Sunday, July 11, 2004

AL: White Sox deal M's eighth loss in row



The Associated Press

CHICAGO - Mark Buehrle pitched eight effective innings and Paul Konerko homered to lead the Chicago White Sox over the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Saturday night.

The Mariners have lost a season-high eight straight games. The losing streak is Seattle's longest since September 1992, when it lost a club-record 14 in a row. At 32-53, Seattle is 21 games below .500 for the first time since Aug. 2, 1994. They've also lost 11 straight on the road.

Athletics 16, Indians 7

CLEVELAND - Pinch hitter Erubiel Durazo had a grand slam to help Mark Mulder win his 10th straight decision. The All-Star left-hander has not lost in 13 starts since a 5-1 setback April 28 in New York.

Red Sox 14, Rangers 6

BOSTON - Manny Ramirez hit two of Boston's five home runs and the Red Sox used a season-high 21 hits to win their fifth straight game. Nomar Garciaparra, Mark Bellhorn and Jason Varitek also homered for the Red Sox, who have their longest winning streak since also winning five in a row May 21-26.

Tigers 4, Twins 2

MINNEAPOLIS - Dmitri Young hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the sixth inning and Nate Robertson pitched effectively into the seventh. Ivan Rodriguez, Omar Infante and Marcus Thames also hit solo shots as the Tigers won their 41st game, only two short of their total for 2003 when they lost an AL-record 119 games.

Yankees 6, Devil Rays 3

NEW YORK - Derek Jeter's three-run double snapped a seventh-inning tie, Alex Rodriguez homered into the left-field upper deck for New York. Jon Lieber (7-5) gave the Yankees their best start in more than two weeks, pitching seven solid innings to win his second consecutive outing.

Angels 11, Blue Jays 2

TORONTO - Bengie Molina hit a grand slam during a seven-run seventh inning, and Kelvim Escobar had nine strikeouts against his former team. Tim Salmon got his first hit against a left-hander this season by doubling off Ted Lilly in the fifth - ending an 0-for-40 stretch.

Orioles 7, Royals 2

BALTIMORE - Daniel Cabrera allowed three hits over seven innings and Rafael Palmeiro hit his 541st career home run for Baltimore. Luis Lopez had a season-high three hits and drove in a run for the Orioles, who snapped a three-game skid.




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