Sunday, July 18, 2004

AL: Tejada goes 3-for-4 as O's defeat Rays



The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Miguel Tejada had three hits and an RBI on Saturday night, leading Rodrigo Lopez and the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Tejada, batting .356 with 27 RBI in his last 29 games, went 3-for-4 after going hitless in his first two games since the All-Star break, when he won the Home Run Derby.

Lopez (7-5) allowed one run on five hits, struck out one and walked five in 5 1/3 innings. Relievers Buddy Groom, B.J. Ryan, Jason Grimsley and Jorge Julio held Tampa Bay in check the rest of the way, with Julio working the ninth to earn his 14th save in 16 opportunities.

Julio gave up a solo homer to Aubrey Huff with two outs before getting Jose Cruz Jr. on a popup. The loss was the sixth in seven games for the Devil Rays, who have been held to just 19 runs during the stretch. They were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position against Lopez and needed a first-inning wild pitch to get their only run home from third against the Baltimore right-hander.

White Sox 5, Athletics 2

OAKLAND, Calif. - Freddy Garcia won for the third time in four starts since his trade to the White Sox.

Paul Konerko, Carlos Lee and Aaron Rowand homered for the White Sox. Garcia (7-8) is 3-1 with a 3.95 ERA since Seattle dealt him to the White Sox on June 27, and he improved to 5-0 in six day games this season. He allowed two runs - one earned - and two hits in 6 2/3 innings, struck out six and walked two.

Yankees 5, Tigers 3

DETROIT - Orlando Hernandez keeps winning while the New York Yankees wait for Kevin Brown and Mike Mussina to come off the disabled list. El Duque won his second consecutive start since the Yankees brought him up, and the Yankees won for their sixth victory in seven games. Gary Sheffield also homered and drove in three runs.

Rangers 4, Blue Jays 0

ARLINGTON, Texas - Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and Ricardo Rodriguez combined with three relievers on a shutout to lead Texas over Toronto. Teixeira hit his 20th homer of the season in the fourth inning after Michael Young singled off Ted Lilly (7-7) and Alfonso Soriano walked. Soriano added an RBI single in the eighth.

Twins 4, Royals 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Johan Santana allowed one hit in eight innings, and Lew Ford and Justin Morneau backed him with consecutive home runs. Santana (8-6) improved 6-2 with a 1.43 ERA in his last eight starts, allowing only a leadoff double to Angel Berroa in the second inning as Minnesota stopped a five-game losing streak.




BENGALS
As team turns corner, hopes and sales soar
Bengals' new look scores even before season starts
Take a VR tour of a Bengals luxury suite
Desktop wallpaper

REDS
Reds: Dunn's HR saves day
Photos of Saturday's game
LHP Claussen seems to be ripe for callup
Club puts Griffey on gag order
Reds chatter

MORE BASEBALL HEADLINES
500 homers or 300 wins?
Cardinals' Womack brings success
Scott Rolen: Halfway to Cooperstown?
Injuries never far from discussion
Workout encouraging for Chicago's Prior
Devil Rays release 40-year-old McGriff
NL: Maddux's 297th comes on shutout
AL: Tejada goes 3-for-4 as O's defeat Rays
AAA: Louisville 4, Syracuse 2

BASKETBALL
Journey has made Pilgrim stronger
Scouts at college coaches' service
Summer, AAU coaches can make profit
Jones reunited with his biggest critic - Shaq
Clay upsets Pappas to win trials decathlon

TENNIS
Annual favorites will try to extend dominance today

GOLF
Unlikely Yank leads British
Mickelson's under-control style paying off
Tiger back in majors title hunt
James, Pate enter Kroger Classic

OLYMPICS
Expectations for Athens less than Olympian
USADA on lookout for steroids
U.S. track team, hurt by doping, still a powerhouse
2004 Summer Olympics schedule
Olympics guide, multimedia

TOUR DE FRANCE
Armstrong wins stage; Tour title in sight
Tour De France photos, maps, multimedia

TOP OF THE SECOND
Top of the 2nd
What's up with that?
Quick chat with ... Boxing's Chris Webb
Test your sports trivia knowledge

MORE SPORTS HEADLINES
Sports digest
Sports today on TV, radio

THIS WEEK'S SPORTS POLL
Which is your favorite local annual event?

Return to Reds front page...