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Orioles 6, Angels 3 — Buck Showalter's difficult task of turning around the last-place Baltimore Orioles began with a victory.

* Luke Scott hit a two-run homer and Josh Bell added a two-run double for his first major league RBIs in a big sixth inning.... It was Showalter's first game as a skipper since the end of the 2006 season, when he was with the Texas Rangers. He's the third manager of 2010 for Baltimore, which is a majors-worst 33-73, and drew a roar from the Camden Yards crowd of 16,723 simply by jogging out of the dugout to clarify a call with the plate umpire.

Red Sox 3, Indians 1 — Mike Lowell hit a two-run homer on the first pitch he saw after coming off the disabled list, Josh Beckett dominated for eight innings for Boston after a bench-clearing fracas.

* The Red Sox won on the day they lost first baseman Kevin Youkilis. He went on the 15-day disabled list with a torn muscle in his right thumb and was going to see a hand specialist, unsure whether he would need season-ending surgery.

Blue Jays 8, Yankees 2 — Ricky Romero baffled the suddenly slumping New York Yankees for the second time this season, and free-swinging Toronto belted four more home runs.

* Alex Rodriguez failed to hit homer No. 600 for the 12th consecutive game, extending the longest stretch before reaching the milestone of the six players to have done it. New York's third baseman went 0 for 3 with a strikeout.... The Yankees have lost three straight for the first time since June 16-19.

White Sox 12-1, Tigers 2-7 — Jeremy Bonderman allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings for his first win in two months, Brennan Boesch and Johnny Damon each drove in two runs, and Detroit earned a split of a day-night doubleheader.

* Chicago won the first game as Juan Pierre homered for the first time in almost two years.

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