Never has a single meant so much to Bo Jackson.

Jackson knocked in three runs with his first two hits since coming off the disabled list Thursday to help the Chicago White Sox to an 11-2 rout of the Kansas City Royals.Jackson went 2 for 3 and scored a run. He also reached on a walk in the third and an error in the fifth. His RBI infield single in the first inning was his first hit since joining the White Sox on Sept. 2 after a minor-league rehab assignment for a hip injury that threatened to end his career.

"I had fun this afternoon," Jackson said.

Jackson's fun even overshadowed the accomplishment of teammate Ozzie Guillen, who smacked his first-career grand slam in the White Sox' 10-run fourth inning.

Red Sox 4, Mariners 3 (10 innings)

At Boston, pinch-hitter John Marzano singled off reliever Rob Murphy, 0-1, driving in Carlos Quintana from third base with one out in the 10th inning to help the Red Sox stay within 51/2 games of first-place Toronto in the American League East. Jeff Reardon, 1-3, pitched the 10th to pick up his first win in 49 appearances this year.

Blue Jays 13, Indians 1

At Cleveland, Rance Mulliniks drove in four runs, Joe Carter blasted his 31st homer and Jimmy Key improved to 15-9. Mulliniks, Candy Maldonado and Roberto Alomar each had three hits to pace a season-high 17-hit attack for the Blue Jays, who have won eight of their past 10 games. Charles Nagy, 8-12, allowed 11 hits and seven runs over five innings.

Athletics 4, Tigers 1

At Detroit, Harold Baines collected three hits, including a home run, and Mike Moore picked up his 13th win to help Oakland snap a three-game losing streak. Moore, 13-8, allowed six hits and one run over six innings to win for the fourth time in his last five decisions. Dennis Eckersley notched his 37th save, tying him with Minnesota's Rick Aguilera for the league lead. Frank Tanana, 11-9, took the loss.

Padres 3, Cardinals 1

At San Diego, pinch-hitter Benito Santiago delivered a two-run single with two outs in the eighth inning to cap a three-run rally. Greg Harris, 5-4, allowed three hits in eight innings for the win. Scott Terry, 4-4, took the loss in relief of Bryn Smith. St. Louis turned a triple play.