Youkilis was lifted for a pinch-runner after hitting a triple in the seventh inning. He was greeted with a hug from Nick Punto, who pinch-ran for him, and many of his teammates on the top step of the dugout.
The burley infielder, in his ninth season with the Red Sox, took his helmet off and waved to the crowd, blew a kiss and was urged to come out for a curtain call by his teammates before heading down the steps. He was given a lengthy standing ovation and the fans chanted "Yook."
Aaron Cook (1-1), gave up three runs -- two earned -- six hits and didn't walk or strike out anyone in five innings.
Braves starter Mike Minor (3-6) gave up three homers and allowed seven runs -- four earned -- in 4 2-3 innings.
YANKEES 6, METS 5
Nick Swisher had an early three-run shot against Dickey, who was coming off consecutive one-hitters -- making him the first major league pitcher in 24 years to accomplish that feat. But in a much-anticipated matchup at sold-out Citi Field, both he and Yankees ace CC Sabathia were missing their best stuff.
Cano drove a 2-0 delivery from Miguel Batista (1-2) over the home run apple in straightaway center for his 16th homer and fifth in seven games. The Yankees won the final two games of the weekend series by one run to finish 5-1 against their crosstown rivals this season.
Including a sweep in the Bronx earlier this month, the Yankees have won five consecutive series against the Mets since May 2010.
Sabathia gave up nine hits in 5 2-3 innings. He was betrayed by his defense while yielding five runs -- one earned.
Boone Logan (2-0) gave the Yankees another splendid performance out of the bullpen. Rafael Soriano worked a scoreless ninth in the rain for his 15th save in 16 chances. The Yankees have won 14 of 18 road games.
TWINS 4, REDS 3
Joe Mauer opened the ninth with a double off the left field wall against Chapman (4-4). Willingham followed with his 15th homer of the season.
Willingham's homer overcame Joey Votto's eighth-inning, two-run homer that had given the Reds a 3-2 lead.
Minnesota left-hander Scott Diamond (6-3) allowed three runs and eight hits in eight innings.
RANGERS 4, ROCKIES 2
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Matt Harrison worked five scoreless innings for his 10th victory, Leonys Martin had a pair of extra-base hits for his first three RBIs in the majors and the Texas Rangers beat Colorado.
Martin, the Cuban defector who signed with the Rangers last year, had an RBI double in the second and a two-run triple an inning later.
Harrison (10-3) won his sixth consecutive decision. His outing was cut short because of tightness in his lower back that caused soreness in his left hip.
Alex White (2-6) lost his third straight decision.
Texas finished a majors-best 14-4 in interleague play, winning all six of its series against National League teams. The Rockies were 2-13 against the AL.
MARLINS 9, BLUE JAYS 0
MIAMI -- Mark Buehrle pitched effectively for seven innings to become the winningest pitcher in interleague play, John Buck hit a three-run homer and the Marlins snapped a six-game losing streak with a win over Toronto.
Greg Dobbs had a two-run homer among his three hits for the Marlins, winners for just the third time in 18 games.
Buehrle (6-8) gave up seven hits in winning his 25th interleague matchup, breaking a tie with Freddy Garcia. Buehrle struck out seven.
Toronto starter Jesse Chavez (0-1) allowed six runs and seven hits in six innings while striking out six.
ORIOLES 2, NATIONALS 1
BALTIMORE -- Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to interrupt Baltimore's agonizing offensive struggle, and the Orioles rallied to beat the Nationals.
TIGERS 3, PIRATES 2
Verlander (8-4) had allowed only two infield hits through six innings before Pedro Alvarez singled with one out in the seventh. Jones followed with his homer.
Chris Resop (0-3) got the loss.
RAYS 3, PHILLIES 2, 1ST GAME
RAYS 7, PHILLIES 3, 2ND GAME
Lee (0-4) allowed five runs and six hits in seven innings. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner hasn't won a game since last Sept. 26.
Brandon Gomes (2-2) earned the win with 2 2-3 scoreless innings.
ASTROS 7, INDIANS 1
HOUSTON -- Chris Johnson homered and drove in three runs and J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer to lead the Astros over Cleveland for their first series since taking two of three from the White Sox June 8-10.
Houston starter J.A. Happ (6-7) got his second consecutive win by allowing four hits and a run in seven innings.
Cleveland's Derek Lowe (7-6) gave up eight hits and three runs in 6 2-3 innings to leave him with just one win in his last seven starts.
CARDINALS 11, ROYALS 8
Mike Moustakas had two home runs for the Royals, who gave up 41 hits and 30 runs to their state rivals in the three games.
With the Cardinals leading 7-6 in the eighth, Tim Collins (4-2) intentionally walked Rafael Furcal, loading the bases with one out. Craig then lined a two-run single into center and Daniel Descalo went from first to third when Jarrod Dyson bobbled the ball for an error.
Victor Marte (1-1) got two outs in the sixth and faced one batter in the seventh for the win.
WHITE SOX 1, BREWERS 0, 10 INNINGS
CHICAGO -- Pinch-hitter Eduardo Escobar lined an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Chicago White made it an adventuresome afternoon, beating Milwaukee.
After the game the White Sox acquired All-Star infielder Kevin Youkilis and cash from Boston in a trade for infielder Brent Lillibridge and right-handed pitcher Zach Stewart.
Brian Bruney (1-0) walked two and struck out a pair in one inning.
PADRES 2, MARINERS 0
Volquez (4-7) was in command for 6 2-3 innings and was not hurt by the control issues that have hampered him this season.
Volquez, who leads the majors in walks with 55, walked three but was rarely stressed by the Mariners. The right-hander combined with three relievers for the five-hitter.
Huston Street pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 10th save in as many chances.
Hector Noesi (2-9) extended his career-high losing streak to six games.
ANGELS 5, DODGERS 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mark Trumbo drove in Albert Pujols with the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, and the Angels won their season series with the Dodgers for the third straight year. Peter Bourjos hit an early two-run homer and Howie Kendrick added another RBI single in the seventh for the Angels, who won four of six in the Freeway Series.
Dodgers reliever Josh Lindblom (2-2) was the loser.
ATHLETICS 4, GIANTS 2
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Derek Norris hit a three-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning for his first major league home run, and the Athletics walked off with a stunning victory over the San Francisco Giants.
Norris hammered a full-count pitch from Santiago Casilla (1-3) over the left-field wall to help the A's avoid the first three-game sweep by San Francisco in Oakland.
It was Casilla's second blown save in 22 chances this season in place of bearded closer Brian Wilson.
Jim Miller (2-0) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings for the victory.
Buster Posey's two-run homer in the first was all the Giants could squeeze out against A.J. Griffin.
DIAMONDBACKS 5, CUBS 1
Miley (9-3) retired 20 of the first 21 batters he faced before giving up a homer to Alfonso Soriano in the seventh inning, then worked out of a jam in the eighth with runners on second and third.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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