Tuesday, May 20, 2003

AL: Indians overcome Pena's 3 home runs


American League roundup

The Associated Press

CLEVELAND - Casey Blake's two-run homer in the seventh inning helped the Cleveland Indians overcome a three-homer game by Detroit's Carlos Pena with a 10-9 win Monday night over the Tigers, who have lost five straight.

The first of 19 matchups between the AL's two worst teams looked more like a weekend softball game as the clubs combined for 19 runs, 24 hits, three errors and a couple of bonehead plays.

Pena hit a leadoff homer in the second, a grand slam in the third and connected for a two-run shot in the seventh for the Tigers, who blew 6-0 and 9-7 leads.

His seven RBI were a career high and he became the first Detroit player to hit three homers in a game since June 24, 2000, when Bobby Higginson did it - also against the Indians.

Yankees 7, Red Sox 3

BOSTON - Raul Mondesi hit a bases-loaded triple to cap a five-run first inning as New York beat Boston to snap a three-game losing streak and regain first place in the AL East.

David Wells (6-1) scattered nine hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run and striking out four. Seven of the hits against him came with two outs, and the Red Sox stranded 10 in the game.

Blue Jays 12, White Sox 2

CHICAGO - Orlando Hudson drove in four runs and Cory Lidle pitched a seven-hitter as Toronto beat slumping Chicago for its fourth straight victory.

Shannon Stewart, Eric Hinske and Frank Catalanotto homered for the Blue Jays, who finished with 15 hits and won for the 13th time in 17 games. Lidle has won six consecutive decisions, including his last four starts. The White Sox have lost four in a row to fall a season-worst four games below .500.




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