Tuesday, August 19, 2003

AL: Thomas puts a big hurt on the Angels

The Associated Press

CHICAGO - Frank Thomas' two-run homer in the seventh inning tied it, and his two-run shot in the ninth won it as the Chicago White Sox came from behind to beat the Anaheim Angels 4-2 on Monday night.

Tony Graffanino led off the ninth with a double off Jarrod Washburn and moved to third on Roberto Alomar's sacrifice. Thomas followed with his 30th homer on a 3-2 pitch.

Washburn (9-12) took a no-hitter into the seventh, but lost it on Alomar's leadoff single through the right side of the infield. Thomas followed with his first homer of the game.

Tom Gordon (6-5) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the win.

Washburn retired the first 14 batters he faced and had a perfect game until he hit Carl Everett with a pitch in the fifth.

Garret Anderson made a couple of nice catches in left field and Chone Figgins made a diving grab in center to preserve the no-hitter early.

Washburn gave up four runs and four hits, striking out two in 8 1/3 innings.

The White Sox snapped a five-game losing streak, while the Angels lost for the first time in six games.

Mark Buehrle started for the Sox and gave up two runs and six hits over eight innings, striking out five and walking one.

Yankees 11, Royals 6

NEW YORK - Jorge Posada and Karim Garcia homered as the New York Yankees sent Jose Lima to his first loss of the season.

Jeff Weaver won despite another shaky outing and Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run single for the Yankees, who built a 9-2 lead en route to their fifth straight victory.

Nick Johnson had three hits and Hideki Matsui scored three times for New York.

Signed out of the independent Atlantic League on June 11, Lima (7-1) is a big reason the young Royals have been able to maintain their AL Central lead thus far. But he struggled on this night in his return from the disabled list - the right-hander had been out since Aug. 2 with a groin strain.

Rangers 4, Tigers 2, 16 innings

DETROIT - Alex Rodriguez's two-run homer in the 16th inning gave Texas the victory. The win extended the Rangers' winning streak to six games. Detroit has lost six in a row and 10 of 11 to drop a season-worst 61 games under .500 at 31-92.

Devil Rays 7, Indians 4, 13 innings

CLEVELAND - Carl Crawford drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the 13th inning and Tampa Bay held on for the victory. Crawford bounced a one-out single up the middle against Terry Mulholland (3-3) as the Devil Rays won for the seventh time in nine games and improved to 13-7 since July 29.

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