Yankees rally past Athletics

Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2004

NEW YORK Pinch-hitter Ruben Sierra delivered a go-ahead double down the left-field line, highlighting a six-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the New York Yankees past the Oakland Athletics 10-8 Tuesday night.

Trailing 8-4 and in danger of their fifth straight defeat, the defending AL champions broke loose and handed Oakland its fourth loss in a row.

Angels 10, Tigers 4

DETROIT Darin Erstad hit a three-run double and Troy Glaus had two RBIs to help Anaheim win its fifth straight.

Glaus fell a home run short of the cycle and Valdimir Guerrero added three hits for the Angels.

Rangers 3, Royals 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Royals loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth against Texas closer Francisco Cordero, but couldn't drive home the tying run.

After allowing a single and two walks, Cordero forced Ken Harvey at home for the first out. Mendy Lopez ended it by grounding into a double play.

Twins 7, Blue Jays 4

MINNEAPOLIS Jacque Jones hit a game-winning three-run homer to snap Toronto's three-game winning streak.

Torii Hunter's RBI single with one out in the ninth tied the game before Jones sent a 1-2 pitch from Justin Speier (1-2) into the left-field seats for his fourth home run.

Mariners 7, Orioles 5

BALTIMORE Dan Wilson homered in the fourth and drove in the tiebreaking run in the seventh, helping Seattle snap a five-game skid.

John Olerud had three of Seattle's 13 hits, and the Mariners improved to 1-11 when allowing five or more runs in a game. It was the 100th win for Seattle manager Bob Melvin, who accomplished the feat in 182 games fastest in franchise history.

Indians 11, White Sox 7

CHICAGO Omar Vizquel had four hits and Cleveland scored four times in the 10th.

Ronnie Belliard had three hits for the Indians and Victor Martinez added a solo home run.

Jon Adkins (2-1) gave up back-to-back singles to Vizquel and Jody Gerut in the 10th, then served up an RBI double to Casey Blake, making it 8-7. Martinez later walked with the bases loaded and Belliard hit an RBI single to center and another run scored when Aaron Rowand bobbled the ball.

Rafael Betancourt (2-2) pitched two scoreless innings for the Indians and had three strikeouts.

Magglio Ordonez and Frank Thomas hit back-to-back homers for the White Sox in the first inning. Paul Konerko also homered in the first off Cleveland starter Jeff D'Amico.

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