Jeter solo shot upends Twins

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2000

NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter broke a scoreless tie with a sixth-inning homer and Tino Martinez added another solo shot two outs later as the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 Wednesday for their second win in six games.

Jeter drove a 2-2 pitch from Joe Mays (0-3) into the right-field seats for his third homer of the season. Martinez's homer, also his third, went into the right-field bleachers.

Jeff Nelson (4-0), the second of four Yankees pitchers, pitched 1 2/3 innings and was credited with the win in relief of Andy Pettitte, who made his first start since coming off the disabled list with a mild back strain.

Red Sox 14, Rangers 4

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nomar Garciaparra had three hits, including a home run, to extend his hitting streak to 13 games as Boston routed Texas.

Garciaparra's RBI double provided Boston's first run, and was part of a five-run first-inning outburst after Texas starter Mark Clark (2-2) got the first two outs.

The bottom seven hitters in the batting order, responsible for Boston's best first inning of the season, had at least two hits. The 21 hits were a season high for Boston and the most allowed by Texas this season.

Boston starter Jeff Fassero (2-1) didn't allow a run until David Segui doubled and scored on a fielder's choice in the fourth.

Indians 5, Mariners 3, 10 innings

SEATTLE -- Einar Diaz and Jacob Cruz hit RBI singles with two outs in the 10th inning to lead Cleveland past Seattle.

Jaret Wright, bidding to become part of the first father-son pair to pitch no-hitters, shut down Seattle until Stan Javier's leadoff single in the seventh inning.

The Mariners tied it at 3 in the ninth on Jay Buhner's RBI single off Paul Shuey (1-0). Seattle then loaded the bases with one out, but pinch-runner Carlos Hernandez was caught in a failed suicide squeeze attempt and David Bell struck out.

White Sox 11, Orioles 6

CHICAGO -- Frank Thomas, at first base instead of the designated hitter spot for the first time since April 9, hit a grand slam to lead Chicago over Baltimore.

It was the seventh victory in eight games for the White Sox, who are off to their best start since the 1973 club went 15-5.

Thomas' big homer overshadowed Harold Baines' 2,800th hit. Baines, who played for the White Sox for almost 12 years and already has his number retired by the club, reached the milestone with a solo home run in the third.

Royals 7, Devil Rays 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jermaine Dye hit a grand slam and a solo homer, and Mark Quinn had an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to lead Kansas City past Tampa Bay.

It was the sixth straight home victory for the Royals in their last at-bat.

Dye, who has homered in six of his last seven games, leads the majors with 11 home runs, 76 total bases, 21 extra-base hits and an .884 slugging percentage.

Albie Lopez (1-2) gave up a leadoff single to Dave McCarty in the ninth before Dye grounded into a double play. But Carlos Beltran, Joe Randa and Quinn singled to win it.

Blue Jays 4, Athletics 2

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Chris Carpenter pitched 7 1-3 strong innings and Carlos Delgado homered as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics. Delgado homered for the eighth time this season, boosting the Blue Jays' total to 43.

Carpenter (2-3) allowed Jason Giambi's two-run homer in the first inning but recovered to shut down the A's the rest of the way. He gave up five hits in winning his second straight decision.

Billy Koch pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

Angels 6, Tigers 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Garret Anderson and Troy Glaus hit consecutive homers and Mo Vaughn added a two-run shot as the Anaheim Angels beat the Detroit Tigers.

Scott Schoeneweis (4-0), converted back into a starter after making 31 big league appearances in relief last year, allowed five hits in eight innings.

The left-hander dealt the Tigers their ninth loss in 10 games.

C.J. Nitkowski (1-4) gave up four runs and seven hits in six-plus innings.



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