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Kansas City rally to defeat Chicago 6-5

BASEBALLTwo homers by Mike Sweeney and a run-scoring single in the 13th inning by Emil Brown helped Kansas City turn a five-run deficit into victory

AP , KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

San Francisco Giants' Jason Ellison, bottom, is tagged out trying to steal second by Chicago Cubs second-baseman Todd Walker during the first inning on Wednesday in Chicago.

PHOTO: AP

Mike Sweeney homered twice and drove in five runs, and Emil Brown hit a run-scoring single in the 13th inning as Kansas City overcame a five-run deficit and beat Chicago 6-5 on Wednesday.

"We faced probably one of top three pitchers in the American League in Garland," Sweeney said. "When we got down five to nothing, I thought, man it is going to be tough, but we can do it. We marched back and never quit."

White Sox starter Jon Garland, trying to become the first 16-game winner in Major League Baseball, left in the eighth with a 5-2 lead but his bullpen couldn't hold it, partly because of sloppy fielding.

"This is the best club in baseball and we beat [Mark] Buehrle and Garland back-to-back," Royals manager Buddy Bell said. "It doesn't really get any better than that."

The Royals, who won two of three in the series, got seven shutout innings from their bullpen with Shawn Camp (1-2) getting a win for a perfect 13th.

Athletics 5, Indians 4, 10 innings

In Oakland, California, Marco Scutaro singled to drive in the winning run in the 10th and Oakland won for the eighth time in nine games and improved to 8-2 in extra innings this year.

Mark Ellis hit a two-out single in the 10th and Jay Payton followed with a double off David Riske (2-3), who then gave up Scutaro's single. Rookie Huston Street (4-1) pitched two innings for the victory.

The A's tied it in the ninth against closer Bob Wickman, who had converted his previous 11 saves.

Red Sox 4, Devil Rays 1

In St. Petersburg, Florida, Tim Wakefield scattered six hits over 7 1-3 innings, and Curt Schilling earned the save by getting the final out of a nervous ninth inning to give Boston a victory over Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

Wakefield (9-9) allowed an unearned run in the fourth to win for the first time since July 5.

Blue Jays 3, Angels 2, 10 innings

In Toronto, Brendan Donnelly's wild pitch with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 10th inning gave Toronto a win over Los Angeles.

Russ Adams led off with a single off Donnelly (6-3) and Frank Catalanotto laid down a sacrifice bunt. Donnelly intentionally walked Vernon Wells to face rookie Aaron Hill, who ended an 0-for-18 slump with an infield single to third before the decisive wild pitch.

Toronto's Miguel Batista (5-3) pitched two innings, and the Blue Jays handed the Angels lost their third straight defeat. Batista escaped a bases-loaded jam when he got Bengie Molina to hit a comebacker to end the Los Angeles 10th.

Corey Koskie and Alex Rios had RBIs for the Blue Jays. Vladimir Guerrero homered for the Angels.

Twins 7, Yankees 3

In New York, Johan Santana allowed seven hits in seven innings, and Minnesota ended a 10-game regular-season losing streak at Yankee Stadium.

Santana (10-5) struck out five and walked two. Joe Nathan got four outs for his 28th save.

Justin Morneau gave Minnesota the lead against Al Leiter (1-2) -- who pitched five innings -- with an RBI double in the third. Torii Hunter's RBI single and Shannon Stewart's two-run double made it 4-0 in seventh.

Jacque Jones added a two-run homer in the eighth and Morneau connected in the ninth.

Mariners 9, Tigers 3

At Seattle, Jamie Moyer worked eight innings for his 201st career win and Richie Sexson homered twice to lead Seattle over Detroit.

Moyer (9-3) used his usual array of curveballs and changeups, improving his career mark to 201-148.

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