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Fumbling Yankees boot it

A's win in 10th on three errors

The Oakland Athletics scored three times in the 10th inning without hitting a ball out of the infield, beating Mariano Rivera and the bumbling Yankees, 6-3, last night in New York.

Barry Zito pitched effectively into the eighth, and Oakland got home runs from Eric Byrnes and Bobby Kielty to end a three-game skid.

The Yankees have lost four straight and eight of 10, leaving them tied for last place in the East with Tampa Bay.

New York made three errors in the 10th -- two on one play by first baseman Tino Martinez. Rivera (2-2) issued a leadoff walk to Marco Scutaro and, one out later, hit Jason Kendall with an 0-2 pitch.

Eric Chavez's infield single loaded the bases, and Scott Hatteberg hit a one-hopper that Martinez knocked down. But he failed to step on the bag as he made an ill-advised throw to the plate, which earned him his first error.

Martinez had little chance to get Scutaro, and his throw was wide for a second error, allowing another run to score. After a two-out error by third baseman Alex Rodriguez, Rivera forced in a third run with a walk to Keith Ginter.

Octavio Dotel (1-0) worked 1 2/3 hitless innings, and Kiko Calero got two outs for his first save.

Orioles 3, Royals 1 -- Sidney Ponson pitched eight innings of five-hit ball for his third straight win, and B.J. Surhoff had three hits and two RBIs to lead Baltimore past Kansas City at Camden Yards.

Ponson (4-1) had a season-high eight strikeouts and two walks.

B.J. Ryan struck out two in a perfect ninth for his sixth save in six chances.

With his first three-hit game of the season, Surhoff lifted his batting average from .206 to .263. His two-run single in the fourth inning gave the Orioles a 3-1 lead, and Ponson made the margin stand up by allowing only one runner over his final four innings.

White Sox 5, Blue Jays 3 -- In Toronto, A.J. Pierzynski hit a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning to lead streaking Chicago to its sixth straight victory.

Orlando Hernandez (4-1) pitched seven strong innings to help the White Sox improve their major league-leading record to 22-7. Chicago's starters are 17-3 with a 2.79 ERA.

After Toronto reliever Jason Frasor (1-2) walked Carl Everett, Paul Konerko ended an 0-for-26 slump with a single to center off Frasor.

Pierzynski fell behind 0-2 against closer Miguel Batista before singling to left with two outs to give Chicago a 5-3 lead.

Twins 7, Devil Rays 1 -- In St. Petersburg, Fla., Johan Santana rebounded from his first loss in a nearly a year, scattering six hits for his second career complete game to lead Minnesota.

Joe Mauer went 4 for 5 with a three-run homer, and Justin Morneau added a two-run shot in support of the AL Cy Young Award winner, who is 5-1 and won for the 18th time in his last 19 decisions.

Indians 8, Rangers 6 -- Travis Hafner and Jhonny Peralta hit two-run homers in visiting Cleveland's seven-run first inning.

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