BALTIMORE (AP) – Dmitri Young and Craig Monroe homered, and the Detroit Tigers ended a four-game losing streak by beating the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Friday night.

Detroit starter Nate Robertson (2-3) allowed three runs, six hits and a walk in 7 2-3 innings, and the bullpen held on. Robertson has a 1.97 ERA in five starts this month.

After Robertson left, Todd Farnsworth gave up two-out RBI singles to Melvin Mora and Miguel Tejada in the eighth. But with the tying run on second base, Sammy Sosa grounded into a fielder’s choice.

Indians 4, Athletics 1

CLEVELAND – Cliff Lee outpitched Barry Zito, overcame two rain delays and combined with four relievers on a four-hitter as the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Friday night.

Lee (6-2) allowed two singles in six shutout innings for his fourth win in five starts. The left-hander overcame a horrible start, when he allowed the A’s to load the bases in the first before wiggling out of the jam.

Devil Rays 5, Mariners 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Josh Phelps hit a two-run homer to lead Tampa Bay to a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night, the Devil Rays’ fourth straight win.

Phelps’ fourth homer in his last seven games put the Devil Rays ahead 5-2 in the seventh. He homered just once in his first 29 games this season.

Jorge Cantu and Alex Sanchez had run-scoring singles during a two-run fifth for Tampa Bay.

The Devil Rays, at 16-12, are off to their best start ever at home.

Twins 7, Blue Jays 2

TORONTO – Johan Santana and Matt Guerrier combined on a five-hitter, and Shannon Stewart and Juan Castro homered to lead the Minnesota Twins to 7-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.

Toronto starter Josh Towers (5-3) allowed a club-record 14 hits and gave up seven runs – five earned – in six innings. The Twins tied their season high with 16 hits.

Rangers 6, White Sox 2

ARLINGTON, Texas – Alfonso Soriano homered twice, rookie Chris Young pitched eight strong innings and the Texas Rangers won their season-high seventh straight game, 6-2 over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

Michael Young and Mark Teixeira also connected to give the Rangers 21 homers during their current winning streak, which is the longest active run in the majors.

Texas entered the three-game series coming off three-game sweeps of last-place teams Houston and Kansas City, and the White Sox presented a more formidable test with the best record in the majors.

Brewers 3, Astros 0

MILWAUKEE – Doug Davis allowed two hits over seven innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat Roy Oswalt and the Houston Astros 3-0 on Friday night.

Davis (6-5) extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 17 despite walking five batters. He struck out seven.

Jorge De La Rosa pitched the eighth and Derrick Turnbow the ninth, earning his seventh save in nine chances. Turnbow allowed the third Houston hit.

Mets 1, Marlins 0

MIAMI – Pedro Martinez pitched five-hit ball for eight dominant innings and struck out 10, and Cliff Floyd had a run-scoring double to help the New York Mets beat the Florida Marlins 1-0 on Friday.

Martinez (5-1) reached double-digit strikeouts for the third time in 10 starts this season and walked none. He lasted more than seven innings for the second time with New York – he pitched a complete game April 10 at Atlanta.

Martinez now has 102 double-digit strikeout games. He ranks fourth in major league history behind Nolan Ryan (215), Randy Johnson (204) and Roger Clemens (109).

Phillies 5, Braves 1

ATLANTA – Jim Thome hit a three-run homer off John Smoltz in a four-run first inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies went on to a 5-1 victory over Atlanta that ended the Braves’ eight-game home winning streak.

It was only the second home run of the season for Thome. The slugging first baseman, who had 42 homers last season and 47 in 2003, came off the disabled list on Saturday after missing 19 games with a lower back strain.

Thome’s only other home run came on April 21 in a 6-3 victory over Colorado.

Reds 6, Pirates 5

CINCINNATI – Jason Romano scored from third base on Felipe Lopez’s infield chopper in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Cincinnati Reds a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

Romano, who entered the game during a double-switch in the ninth, doubled off reliever Mike Gonzalez (0-1) with one out. Romano moved to third on Ryan Freel’s infield single and scored on Lopez’s chopper to shortstop Freddy Sanchez, whose throw to the plate was late.

Cubs 10, Rockies 3

CHICAGO – Mark Prior was injured by a fourth-inning line drive that hit his pitching arm, marring a 10-3 win by the Chicago Cubs over Colorado on Friday.

Neifi Perez drove in four runs for Chicago and Derrek Lee homered twice to take over the National League lead with 14.

But the injury-plagued Cubs suffered another blow when Prior was hit in the right elbow by a drive off the bat of the Rockies’ Brad Hawpe. It caromed toward third, where Aramis Ra


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