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Beckett shuts out Royals in Boston's win

JOSH Beckett of the Boston Red Sox made his 100th career victory a special one by shutting out the Kansas City Royals 6-0 with a complete game three-hit victory on Sunday.

Beckett (11-3) struck out seven in joining Boston teammate Tim Wakefield as the only American League pitchers to reach 11 wins this season. The All-Star right-hander has a 100-65 record for nine seasons in the Major Leagues.

He did not give up a hit until Kansas City's David DeJesus led off the fourth with a double.

Beckett retired nine more batters in order before Mitch Maier and Mark Teahen singled in the seventh.

The Royals loaded the bases when Beckett hit Jose Guillen but Brayan Pena grounded into a double play to end the inning.

Boston used a three-run fourth inning to take a 4-0 lead.

The American League East leaders collected only one hit in the inning, rookie Aaron Bates' run-scoring double, but took advantage of four walks, including a bases-loaded pass to Jason Varitek.

Bates went 3-for-4 with Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis and Rocco Baldelli each getting two hits.

The Royals, who used five pitchers, walked nine Red Sox. Bruce Chen (0-4) took the loss, giving up six hits and three runs in three-plus innings.

In Anaheim, California, John Lackey pitched seven solid innings as the Los Angeles Angels completed a sweep of the New York Yankees with a 5-4 victory.

Lackey (4-4) quickly worked through the Yankees lineup, allowing two runs on six hits. The Angels' ace struck out six in one of his most efficient starts since missing the first six with a forearm strain.

C. C. Sabathia (8-6) gave up five runs and struck out six in six 2-3 innings against the Angels, who have won eight of their last nine meetings against the Yankees in Anaheim.

Brian Fuentes struck out Alex Rodriguez for the final out and earned his 26th save in 29 chances.

Sabathia, who was 5-1 with a 2.33 ERA away from Yankee Stadium entering the game, was solid through three innings. He got help from Rodriguez and Robinson Cano on two double plays to get out of the first and third, but he gave up four runs in the fourth.

Bobby Abreu and Howie Kendrick had RBI doubles and Brandon Wood and Robb Quinlan added RBI singles.

In other action, it was: Mariners 5, Rangers 3; Orioles 4, Blue Jays 2; Twins 13, White Sox 7; Athletics 7, Rays 3; and Tigers 10, Indians 1.


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