Wells, Rivera post shutout against Orioles

Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2002

BALTIMORE -- It was just like old times for New York: David Wells pitched marvelously into the eighth inning, and Mariano Rivera took care of the ninth as the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 Wednesday night.

New York's first win of the season did have a twist, however, as newcomer Robin Ventura homered in the seventh off Jason Johnson to break up an outstanding pitching duel.

Devil Rays 2, Tigers 1, 12 inn.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Randy Winn snapped an 0-for-10 streak with an RBI single in the 12th inning that lifted the Tampa Bay Devil Rays over the Detroit Tigers.

Twins 1, Royals 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eric Milton gave up two first-inning singles, then retired 19 batters in a row.

Mariners 7, White Sox 6

SEATTLE -- Bret Boone hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, capping Seattle's four-run rally.

Indians 6, Angels 5

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rookie Ryan Drese, a late replacement for Cleveland starter Chuck Finley, earned his second major league victory as the Indians held off Anaheim.

Athletics 9, Rangers 6

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Scott Hatteberg's bases-loaded single in the eighth inning drove home the go-ahead run as Oakland remained unbeaten with a victory over Texas. The win was manager Art Howe's 500th with the A's.

Texas rallied for five runs in the seventh, highlighted by Rafael Palmeiro's three-run homer.

But Rich Rodriguez (0-1) and the Rangers' relievers struggled just as mightily as Oakland's bullpen. Texas walked the bases loaded in both the seventh and eighth innings.

Miguel Tejada tied it for the A's in the seventh with a two-out, two-run single.

David Justice homered and drove in two runs for Oakland, which beat Texas for the sixth straight time.

Jim Mecir (1-0) pitched one inning for the win. Billy Koch worked the ninth for his first save with Oakland.

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