Twins, rain defeat Yankees, 6-1
The game was called during the eighth inning because of rain.
NEW YORK -- Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer, Torii Hunter also connected and the Minnesota Twins beat the New York Yankees 6-1 Saturday in a game called during the eighth inning because of rain.
Scott Baker (4-7) shut down New York's loaded lineup for the second time this season, pitching the Twins to only their second victory in their past 14 games at Yankee Stadium.
Minnesota, which began the day a half-game behind Chicago in the AL wild-card race, had lost four of five. But after scoring no more than three runs in their previous five games, the Twins outhit New York 10-2 and got effective work from a pair of relievers.
Right-hander Jeff Karstens (1-1) gave up only two runs and six hits in seven innings for the Yankees. Still, he was handed his first loss at any level since May 9 with Triple-A Columbus.
Jesse Crain got one out for his second major league save -- his first this season.
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LOB--Minnesota 6, New York 5. 2B--Jeter (32). HR--Morneau (33), THunter (22). S--Fasano. SF--Cuddyer.
Crain pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. WP--Bruney. Umpires--Home, Jim Reynolds; First, Kerwin Danley; Second, Gary Cederstrom; Third, Tim Welke. T--2:28. A--53,220.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 1
BOSTON -- A.J. Burnett pitched a three-hitter and Lyle Overbay went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Blue Jays.
Aaron Hill homered and Frank Catalanotto also had two hits and an RBI for Toronto, which snapped a five-game losing streak. It was Boston's 13th loss in 17 games.
Burnett (7-6) held the Red Sox to one single until giving up a run and two hits in the seventh. He walked one and struck out five in picking up his fifth win in six starts. It was Burnett's 16th career complete game.
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz watched the game from the dugout, confident that wearing a heart monitor for a few days will hasten his return to the lineup. Ortiz has missed the last six games after experiencing heart palpitations for the second time in August.
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E--JMcDonald 2 (10), Pena (1). DP--Toronto 2, Boston 2. LOB--Toronto 11, Boston 3. 2B--Catalanotto 2 (30), Overbay (41), Rios (25), Zaun (16), Lind (1), JMcDonald (5). HR--AHill (3).
WP--Breslow. Umpires--Home, Hunter Wendelstedt; First, Randy Marsh; Second, Chris Guccione; Third, Angel Hernandez. T--2:46. A--35,973.
Orioles 6, Athletics 5
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Miguel Tejada and Chris Gomez drove in two runs apiece and the Orioles snapped the Athletics' 10-game home winning streak.
Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis also drove in runs for the Orioles. Adam Loewen (5-4) improved to 3-0 in his last four starts.
Frank Thomas hit a three-run drive for his 30th homer of the season, but the A's lost for the first time at home since Aug. 8.
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E--Ray (1), Scutaro (13). DP--Baltimore 1, Oakland 1. LOB--Baltimore 5, Oakland 6. 2B--Gomez 2 (4), Markakis (21), Tatis (4), Payton (25). 3B--BRoberts (3). HR--Thomas (30). S--Fiorentino. SF--DJohnson.
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Loewen pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. HBP--by Sauerbeck (Ardoin). WP--Haren. Umpires--Home, Marvin Hudson; First, Jerry Layne; Second, Bob Davidson; Third, Mark Wegner. T--3:04. A--24,383.
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