Teixeira gets the walkoff, and the rest of the AL East

  • Mark Teixeira delivered a walkoff single to give the Yankees a 5-4 win over Toronto. CC Sabathia pitched a complete game and held the Blue Jays hitless over the final five innings as the Yankees scored a pair in the 8th and another pair in the 9th to give him the win. Sabathia (5-3) retired the final 16 batters in the Yankees’ first nine-inning complete game since Sabathia shut down Baltimore on May 18, 2009, an American League-record 341 games in between, according to information provided by the Yankees from the Elias Sports Bureau. Derek Jeter (.254) went 0-for-5 for the second straight game.
  • Josh Beckett (4-1) allowed one run and five hits in 6.2 innings lowering his ERA to an AL-leading 1.69, as the Red Sox stopped the Indians, 4-2. Jason Varitek hit his first homer of the season off losing pitcher Fausto Carmona (3-5) as the Sox improved their league-best record in May to 15-7. Boston has won nine of their last 11 and Cleveland had their four-game winning streak stopped and dropped to 19-5 at home.
  • Detroit won its third straight, despite a rare bad night for Justin Verlander topping the Rays, 7-6. Alex Avila hit a pair of homers for the victors. Verlander allowed a season-high six earned runs and a season-high nine hits while striking out a season-low two in six innings. Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer, his ninth homer of the season, giving him 34 RBI. Tampa Bay has lost six of eight but became the first team in major league history to avoid having more than one error in its first 49 games, according to statistics provided by the Rays from the Elias Sports Bureau.

AL East

Rk Tm W L W-L% GB Strk Home Road last10 last20 last30
1 NYY 26 21 .553 W 1 16-13 10-8 6-4 9-11 15-15
2 BOS 26 22 .542 0.5 W 1 16-10 10-12 8-2 13-7 19-11
3 TBR 26 23 .531 1.0 L 2 11-13 15-10 3-7 10-10 17-13
4 TOR 24 24 .500 2.5 L 1 11-11 13-13 6-4 11-9 16-14
5 BAL 22 24 .478 3.5 W 3 13-14 9-10 5-5 9-11 15-15
Avg 24 22 .521 13-12 11-10 5-4 10-9 16-13
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Generated 5/25/2011.

AL Central

Rk Tm W L W-L% GB Strk vEast vCent vWest Inter Home Road
1 CLE 30 16 .652 L 1 8-3 11-8 8-5 3-0 19-5 11-11
2 DET 25 23 .521 6.0 W 3 10-9 8-5 6-7 1-2 13-8 12-15
3 KCR 22 25 .468 8.5 L 3 4-3 9-12 8-8 1-2 17-13 5-12
4 CHW 23 27 .460 9.0 W 1 7-9 5-7 9-10 2-1 10-13 13-14
5 MIN 16 31 .340 14.5 L 4 6-18 5-6 4-4 0-3 4-12 11-19
Avg 23 24 .487 7-8 7-7 7-6 1-1 12-10 10-14
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Generated 5/25/2011.