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The Wrap: AL

AL Quote of the Night

"I think Mike Lowell got mad because he was the first one who made an out."
-- Red Sox designated hitter Julio Lugo describing the scene in the dugout as Boston scored 12 runs before recording an out in the sixth inning.

Boston Red Sox 13, Cleveland Indians 3

Boston tied a modern major league mark by scoring 12 runs before recording an out in an inning. Cleveland's nightmare took place in the sixth inning as the Indians watched a 2-1 lead get blown to pieces. Starter Jeremy Sowers had been cruising heading into the fateful sixth before he and reliever Masa Kobayashi combined to give up 11 of the runs.

Baltimore Orioles 5, Minnesota Twins 4

Baltimore got its first sweep since taking three in a row at home against the Houston Astros last June. For a change the Orioles got a good deal of production out of the bottom half of the lineup as the Nos. 6 through 9 hitters went a combined 6 for 14 with Lou Montanez (seventh in the order) driving in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning. Minnesota had its chances against Baltimore, collecting 14 hits (11 off of starter Brian Bergesen) but failing to get the runs in as the Orioles defense turned a couple of timely double plays while the outfielders made several impressive catches.

Tampa Bay Rays 8, New York Yankees 6

Tampa Bay jolted New York in the ninth inning to hand the Yankees their third straight loss. Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford hit back-to-back solo home runs in the top of the ninth off of New York closer Mariano Rivera to give the Rays their third straight victory. According to Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first time Rivera has allowed consecutive home runs. Longoria went deep twice in the game as Tampa Bay muscled up to hit six home runs Thursday night.

Kansas City Royals 3, Seattle Mariners 1

Brian Bannister pitched six scoreless innings as Kansas City got its sixth straight win. Jarrod Washburn was nearly as effective as Bannister, giving up two runs over seven innings but his offense failed him. The Mariners have now scored a run or less in eight games and grounded into four double plays Thursday afternoon.

Oakland Athletics 9, Texas Rangers 4

Trevor Cahill got the first win of his career, pitching seven innings of one-run ball as the A's ended their four-game losing streak. Oakland touched up Texas starter Brandon McCarthy for seven runs over four innings as the A's got all nine of their runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Jack Cust and Matt Holliday did most of the damage, as Cust hit a grand slam in the fourth and Holliday had a three-run homer in the fifth.

Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit Tigers 0

Mark Buehrle carried a perfect game into the seventh inning before having to settle for a one-hitter over eight stellar innings as Chicago ended a four-game skid. The White Sox pummeled Tigers starter Armando Galarraga early, notching five runs in the first inning. In his past two starts, Galarraga has seen his ERA swell from 1.85 to 4.08 as he allowed a total of six runs over six innings Thursday.

Los Angeles Angels 6, Toronto Blue Jays 1

Jered Weaver gave up just one run on three hits while needing only 103 pitches to throw his first career complete game for the Angels. Maicer Izturis and Kendry Morales each drove in two runs as Los Angeles cooled off hot-hitting Toronto for the Angels' fourth win in five games.

By CJ Holley  |  May 8, 2009; 7:58 AM ET
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