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Yankees’ losing skid ends with shutout victory

AP , DETROIT, MICHIGAN

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter throws to first base after forcing out the Detroit Tigers’ Carlos Guillen at second base in the fourth inning of their American League game in Detroit, Michigan, on Tuesday.

PHOTO: REUTERS

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Phil Hughes went six innings in his first start and left fielder Josh Anderson’s error led to a 10-run seventh inning as the New York Yankees ended a four-game losing streak with an 11-0 thrashing of the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.

Hughes (1-0), who was called up from minor league AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and Edwin Jackson dueled through six innings.

Hughes, who replaced the injured Wang Chien-ming (王建民) of Taiwan in the rotation, allowed two hits, while Jackson gave up four.

Nick Swisher led off the seventh against Ryan Perry (0-1) with a single and Melky Cabrera walked. After a sacrifice, pinch-hitter Jorge Posada lifted what looked like a routine fly ball to left, but Anderson missed the ball for a two-base, two-run error that started the big inning.

INDIANS 9, RED SOX 8

At Cleveland, Mark DeRosa had four hits and scored from second base on an error with two outs in the ninth inning as Cleveland beat Boston to snap an 11-game winning streak.

The Indians won for only the second time in their last 11 games against the Red Sox.

Kerry Wood (1-1), worked a shaky ninth to earn his first AL win.

He gave up two singles, but got Jacoby Ellsbury to line out to end the threat.

DeRosa, who entered the game in a 2-for-22 slump, began the ninth with a bloop single off Javier Lopez (0-2). After a sacrifice and a strikeout, first baseman Kevin Youkilis made a backhanded stop of Asdrubal Cabrera’s grounder and flipped to Lopez, who dropped it as he got to first base.

WHITE SOX 2, MARINERS 1, GAME 1


MARINERS 9, WHITE SOX 1, GAME 2

At Chicago, Yuniesky Betancourt drove in five runs and Russell Branyan had a career-high five hits as Seattle salvaged a doubleheader split with Chicago.

In the opener, Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings and Paul Konerko hit a two-run double, leading Chicago to a brisk victory. At 1 hour, 52 minutes, it was the fastest game in the majors this season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Betancourt matched a career high with four hits, including a three-run homer. Branyan finished 5 of 5 for the Mariners, who compiled a season-high 19 hits.

Felix Hernandez (4-0) coasted through eight scoreless innings, striking out nine. The 23-year-old right-hander allowed four hits and one walk.

In the opener, Mariners starter Chris Jakubauskas (1-3) was a hard-luck loser in his first career complete game, a two-hitter. The White Sox were held to just seven hits on the day.

ANGELS 7, ORIOLES 5

At Baltimore, Joe Saunders allowed two earned runs in six innings and Howie Kendrick homered as the Angels beat Baltimore to secure their first winning streak of the season.

Kendry Morales had two doubles and two RBIs for the Angels, who became the last team in the majors to win two in a row. Los Angeles was coming off an 8-0 victory over Seattle on Sunday.

Also on Tuesday it was:

• Rangers 5, Athletics 4

• Twins 4, Rays 3

• Blue Jays 8, Royals 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AP, PHILADELPHIA

Chase Utley homered twice and drove in three runs and Pedro Feliz added a three-run shot as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 7-1 for their fifth straight National League victory on Tuesday.

Raul Ibanez also went deep for the Phillies, who won despite losing ace Cole Hamels early for the second consecutive start.

Hamels came out in the fifth inning after spraining his left ankle trying to field John Lannan’s bunt.

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