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Tim Wakefield helps Red Sox blank Devil Rays


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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