz pitched four-hit ball for eight stellar innings and led the Anaheim Angels over the New York Yankees, 5-0, last night.
"I think it is the best game I have thrown in my whole life," Ortiz said.
Adam Kennedy and Garret Anderson homered and Anaheim took advantage of left fielder Hideki Matsui's error to win its third in a row. The playoff-contending Angels won for the eighth time in nine road games.
Right after Matsui misplayed the fly ball in the seventh inning, the power on all scoreboards went out, and the public-address and sound effects system went silent. But the stadium lights stayed on, and the game continued without a delay.
"It was a little bit like 'The Twilight Zone,' " Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said.
There was no immediate word on what caused the outage, which lasted until the end of the game and also took the Yankees' YES Network broadcast off the air.
"I didn't notice it for a while," Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said. "It was kind of weird. I knew the scoreboard was down."
"We were keeping score on our card," he said.
* TWINS 5, INDIANS 1: In Minneapolis, Kyle Lohse pitched three-hit ball over seven innings and Corey Koskie homered to lead Minnesota.
Minnesota moved five games ahead of second-place Cleveland in the AL Central by sending the Indians to their fifth straight loss. The Twins have won four of five during that span.
Lohse (6-10) walked one and struck out four against the second-highest scoring team in the majors. He has struggled for most of the season, particularly against the Indians -- he entered 0-3 with a 10.20 ERA against them this year.
* RED SOX 10, WHITE SOX 1: Curt Schilling allowed three hits in seven shutout innings for his 15th win and Manny Ramirez hit a grand slam to lead Boston over host Chicago.
Orlando Cabrera homered and drove in four runs for the streaking Red Sox, who won for the 10th time in 13 games and surged to 16 games over .500.
Ramirez's 31st homer this season was the 16th slam of his career, tying Robin Ventura of the Dodgers for the most among active players.
* RANGERS 5, ROYALS 3: David Dellucci hit two solo home runs and Kevin Mench had a three-run drive, powering visiting Texas to its seventh straight win.
Ryan Drese (11-6) won his fourth straight decision, a career best, allowing three runs and five hits in seven-plus innings. Drese is 7-1 in his last eight starts, and his 3.35 ERA is third in the league behind Oakland's Tim Hudson (2.95) and Minnesota's Johan Santana (3.23).
* ATHLETICS 9, DEVIL RAYS 5: Eric Chavez homered twice and Bobby Crosby went 3 for 5 with a home run to break out of a 3-for-40 slump for visiting Oakland.
* TIGERS 8, MARINERS 3: In Detroit, Craig Monroe went 4 for 5 with a tiebreaking homer, and Nate Robertson pitched seven solid innings in the Tigers' win.