Seattle edges A’s on pair of homers


SEATTLE – Slumping Kenji Johjima and Yuniesky Betancourt both homered, taking advantage of the only mistakes Oakland starter Chad Gaudin made in Seattle’s 4-3 win over the Athletics on Saturday.

Otherwise, Gaudin (8-6) was dominant, throwing his first career complete game. He allowed four hits and threw only 88 pitches in eight innings, retiring the final 11 batters, yet lost his third straight decision.

Twins 3, Indians 2

CLEVELAND – Johan Santana took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning, then the Twins needed Brian Buscher’s go-ahead groundout in the ninth inning to beat the Indians.

Pat Neshek (6-1) pitched a perfect eighth for the win and Joe Nathan worked the ninth for his 21st save in 23 tries as the Twins snapped a five-game losing streak.

White Sox 2, Blue Jays 0

CHICAGO – Mark Buehrle pitched eight scoreless innings and Jerry Owens hit his first career home run for Chicago.

The White Sox have won five of its last six games and the Blue Jays lost its second straight after winning a season-high five in a row.

Buehrle (8-6) scattered eight hits and struck out six with one walk. White Sox closer Bobby Jenks pitched a scoreless ninth for his 30th save.

Orioles 7, Yankees 5

BALTIMORE – Rookie Brian Burres took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Miguel Tejada had four RBIs and Baltimore beat Roger Clemens for its sixth straight victory.

Alex Rodriguez struck out three times and went 0-for-4. He also made an error, botching a grounder to third that led to an unearned run.

Royals 6, Rangers 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – John Buck had three hits and two RBIs, and the Royals beat up Kevin Millwood to win their third straight.

Cruz, who was called up Friday from Triple-A Oklahoma, hit two home runs and drove in all five runs for the Rangers.

Angels 10, Tigers 3

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Garret Anderson hit a disputed three-run homer in the eighth inning to break open a tie game, and Orlando Cabrera added a two-run homer to cap the seven-run inning for the Angels.

Jason Grilli (5-3), pitching his third inning of relief, gave up an infield hit to Vladimir Guerrero leading off the eighth and was replaced by Tim Byrdak.

Anderson drove a 1-0 pitch toward the top of the 18-foot wall in right field.

A fan appeared to reach over the railing and glove the ball, but first base umpire Ed Montague ruled it a home run .