Tony Womack hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to break a tie and Bernie Williams followed with a three-run homer to lift the New York Yankees to an 8-4 victory over the Tigers last night in Detroit.
Williams finished with four hits and five RBIs, matching a season high.
Womack was in the game because he ran for Jason Giambi in the eighth.
Tom Gordon (2-3) entered the game in the seventh for New York, and retired five straight before Carlos Guillén reached on an error and Magglio Ordóñez walked. Gordon got out of the eighth unscathed by striking out Iván Rodríguez, who reacted by whipping his bat toward Detroit's dugout.
White Sox 5, Athletics 3 -- Jon Garland won his major league-leading 13th game and Joe Crede hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh, helping visiting Chicago snap Oakland's eight-game winning streak.
Garland (13-3), who pitched a complete-game four-hitter in a 6-0 win over the A's in the Coliseum April 25, threw fastballs in the mid-90s most of the game and had the A's off-balance and swinging early in the count to win in his second try at 13 victories.
Angels 5, Royals 3 -- Bartolo Colón allowed one hit through seven innings, then walked off the field with the team trainer after surrendering three more in the eighth of visiting Los Angeles's victory over Kansas City.
Colón (11-4), who has been fighting a virus since the Angels were in Texas last week, retired 19 in a row in one stretch. He wound up going 7 1/3 innings and giving up three runs and four hits, with five strikeouts and no walks.
Orioles 4, Indians 0 -- Daniel Cabrera pitched seven innings of four-hit ball and Jay Gibbons capped a sixth-inning rally with a three-run homer, helping struggling Baltimore beat visiting Cleveland.
Rangers 6, Mariners 5 -- Gary Matthews homered with two outs in the top of the ninth, leading Texas over Seattle for its fourth straight victory.
Twins 4, Devil Rays 1 -- Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer, Kyle Lohse (7-6) pitched eight strong innings, and host Minnesota beat Tampa Bay for the seventh straight time.