Angels embarrass Indians at Jacobs Field

Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2002

CLEVELAND -- Ramon Ortiz (2-3) got all the runs he could ever need and Troy Glaus had five RBIs Tuesday night as the Anaheim Angels rolled to their fifth straight win, 21-2 over the reeling Cleveland Indians.

It was the most runs scored by the Angels in 23 years, and the most ever against the Indians at Jacobs Field.

Scott Spiezio added three RBIs and Glaus went 4-for-5 with a homer off C.C. Sabathia (3-3). The Angels led 9-1 after the seventh inning and then piled on with a 10-run eighth.

The Indians, who have lost 12 of 14 since starting the season 11-1, suffered their most lopsided home loss since the Jake opened in 1994.

Pinch-hitter Jeff DaVanon had a three-run homer in the eighth as the Angels pounded out 22 hits.

White Sox 8, Mariners 4

CHICAGO -- Magglio Ordonez hit a two-run homer as Chicago ended Seattle's 10-game road winning streak to start the season.

Counting five wins away from home to end last season, Seattle's road winning streak had been 15 games.

The White Sox, swept in Oakland last weekend by a combined score of 32-5, rediscovered their offense with 13 hits and broke a 3-all tie with a four-run fourth.

Dan Wright (3-2) pitched seven innings, allowing three runs and eight hits for his second straight win. Frank Thomas broke out of a slump with three hits, including a two-run double off reliever Paul Abbott (1-3).

Rangers 10, Blue Jays 3

TORONTO -- Alex Rodriguez hit his 250th career home run, and Kenny Rogers (3-0) had another strong start as Texas beat Toronto before the smallest crowd in SkyDome history.

Rodriguez became the second-youngest player to reach 250 homers, at 26 years, 277 days. Only Jimmie Foxx (26 years, 269 days) was younger.

Rafael Palmeiro also reached a home run milestone. The Texas first baseman passed Carl Yastrzemski for 25th on the career list with his 453rd.

Rangers rookie Hank Blalock hit his first major league home run.

Red Sox 4, Orioles 0

BOSTON -- Darren Oliver (3-1) pitched his first shutout in more than two years and the fourth of his career, and Nomar Garciaparra drove in two runs to lead Boston over Baltimore.

Light-hitting Rey Sanchez homered off Calvin Maduro (1-3), and Manny Ramirez had an RBI single for the Red Sox, who won for the 10th time in 13 games and snapped Baltimore's four-game winning streak.

The Red Sox have shut out the Orioles three times in eight meetings this season.

Twins 6, Devil Rays 3

MINNEAPOLIS -- Torii Hunter hit his ninth home run, and Kyle Lohse (2-1) pitched seven strong innings for Minnesota.

Tampa Bay's Greg Vaughn, hitless in 33 at-bats, went 0-for-4 to drop his batting average to .099, the lowest among major league regulars. Vaughn struck out twice.

Minnesota tagged Ryan Rupe (3-2) for six runs -- five earned -- and eight hits in five innings.

Tigers 9, Royals 3

DETROIT -- Steve Sparks (2-2) pitched a two-hitter, and Damian Jackson drove in four runs as Detroit spoiled John Mizerock's debut as Kansas City manager.

Mizerock was promoted from bullpen coach to interim manager by the Royals, who fired Tony Muser to raise baseball's total to a record four in the season's first month.

The 41-year-old became the youngest manager in the majors, and replaced the losingest manager in Kansas City history.

The Tigers are 8-6 since beginning the season 0-11, the fifth-worst start since 1900.

Chris George (0-2) took the loss.

Yankees 8, Athletics 2

NEW YORK -- Ron Coomer hit a three-run homer that capped a six-run first inning against Barry Zito (1-2), and New York snapped Oakland's four-game winning streak in a game interrupted by rain for 1 hour, 47 minutes.

David Wells (4-0) wasn't sharp, allowing six hits in five innings, and Ramiro Mendoza and Mike Stanton finished after the long wait.

When the game resumed with one out in the bottom of the fifth, there were only about 250 fans in 57,000-seat Yankee Stadium, but it was a vocal crowd, with many regular Bleacher Creatures filling the high-priced rows behind the dugouts.

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