Monday, July 19, 2004

AL: Hendrickson throws 4-hitter as Rays win



The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Mark Hendrickson pitched a four-hitter for his second career complete game, Carl Crawford hit a two-run triple during a five-run sixth inning and Tampa Bay beat Baltimore.

Hendrickson (7-7) struck out six and walked one in Tampa Bay's first complete game since Victor Zambrano had one Sept. 7, 2003. Hendrickson retired his first 12 batters before Javy Lopez opened the fifth with a ground-rule double.

Crawford made it 7-2 with his triple off Mike DeJean. Jorge Cantu, Toby Hall and Joey Gathright hit consecutive RBI singles off Eddy Rodriguez earlier in the sixth.

Melvin Mora homered for Baltimore in his return from the 15-day disabled list.

Red Sox 6, Angels 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Curt Schilling won his fourth consecutive decision, David Ortiz homered and drove in four runs and Boston beat Anaheim for a split of a four-game series. Schilling (12-4) allowed one run and three hits in eight innings.

Athletics 5, White Sox 3

OAKLAND, Calif. - Mark Mulder pitched three-hit ball into the ninth inning to become the first 13-game winner in the majors, and Bobby Crosby's two-run homer sent Oakland to victory over Chicago. Mulder (13-2) won his 11th consecutive decision while striking out eight.

Rangers 7, Blue Jays 5

ARLINGTON, Texas - Mark Teixeira hit a two-out grand slam in the eighth as the Rangers defeated the Blue Jays. It marked his 21st home run of the season. Brad Fullmer also homered for Texas.

Mariners 7, Indians 5

SEATTLE - Randy Winn hit a tiebreaking, two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning to lead Seattle over Cleveland. Dan Wilson singled off Matt Miller (2-1) with one out in the eighth. Miguel Olivo advanced on a grounder, Ichiro walked and runners advanced on a passed ball.

Royals 4, Twins 3, 10 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dee Brown's bases-loaded single in the 10th inning gave Kansas City a victory over Minnesota. Grant Balfour (3-1) walked the bases loaded before giving way to Aaron Fultz, who allowed Brown's one-out single to center. Tigers 4, Yankees 2

DETROIT - Nate Robertson (9-4) allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings and Ugueth Urbina then finished the ninth inning for his 15th save in 17 chances as Detroit defeated New York.




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