Mark Buehrle retired his first 19 batters and pitched a two-hitter, facing the minimum 27 batters to lead the Chicago White Sox over the Indians, 14-0, last night in Cleveland.
Buehrle (10-3), who was miffed he didn't make the All-Star team earlier this month, didn't allow a runner until Omar Vizquel lined a 3-2 pitch out of the reach of shortstop Jose Valentin with one out in the seventh.
Buehrle, who struck out four and walked none in his first complete game since last Aug. 8, entered just 4-6 in 13 starts against Cleveland. His 5.38 career ERA coming in against the Indians was his highest against any opponent.
Yankees 10, Blue Jays 3 -- At Yankee Stadium, Gary Sheffield hit a three-run homer, Enrique Wilson also connected, and New York battered Toronto in the teams' first meeting of the season. The East-leading Yankees play the last-place Blue Jays in 19 of their final 70 games. This one was over quickly, with New York taking an early seven-run lead and Alex Rodriguez's infield single giving every starter a hit by the fifth inning.
Despite Derek Jeter sitting out with a small fracture in his right hand -- he's day to day -- and Jason Giambi still ailing, New York sent Toronto to its eighth loss in nine games.
Rangers 3, Angels 2 -- Ryan Drese threw seven solid innings in another impressive home start, and Michael Young's tiebreaking double sent Texas over Anaheim. Alfonso Soriano homered for the West-leading Rangers (54-38), who have their best record through 92 games, one more win than in 1996 when they won their first division title. They are a season-best 16 games over .500, going 5-1 since the All-Star break.
Drese (6-5) allowed two runs on five hits, and his 1.98 home ERA is the second best in the AL. All of Drese's wins have come at home, where his only loss was a 1-0 complete game against Houston.
Mariners 6, Athletics 5 -- Bucky Jacobsen's tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning won it for Seattle. Oakland has lost six of its last seven road games and 19 of its last 26 away from home.
Jacobsen's solo shot off Justin Duschcherer (4-2) was his third of the season, in just 21 at-bats.
Twins 12, Devil Rays 2 -- Backup catcher Henry Blanco went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs for host Minnesota. Luis Rivas hit a three-run homer, Justin Morneau had three hits and an RBI, and Lew Ford homered and scored three runs for the Twins, who got a season-best 17 hits and scored eight times
Tigers 4, Royals 2 -- Ivan Rodriguez, Rondell White, and Marcus Thames homered to help Detroit beat visiting Kansas City. Mike Maroth (7-7) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings for the win. Coming off a one-hit shutout of the Yankees, he walked two and struck out one.