Edgar Renteria hit a grand slam, Manny Ramirez got four singles and the Boston Red Sox broke out of their slump with 27 hits in a 17-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday that snapped a four-game losing streak.
Trot Nixon homered and drove in five runs for the Red Sox, who backed unbeaten Matt Clement (6-0) with their biggest offensive outburst of the year. Johnny Damon also had four hits and scored three times, and John Olerud had three hits in his first major league game since last fall.
"Our offense took it personally today. This offense, we haven't even seen what they're going to do," Clement said. "We had to respond because the Yankees are playing so good right now."
Carl Pavano (4-3) and Paul Quantrill were roughed up for the Yankees, who had their five-game winning streak snapped and lost for only the third time in 19 games. They had won nine consecutive games at home.
"We'll look for a pick-me-up tomorrow," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "Hopefully, we'll get back on track and play the type of baseball we've been used to the last three weeks. You've got to brush it off."
Twins 4, Blue Jays 3
In Toronto, Kyle Lohse pitched seven strong innings, and Juan Castro and Shannon Stewart hit consecutive homers to lead Minnesota.
The Twins have won eight of 11 to move 10 games over .500 for the first time this season.
Tigers 5, Orioles 3
In Baltimore, Omar Infante homered to break an eighth-inning tie, and Jason Johnson (3-4) earned his first win since April 18, pitching eight solid innings to lead Detroit past Baltimore.
With the score 3-3, Infante homered off Jorge Julio (1-1) after Ivan Rodriguez singled. Infante was in a 1-for-16 skid before connecting.
Mariners 3, Devil Rays 2
In St. Petersburg, Florida, Aaron Sele took a two-hitter into the seventh inning, Pat Borders homered, and Seattle edged Tampa Bay top snap a four-game losing streak.
Sele (4-4) allowed two runs and four hits in 6 2-3 innings for his second straight win. He pitched a four-hitter in his last start, a 5-0 victory over San Diego last Sunday.
Borders, 42, put the Mariners up 3-1 with a solo homer in the seventh. It was his first since July 16, 2004, and second since the start of the 2000 season.
Eddie Guardado pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 13 opportunities for the Mariners, who also stopped a seven-game road skid.
Indians 6, Athletics 3
In Cleveland, Ben Broussard and Jonny Peralta each drove in two runs and Cleveland extended Oakland's losing streak to seven games.
The Athletics have lost 19 of 23 and are a major league-worst 5-19 in May, their most losses in a month since going 8-19 in July 1997. Oakland dropped eight straight from May 7-15, the Athletics' worst losing streak since 1998.
Scott Elarton (2-2) started, and Cleveland manager Eric Wedge used four relievers. Bob Howry worked the ninth for his first save since Aug. 28, 2001, when the right-hander was with the Chicago White Sox and before he had elbow surgery.
Kirk Saarloos (1-4) allowed four runs and 10 hits over five-plus innings.
Angels 14, Royals 1
In Anaheim, California, Garret Anderson drove in five runs with a homer and a three-run double, and Steve Finley and Chone Figgins each had three RBIs as Los Angeles thrashed Kansas City.
The Angels improved to a season-best nine games over .500.
Rookie Dallas McPherson homered for the third straight game and had an RBI single. Figgins went 3-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 11 games, the longest by an Angels player this season.
Kelvim Escobar (2-2) allowed a run and four hits over five innings in his first start off the disabled list. Chris Bootcheck allowed two hits over the final four innings for his first career save.
Ruben Gotay had an RBI single for the Royals (13-36), who have lost five straight overall and eight in a row on the road. Ryan Jensen (1-1) was charged with seven runs and eight hits over 3 1-3 innings in his second start since replacing injured first baseman Ken Harvey on the roster.
Derrek Lee hit two homers for the second straight game and the fourth time this season, leading the injury-plagued Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.
Lee, the National League home run leader with 16, slugged a solo shot in the first and added a two-run homer in the Cubs' four-run sixth. Lee has 13 career multihomers games and he has accomplished the feat on consecutive days twice.
Aramis Ramirez added a two-run shot off Colorado starter Kim Byung-hyun (0-4) in the sixth for the Cubs.
Phillies 12, Braves 5
In Atlanta, Jason Michaels homered and drove in a career-high five runs, and Pat Burrell had three RBIs in his return to the Philadelphia lineup.
