Carlos Quentin hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the bottom of the seventh Saturday, closer Bobby Jenks escaped a ninth-inning jam and the White Sox made it two straight over the Cubs with a 6-5 victory.


 Carlos Quentin hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the bottom of the seventh Saturday, closer Bobby Jenks escaped a ninth-inning jam and the White Sox made it two straight over the Cubs with a 6-5 victory.
Quentin drove an 0-2 pitch from Carlos Marmol (1-3) for an opposite-field home run into the Cubs’ bullpen in right field — his 18th of the season — to snap the 5-5 tie.
Derrek Lee was 5-for-5 with three RBIs for the Cubs, who’ve lost seven of 11. He led off the top of the ninth with a double and moved to third on an infield out.
But Lee was stranded when Jenks got Aramis Ramirez to ground out to short with the infield in and retired Jim Edmonds on a grounder to second to end the game.
Yankees 3, Mets 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Pettitte outpitched Johan Santana for his sixth straight win, leading the Yankees past the Mets at rainy Shea Stadium.
Robinson Cano delivered a key RBI single off Santana (7-7), who has received little support from his teammates while dropping four consecutive decisions for the second time in his career.
Brewers 5, Twins 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Manny Parra allowed two hits in seven innings to win his sixth straight start and Milwaukee beat Minnesota to end the Twins’ 10-game winning streak.
Bill Hall had a two-run double and Ryan Braun and Corey Hart also had RBIs for the Brewers, who have won nine of 12.
Jason Kubel hit a home run with two outs in the ninth for Minnesota.
Tigers 7, Rockies 6
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth and Detroit overcame Todd Jones’ blown save to beat Colorado and improve to .500 for the first time this season.
It was the Tigers’ fourth straight win.
Astros 11, Red Sox 10
HOUSTON (AP) — Lance Berkman atoned for three strikeouts with a two-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Astros over the Boston Red Sox.
Mark Loretta hit a three-run homer and Carlos Lee added a solo shot and a two-run double for the Astros, who beat Boston for the first time in five all-time meetings.
Houston rallied from 4-0 and 9-6 deficits. Ty Wigginton tied it at 9 with a solo homer in the eighth off Manny Delcarmen (0-2), setting up Berkman’s big hit later in the inning.
Blue Jays 9, Braves 5
TORONTO (AP) — Vernon Wells homered and drove in three runs to help Toronto beat Atlanta.
Wells had three hits, Rod Barajas hit a solo homer and Joe Inglett had two RBIs for Toronto, which got a solid effort from John Parrish in his first start since 2004.
Mark Teixeira hit his 16th homer and Gregor Blanco had a career-high four hits for the Braves. Teixeira has six homers and 11 RBIs in his past six games.
Reds 5, Indians 0
CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Cueto won for the first time in four starts for Cincinnati, combining with four relievers to shut out Cleveland.
Cueto (6-8) constantly worked out of trouble to win for the first time since June 6 at Florida. The rookie right-hander gave up five hits, walked three and hit two batters over 6 1-3 innings.
Cincinnati won for only the fourth time in 13 games, but clinched the season series in the interleague battle of Ohio’s teams. The Reds swept three games from the Indians last month in Cincinnati and are 1-1 in this three-game series.
Cardinals 5, Royals 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rick Ankiel hit a two-run home run to help rookie Mitchell Boggs remain unbeaten and St. Louis snapped Kansas City’s six-game winning streak.
Boggs (3-0) worked out of a jam in the first inning against what has been one of the hottest teams in the majors and allowed only four hits and one run in six innings. The Cardinals, who beat the Royals for the first time in five games, are 4-0 in the six starts the 24-year-old right-hander has made since being called up on June 6 from Triple-A Memphis.
Diamondbacks 6, Marlins 2
MIAMI (AP) — Brandon Webb returned to his All-Star form, Chris Young had three RBIs and the Diamondbacks beat Florida for the first time in five tries this season.
Webb (12-4), the 2006 Cy Young Award winner, stuck out eight and gave up two runs in six innings for the Diamondbacks, who ended a three-game skid. The Diamondbacks’ ace gave up 11 earned runs in his previous two starts, both losses.