Tadahito Iguchi singled to score Pablo Ozuna with the winning run in the 11th inning as the White Sox rallied for two runs against Cleveland closer Bob Wickman in a 4-3 victory over the Indians yesterday in Chicago.
The Indians took a 3-2 lead in the top of the 11th when Victor Martinez hit his second homer of the game.
In came Wickman (1-1), who was 8 for 8 this season and had the majors' longest current streak with 24 straight saves, dating to last season.
A.J. Pierzynski singled leading off, moved up on Scott Podsednik's sacrifice, and scored on Rob Mackowiak's tying RBI single to right. Mackowiak went to second on the throw and then tried to score on Ozuna's RBI single to right. But Indians right fielder Casey Blake made a strong throw as Martinez blocked the plate with his left leg, and Mackowiak was out.
Iguchi delivered a single past diving first baseman Ben Broussard and Ozuna, who had moved to second on the play at the plate, scored easily.
Martinez's ninth homer of the season was a solo shot to left in the 11th off Matt Thornton. Martinez also homered in the sixth and had an RBI single in the first to drive in all of the Indians' runs.
Tigers 5, Blue Jays 3 -- Brandon Inge and Marcus Thames homered in Toronto to help Zach Miner earn his first major league win, and Detroit prevailed despite managing only three hits.
Toronto's Ted Lilly (5-7) had a season-high 12 strikeouts, but lost his third straight start.
Lyle Overbay and Troy Glaus homered for the Blue Jays.
Orioles 9, Twins 7 -- Miguel Tejada hit a two-run homer, Daniel Cabrera threw six shutout innings, and Baltimore beat Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Melvin Mora drove in a run with one of his three hits, Ramon Hernandez doubled twice and had two RBIs, and Tejada drove in three.
Michael Cuddyer's seventh-inning grand slam for the Twins, his second in four days, cut an 8-0 lead in half.
Devil Rays 9, Royals 5 -- Jorge Cantu had four hits and Casey Fossum pitched six strong innings, leading visiting Tampa Bay past Kansas City.
Reggie Sanders of the Royals hit his 300th career home run, a two-run shot in the ninth off Chad Harville.
Brewers 4, Cardinals 3 -- Pinch hitter Corey Hart's RBI single in the eighth lifted host Milwaukee over St. Louis.
Hart, who was pinch-hitting for reliever Matt Wise (4-3), singled up the middle to give Milwaukee its first lead. Derrick Turnbow pitched the ninth for his 17th save in 21 chances.
Rockies 12, Dodgers 9 -- Garrett Atkins hit a three-run homer and Omar Quintanilla made his first hit of the season count during Colorado's win over Los Angeles in Denver.
Quintanilla hit a two-run triple in the fourth to give the Rockies a 6-5 lead they never relinquished. Before his hit to right-center, Quintanilla was 0 for 5 with four strikeouts since being called up from Triple A Colorado Springs on June 3. He also added a single.
Phillies 6, Nationals 2 -- Pat Burrell's two-run homer off Livan Hernandez sparked a five-run rally in the top of eighth and lifted Philadelphia over host Washington.
Geoff Geary (4-0) pitched a scoreless seventh for the win. Arthur Rhodes worked a perfect eighth and Tom Gordon got the final three outs for the Phillies, who have won five of seven.
Braves 4, Astros 2 -- At Houston, Tim Hudson (6-4) allowed three hits and took a shutout into the eighth to help Atlanta snap a three-game losing streak.
Edgar Renteria hit a three-run homer and Chipper Jones added an RBI double as the Braves won for just the third time in 13 games.
Cubs 4, Reds 2 -- Michael Barrett's grand slam in the seventh sent Carlos Zambrano and Chicago over host Cincinnati.
Barrett's two-out homer off reliever Esteban Yan broke open a scoreless game and powered the Cubs to their second consecutive victory over the Reds, who had won eight straight.
Pirates 2, Giants 0 -- Ian Snell (7-3) pitched three-hit ball for seven innings to win his fifth straight start, and Pittsburgh got home runs from Jose Castillo and Jose Bautista in San Francisco.
Pittsburgh, which beat San Francisco, 3-2, Friday night, won consecutive road games for the first time this season. The Pirates are 7-25 away from home but 3-3 on their current trip.