Saturday, May 04, 2002
The Associated Press
NEW YORK Seattle didn't take long to get to Ted Lilly this time, scoring two runs in the first inning, and the Mariners didn't need any more homers from Mike Cameron to beat the New York Yankees 6-2 Friday night.
Freddy Garcia (4-2) shut down the Yankees for the second time in a week, and Jeff Cirillo and Desi Relaford homered against Lilly (0-3). The Mariners won their second straight after losing five of six.
Cameron went 0-for-4, one night after the Seattle outfielder tied a major league record by homering four times against the Chicago White Sox. He missed a chance to match the record of five homers in two games, done 23 times last by Barry Bonds on May 19-20, 2001.
Garcia beat New York 1-0 last Saturday when Relaford's RBI single broke up Lilly's no-hit bid with one out in the eighth inning.
Angels 6, Blue Jays 4
TORONTO Darin Erstad hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning as Anaheim won its eighth straight and sent slumping Toronto to its ninth consecutive loss.
Garret Anderson also homered for the Angels, who reached .500 after starting the season 6-14.
Eric Hinske, Raul Mondesi and Homer Bush homered for the Blue Jays, who have lost nine straight for the first time since losing 10 consecutive games June 18-28, 1994.
Toronto left-hander Pedro Borbon replaced Brandon Lyon (1-3) in the seventh and Erstad hit his only pitch over the right-field fence, giving Anaheim a 6-4 lead.
Aaron Sele (2-2) allowed four runs all on homers and nine hits in six innings.
Troy Percival got out of a bases loaded jam in the ninth for his fourth save.
Rangers 4, Indians 2
CLEVELAND Carl Everett hit a two-run double off Danys Baez (3-3) as Texas extended its winning streak to six games with a victory over staggering Cleveland.
The Rangers' streak is their longest since they won seven straight in May 2000. Texas, which opened the year 3-11 as its bullpen fell apart almost daily, has won eight of nine.
Doug Davis (3-2) pitched into the sixth inning, and Steve Woodard, John Rocker and Rudy Seanez all former Indians preserved the lead until Hideki Irabu worked a hitless ninth for his seventh save.
The Indians have lost six straight, 15 of 17 overall, and seven in a row at home for the first time since 1990 when they played at Municipal Stadium.
White Sox 6, Athletics 1
CHICAGO Frank Thomas homered, Mark Buehrle (5-2) became the AL's first five-game winner and Chicago snapped a 10-game losing streak to Oakland dating to last season.
Thomas sent a 1-0 pitch from Mike Fyhrie (1-2) into the left-center bleachers. It was his fifth home run of the year, and it gave the White Sox a 5-0 lead.
Buehrle allowed just an RBI single and scattered six hits over 6 2-3 innings.
Orioles 4, Royals 3
BALTIMORE Mike Bordick scored the tiebreaking run on a passed ball in the eighth inning as Baltimore kept Kansas City interim manager John Mizerock winless.
With the score 3-all, Bordick opened the eighth with a double off Cory Bailey (0-4) and moved to third on a sacrifice. With Jerry Hairston at the plate, Royals catcher Juan Brito let a pitch get past him, and Bordick scored standing up.
Marty Cordova had three hits, including a homer, and drove in two runs for the Orioles, who improved to 5-0 against the Royals. Jeff Conine also had three hits.
Willis Roberts (1-1) got the win, and Jorge Julio worked the ninth for his fifth save.
The Royals have lost 15 of 19.
Red Sox 3, Devil Rays 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Boston rallied for two runs in the ninth inning, going ahead on catcher Toby Hall's wild pickoff throw to extend Tampa Bay's losing streak to eight games.
Jason Varitek's RBI single with two outs tied it at 2. Hall then tried to pick off Varitek, but the ball skipped by first baseman Steve Cox, allowing Brian Daubach to score from second.
Casey Fossum (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth, and Ugueth Urbina got his ninth save in 10 opportunities.
Cox hit a two-run homer for Tampa Bay. Jesus Colome (1-3) took the loss.
Twins 8, Tigers 4
MINNEAPOLIS Brad Radke (3-2) survived a rocky first inning to win for the first time in four starts, and Doug Mientkiewicz homered and drove in four runs for Minnesota.
Radke has not lost to Detroit since June 15, 1998, a span of 10 starts in which he's gone 7-0 against the Tigers.
The Twins won their fifth straight and improved to 13-1 at home.
Nate Cornejo (1-3) allowed six runs and 10 hits in six-plus innings.
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