Jeff Weaver was supposed to pitch at Fenway Park on Saturday. Instead, he'll wear pinstripes when he starts a day later in place of Roger Clemens.
The AL East-leading New York Yankees pulled off another big deal, getting Weaver from Detroit early Saturday in a three-team trade that also included Oakland.
Weaver will pitch Sunday at Yankee Stadium against Toronto in place of Clemens, who was scratched because of a sore right leg.
"I think everyone heard the rumors," Weaver said. "The opportunity to go from last to first in a day is quite interesting in itself."
The Tigers traded Weaver after beating Boston 9-5 on a night when the Red Sox remembered Ted Williams, baseball's last .400 hitter, who died Friday morning of cardiac arrest at the age of 83.
The Red Sox, wearing black armbands on their right sleeves and patches with No. 9, committed three errors and had their five-game winning streak snapped.
"I'm not going to make excuses that it carried over to the game," shortstop Nomar Garciaparra said. "It was just one of those games."
Weaver, a 25-year-old right-hander, was 6-8 with a 3.18 ERA this season for a Tigers team that is 30-53. One of the best young starters in the majors, he joins a veteran rotation that already includes Clemens, Mike Mussina, Andy Pettitte, David Wells and Orlando Hernandez.
"The Yankees are better. Jeff Weaver is a quality pitcher. I don't think we were good enough as an organization to win, so we needed quality players," Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said.
As part of the deal, the Yankees dealt pitcher Ted Lilly and two top prospects to Oakland. The Athletics sent first baseman Carlos Pena, minor league reliever Franklyn German and a player to be named to Detroit.
Earlier this week, New York acquired star right fielder Raul Mondesi from Toronto for a Double-A reliever.
Hernandez (5-2) was dominating in his first start in nearly two months, striking out nine in six shutout innings to lead the Yankees over the Blue Jays 6-3 Friday night for their fifth straight win.
Indians 4, White Sox 2
Ellis Burks homered and Danys Baez (7-6) pitched six strong innings at Comiskey Park as Cleveland snapped a five-game losing streak.
Matt Lawton hit a two-run single, and Ricky Gutierrez added a sacrifice fly for the Indians. Bob Wickman got his 19th save.
Athletics 4, Royals 3
John Mabry hit a two-run double off Roberto Hernandez (1-2) in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Oakland over Kansas City.
It was Hernandez's fourth blown save in 18 chances. The Royals went ahead 3-1 in the top of the ninth on Carlos Febles' RBI triple and Aaron Guiel's sacrifice fly.
Angels 6, Devil Rays 5,
David Eckstein drove in the winning run with a bases-loaded infield single in the 10th inning off Esteban Yan (4-4).
Scot Shields (1-1) earned his first major league victory. The Devil Rays lost a club-record ninth in a row on the road.
Rangers 7, Orioles 6
Pinch-hitter Frank Catalanotto had an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth off Jorge Julio (4-5) to complete Texas' comeback win.
Alex Rodriguez, who hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, tied it with an RBI groundout earlier in the ninth. Juan Gonzalez and Rafael Palmeiro hit back-to-back homers in the third inning before a 61-minute rain delay.
It was the first time the Rangers won this season when trailing after eight innings -- they had been 0-35. Tony Batista hit a two-run homer for the Orioles, who have dropped eight straight against Texas.
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