Red Sox hammer Yankees again

Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2001

NEW YORK -- Rookie Shea Hillenbrand homered and hit a two-run double, and Frank Castillo outpitched Mike Mussina (1-2) for the second time this week to lead the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 8-3 Saturday.

A sellout crowd of 55,483, attracted in late April by the historic rivalry, saw Manny Ramirez homer and single twice for Boston.

The Red Sox took advantage of a key error by shortstop Derek Jeter to improve to 4-2 against New York this season.

Indians 5, Tigers 4, 11 innings

CLEVELAND -- Jim Thome capped a day in his honor with a two-run homer in the 11th inning that gave Cleveland its fifth straight win.

After Jose Macias' RBI single in the top of the 11th gave Detroit a 4-3 lead, Ellis Burks led off the bottom half with a walk against Todd Jones (0-2).

Following a sacrifice bunt by Wil Cordero, Thome hit a 2-1 pitch into the right-field seats, providing a perfect ending to ''Jim Thome Bobblehead Day'' at Jacobs Field.

Twins 4, White Sox 3

CHICAGO -- Eric Milton (3-0) pitched seven solid innings and Minnesota beat defending AL Central champion Chicago for the fifth straight time this year.

Torii Hunter homered and made a great catch, and Corey Koskie added a two-run shot for the Twins (13-3), who won their fourth straight and are off to the best start in team history.

James Baldwin, making his first start after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery, allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings. Chicago has lost seven of nine.

Mariners 5, Angels 2

SEATTLE -- John Olerud hit a grand slam off Jarrod Washburn (0-2) and Seattle Mariners extended the best start in franchise history with a victory over Anaheim.

The Mariners (14-4) have won seven of eight games and are in first place in the AL West despite losing Alex Rodriguez to free agency in the offseason.

The Angels have lost seven of eight games.

Devil Rays 6, Orioles 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ben Grieve homered onto a walkway behind a center-field restaurant and new Tampa Bay manager Hal McRae won for the first time in four games.

McRae had been 0-3 since the Devil Rays fired Larry Rothschild on Wednesday.

Vinny Castilla snapped a 3-all tie with an RBI single in the fourth off Jason Johnson (1-1).

Athletics 7, Rangers 6

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jeremy Giambi and Eric Chavez homered in the seventh inning as Oakland rallied twice.

Giambi connected on the first pitch of the seventh off Pat Mahomes (0-1) to tie the game at 5. After Miguel Tejada reached on an error by third baseman Scott Sheldon, Chavez homered for a 7-5 lead.

Ivan Rodriguez homered off Jeff Tam in the bottom half, and Jason Isringhausen pitched the ninth for his third save.

Royals 5, Blue Jays 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Joe Randa was 4-for-6 with four RBIs, including a two-out single in the 13th off Dan Plesac (0-1), who hit Jermaine Dye with a pitch. Dye then stole second.

Kansas City overcame a 4-0 deficit caused by Brad Fullmer's third-inning grand slam. Randa hit the tying homer in the sixth.

Doug Henry (1-0), Kansas City's fifth pitcher, threw a hitless inning for the win.

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