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Mariners complete sweep of Athletics

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2001

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Edgar Martinez hit a three-run homer to help end Tim Hudson's winning streak, and the Seattle Mariners completed their first three-game sweep at Oakland by beating the Athletics 7-3 Thursday.

Hudson (1-1) was 20-6 for the A's last season and had been 8-0 in nine regular-season starts since losing to Cleveland last Aug. 23. He allowed five runs, six hits and four walks in 2 1-3 innings, matching his second-shortest outing in the major leagues.

Red Sox 8, Orioles 2

BOSTON -- Troy O'Leary went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and Shea Hillenbrand singled in a run in the fourth inning to extend his season-opening hitting streak to nine games, one behind Ted Williams' team record.

Tomokazu Ohka (1-0) allowed runs in the first two innings but struck out the side in the third and retired 12 of his last 14 batters.

Jose Mercedes (0-2) gave up eight runs and 10 hits in 4 1-3 innings and made an obscene gesture at fans as he exited. He then took out his anger on a couple of dugout water coolers.

Indians 5, Tigers 3

DETROIT -- Juan Gonzalez was 1-for-3 with two RBIs in his first game back in Detroit since leaving the Tigers to sign with the Indians.

Gonzalez, heckled before the game and booed repeatedly,hit an RBI double in the first off Chris Holt (1-1) and a sacrifice fly in the ninth off Todd Jones. Roberto Alomar added a three-run double.

Angels 13, Rangers 3

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Troy Glaus homered and drove in four runs Thursday night as the Anaheim Angels had a pair of five-run innings in routing the Texas Rangers 13-3.

Glaus, whose 14 homers against Texas are his most against an opponent, capped a five-run sixth against an overworked bullpen with a two-run shot off Jonathan Johnson.

The defending AL home run champion already has homered four times against the Rangers this season after hitting six last year.

Alex Rodriguez, struggling in the first month of his $252 million, 10-year contract, took early batting practice and went 3-for-4 with two harmless singles and a bases-empty double. He raised his average to .297 with two RBIs in 37 at-bats.

Lou Pote (1-0) allowed four hits in 3 1-3 innings to win in relief of Matt Wise, who left with blurred vision and dizziness

Rick Helling (0-2) gave up seven runs and seven hits in four innings and has allowed 18 earned runs and 22 hits over 13 innings in his first three outings. Texas starters have surrendered 35 earned runs in 33 2-3 innings during the last seven games, a 9.36 ERA.

Ken Caminiti's RBI single in the second put Texas ahead, but Anaheim burst ahead with a five-run third that included Darin Erstad's run-scoring single, Glaus' two-run double and Garret Anderson's two-run single.

The Angels made it 7-1 in the fourth on Erstad's RBI double and Wally Joyner's run-scoring single.

In the sixth, Bengie Gil's two-run double and Tim Salmon's sacrifice fly preceded Glaus' fifth homer. Gil, the former Texas shortstop, has 11 hits in his last 15 at-bats. Last April, he had just 12 hits in 54 at-bats.

Larry Barnes hit his first major league homer in the eighth off Jeff Brantley.

Notes: Jarrod Washburn and Ismael Valdes are to come off the disabled list two days apart to make their season debuts. Valdes (cracked fingernail) starts Saturday night against Seattle and Washburn (strep throat) pitches Monday night against Oakland. ... The Rangers, whose 135 errors and 98 unearned runs allowed were the highest totals in the AL last season, set a club record by going the first 10 games of the season without allowing an unearned run. ... Texas has stranded 77 runners in its first 10 games and is 16-for-91 with runners in scoring position.



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