CHICAGO - Scott Podsednik and Gordon Beckham had four RBIs apiece and the Chicago White Sox finished with 17 hits Saturday in a 14-4 rout of the New York Yankees.

In beating New York for the third straight game, the White Sox scored six times in the second against A.J. Burnett and added six more in the eighth.

Burnett (10-5), who had won his previous five decisions, twice walked No. 9 hitter Jayson Nix with the bases loaded. He was charged with seven runs and 10 hits in 4 2-3 innings.

Rays 7, Royals 1 - In St. Petersburg, Fla., rookie Jeff Niemann pitched eight dominant innings for his 10th win and Carl Crawford hit a two-run homer for Tampa Bay.

Niemann (10-5) gave up four hits and struck out seven in his second career start against the Royals. He threw a two-hitter in a 9-0 victory over Kansas City on June 3.

Red Sox 4, Orioles 0 - In Baltimore, Josh Beckett pitched seven innings of six-hit ball for his major league-leading 13th win, Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis homered, and the Red Sox cruised past the Orioles.

Youkilis went 4 for 4 with a walk. In the first two games of the series, he's 7 for 8 with two homers, three RBIs and three runs scored.

Newcomer Victor Martinez drove in a run for the Red Sox, who are 10-2 against Baltimore this season. Boston clinched its ninth straight series win over the Orioles and improved to 25-10 in Baltimore since Sept. 23, 2005.

Tigers 4, Indians 3, 12 innings - In Cleveland, Ryan Raburn singled in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning and finished with three hits, leading the Tigers over the Indians.

Jose Veras (4-2) walked Placido Polanco and Clete Thomas to open the 12th before striking out Miguel Cabrera and getting Carlos Guillen to foul out to third. Raburn, who came in batting .167 in his last 13 games, lined a 1-1 pitch to right, scoring Polanco. Veras then balked home Thomas to make it 4-2.

Angels 11, Twins 6 - In Minneapolis, Kendry Morales, Maicer Izturis and Juan Rivera each homered in the sixth inning and Joe Saunders won for the first time in more than a month to help the Angels beat the Twins.

The rout spoiled the Minnesota debut of Orlando Cabrera, who went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored a day after being traded from Oakland to shore up the Twins' infield.

Cabrera received a loud ovation during player introductions and his first at-bat. But it was an otherwise quiet night for the Twins as the Angels had 18 hits a night after getting a season-high 19.

Blue Jays 6, Athletics 5 - In Oakland, Calif., Aaron Hill hit a three-run homer and Brett Cecil overcame one bad inning to lead the Blue Jays over the Athletics.

Hill also had an RBI single. Trailing 4-3, Hill hit a three-run shot off A's rookie Trevor Cahill (6-10) in the fourth inning.

That was enough for Cecil (5-1), who gave up four runs in the second inning - but retired the next 15 batters.


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