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Royals rally for 26 runs

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL The Royals also matched an AL record by putting 13 consecutive batters on base


The Kansas City Royals scored a team-record 26 runs in the first game of their doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, winning 26-5, then went scoreless in a 8-0 loss in the second game.

Joe Randa went 6-for-7 and tied a major league record by scoring six times in Game 1. He became the first AL player to have six hits and six runs in a nine-inning game.

The Royals' output in the first game tied for the fifth-most runs ever in a major league game since 1900, scoring the most since Texas beat Baltimore 26-7 on April 19, 1996, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The Royals also matched an AL record by putting 13 consecutive batters on base during an 11-run third inning.

The Royals had 26 hits against five pitchers. Angel Berroa had a three-run homer and a career-high five RBIs, and Alberto Castillo knocked in a career-best four runs.

Jeremy Bonderman (9-11) shut down the Royals in the nightcap, allowing six hits in eight innings with nine strikeouts. Darrell May (9-17) lost his fifth straight.

Zack Greinke (8-9) beat Jason Johnson (8-13) in the opener.

Yankees 9, Devil Rays 1

Yankees 10, Devil Rays 5

In New York, Gary Sheffield and Tony Clark each drove in two runs during a seven-run second inning, and the New York Yankees completed a doubleheader sweep.

John Flaherty and Derek Jeter homered for the Yankees, who outscored the Devil Rays 19-6 and outhit them 26-18 in the doubleheader. Jeter was 5-for-9 with a homer and three RBIs in the two games.

The Yankees won all four games in the rain-shortened series and have won five in a row overall. They extended their AL East lead over Boston by at least a half-game, the first time they've increased the margin at all since Aug. 23.

Mike Mussina (10-9) threw eight sharp innings in the opener, which started with just a few hundred fans in the stands. Yankee Stadium filled up a bit more for the nightcap, with the paid attendance announced as 41,230.

Tanyon Sturtze (6-2) allowed two hits and walked one in 3 2-3 scoreless relief innings to win the second game.

B.J. Upton homered in the second game for the Devil Rays, who have lost a season-high 11 straight. Dewon Brazelton (6-7) and Rob Bell (6-8) took the losses.

White Sox 7, Rangers 3

In Texas, Mark Buehrle pitched a three-hitter for his second complete game of the season, sending Texas to its ninth loss in 11 games.

Paul Konerko and Joe Crede homered for the White Sox, who have won six of seven.

Texas dropped six games behind AL West-leading Oakland.

Buehrle struck out six and walked two in his 13th career complete game. He retired 15 of his final 16 batters.

Kevin Mench hit a solo homer for Texas in the second, his 21st of the season and second in two games. Chris Young (1-2) allowed six runs and seven hits in 4 1-3 innings.

Mariners 7, Red Sox 1

In Seattle, Bobby Madritsch pitched eight shutout innings, and Seattle dropped Boston 3 1/2 games behind the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East.

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-4 to give him 229 hits. He is trying to break the major league record of 257 by George Sisler of the St. Louis Browns in 1920. Suzuki has 23 games left.

Madritsch (4-2) gave up five hits, walked three and struck out five, becoming the first Mariners starter to win since Aug. 22.

The Red Sox, who had won four in a row, 14 of 15 and 20 of 22, committed two errors that accounted for five unearned runs. A dropped fly ball by left fielder Manny Ramirez led to four unearned runs in the fifth.

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