Wednesday, August 4, 2004

AL: Boston's Schilling controls Tampa Bay

The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Curt Schilling pitched a six-hitter for his third complete game of the season, and Jason Varitek hit a two-run homer, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 5-2 Tuesday night.

Schilling (13-5) struck out seven and walked one in his 82nd complete game, improving to 3-0 at Tampa Bay, with two of the wins this season.

Varitek made it 3-0 with a two-run homer in the fourth and Bill Mueller drove in three runs for the Red Sox, who have won two straight games.

White Sox 12, Royals 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jose Contreras, obtained from the Yankees Saturday, won his debut for Chicago, and Paul Konerko hit a grand slam to tie for the AL home run lead. Konerko has 28 homers this season, matching Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees and Manny Ramirez of the Red Sox.

Rangers 5, Tigers 4

DETROIT - Mark Teixeira and Kevin Mench homered, and Eric Young hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning to lead Texas. Young went 3-for-5 for the struggling Rangers, who won for just the third time in 10 games.

Athletics 13, Yankees 4

NEW YORK - Oakland's Scott Hatteberg homered twice, drove in five runs and made a nifty slide to score while Mark Mulder hung on for his major league-leading 15th win.

Jorge Posada and Gary Sheffield hit early home runs that put New York ahead 4-1, but the A's stormed back to win for the ninth time in 10 games.

Twins 10, Angels 0

MINNEAPOLIS - Carlos Silva pitched his first career complete game and shutout to lead Minnesota.

Torii Hunter homered to left, Jacque Jones singled and Corey Koskie homered to right on consecutive pitches in the fourth inning for the Twins.

Blue Jays 7, Indians 6

TORONTO - Pinch hitter Frank Menechino drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning after Carlos Delgado hit a tying two-run homer.

Orioles 9-5, Mariners 7-4

BALTIMORE - Rafael Palmeiro passed Babe Ruth on the career hits list, and Baltimore beat Seattle 5-4 to complete the first doubleheader sweep against the Mariners in 16 years. In the opener, Palmeiro had three RBI and Javy Lopez hit a three-run homer, leading Baltimore to a 9-7 victory.

After going 2-for-3 in the day game to tie Ruth for 36th place, Palmeiro moved past the Bambino in the night game with his 2,874th career hit, a fourth-inning single.

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