Boorish fans spoil Knoblauch's return

Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2001

MINNEAPOLIS -- Fans angry with Chuck Knoblauch nearly cost the Minnesota Twins a 4-2 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.

Metrodome fans pelted the former Twin with objects, causing umpires to pull the Yankees off the field for 12 minutes. But the fans finally calmed down, and Minnesota beat New York as Doug Mientkiewicz went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Torii Hunter also drove in two runs.

Devil Rays 7, Orioles 1

BALTIMORE -- Ben Grieve had four hits, a homer and five RBIs as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep.

Tigers 8, Rangers 4

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Juan Encarnacion and Dean Palmer each hit two-run doubles as Detroit scored the first seven runs and beat Texas.

Detroit starter Chris Holt (3-2), a Dallas native who grew up a Rangers fan, pitched six-plus innings to win in his first appearance against his hometown team.

Indians 8, Royals 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Marty Cordova hit a three-run homer for the second straight night, backing rookie C.C. Sabathia as Cleveland beat Kansas City.

Juan Gonzalez drove in two runs, giving him 31 RBIs in 25 games, as Cleveland stretched its winning streak to four.

Athletics 6, Blue Jays 0

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Miguel Tejada homered twice and drove in four runs to lead Oakland over Toronto.

Mark Mulder (3-2) pitched a three-hitter for his first complete game in 33 career starts.

Mariners 5, Red Sox 1

SEATTLE -- Aaron Sele became the major leagues' second five-game winner and Edgar Martinez drove in Seattle's first three runs.

Sele allowed one run and seven hits in seven innings, struck out five and walked none, matching Minnesota's Brad Radke at 5-0.

Angels 12, White Sox 5

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Adam Kennedy homered and drove in four runs, and Bengie Molina had three RBIs as Anaheim beat Chicago.

Scott Spiezio drove in two runs to help fuel a season-high 16-hit attack that sent the defending AL Central champs to their 13th loss in 17 games.

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