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Updated: June 29, 2013, 12:31 AM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Jonny Gomes broke a tie with a seventh-inning single and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 after squandering a five-run lead Friday night.

The Red Sox had 15 hits, giving them at least 10 for the sixth time in seven games.

Andrew Miller (1-2) got the win with 1 1-3 scoreless innings. Koji Uehara pitched the ninth for his fourth save of the season and third in three days. He retired all nine batters he faced in that span, six on strikeouts.

The Red Sox won their fourth in a row and improved to 16 games over .500 for the first time since they finished the 2011 season at 90-72.

With the score tied at 5, Shane Victorino and Dustin Pedroia singled in the seventh off Neil Wagner (1-2). Brett Cecil relieved and both runners moved up on a wild pitch before Mike Napoli walked, loading the bases.

Gomes, pinch hitting for Daniel Nava, then lined a single past third baseman Maicer Izturis.

TIGERS 6, RAYS 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Major league wins leader Max Scherzer became the first starting pitcher in 27 years to win 12 consecutive decisions to begin a season, and Miguel Cabrera hit two home runs to lead Detroit.

Scherzer (12-0) allowed three runs, four hits, walked one and struck out nine in seven innings to become the first pitcher in Tigers history to win his first 12 decisions as a starter. The right-hander also became the first in the majors to begin a season with at least 12 straight victories since Roger Clemens did it on the way to starting 14-0 with the Boston Red Sox in 1986.

Ben Zobrist and Wil Myers hit solo homers for Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay rookie Alex Colome (1-1) allowed four hits and four runs in six innings.

ORIOLES 4, YANKEES 3

BALTIMORE -- Nate McLouth hit a tiebreaking homer off CC Sabathia in the seventh inning, Manny Machado had two RBIs and Baltimore rallied to beat the Yankees.

Orioles rookie Kevin Gausman (1-3) earned his first major league victory, allowing three hits over 4 1-3 innings as part of a relief crew that blanked the Yankees over the final six innings.

Gausman followed for Rule 5 draftee T.J. McFarland, who yielded three runs in 2 2-3 innings in his first major league start.

Tommy Hunter got the final six outs for his second save.

Sabathia (8-6) took a no-hitter and a 3-0 lead into the sixth.

INDIANS 19, WHITE SOX 10, 1st game

CHICAGO -- Jason Kipnis reached base six times and scored four runs, Ryan Raburn homered and drove in four, and Cleveland rallied from five down early on to pound the White Sox in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

The Indians matched a season high for runs. They also set one with eight doubles while falling one hit shy of their season best with 21 in a game that lasted just over four hours. Yet despite all that, Cleveland had to dig itself out of a five-run hole after the first inning and hang on after a nine-run lead dwindled to four.

Raburn gave the Indians some breathing room with a two-run drive off Ramon Troncoso in the seventh, making it 16-10. He also had a two-run single to break a 5-all tie in the fourth and spark a six-run rally.

White Sox reliever Brian Omogrosso (0-2) allowed nine runs in 2 1-3 innings.

Matt Albers (2-0) got the win, allowing two hits over 2 1-3 scoreless innings.

ROYALS 9, TWINS 3

MINNEAPOLIS -- Eric Hosmer hit two of Kansas City's season-high four home runs and James Shields pitched six strong innings for his 90th win to lead the Royals.

Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas also homered for Kansas City.

Clete Thomas homered for the Twins, who got another rough start from P.J. Walters (2-4). Walters allowed six runs in three innings one start after giving up six in the first at Cleveland last Saturday.

The Royals entered the game with the fewest home runs in the majors (43) -- two behind Miami -- and had given Shields (3-6) some of the worst run support in the league.

ANGELS 4, ASTROS 2

HOUSTON -- Pinch-runner Peter Bourjos scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning on an error and Erick Aybar added a two-run single in the ninth to help the Angels beat the Astros.

Hank Conger doubled off Paul Clemens (4-3) to start the eighth. Conger was replaced by Bourjos before Aybar drew a walk. Bourjos took third on a fly out by J.B. Shuck. Shortstop Ronny Cedeno's error on the play, when he bounced the ball trying to pick off Aybar at second, allowed Bourjos to dash home just ahead of the throw.

Aybar's bases-loaded single sent two home and extended the lead to 4-1 in the ninth.

Los Angeles starter Jerome Williams limited Houston to five hits and a run over 6 1-3 innings. Dane De La Rosa (3-1) and Kevin Jepsen pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings before Ernesto Frieri allowed one run in the ninth for his 20th save.

INTERLEAGUE

RANGERS 4, REDS 0

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Martin Perez pitched six-hit ball into the seventh inning and AL West-leading Texas handed Cincinnati its third straight loss and sixth in the last seven.

The Reds also have more concerns about right-hander Johnny Cueto (4-2), their opening day starter already on the disabled list twice this season who left after a batter into the second inning because of rightness in his right lat muscle.

Perez (2-1) struck out three in 6 2-3 innings. The left-hander was coming off a win last Saturday at St. Louis, where he allowed runs in each of the first two innings before holding the Cardinals scoreless over his last five innings.

Jason Frasor and Robbie Ross finished off the Rangers' second shutout in a row and seventh this season. Cincinnati was held scoreless for the sixth time.


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