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Tim Wakefield helps Red Sox blank Devil Rays

AP , ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDAAP, CHICAGO

Tim Wakefield continued his dominance over Tampa Bay, allowing four hits over seven innings as the Boston Red Sox blanked the Devil Rays 6-0 on Monday.

Wakefield improved to 19-2 -- including a 9-0 mark at Tropicana Field -- all-time against the Devil Rays. It's the most wins by any Tampa Bay opponent. Wakefield (15-10) struck out five and walked one, and moved into a tie for the major league lead in wins this season.

The Devil Rays lost for the sixth time in eight games and fell to 47-77, two games worse than they were at this time last year.

Mike Lowell had a homer and drove in three runs, and Manny Ramirez had two RBIs for the American League East-leading Red Sox, who are 11-8 in August. Ramirez has 39 RBIs in 38 games since the All-Star break.

Lowell put the Red Sox up 2-0 on a two-run double in the first. His solo homer off Scott Kazmir (9-8) extended the Boston lead to 6-0 in the fifth. The blast ended Kazmir's stretch of not allowing a homer in nine straight starts.

Angels 7, Yankees 6, 10 innings

At Anaheim, California, Howie Kendrick and Ryan Budde hit back-to-back doubles in the 10th inning and Los Angeles snapped New York's four-game winning streak.

Mariners 9, Twins 4

At Minneapolis, Raul Ibanez homered twice and drove in three runs to lead Seattle past Minnesota for its fourth straight win.

In other games, it was: Athletics 6, Blue Jays 4; White Sox 4, Royals 3.

Albert Pujols and Rick Ankiel homered, Scott Rolen drove in three runs with a pair of doubles and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Monday, moving within three games of the lead in Major League Baseball's National League Central Division.

The game was delayed 1 hours, 27 minutes by rain in the bottom of the seventh.

The Cardinals salvaged one win in what was to have been a four-game series before the Sunday night's game was postponed. Chicago won on Friday and Saturday.

Pujols hit his 28th homer in the fifth, and Rolen had a two-run double in the first and a run-scoring double in the third.

Giants 8, Marlins 7

In Miami, Bengie Molina drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning with his third RBI single, and the last-place San Francisco Giants overcame a four-run deficit to complete a four-game sweep with an 8-7 win over the Florida Marlins on Monday.

In other games, it was: Braves 14, Reds 4; Nationals 7, Astros 0; Pirates 4, Rockies 2; Brewers 9, Diamondbacks 0.

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