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April 22nd, 2007 12:42 am by Associated Press



DETROIT - The Chicago White Sox got to Detroit's bullpen again.


Jermaine Dye doubled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and Chicago beat the Tigers 7-5 Saturday for its fourth straight win.


The victory came less than 24 hours after the White Sox pushed across a run in the seventh against Detroit reliever Jason Grilli and held on for a 5-4 win.


This time it was Fernando Rodney (1-4), who gave up two hits and two runs in the 10th. The Tigers have lost three straight.


David Aardsma (2-0) got the last out of the ninth for the win and Bobby Jenks pitched a perfect 10th for his sixth save in seven chances.


Chicago starter Jose Contreras retired 16 straight batters after Carlos Guillen's first-inning grand slam, but Magglio Ordonez ended the run in the sixth when he sent a two-out pitch deep into left-center field for his second home run of the season.






BOSTON - David Ortiz homered, Alex Rodriguez didn't, and Josh Beckett settled down after a rocky start to help the Red Sox earn their second consecutive victory over the Yankees.


Rodriguez was 2-for-4 for the Yankees with a double and an RBI single, extending his hitting streak to 21 games dating to last season. But a day after he hit two home runs to match the fastest start in baseball history - 12 homers in the first 15 games - his home run streak was snapped at four straight games.


Beckett (4-0) allowed a pair of runs in each of the first two innings, but retired 15 of 17 batters before allowing three straight baserunners with two outs in the seventh to cut Boston's lead to 7-5. Hideki Okajima struck out Jason Giambi to end the threat.


Beckett gave up five runs and nine hits to pick up his career-high fourth consecutive win. Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for fifth save in as many tries.


Boston has won four straight and seven of eight.





KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mike Redmond had three hits and three RBIs to lift Minnesota.


The teams were tied at 5 before Nick Punto tripled in Alexi Casilla in the seventh inning. Punto later scored on Joe Mauer's sacrifice fly.


Redmond hit run-scoring singles in the second, fourth and sixth innings for the Twins, who had a season-high 16 hits.


Pat Neshek (2-0), who needed just 14 pitches to strike out the side in the sixth, picked up the victory. Joe Nathan fanned the side in the ninth to pick up his sixth save.


Alex Gordon and Mark Teahen hit solo homers off Twins starter Boof Bonser.




ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Jae Seo won for the first time since July and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs for the Devil Rays.


Seo (1-1) gave up five runs and eight hits over six innings to snap a personal 13-game winless streak - including four losses - dating to a victory July 19 over the New York Yankees.


Zobrist gave the Devil Rays a 6-5 lead with an RBI groundout in the sixth. He also hit a run-scoring single in Tampa Bay's three-run second.






BALTIMORE - Adam Loewen combined with three relievers on a seven-hitter, and the Orioles picked up their seventh win in eight games.


Miguel Tejada drove in two runs and Chris Gomez had two hits and scored twice for the Orioles, who clinched their third straight series win. Baltimore (10-7) is three games over .500 for the first time since last April 22.


Loewen (2-0) allowed two runs, five hits and a career-high seven walks in 5 2-3 innings. Chris Ray pitched the ninth for his sixth save.


Alex Rios and Royce Clayton each had two hits for the Blue Jays, who hit into four double plays in their fourth straight loss.





ANAHEIM, Calif. - Bartolo Colon allowed one run in seven innings in his first big league outing in almost nine months, leading Los Angeles past Seattle.


Colon (1-0) threw 77 pitches, gave up seven hits and walked none in his first start for the Angels since July 27, 2006. The 2005 AL Cy Young winner was sidelined for the final two months last season because of a partial tear in his rotator cuff, and chose to rehabilitate the injury rather than undergo surgery.


Vladimir Guerrero hit a two-run homer for the Angels, who led 7-0 after six innings, but needed closer Francisco Rodriguez to seal the win. K-Rod pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save in seven chances, sending Seattle to its fifth straight loss.





ARLINGTON, Texas - Matt Kata hit a three-run homer and Kameron Loe combined with four relievers on a shutout as Texas snapped a three-game losing skid.


In his first major league start since last June, Loe (1-0) allowed three singles, struck out five and walked one in 5 1-3 scoreless innings. C.J. Wilson, Joaquin Benoit, Akinori Otsuka and Eric Gagne combined on 3 2-3 hitless innings to complete the shutout.




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