CHICAGO -- Rookie Jose Quintana allowed two hits in eight stellar innings, Kevin Youkilis came through again with a go-ahead homer and the Chicago White Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 2-1 victory Thursday.
On a scorching day at U.S. Cellular Field -- with a first-pitch temperature of 99 degrees that hit 102 by the fourth inning -- Quintana (4-1) walked one and struck out a career-high eight. He gave up a leadoff single to Ian Kinsler in the first and an RBI single to Adrian Beltre in the fourth on a line drive that hit the left-hander near the hip and bounded past first.
With a thunderstorm hitting the ball park in the ninth, Addison Reed pitched the final inning for his 12th save in 13 chances to help give Chicago the sweep in a meeting of division leaders.
Youkilis took All-Star Matt Harrison (11-4) deep in the sixth to break a 1-all tie, his sixth homer of the season and second since joining the White Sox in a trade from Boston last month.
TIGERS 7, TWINS 3
DETROIT -- Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to break a tie and Delmon Young followed with a solo shot to lift the Detroit Tigers past the Minnesota Twins for a split of the four-game series.
The damage all came against Alex Burnett (2-1), who relieved starter Scott Diamond to begin the inning after Diamond allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out four.
ROYALS 9, BLUE JAYS 6
All-Star Billy Butler snapped a season-long 0-for-24 hitless streak against Toronto pitching and Yuniesky Betancourt homered as the Royals won for the second time in six games. Salvador Perez tied a career high with four hits, all singles, and Kansas City finished with a season-high 16 hits.
Hochevar (6-8) gave up two runs and four hits in five innings before leaving with his injury. He sprained his right ankle while running to cover first base on Colby Rasmus' infield single in the fifth.
Jonathan Broxton finished in the ninth for his 21st save.
Arencibia hit two home runs for the Blue Jays and Henderson Alvarez (5-7) gave up five runs and eight hits in 5 1-3 innings.
INDIANS 3, RAYS 1
Tomlin (5-5) limited the Rays to one run and two hits, easily the right-hander's best outing since April.
The Rays have lost eight of 10, fell to 4-13 against the AL Central and have scored more than four runs once in the last 11 games.
Luke Scott went 0 for 3 and set the Rays' record by going 39 straight at-bats without a hit.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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