Devil Rays 5, Yankees 4
NEW YORK -- Casey Fossum took a shutout into the eighth inning to win as a starter for the first time since last August, and Tampa Bay ended New York's winning streak at six. Hideki Matsui hit a three-run homer off Lance Carter in the eighth as the Yankees rallied from a five-run deficit to make it close. Sean Henn (0-2), roughed up at Tampa Bay in his major league debut on May 4, did little better in start No. 2. Pitching because Kevin Brown is on the disabled list with back spasms, Henn allowed four runs -- three earned -- four hits and seven walks in 42/3 innings. Fossum (3-5) had been 0-7 in 12 starts since beating Cincinnati for Arizona on Aug. 28. He didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning. Danys Baez relieved and got four outs for his 10th save in 16 chances, completing a six-hitter and pushing Tampa Bay to 6-28 on the road.
Blue Jays 11, Orioles 2
TORONTO -- Ted Lilly and Justin Speier combined on a three-hitter, and Vernon Wells and Aaron Hill each hit first-inning home runs for Toronto. Wells hit a three-run homer off Bruce Chen (6-5) in his first at-bat since returning to the team after missing three games to be with his wife, who gave birth to a baby boy this past weekend. One batter later, Hill hit his first major league home run. Hill, a rookie, went 4-for-4 to establish a career high for hits and raise his average to .382. He also walked. Lilly (5-7) allowed two runs and three hits in seven innings, lowering his ERA 6.08 while striking out a season-high 10.
White Sox 11, Royals 8
CHICAGO -- Paul Konerko, Frank Thomas and Jermaine Dye each homered, and A.J. Pierzynski had a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning. The White Sox won their fifth straight despite blowing a 7-3 lead. Konerko hit a three-run homer in the first, Thomas had a solo shot in the third and Dye led off the fifth with a home run. But the Royals tied it 8-all on back-to-back home runs by John Buck and Ruben Gotay in the sixth.
Cardinals 6, Reds 1
CINCINNATI -- Chris Carpenter took a shutout into the ninth inning, and St. Louis got two-run homers from Albert Pujols and Reggie Sanders in a victory over Cincinnati. Carpenter (10-4) allowed three hits through eight innings before Felipe Lopez led off the ninth with his 12th homer, ending the right-hander's career-best scoreless streak at 17 innings. Ray King got final three outs to finish the four-hitter. Carpenter struck out eight and walked two. He has allowed just four runs over 31 innings in his past four starts. Aaron Harang (4-6), who has lost all four starts in June, gave up five runs and eight hits in 61/3 innings for the Reds. Reds pitchers have allowed at least one home run in 57 of 70 games for a total of 106 homers -- most in the majors.
Cubs 5, Brewers 4
MILWAUKEE -- Greg Maddux earned his 311th victory to tie Tom Seaver for 17th on the career list, allowing three runs on seven hits in six innings to help Chicago end a four-game losing streak. Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez each hit home runs off Tomo Ohka (5-4) with two outs in the first to support Maddux, who was tagged for seven runs on eight hits in 32/3 innings by Florida in his last start. On Monday, Maddux (6-4) gave up Lyle Overbay's two-run homer in the third and Rickie Weeks' RBI double in the sixth. He walked three and struck out two before leaving for a pinch-hitter in the seventh, and improved to 11-2 in 18 career starts against Milwaukee. The next Hall of Fame pitcher for Maddux to catch on the career victories list is Gaylord Perry with 314. Ryan Dempster got the final five outs for his ninth save.
Astros 7, Rockies 0
HOUSTON -- Andy Pettitte pitched five-hit ball for seven innings and Lance Berkman hit his first homer of the season from the right side of the plate for Houston. Pettitte (4-7) improved to 3-3 with a 3.15 ERA at Minute Maid Park this season. He tied his season high with eight strikeouts and walked only one. John Franco and Chad Qualls each worked a hitless inning to finish Houston's fifth shutout of the season. Joe Kennedy (3-7) allowed six runs on nine hits and three walks in 61/3 innings for Colorado. He quickly fell behind 3-0 with a shaky opening inning.