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Red Sox beat Yankees 9-5

PRO BASEBALLTaiwan's Wang Chien-ming went six innings, giving up seven earned runs and nine hits, while Curt Schilling came a step closer to his 200th career victory


American LeagueCurt Schilling pitched eight strong innings for his 199th career victory, and Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz each drove in three runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 9-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.

Schilling (7-2) allowed one run and five hits with no walks and six strikeouts in his best start in a month.

Wang Chien-ming (4-2) of Taiwan allowed seven runs and nine hits in six-plus innings for his first loss since April 21. The Yankees dropped to 1-4 against Boston this season.

Boston scored four runs in the third to take a 4-1 lead. Ortiz drove in two runs with a single, and Ramirez then homered to straightaway center.

Boston added three runs in the seventh. Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada had back-to-back homers as New York scored four runs in the ninth after there were two outs.

White Sox 5, Athletics 4, 10 innings

At Chicago, Frank Thomas homered twice in his return to Chicago, but the White Sox beat Oakland when Pablo Ozuna drove in the winning run on a bunt single in the 10th inning.

Thomas, a two-time AL MVP while with the White Sox, got a standing ovation before his first at-bat and went 3-for-5 with a single for Oakland. A.J. Pierzynski walked against Ron Flores (0-1) with one out in the 10th before Rob Mackowiak -- whose pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the eighth tied the game at 4 -- singled with two outs. Ozuna then pushed a bunt up the first base line.

Bobby Jenks (2-1) pitched two innings for the win.

Mackowiak's two-run homer off Huston Street tied it with two outs in the eighth. Jermaine Dye opened the inning with a solo homer off Steve Karsay as the White Sox rallied from a 4-1 deficit.

Mariners 8, Orioles 6

At Seattle, Richie Sexson hit a grand slam and Jamie Moyer won for the first time in four starts as Seattle extended its winning streak to a season-high four games.

Seattle scored five times in the fifth inning, capped by Sexson's second grand slam this season and the 11th of his career.

Jose Lopez added a two-run homer and drove in three runs for the Mariners, who have their longest winning streak since last July 7-10 when they swept a four-game series against the Angels.

Moyer (2-4) scattered seven hits over six innings to earn his first win since April 30. Eddie Guardado pitched a perfect ninth for his first save since that same game.

Miguel Tejada homered for Baltimore, which lost its ninth straight road game.

Rangers 3, Angels 2

At Arlington, Texas, Michael Young went 3-for-3 and drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning single as Los Angeles lost its sixth straight.

Texas starter Kameron Loe (3-4) allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings. Akinori Otsuka pitched the ninth for his sixth save in seven chances.

Angels starter Kelvim Escobar (5-4) gave up three runs and eight hits in 6 1-3 innings.

Vladimir Guerrero had an RBI double and has hit safetly in all 40 career games against the Rangers, the longest streak against one team in the era of divisional play. Ken Griffey Jr., then playing for the Seattle Mariners, had a 35-game hitting streak against the Cleveland Indians from 1992-96.

Tigers 8, Royals 0

At Kansas City, Missouri, rookie Justin Verlander pitched a five-hitter for Detroit's second straight shutout and the Royals' 10th straight loss.

The 23-year-old right-hander notched his first shutout and first complete game in his ninth major league start. He struck out seven and walked one.

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