Burrell missed the Phillies' win Friday with a sore left wrist but went 2-for-4 Saturday despite having it heavily wrapped. Philadelphia is 13-7 in day games, matching Milwaukee for the most afternoon wins in the National League.
Padres 5, Giants 3
In San Francisco, Phil Nevin hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, and San Diego rallied against the Giants' beleaguered bullpen.
Ramon Hernandez homered and had three hits for the Padres, who trailed 2-1 in the seventh before tying it on Xavier Nady's RBI groundout against starter Noah Lowry.
In the eighth, Jeff Fassero (1-2) allowed Geoff Blum's one-out single and walked Brian Giles. Closer Tyler Walker relieved, but Nevin hit his eighth homer of the season -- just his second since May 1.
Mets 6, Marlins 1
In Miami, Mike Piazza had three hits and three RBIs -- his first since May 9 -- and Kazuhisa Ishii allowed one run in 6 2-3 innings to help New York defeat Dontrelle Willis and Florida.
Miguel Cairo had three of New York's 14 hits and scored three runs, Cliff Floyd scored twice, and Ishii added an RBI single for the Mets, who won the first three games of the four-game series after getting swept three straight at Atlanta.
Piazza, 3-for-4 with a walk, had gone 15 games and 54 at-bats since he drove in four runs at Wrigley Field nearly three weeks ago.
The Marlins, percentage points ahead of Atlanta atop the NL East, have dropped a season-high four consecutive games.
Ishii (1-3) earned his first victory with New York after being acquired from Los Angeles at the end of spring training.
Willis (8-2) was 5-0 with a 2.31 ERA in seven career starts against the Mets and lost at home for the first time this season.
Pirates 9, Reds 2
In Cincinnati, Dave Williams allowed only one hit in seven innings and Jason Bay hit a two-run home run as Pittsburgh trounced Cincinnati.
Ty Wigginton hit a two-run shot in the second and Humberto Cota added a solo homer off Eric Milton in the third to boost Pittsburgh's lead to 7-0 and give Williams all the support he needed.
He didn't allow a hit until pinch-hitter Jacob Cruz doubled in Javier Valentin, who walked with two outs in the fifth.
Williams (5-4) matched his longest outing of the season and won for the fourth time in five starts.
Milton (3-6) has allowed a major league-leading 20 homers. He yielded nine hits and seven runs in three innings -- the shortest of his 11 starts this season.
Astros 9, Brewers 6
In Milwaukee, Wandy Rodriguez got his first major league win and Houston ruined the return of Ben Sheets to Milwaukee's rotation.
Rodriguez (1-1) won in his second major league start.
Brad Lidge struck out two of three batters in the ninth for his ninth save in 11 tries.
Sheets (1-4) allowed four runs -- one earned -- and two hits with two walks and nine strikeouts in five innings.
Cardinals 3, Nationals 1
In St. Louis, Jeff Suppan allowed four hits in seven dominant innings and Jim Edmonds homered for the second straight game to help St. Louis beat Washington for its fifth straight victory.
Yadier Molina had a two-run homer for the Cardinals, who will try to complete a perfect six-game homestand on Sunday.
The National League Central Division leaders are 32-16, the second-best start in franchise history.
Nick Johnson's bases-loaded walk in the sixth drove in the lone run for the Nationals.
Jason Isringhausen, the Cardinals' third pitcher, worked the ninth for his 14th save in 14 chances.
Suppan (4-5) didn't allow a hit until Brad Wilkerson's broken-bat single at the end of a 10-pitch at-bat with one out in the sixth.
Esteban Loaiza (1-4) took the loss.
Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 4
In Phoenix, Giovanni Carrara walked Kelly Stinnett with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to give Arizona a wild comeback victory over Arizona.
Tony Clark led off the ninth with his 200th career double, off the wall above the 407-foot sign in center field. Shawn Green was walked intentionally, then Luis Terrero, attempting a sacrifice bunt, was safe when second baseman Jeff Kent, covering first, dropped the throw. Stinnett walked on a 3-1 count.
Lance Cormier (3-0) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings to get the victory. Carrara (4-2) failed to get an out in the ninth.
Arizona starter Javier Vazquez hit his first career home run.
J.D. Drew was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer for the Dodgers.
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