Pedro bounces back to beat Devil Rays

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2003

BOSTON Even in freezing temperatures, Pedro Martinez bounced right back from the worst outing of his career.

Martinez allowed just two hits in seven innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 6-0 on a chilly Thursday night.

Kevin Millar and Doug Mirabelli hit solo homers and the Red Sox scored another four runs in the sixth en route to their fourth consecutive victory.

Several players wore hoods under their caps that left only their eyes and noses exposed to temperatures that dropped from a gametime 33 degrees. The wind was blowing at 15 mph when Martinez threw his first pitch.

Yankees 4, Blue Jays 0

NEW YORK Raul Mondesi and Alfonso Soriano homered to back a sharp outing by Jeff Weaver as New York starters improved to 10-0 for the first time in franchise history.

Hideki Matsui added a two-run double and that was plenty for Weaver (1-0), who allowed just three hits in 7 2-3 innings. Chris Hammond finished the five-hitter.

The loss was the seventh in the last eight games for the Blue Jays, who are 1-6 against the Yankees this year.

Rangers 9, Angels 7

ARLINGTON, Texas Carl Everett homered and scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error by reliever Scott Schoeneweis as Texas rallied past Anaheim.

David Eckstein hit a leadoff home run and Troy Glaus added a two-run shot in the Angels' four-run first. But that was all they managed against Ryan Drese (1-1), who recovered with six shutout innings to help the Rangers take three of four from the World Series champions.

White Sox 8, Royals 2

CHICAGO Esteban Loaiza matched a career high with 11 strikeouts and Carlos Lee's grand slam was one of four Chicago homers off Chris George (2-1).

Loaiza (3-0), a non-roster invitee to spring training, won his third straight start. He didn't give up a hit until the fifth and allowed one run and four hits in six strong innings.

Mariners 4, Athletics 3, 10 innings

SEATTLE Mark McLemore atoned for his game-tying error in the ninth inning with a two-out RBI single in the 10th, giving Seattle a victory over Oakland.

The Mariners took three of four from the A's, who have lost seven of eight following a 7-1 start.

With two outs in the 10th, Mike Cameron walked and stole second. Jeremy Fikac (0-1) walked Carlos Guillen before McLemore blooped his single to left on a 3-1 pitch to score the speedy Cameron.

Orioles 6, Indians 4, 12 innings

CLEVELAND Jeff Conine hit a two-out, two-run single in the 12th inning to give Baltimore a win over Cleveland.

Conine, who homered in the second inning, fouled off four pitches with two strikes before completing a 10-pitch at-bat by lining a single off Carl Sadler to score pinch-runner Jose Morban and Melvin Mora.

Willis Roberts (1-1) pitched one inning for the win.

The Orioles won twice in the three-game set and evened the season series at 3-3. The teams won't see each other again until 2004.

Twins 6, Tigers 0

MINNEAPOLIS Bobby Kielty hit two solo home runs and Kenny Rogers struck out nine in eight innings as Minnesota completed a three-game sweep.

Torii Hunter went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI. Minnesota, which won its sixth in a row after losing six straight, also got a home run from Corey Koskie.

Rogers (2-0) came within one strikeout of his career high and gave up seven hits and no walks.

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