Yankees, Orioles settle for split


BALTIMORE – Rookie Jeremy Guthrie limited the New York Yankees to two runs in six innings, and the Baltimore Orioles won their fifth straight, beating nemesis Andy Pettitte in a 4-2 victory Friday night.

Earlier, the Yankees defeated Baltimore 8-7 in the completion of a game suspended on June 28 by rain. Play resumed in the eighth inning with the Yankees up 8-6, and closer Mariano Rivera gave up a run in a harrowing ninth before earning his 16th save.

That game officially occurred last month, so after it was over the Orioles could resume their quest to win a seventh straight at home.

Ramon Hernandez went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, and Kevin Millar homered off reliever Scott Proctor to make it 4-2 in the eighth.

Indians 10, Twins 4

CLEVELAND – Jhonny Peralta homered twice and Kenny Lofton began his third go-round with Cleveland by getting three hits and playing left field for the first time as the Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 10-4 on Friday night.

Peralta hit a three-homer in the third off Boof Bonser (5-7) and added a two-run shot in the sixth when the Indians opened a 10-0 lead for Byrd (9-4).

Phillies 8, Pirates 1

PHILADELPHIA – Pat Burrell homered and had three RBIs, Jamie Moyer allowed one run in seven innings and the Philadelphia Phillies won their first game without Chase Utley, a rain-shortened 8-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

The Phillies learned before the seven-inning victory that Utley, their All-Star second baseman, could miss three-to-four weeks after undergoing surgery to have a pin placed in his broken right hand.

Padres 9, Astros 4

HOUSTON – Milton Bradley homered and Brian Giles had a season-high three RBIs to back Jake Peavy in the San Diego Padres’ 9-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

It was the first win for Peavy (10-5) since June 19 against Baltimore. He was 0-4 in his previous five starts.

White Sox 4, Blue Jays 3

CHICAGO – Jermaine Dye homered and Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.

Jon Garland, who has struggled with consistency in July, allowed three runs and 10 hits in 7 1-3 innings.

He struck out two and walked one.

Garland (8-7) got out of the seventh with runners on first and third by getting Troy Glaus to pop out.

He then gave up a one-out double to Vernon Wells in the eighth before reliever Ehren Wassermann got two outs to end the inning.

Bobby Jenks pitched a perfect ninth for his 29th save in 34 chances.

Toronto starter Josh Towers hit A.J. Pierzynski with one out in the sixth, and Josh Fields followed with a single to chase Towers. Reliever Brian Tallet got Scott Podsednik to ground out, but Uribe followed with a double down the left field line to give the White Sox a 4-3 lead.