Yankees slam Twins

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2003

MINNEAPOLIS -- Alfonso Soriano hit a grand slam and Nick Johnson homered twice to give David Wells more than enough support as the New York Yankees completed their second straight season sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 15-1 victory Monday.

The Yankees won all four games at the Metrodome and have beaten the Twins 13 straight times the past two seasons, outhomering them 31-3 in that span.

Wells, who pitched a perfect game against Minnesota in 1998, ran the rotation's record to 14-0 -- the longest winning streak to start a season since 1900.

Blue Jays 11, Red Sox 6

BOSTON -- Chris Woodward hit a two-run homer and Greg Myers homered and drove in four runs as Toronto snapped Boston's seven-game winning streak.

The Blue Jays spoiled Boston's annual Patriots Day game and averted a sweep of the four-game weekend series. Toronto snapped its four-game losing streak.

Indians 9, White Sox 2

CHICAGO -- Ellis Burks and Karim Garcia each homered twice as Cleveland Indians won for the second straight day.

Carlos Lee went deep in his fifth straight game, matching a club record. But it wasn't enough to catch the Indians, who have won two straight for the first time since the season-opening series against Baltimore.

Orioles 4, Devil Rays 0

BALTIMORE -- Rick Helling (1-1) allowed four hits in eight innings and Jerry Hairston homered off Steve Parris (0-2) as Baltimore beat Tampa Bay.

Baltimore won for the fifth time in six games in front of 18,017 fans -- the smallest crowd in Camden Yards' 12-year history. Buddy Groom finished the Orioles' first shutout since beating Anaheim 3-0 last July 2.

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