NEW YORK Derek Jeter had a big hit and made a big play in the field to back Andy Pettitte in New York's 5-0 win over Tampa Bay.
Jeter had an early go-ahead double off starter Scott Kazmir, and made a stellar play in the seventh that preserved a two-run lead. Pettitte (10-6) allowed four hits without a walk in eight innings.
The Rays, with the best record in majors, lost two straight for the first time since June 10-11.
Kazmir (7-4) gave up five hits and two runs in five innings, striking out nine.Jeter drove in two with a two-out double in the third. Melky Cabrera hit a solo homer in the eighth off Gary Glover.
RED SOX 6, TWINS 5: At Boston, Manny Ramirez hit a game-tying two-run homer as part of a four-run eighth inning to rally Boston. Ramirez's 17th homer came off reliever Matt Guerrier (4-4) and tied the game 5-5. One out later, Kevin Youkilis doubled and Brandon Moss singled up the middle for the go-ahead run.
RANGERS 3, ANGELS 2: At Arlington, Texas, Josh Hamilton's major league-leading 87th RBI helped Texas left-hander Matt Harrison win his debut over the Los Angeles Angels. Harrison was just a little better than All-Star lefty Joe Saunders of the Angels, who was pitching with his wife three days past the due date for their first child.
ATHLETICS 2, MARINERS 0: At Oakland, Justin Duchscherer faced only three batters over the minimum and threw a two-hitter to lead Oakland past Seattle. The right-hander allowed a two-out double to Richie Sexson in the fifth and a leadoff single to Miguel Cairo in the sixth.
TIGERS 9, INDIANS 2: At Detroit, Miguel Cabrera hit two homers, Marcus Thames had one and Justin Verlander was dominant after a shaky start to lift Detroit. The Tigers (45-44) lead the majors with 21 wins since June 7. The defending AL Central-champion Indians (37-52) have dropped nine straight. Jeremy Sowers (0-5) took recently traded CC Sabathia's turn in the rotation and gave up seven runs and 10 hits.
WHITE SOX 8, ROYALS 7: At Kansas City, Orlando Cabrera scored Alexei Ramirez on a perfectly executed hit-and-run double in the 13th inning, and Chicago held on for a victory over Kansas City.BLUE JAYS 7, ORIOLES 6: At Toronto, Alex Rios scored the winning run when shortstop Freddie Bynum misplayed a grounder in the bottom of the ninth. Rios drew a one-out walk off Jim Johnson (2-3), then stole second and went to third on a throwing error by catcher Ramon Hernandez as Vernon Wells struck out.
CARDINALS 2, PHILLIES 0: At Philadelphia, Joel Pineiro and three relievers combined on a six-hitter, and Rick Ankiel and Ryan Ludwick hit solo homers for St. Louis in a 2-0 victory. Pineiro (3-4) allowed five hits and walked three in 6 1-3 innings for his first win since April 29. He was 0-2 with seven no-decisions in his previous nine starts.
BRAVES 9, DODGERS 3: At Los Angeles. Jair Jurrjens pitched six solid innings, batterymate Brian McCann homered twice and Yunel Escobar hit a three-run double, leading Atlanta to a 9-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
METS 7, GIANTS 0: At New York, Mike Pelfrey won his fifth straight start and Carlos Beltran drove in four runs for surging New York. Beltran hit a three-run homer in the first and Carlos Delgado also connected off Tim Lincecum (10-2) to help the Mets win their fourth straight. New York is 1 1/2 games behind first-place Philadelphia in the NL East.
PADRES 10, MARLINS 1: At San Diego, looking decidedly like the Triple-A Portland Beavers, the San Diego Padres came up with a nifty big league result Tuesday night, beating the Florida Marlins 10-1 to snap a nine-game home losing streak. Rookie Chase Headley, playing in his 20th big league game this season, had his best performance yet with three hits and four RBIs, including a three-run double.
PIRATES 4, ASTROS 3: At Pittsburgh, Nate McLouth's two-run single in the eighth capped a three-run rally and the Pittsburgh Pirates sent the Houston Astros to their seventh loss in eight games with a rain-soaked 4-3 win. McLouth's line drive to right on a 3-2 pitch off Doug Brocail (4-4) scored Jose Bautista and pinch-runner Luis Rivas.
DIAMONDBACKS 2, NATIONALS 0: At Washington, Brandon Webb earned his major league-leading 13th win, pitching six scoreless innings for Arizona. Webb (13-4) struck out six and allowed six hits and two walks. It was the 16th time in his 19 starts Webb lasted at least six innings. Chad Qualls pitched the seventh for the Diamondbacks, Tony Pena the eighth and Brandon Lyon the ninth for his 19th save.
CUBS 7, REDS 3: At Chicago, Ryan Dempster became the first Cubs pitcher in 31 years to start a season 10-0 at home and Mike Fontenot and Geovany Soto homered Tuesday night to lead Chicago to a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Before the game, the Cubs acquired right-hander Rich Harden from Oakland in a six-player trade. Harden, expected to pitch this weekend against the Giants at Wrigley Field, joins the staff of the NL Central leaders that already includes Dempster and Carlos Zambrano.
BREWERS 7, ROCKIES 3: At Milwaukee, CC Sabathia was a little wild in his debut with the Brewers, but still delivered as advertised in a 7-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Sabathia (1-0) gave up two earned runs and five hits over six innings in his first outing since being traded by Cleveland on Monday. The reigning AL Cy Young winner walked five, tying the season high he set back in April.