AROUND THE HORN Thursday's other games



AMERICAN LEAGUE
Red Sox 6, Devil Rays 0
BOSTON -- Pedro Martinez struck out 10 in a six-hitter for his first shutout in almost four years as Boston won for the fifth time in six games. Martinez (13-4) walked none and passed Bob Feller and Warren Spahn for 21st place in career strikeouts with 2,590. Kevin Youkilis homered off Mark Hendrickson (8-11) and Boston got 15 hits for the second consecutive game.
Tigers 5, Athletics 3
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Rondell White hit a tie-breaking homer in the sixth inning and Craig Monroe connected two batters later. Mike Maroth (9-7) pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight decision.
Twins 6, Mariners 3
SEATTLE -- Justin Morneau hit two home runs to awaken Minnesota's offense, and the Twins snapped a four-game losing streak. Johan Santana (12-6) pitched seven innings and Joe Nathan closed for his 33rd save.
White Sox 3, Royals 2
CHICAGO -- Carl Everett and Ross Gload homered, and Freddy Garcia pitched six innings to lead Chicago. Garcia (10-9) gave up two runs, struck out seven and walked none. He is 6-2 in nine starts with the White Sox since being acquired from Seattle on June 27. Shingo Takatsu got his 10th save.
Orioles 6, Angels 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Melvin Mora homered and drove in three runs and Rodrigo Lopez pitched seven innings for Baltimore. Lopez (10-7) won for the fourth time in his last five road starts, allowing a run and five hits.
Yankees 5, Rangers 1
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Orlando Hernandez won again and Miguel Cairo hit his first career grand slam. Hernandez (5-0) has a 2.08 ERA in seven starts since rejoining the rotation a month ago. He allowed one run and four hits in seven innings.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Padres 5, Cubs 4, 11 innings
CHICAGO -- Khalil Greene singled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning as San Diego moved within a game of the NL wild-card lead. The Padres tied it at 4 in the eighth on Brian Giles' RBI single off Mike Remlinger after Nomar Garciaparra hit a two-run homer in the seventh to give Chicago the lead.
Marlins 8, Cardinals 2
MIAMI -- A.J. Burnett pitched seven innings, Damion Easley drove in three runs and Florida took advantage of sloppy defense by St. Louis to end the Cardinals' seven-game winning streak. Burnett (3-5) allowed five hits and two runs, struck out seven and reached 100 mph at least once on the radar gun.
Reds 6, Dodgers 5
CINCINNATI -- D'Angelo Jimenez singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Cincinnati avoided a three-game sweep, scoring three times in the eighth. Wily Mo Pena hit a two-run homer in the rally.
Mets 2, Astros 1
NEW YORK -- Joe McEwing's go-ahead single in the seventh led the Mets past the Astros in Andy Pettitte's return to New York. Pettitte allowed just one run but struggled with his control and didn't make it out of the sixth inning.
Braves 4, Brewers 2
ATLANTA -- Jaret Wright won his ninth straight decision and J.D. Drew hit a go-ahead homer to help Atlanta beat Ben Sheets. Andruw Jones and Johnny Estrada also connected off Sheets (9-9), who struck out 13.
Rockies 3, Phillies 1
PHILADELPHIA -- Shawn Estes allowed one run in six innings and Royce Clayton hit a two-run homer to lead Colorado, who won three of four against Philadelphia. Tim Harikkala pitched two perfect innings, and Shawn Chacon allowed a hit but struck out the side in the ninth for his 29th save, completing the five-hitter.
Expos 7, Diamondbacks 5
MONTREAL -- Tony Batista hit his 20th homer and drove in four runs, leading the Montreal to a three-game sweep. Luis Ayala (4-7) allowed one hit in two scoreless innings of relief. Chad Cordero pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 13 opportunities.
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