Saturday, May 1, 2004

AL: Mariners beat Detroit in 10



By The Associated Press

DETROIT - Raul Ibanez hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to lift struggling Seattle.

Scott Spiezio singled off Al Levine (2-1) to start the 10th. Ibanez followed two batters later with his fifth homer of the season.

Eddie Guardado pitched a perfect 10th for his fourth save. Former Tiger Mike Myers (1-1) got the final two outs of the ninth to pick up the win.

Seattle won for just the second time in nine games. Detroit has lost four of five, but finished the month 12-11 for its first winning April since 1993.

Ichiro Suzuki started the game with the 10th leadoff homer of his career.

Yankees 5, Royals 2

NEW YORK - Javier Vazquez allowed two runs on two hits in eight innings and the New York Yankees won their season-high fourth in a row, 5-2 over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.

Vazquez (3-2) retired the first 13 batters he faced - including five on infield popups - before allowing a solo homer to Ken Harvey in the fifth. He walked none and struck out five.

Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth for his eighth save.

A day after ending an 0-for-32 slump, Derek Jeter was 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored. Bernie Williams doubled twice and drove in a run.

The Royals' Brian Anderson (1-2) allowed five runs and walked seven in seven-plus innings.

Twins 6, Angels 3

MINNEAPOLIS - Carlos Silva allowed two earned runs in 7 1-3 innings to lift Minnesota to its 12th win in 15 games.

Silva (4-0), acquired in an offseason trade that sent Eric Milton to the Philadelphia Phillies, allowed seven hits in the longest outing of his career.

Corey Koskie hit his fifth homer for the Twins, while Shannon Stewart and Cristian Guzman each had three hits.

Joe Nathan put runners on first and third with one out in the ninth, but got Troy Glaus to ground into a double play for his seventh save.

The Twins scored six times against Angels starter Ramon Ortiz (1-3).

Indians 11, Orioles 2

CLEVELAND - Travis Hafner had four RBIs and Cliff Lee's strong start helped relieve a struggling bullpen.

Lee (3-0) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings while giving most of the Indians' relievers another day to rest. He walked four and struck out five.

Cleveland's frazzled bullpen gave up five runs in the ninth on Wednesday.

Omar Vizquel added a two-run double in the second off Baltimore starter Sidney Ponson (2-2), and the Indians built a 7-1 lead after four innings.

Ponson was tagged for six earned runs and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings.

Luis Matos homered for Baltimore.

Athletics 4, Devil Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Erubiel Durazo hit a pair of two-run homers to help Oakland snap a six-game losing streak.

Durazo homered in the fifth and seventh innings for the Athletics, who were coming off sweeps by Anaheim and New York. It was Durazo's eighth multihomer game.

Mark Redman (2-1) allowed just four singles in 6 2-3 innings. The left-hander had stretches where he retired nine and eight in a row.

Doug Waechter (1-1) retired his first 13 batters, but was ejected after 6 2-3 innings when he hit Bobby Crosby following Durazo's second home run.

Tampa Bay's Rocco Baldelli and Aubrey Huff hit consecutive homers in the ninth.

Jose Cruz Jr. fell to 0-for-34 when he flew out as pinch-hitter in the eighth.




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