By The Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas – Scott Feldman allowed five hits over six innings, and the Texas Rangers beat Oakland 5-2 to complete a doubleheader sweep Friday night.

In the first game, Andruw Jones hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth to send Texas to a 6-3 victory.

Feldman (4-0) gave up two runs, struck out two and walked three to help the Rangers win for the sixth time in eight games. C.J. Wilson worked the ninth for his fourth save. Wilson (2-2) won the opener, pitching a perfect eighth.

In the opener, Frank Francisco pitched the ninth for his 11th save and 16th in a row over the last two seasons. Marlon Byrd also homered for Texas.

Santiago Casilla (1-2) was the loser for Oakland in the first game.

Yankees 3, Indians 1

CLEVELAND – Andy Pettitte pitched five scoreless innings before leaving because of a stiff back in the sixth, and New York took the AL East lead and ended Cleveland’s season-high, four-game winning streak.

The Yankees have won 13 of 17 since May 13.

Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth for his 10th save in 11 chances. It was the 58th time he saved a win for Pettitte. That’s the most for a pitching combo since the save became an official stat in 1969, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley saved 57 wins by Bob Welch for Oakland.

Pettitte (5-1) allowed six hits before leaving with two runners on and none out in the sixth. Cliff Lee (2-6) was the loser.

Orioles 7, Tigers 2

BALTIMORE – Luke Scott extended his recent power surge with a grand slam and a solo shot off Dontrelle Willis (1-2), and rookie Brad Bergesen (2-2) allowed two runs and seven hits over eight-plus innings for Baltimore.

Many in the crowd of 42,704 came to see the major league debut of Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters, who went 0 for 4. That might have been the only negative for the Orioles, who stretched their season-high winning streak to five games.

Since coming off the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday, Scott has five home runs and 12 RBIs in three games. His second consecutive two-homer game included his first grand slam, a third-inning shot that put Baltimore up 5-0.

Rays 5, Twins 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford homered, helping Tampa Bay end a season-high, five-game losing streak.

James Shields (4-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven-plus innings to get his first win since May 3. The right-hander gave up a solo homer to Michael Cuddyer in the sixth and a second run that scored on Justin Morneau’s RBI double off reliever J.P Howell in the eighth. Randy Choate pitched the ninth for his first major league save.

Longoria boosted his major league-leading RBI total to 54 with his three-run homer off Scott Baker (2-6), snapping a 1-1 tie in the sixth. Minnesota’s Joe Mauer had a single, double and triple to boost his average to .417.

White Sox 11, Royals 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jermaine Dye’s first-inning homer ignited a 17-hit attack and Chicago trounced reeling Kansas City.

Everyone in Chicago’s starting lineup had at least one hit and scored at least one run. Everybody drove in a run except Brian Anderson and Jim Thome – who has 1,514 career RBIs. Alexei Ramirez, A.J. Pierzynski and Josh Fields each had three hits.

Clayton Richard (2-0) went seven innings for his second straight victory. He gave up six hits, including Billy Butler’s two-run homer, walked only one and struck out seven. Brian Bannister (4-2) was the loser.


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