Vladimir Guerrero homered twice, and Troy Glaus and Jose Guillen also hit home runs as the Anaheim Angels kept pace in the AL West race with a 9-5 victory last night over the Texas Rangers in Anaheim, Calif.
Bartolo Colon (16-11) shrugged off first-inning homers by Hank Blalock and Mark Teixeira to win for the 11th time in 14 starts. He allowed three runs and three hits in seven innings and struck out seven, retiring 20 of his final 22 hitters.
The Angels closed within one game of first-place Oakland in the AL West after the Athletics lost to Seattle.
Guerrero broke a 3-3 tie with his 31st homer leading off the fifth inning against Chan Ho Park (3-6). Two batters later, Glaus drove a 1-2 pitch into the left-field bullpen for his 15th homer.
The Angels padded their lead to 8-3 against R.A. Dickey. Jeff DaVanon's had an RBI single in the sixth, Guillen led off the seventh with his 27th homer and Chone Figgins added an RBI double.
* MARINERS 6, ATHLETICS 3: Rookie Greg Dobbs's three-run, pinch-hit double highlighted a five-run seventh inning that sparked Seattle at home.
Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki broke the major league single-season record with his 199th single in the seventh. He bettered the mark of 198 set by Lloyd Waner of Pittsburgh in 1927.
Suzuki went 2 for 4, giving him 235 hits -- 22 shy of the major league single-season record set by George Sisler of the St. Louis Browns in 1920. The Mariners have 15 games left.
* DEVIL RAYS 11, BLUE JAYS 4: Aubrey Huff homered and drove in three runs and B.J. Upton hit a three-run shot to power visiting Tampa Bay.
Julio Lugo and Tino Martinez each drove in two runs for the Devil Rays, four games ahead of last-place Toronto in the AL East. Tampa Bay is trying to avoid finishing in the cellar for the first time in its seven-year history.
Toronto's Carlos Delgado hit his 30th home run, becoming the 14th player in major league history to hit 30 or more in eight consecutive seasons.
* ROYALS 6, INDIANS 4: In Cleveland, right fielder Jody Gerut injured his right knee chasing Abraham Nunez's line drive in the seventh inning, enabling the Kansas City hitter to complete an inside-the-park homer that helped the Royals gain a victory.
Gerut missed the 2001 season after twice having surgery on his left knee to repair a damaged patella tendon. He will have an MRI exam today.
The Indians, who have lost 10 of 14, announced before the game that pitcher C.C. Sabathia was likely done for the season with a strained left hamstring.
* TIGERS 11, WHITE SOX 10: In Chicago, Carlos Pena homered off Shingo Takatsu to lead off the 10th inning as Detroit outslugged the White Sox.
Omar Infante led off the game with a home run and hit a two-run shot in the seventh inning for the Tigers. Craig Monroe, Bobby Higginson and Dmitri Young also homered for Detroit.
Paul Konerko homered twice, and Sandy Alomar Jr. and Willie Harris added solo homers for the White Sox, who have lost five straight.