Kevin Millwood allowed one run through six innings in his first start in almost three weeks and rookie Brandon Boggs matched a career high with three RBIs for the Rangers.


Kevin Millwood allowed one run through six innings in his first start in almost three weeks and rookie Brandon Boggs matched a career high with three RBIs for the Rangers.
Millwood (3-3) gave up five hits, struck out five and didn’t issue a walk in his first start since May 10 against Oakland. He was forced to leave that outing due to a strained right groin after throwing 12 pitches and recording two outs.
Millwood was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day and was activated Thursday.
Boggs was a late addition to the starting lineup when Milton Bradley took himself out after feeling lightheaded before the game.
C.J. Wilson got three outs for his 11th save in 13 chances.
Justin Duchscherer (4-4) gave up two runs and six hits in six innings for Oakland.

Orioles 5, Red Sox 2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mike Lowell singled in the tiebreaking run during a 13th inning in which the Baltimore Orioles made three errors, and the Boston Red Sox turned the miscues into a 5-2 victory Friday night.
Lowell had three hits, and Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and half of Boston’s club-record six stolen bases. Manny Ramirez, bidding for his 500th home run, went 1-for-6 but scored the go-ahead run in the 13th.
The Red Sox were held scoreless for 11 straight innings before breaking through against Chad Bradford (2-2) — with plenty of help from the shoddy-fielding Orioles.
Mike Timlin (3-3) worked the 12th and Jonathan Papelbon got three outs for his 15th save. The victory was only the second in Boston’s last 11 road games.

Rays 2, Whites Sox 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Cliff Floyd lined a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the AL East-leading Rays the win.
Floyd’s fourth homer of the season came against Scott Linebrink (2-1). It ended a stretch in which the White Sox bullpen had not allowed an earned run in 28 innings.
A crowd of 14,679 saw the Rays win a matchup of division leaders and raise their league-best record to 33-22. Floyd homered on an 0-1 pitch and enabled Tampa Bay to overcome going only 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
Dan Wheeler (1-3), the fourth Rays pitcher, worked one scoreless inning for the victory.
The Rays took a 1-0 lead on B.J. Upton’s RBI single in the third inning.
Alexei Ramirez homered in the fifth for the White Sox.

Yankees 6, Twins 5
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bobby Abreu tripled twice and scored all four times he reached base, backing Mike Mussina the Yankees to another win.
Abreu tied his career high with those four runs, helping Mussina (8-4) overcome a four-run first inning for his seventh win in eight starts. Alex Rodriguez, Hideki Matsui and Melky Cabrera each had three hits and two RBIs for further support.
Mariano Rivera stayed perfect with his 14th save in as many tries.
Twins starter Glen Perkins (2-2) lost his early 4-1 lead when Rodriguez doubled in Abreu to make it 5-4 Yankees with none out in the fifth.
That was his last batter after 10 hits, two walks and no strikeouts — a clear step back after switching spots with the struggling Boof Bonser to stay on his regular rest pattern.