Wednesday, June 25, 2003

AL: More perfection for Garciaparra

The Associated Press

BOSTON - Nomar Garciaparra went 5-for-5 and Derek Lowe pitched eight strong innings Tuesday night to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 10-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Garciaparra singled five times and scored three runs before he was removed for a pinch-runner in the seventh. The only other time in his career he has had at least five hits in a game was Saturday, when he went 6-for-6 in a 13-inning game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Kevin Millar matched a career high with four hits and five RBI for Boston, which had 17 hits to win its fifth consecutive home game. Lowe (8-3) allowed one run on seven hits and two walks, striking out four for his fifth consecutive win and has not lost at Fenway Park this season.

Nate Cornejo (3-6) failed in his attempt to become Detroit's first four-game winner.

Yankees 10, Devil Rays 9

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Juan Rivera hit a three-run homer and Todd Zeile added an RBI double as New York rallied by scoring four times in the ninth.

Jason Anderson (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth for his first major-league victory and the Yankees won for just the second time in 28 tries when trailing after eight innings.

Rangers 7, Athletics 6

ARLINGTON, Texas - Carl Everett hit a three-run homer, Mark Teixeira had three RBI and Mario Ramos earned his first major-league victory as Texas halted an eight-game losing streak. Ramos (1-1) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings to slow the streaking A's, who had won nine of their last 10 games.

Orioles 6, Blue Jays 4

TORONTO - Jeff Conine and Tony Batista homered as Baltimore ended an eight-game losing streak.

Carlos Delgado hit his 23rd homer of the season in the ninth inning for the Blue Jays. His 81 RBI are the most ever by a Toronto player before the All-Star Break

Royals 3, Indians 1

CLEVELAND - Chris George pitched out of trouble for most of his 5 2/3 innings as Kansas City improved to 22-6 against AL Central competition this season.

George (9-4), who is among the league leaders in wins despite a 6.18 ERA, allowed one run and seven hits to win his fourth straight start. The Indians helped by going 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position against him.

White Sox 2, Twins 1

MINNEAPOLIS - Chicago's Esteban Loaiza (11-2) pitched eight impressive innings to move into a tie for the major-league lead in wins. He joined Toronto's Roy Halladay and Colorado's Shawn Chacon as the only pitchers in the majors to reach that total.

Mariners 6, Angels 4

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Freddy Garcia won his sixth straight start to tie a career best and Seattle got home runs from Mike Cameron and Bret Boone in a victory over Anaheim.

The AL West-leading Mariners extended their lead over the defending World Series champions to 131/2 games. The third-place Angels lost for the seventh time in nine games and dropped two games under .500.

Garcia (9-6) improved his career record against the Angels to 9-2, pitching 6 2-3 innings and allowing three runs on nine hits - including a solo homer by Bengie Molina.

Jeff Nelson worked the ninth for his sixth save.

Ichiro Suzuki had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 19 games, four shy of his career best. Boone connected off Aaron Sele (3-6) for his 21st home run.

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