BALTIMORE 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.
With one out, Ramirez reached on a bouncer to third. Melvin Mora's throw soared over the head of first baseman Kevin Millar, and Ramirez advanced to secomd. Lowell then lined a single to left, and Ramirez scored. Two more unearned runs scored on a throwing error by shortstop Freddie Bynum.
INDIANS 5, ROYALS 4: At Kansas City, Mo., Grady Sizemore homered twice and made a game-saving catch for the final out, and Cleveland handed the woeful Royals their 12th straight loss.
Cliff Lee (8-1) moved into a tie for the AL lead in victories despite giving up four runs and 10 hits in six innings. His ERA crept to 1.88, still good enough to lead the league.
Kansas City blew a 4-1 lead, committed a costly baserunning blunder and was robbed by Sizemore in the ninth. The star center fielder hauled in Jose Guillen's liner with the tying run on second in the ninth and held on after he crashed into the wall, ending the game.
PHILLIES 12, MARLINS 3: At Philadelphia, Chase Utley hit his major league-leading 18th homer to help Brett Myers win for the first time in six weeks, and Philadelphia beat Florida. Ryan Howard and Chris Coste each had three-run shots for the Phillies, who won their fifth straight game and moved into first place in the NL East a half-game ahead of the surprising Marlins.
Myers (3-6) allowed three runs and six hits in eight innings, striking out a season-high 11. Myers, the Phillies' opening-day starter, hadn't won since beating Houston on April 17. He lost his previous five decisions.
Philadelphia scored seven off Mark Hendrickson (7-3) in the second inning and chased the left-hander with four more in the fourth. Hendrickson lasted just 3 2-3 innings, allowing 10 runs and seven hits.
REDS 3, BRAVES 2 (11): At Cincinnati, rookie Jay Bruce had four hits three of them off 300-game winner Tom Glavine and scored on Chipper Jones' error in the 11th inning to give the Reds the win. Bruce added to his remarkable debut week by opening the 11th with a single off Royce Ring (1-1). Ken Griffey Jr. then singled past Jones, and the third baseman also failed to come up with Brandon Phillips' grounder for a game-ending error. Bruce also doubled home a run and scored in the sixth, adding to his growing lore. Cincinnati's top prospect has become the fans' favorite while going 8-for-14 in his first four games.
NATIONALS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 4: At Phoenix, Willie Harris snapped out of a slump with a tiebreaking three-run homer, helping Washington beat the Arizona. Harris went deep with one out in the seventh to put the Nationals in front 6-3. He had one hit in his previous 18 at-bats before the drive over the right-field fence.