BALTIMORE – Omar Infante homered to break an eighth-inning tie, and Jason Johnson earned his first win since April 18, pitching eight solid innings to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 on Saturday.

With the score 3-all, Infante homered off Jorge Julio (1-1) after Ivan Rodriguez singled with one out. Infante was in a 1-for-16 skid before connecting.

Craig Monroe also homered for the Tigers, who can complete a three-game sweep Sunday, and Rondell White went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to a season-high 16 games.

Miguel Tejada and Rafael Palmeiro homered for the Orioles, who have not lost three straight this season. Brian Roberts got two singles to stretch his career-best hitting streak to 17 games.

Twins 4, Blue Jays 3

TORONTO — Kyle Lohse pitched seven strong innings, and Juan Castro and Shannon Stewart hit back-to-back homers to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays . Castro narrowly missed a home run in the fifth inning after his ball hooked foul, but he hit David Bush’s next pitch for his second homer in two days.

Stewart followed with a home run into Toronto’s bullpen.

Indians 6, Athletics 3

CLEVELAND – Ben Broussard and Jhonny Peralta each drove in two runs and the Cleveland Indians beat Oakland 6-3 to extend the Athletics’ losing streak to seven games.

The Athletics have lost 19 of 23 and are a major-league worst 5-19 in May, their most losses in a month since going 8-19 in July 1997.

Mariners 3, Devil Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- Aaron Sele took a two-hitter into the seventh inning and Pat Borders homered, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay.


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