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Youkilis, Ortiz blast as Buchholz subdues Rays

Kevin Youkilis and David Ortiz homered to back the strong pitching of Clay Buchholz and lead the resurgent Boston Red Sox to a 6-1 victory over the host Tampa Bay Rays last night.

The Red Sox beat baseball's top team for the first time in five tries, climbing a season-best four games over .500.

Buchholz (6-3) allowed six hits, three of them in the first inning when he got out of a bases-loaded jam with an inning-ending double play. He walked only one and struck out eight.

White Sox 7, Indians 2

Mark Teahen drove in three runs and John Danks (4-3) allowed two runs in five innings in Cleveland to stop a personal three-game slide.

Reds 7, Pirates 5

Drew Stubbs had three hits and righthander Aaron Harang (3-5) singled home a run and chugged around the bases to score another during host Cincinnati's five-run fourth inning.

Rangers file for bankruptcy

The Texas Rangers, controlled by billionaire Thomas Hicks, filed for bankruptcy to complete a $575-million sale to investors led by Hall of Fame pitcher and team president Nolan Ryan and his partner Chuck Greenberg.

Texas Rangers Baseball Partners, whose parent is Hicks' HSG Sports Group LLC, listed assets and debt of $100 million to $500 million in Chapter 11 documents filed yesterday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Fort Worth, Texas.

All Texas Rangers Baseball Partners creditors will be paid in full, according to court documents. Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was listed as the team's top unsecured creditor. He is still owed about $24.9 million in deferred compensation from his Rangers contract.

Strasburg not dominant

Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg allowed five hits and two runs, one earned, in five innings in host Syracuse's 6-3 victory over Toledo . . . Nationals catcher Ivan Rodriguez, 38, is going on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

- AP and Bloomberg News

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