Kameron Loe's strong end to the first half dissolved quickly in his opening start after the break. Staked to an early three-run lead, he allowed five hits and a season-high five walks in 2 2/3, ending his four-game winning streak.
John Lackey wasn't at his best, but his six-inning stint was enough to win for the 12th time, tying for the MLB lead, thanks to a share-the-wealth offense. Vladimir Guerrero, Reggie Willits and Gary Matthews had two RBIs apiece.
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