Cleveland's Ken Schrom celebrated being named to the the American League All-Star team by posting his seventh straight victory, even though he wasn't as good as usual.
Schrom was roughed up a bit by the Texas Rangers but stuck around long enough to win as the Indians emerged on top, 9-6, Thursday night at Cleveland.
"I felt pretty good out there," Schrom said. "They (the Rangers) were just whacking. They've got a good-hitting club.
"After I gave up the third run, (catcher) Andy Allanson said, 'Get your mind off the All-Star game,' " Schrom said. "It was exciting, but I really don't think it distracted me."
Schrom (10-2) survived a four-run second inning, allowing 6 runs--1 unearned--and 7 hits in 5 innings.
Cleveland trailed, 4-0, but got back into the game in the fourth inning on Brett Butler's bases-loaded single off Ed Correa (6-7). Rookies Allanson and Cory Snyder hit consecutive two-run singles as the Indians' took command with a five-run fifth inning.
Ernie Camacho, Cleveland's fourth pitcher, pitched the final 1 innings for his 12th save.
The victory was the Indians' ninth in the last 11 games, while Texas lost its fourth in five tries.
New York 11, Minnesota 1--Butch Wynegar and Mike Easler hit home runs, and the Yankees scored nine runs in the sixth inning to rout the Twins at Minneapolis.
New York sent 13 batters to the plate in the sixth while chasing Frank Viola (9-7).
Dennis Rasmussen (10-2) gave up 4 hits in 7 innings and won his fifth straight. Tim Stoddard, acquired earlier in the week from San Diego, pitched the last 1 innings.
Tom Brunansky hit his 18th home run for the Twins.
Toronto 8, Oakland 4--Jesse Barfield's double broke a 3-3 tie, and the Blue Jays scored four more runs in the seventh inning to overcome the A's at Toronto.
Jim Clancy (9-5) scattered 6 hits in 8 innings, striking out 6 and walking 1 while picking up his third straight win. Bill Caudill pitched the ninth.
Oakland starter Eric Plunk (2-5) was the victim of Toronto's seventh-inning outburst.
Oakland's Dave Kingman tied the game, 3-3, slugging Clancy's first pitch of the seventh for his 20th homer of the season. It was his 427th career homer, moving him past Billy Williams into 19th place on the all-time list.
Baltimore 5, Chicago 3--John Shelby broke a ninth-inning tie with a bases-loaded triple as the Orioles won at Chicago.
Shelby's hit made a loser of Joe Cowley (4-5) and gave Baltimore a 4-1 lead. Tom O'Malley brought Shelby home with a grounder.
Baltimore's Mike Flanagan (3-6) gave up 1 run on 6 hits in 8 innings.
Seattle 4, Milwaukee 1--Spike .wen and John Moses each drove in a run to help the Mariners win at Milwaukee. The game was delayed by rain three times for a total of 3 hours 44 minutes.
The loss was the fifth straight for the Brewers, matching their longest slump of the year.