Red Sox hammer Yankees

Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2001

BOSTON -- Frank Castillo allowed two hits in six shutout innings Monday as the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 4-1 in the traditional 11 a.m. Patriots' Day game at Fenway Park.

Boston took three of four from the World Series champions, and the Red Sox go to Yankee Stadium for a three-game series next weekend.

Castillo (1-1) beat Mike Mussina (1-1), who allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings with six strikeouts and no walks. Rod Beck got three outs for his first save.

Boston never trailed after Darren Lewis tripled in the first and scored on Trot Nixon's groundout.

Orioles 6, Devil Rays 2

BALTIMORE -- Greg Myers drove in three runs with a homer and a two-run single before 24,558, only the fourth time in the 10-year history of Camden Yards that the Orioles drew fewer than 30,000 fans.

Jason Johnson (1-0) became the first Baltimore starter to earn a victory this season, allowing one run and three hits in six innings.

Ryan Rupe (0-2) gave up two runs and six hits in 5 2-3 innings.

Royals 5,Twins 3

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jermaine Dye and Mark Quinn hit two-run homers off Joe Mays (2-1) as Kansas City stopped Minnesota's six-game winning streak.

Kansas City, just 4-9 this season, has won three of four against the Twins. Those are the only defeats for Minnesota (9-3), which leads the AL Central by 3 1/2 games.

Dan Reichert (1-1) gave up eight hits in 6 1-3 innings, allowing three runs. Roberto Hernandez pitched the ninth for his third save.

Mariners 9, Rangers 7

SEATTLE -- Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-5 with no RBIs in his return to Safeco Field, the home of his former team.

A sellout crowd of 45,657 not only booed the four-time All-Star, whose $252 million, 10-year contract is the richest in sports history, but some fans threw fake money from the upper decks of Safeco Field.

Seattle, which leads the AL West, took a 6-0 lead after two innings against Ryan Glynn (0-3). Ryan Franklin (2-0) allowed one run and three hits in four innings.

Rafael Palmeiro homered twice for Texas and drove in five runs.

Athletics 6, Angels 3

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mark Mulder (1-1) held Anaheim hitless into the sixth inning as Oakland stopped a seven-game losing streak.

Frank Menechino had a homer and three RBIs to back Mulder, who allowed three runs and five hits in six-plus innings. Jason Isringhausen pitched a perfect ninth for his second save.

Jarrod Washburn (0-1), scheduled to be the Angels' opening day starter until he was sidelined by strep throat, came off the disabled list and allowed six runs -- four earned -- and 12 hits in 6 2-3 innings.

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