Monday's American League Capsules
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Humber held the Yankees hitless until Alex Rodriguez grounded a single up the middle with one out in the seventh inning Monday night, and the Chicago White Sox made the effort stand up with a 2-0 victory over New York.
The White Sox, who won for only the second time in 12 games, snapped a 23-inning scoreless drought in the fourth when Carlos Quentin doubled and scored on Adam Dunn’s grounder. Chicago added a run in the ninth after a popup fell behind the mound.
Sergio Santos got the final four outs for his first save and Chicago’s second save in eight chances this season. He gave the White Sox a scare, allowing a leadoff single to Curtis Granderson before Mark Teixeira hit into a double play. Rodriguez struck out to end it.
Humber (2-2) struck out five and walked two in seven innings,
A.J. Burnett (3-1) had his best outing of the season, pitching eight innings for the first time since Aug. 15. He gave up three hits and walked two, falling to 8-1 in April with New York.
Blue Jays 6, Rangers 4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Patterson and Jose Bautista homered on consecutive pitches from Colby Lewis in the fifth, and tough-luck starter Kyle Drabek finally got another win for Toronto.
Juan Rivera added a two-run shot in the fifth off Lewis (1-3), who gave up six runs and seven hits while throwing 95 pitches in five innings. He struck out three and walked four.
Drabek (2-0) had gotten a no-decision in three consecutive starts that the Blue Jays won after he had pitched into at least the sixth. The right-hander gave up three runs and five hits in six innings.
Texas designated hitter Michael Young extended his hitting streak to 15 games with an RBI double off the right-field wall that made it 6-3 in the sixth.