Royals unload on Yankees, 7-0


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Alex Rodriguez stayed put at 499 homers. None of his New York Yankees teammates came up with a big hit, either.

Jorge De La Rosa repeatedly pitched out of trouble, and the Kansas City Royals teed off on Kei Igawa in a 7-0 victory Thursday night that stopped New York’s winning streak at six.

Giants 4, Braves 2

SAN FRANCISCO – The closest Barry Bonds came to a home run was watching Jeff Francoeur’s drive sail over his head into the left-field seats.

Dave Roberts hit a tying, two-run double in the fifth inning and scored the go-ahead run on Ray Durham’s single to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 Thursday.

Orioles 10, Devil Rays 7

BALTIMORE – Brian Roberts hit a three-run homer and walked three times, leading the Baltimore Orioles past the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 10-7 Thursday for a three-game sweep.

White Sox 4, Tigers 3

CHICAGO – Scott Podsednik scored from first base on pitcher Zach Miner’s throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 Thursday to take three of five in the series against the defending AL champions.

Reds 6, Brewers 5

CINCINNATI – Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 588th homer Thursday, and the Cincinnati Reds rallied against All-Star closer Francisco Cordero for a 6-5, 10-inning victory that extended the Milwaukee Brewers’ woes.

Nationals 7, Phillies 6

PHILADELPHIA – Jesus Flores hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 Thursday.

to avoid a three-game sweep.