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Youkilis single takes Red Sox over Blue Jays



Kevin Youkilis lined a run-scoring single to center field in the ninth, ending a brilliant pitching duel between Roy Halladay and Jon Lester and giving the Boston Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Halladay (2-4) retired the first two batters in the inning before walking David Ortiz. Manny Ramirez looped a single to center, sending Ortiz to second, and Youkilis hit a ball in front of center fielder Vernon Wells that he couldn’t handle.

The hard-luck Halladay pitched his fourth straight complete game, but he’s lost the last three.


At Baltimore, Garrett Olson took a shutout into the seventh inning, and Baltimore ended Tampa Bay’s six-game winning streak in a surprising duel for first place in the American League East.

Aubrey Huff homered and Melvin Mora had two RBIs for the Orioles.

Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk before the game, Olson (1-0) gave up two runs and four hits in 6 2-3 innings, walking five and striking out six.

Tampa Bay’s Jason Hammel (2-2) allowed three runs, six hits and four walks in 2 2-3 innings, the shortest of his 28 career starts in the big leagues.


At New York, Gary Sheffield and Curtis Granderson homered in the third inning, helping old pro Kenny Rogers and Detroit beat road-weary New York.

Magglio Ordonez got Detroit going with a two-run single off Phil Hughes (0-4), who was booed by the crowd of 49,194 for allowing six runs and eight hits in 3 2-3 innings.


At Cleveland, Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in Seattle’s five-run ninth inning, making a winner of Mark Lowe.

Jose Lopez singled to start the inning off Rafael Betancourt (1-1) and took second on a soft single by Raul Ibanez. Beltre then hit an 0-1 pitch for his fifth homer and a 5-2 lead. Yuniesky Betancourt added a two-out, two-run single off Craig Breslow.

In other games, it was:

Twins 3, White Sox 1

Royals 9, Rangers 5

Angels 2, Athletics 0



Cole Hamels had an impressive outing as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 7-4 in the National League on Tuesday, denying Greg Maddux his 350th career victory.

Hamels (3-3) allowed five hits, two runs and struck out six in 7 1-3 innings. Tom Gordon worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and the Phillies scored four insurance runs in the bottom half.

The four-time Cy Young award winner was trying for the third start to become the ninth pitcher in big league history to reach 350 wins.


At Washington, slumping Ryan Zimmerman had a season-high three hits, including a homer and tiebreaking two-run double, to lead Washington past Atlanta.

In other games, it was:

Dodgers 7, Marlins 6

Mets 5, Pirates 4, 11 innings

Brewers 10, Cubs 7

Cardinals 7, Reds 2

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