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Alomar wins one for the White Sox

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLRoberto Alomar went 1-for-5 in the leadoff spot, a day after the White Sox got the 12-time All-Star second baseman from the New York Mets


Florida Marlins' Dontrelle Willis pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning in Miami on Wednesday.


Roberto Alomar scored the winning run in his White Sox debut, trotting home on Frank Thomas' second homer of the game to give Chicago an 8-6 victory in 12 innings over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.

Pinch-hitter Paul Konerko hit a tying, solo homer with two outs in the 11th for the White Sox. Then in the 12th, Alomar walked with one out and Thomas homered with two outs.

Alomar went 1-for-5 in the leadoff spot, a day after the White Sox got the 12-time All-Star second baseman from the New York Mets for three minor leaguers. Carl Everett, obtained Tuesday night from Texas for minor leaguers, was 0-for-4.

The White Sox completed a three-game sweep, winning for the sixth time in seven games and reaching the .500 mark at 42-42. Minnesota has lost five of seven.

Eddie Guardado (1-3) gave up Thomas' winning homer.

Billy Koch (5-4) pitched the 12th to get the victory.

Blue Jays 8, Tigers 2

In Detroit, Roy Halladay won his 12th consecutive decision and Carlos Delgado hit two solo home runs as the Toronto beat Detroit to break a four-game losing streak.

Delgado raised his RBIs total to 91 and Vernon Wells drove in four runs for the Blue Jays.

Halladay (12-2) allowed two runs on seven hits and no walks in seven innings. He has not lost in 15 starts since April 15 -- his streak is the second-longest in team history to Roger Clemens' 15-game string in 1998.

Detroit has lost 22 of its last 26 games. Adam Bernero (1-12) took his sixth straight loss.

Red Sox 5, Devil Rays 4

In St. Petersburg, Florida, Pedro Martinez pitched seven solid innings and Nomar Garciaparra, Trot Nixon and Kevin Millar homered to lead Boston over Tampa Bay.

Martinez (6-2) allowed three unearned runs and six hits. He struck out seven and moved ahead of Cy Young into second place on Boston's career strikeout list.

Millar's two-run homer off Jesus Colome (1-4) snapped a 3-3 tie in the eighth.

Garciaparra and Nixon hit solo homers and Jason Varitek added a RBI single to give Martinez a 3-0 lead. The Boston ace failed to hold it when he gave up a three-run homer to Aubrey Huff in the fifth. Huff added an eighth-inning sacrifice fly.

South Korea's Kim Byung-hyun pitched a perfect ninth to earn his first save since being moved from Red Sox's starting rotation to the bullpen in the closer's role.

Royals 8, Indians 2

In Kansas City, Missouri, Raul Ibanez drove in three runs without getting a hit and Darrell May pitched a six-hitter for his third career complete game to lead Kansas City past Cleveland. Carlos Beltran and Desi Relaford each had three hits and two RBIs for the Royals.

May (2-4), who went 16 starts without a victory before winning his previous start, walked two and struck out three in his first complete game since last July 11 against Anaheim.

Ibanez drew a bases-loaded walk in the first, drove in another run with a fielder's choice grounder in the fourth and added a sacrifice fly in the sixth.

The Royals scored four runs in the second off Cleveland left-hander Billy Traber (3-5).

Sammy Sosa homered on the first pitch of the ninth inning and four Chicago pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Cubs snapped the Philadelphia Phillies' seven-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory Wednesday night.

Matt Clement, Mark Guthrie, Kyle Farnsworth and Joe Borowski teamed to stop the Phillies. Clement allowed a leadoff infield single in the fifth inning to David Bell.

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