Red Sox salvage rough outing for Martinez

Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2002

BOSTON -- Manny Ramirez homered twice, and Jose Offerman went 4-for-4 Wednesday night to salvage another rough outing at Fenway Park for Pedro Martinez and lead the Boston Red Sox to a 15-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

Martinez (4-0) allowed three runs in five innings, giving up six hits and two walks while striking out five. He is 1-0 with a 9.45 ERA in three starts at home this year, and 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three road starts.

Angels 7, Indians 2

CLEVELAND -- Jarrod Washburn (3-2) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings as Anaheim won its sixth straight.

Just one night after a 21-2 loss to Anaheim -- the Indians' worst ever in the nine-year history of Jacobs Field -- Cleveland lost its fourth in a row and fell to 2-13 following an 11-1 start. The crowd of 23,536 was the smallest for the ballpark, which opened in 1994.

Indians center fielder Milton Bradley was hit near the left eye by a Brad Fullmer drive that bounced off the wall and came out of the game.

Tigers 7, Royals 6

DETROIT -- Shane Halter hit a three-run homer and Wendell Magee had three hits and two RBIs, including a go-ahead single in the seventh off Cory Bailey (0-3).

Detroit (9-17), which had held a share of the AL Central cellar since the start of the season, moved past Kansas City (8-17), which dropped to 0-2 under interim manager John Mizerock.

Rangers 8, Blue Jays 1

TORONTO -- Dave Burba (2-0) pitched a four-hitter for his first complete since last June 23 and struck out nine, extending the Rangers' winning streak to a season-high four -- their longest since they took five straight last July 24-27.

Rusty Greer went 4-for-5 and Alex Rodriguez hit his 10th homer and drove in three runs. Toronto has lost seven straight, its longest slide since Aug. 12-18, 1999.

Athletics 4, Yankees 1

NEW YORK -- Jermaine Dye hit his first home run since shattering his left leg in Game 4 in the first round of the playoffs against the Yankees last season.

Erik Hiljus (3-1) struck out nine in five innings, and Billy Koch pitched the ninth for his sixth save.

Mike Mussina (3-2) lost to Oakland for the second time in a week, allowing all four runs -- three earned -- and five hits in seven innings.

Twins 5, Devil Rays 3

MINNEAPOLIS -- Tom Prince hit a two-run homer to back Rick Reed (3-1), who struck out seven -- his most in 18 starts for Minnesota. Reed allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings.

Greg Vaughn ended an 0-for-34 slump with a double and a single for Tampa Bay -- raising his average 17 points to .116. He is homerless in a career-high 174 at-bats since last Aug. 5 against Chicago.

Corey Koskie had a pair of doubles and two RBIs for the Twins, who overcame a 3-0 deficit against Tanyon Sturtze (0-3). Tampa Bay has lost six straight.

White Sox 9, Mariners 2, 8 inn.

CHICAGO -- Jon Garland won his fourth straight start, and Royce Clayton and Carlos Lee homered as Chicago waited through four rain delays to beat Seattle.

The game was called after eight innings following the fourth delay, which lasted 30 minutes. The delays lasted a total of 2 hours, 3 minutes.

Garland (4-1) pitched five shutout innings, allowing just three hits on a wet, windy and cold night at Comiskey Park, where the game-time temperature was 48 degrees.

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