DETROIT – Phil Hughes went six innings in his first start and left fielder Josh Anderson’s error led to a 10-run seventh inning as the New York Yankees ended a four-game losing streak with an 11-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

Hughes (1-0), who was called up from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and Edwin Jackson dueled through six innings. Hughes, who replaced the injured Chien-Ming Wang in the rotation, allowed two hits, while Jackson gave up four.

Nick Swisher led off the seventh against Ryan Perry (0-1) with a single and Melky Cabrera walked. After a sacrifice, pinch-hitter Jorge Posada lifted what looked like a routine fly ball to left but Anderson missed the ball for a two-base, two-run error that started the big inning.

Angels 7, Orioles 5

BALTIMORE – Joe Saunders allowed two earned runs in six innings, Howie Kendrick homered, and the Angels beat the Orioles to secure their first winning streak of the season.

Kendry Morales had two doubles and two RBIs for the Angels, who became the last team in the majors to win two in a row. Los Angeles was coming off an 8-0 victory over Seattle on Sunday.

Saunders (3-1) gave up four runs and 10 hits. The left-hander is 10-1 lifetime in April and 5-0 in his career against the Orioles.

Brian Fuentes worked the ninth and earned his fourth save despite giving up a solo homer to Adam Jones.

White Sox 2, Mariners 1, Game 1

CHICAGO – Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings and Paul Konerko hit a two-run double, leading the White Sox to a brisk victory over the Mariners in the first game of a doubleheader.

Colon bounced back after struggling in his previous start at Baltimore. The burly right-hander allowed only an unearned run and four hits, pitching out of a jam in the seventh. He struck out six and walked one in a game that took just 1 hour, 52 minutes – the fastest in the majors this season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Chris Jakubauskas (1-3) was the hard-luck loser in his first career complete game. He retired the side in order every inning except the fourth.

Rangers 5, Athletics 4

ARLINGTON, Texas – Nelson Cruz hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to make up for a costly error, and the Rangers beat the Athletics.

The Rangers (10-10) won for the fourth time in five games to get back to .500 for the first time since the opening weekend of the season, when they were 3-3 after sweeping their opening homestand before losing three straight at Detroit.

Hank Blalock reached on a two-base error in the eighth when his sharp grounder went under the glove of first baseman Jason Giambi into the right-field corner. Cruz followed with a single to left off Michael Wuertz (1-1).

Kevin Millwood (2-2) scattered 10 hits over eight innings, allowing four runs.


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