Red Sox keep sliding vs. Indians

Posted: Wednesday, May 05, 2004

CLEVELAND Jason Davis gave up a long homer to Manny Ramirez, then got his second victory in 17 starts as the Cleveland Indians held on for their fourth straight win, 7-6 over the reeling Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

Davis (1-2) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings, including an estimated 459-foot shot by Ramirez.

Boston scored four runs in the ninth off Kazuhito Tadano, but lost its fifth straight. Rafael Betancourt struck out Manny Ramirez to end the game for his second save.

Third baseman Bill Mueller's two throwing errors allowed five unearned runs in the fourth off Derek Lowe (3-2), who gave up two earned runs but a season-high 10 hits in five-plus innings.

Orioles 10, White Sox 3

BALTIMORE Brian Roberts had three hits, tied a team record with four steals and scored four runs as Baltimore ended a three-game losing streak. Miguel Tejada got his 1000th career hit and drove in three runs for the Orioles, who had lost six of eight.

Blue Jays 5, Royals 4

TORONTO The Blue Jays improved to 2-9 at home, staking Pat Hentgen (1-2) to a 5-0 lead.

Hentgen allowing four runs and six hits in five innings. Micheal Nakamura followed with three perfect innings, and Jason Frasor finished with a one-hit ninth for his first major league save.

Devil Rays 5, Rangers 4

ARLINGTON, Texas Tino Martinez's second homer of the game, a drive off former Yankees teammate Jeff Nelson (0-2), broke a ninth-inning tie and stopped the Rangers' five-game winning streak.

Yankees 10, Athletics 8

OAKLAND, Calif. Alex Rodriguez hit his 350th homer and Ruben Sierra had a three-run double in a six-run seventh inning, sending New York to its seventh straight victory.

The Yankees rallied from a 7-1 deficit and spoiled a strong offensive night by the Athletics, who got two home runs from Eric Chavez and one by Scott Hatteberg.

New York tied Boston for first place in the AL East, making up 4 1/2 games since getting swept at home by the Red Sox from April 23-25.

Angels 11, Tigers 4

ANAHEIM, Calif. Bengie Molina and Jose Guillen each homered and drove in three runs, leading Anaheim over Detroit.

Troy Glaus also connected for the Angels, who have won 10 of 12 overall and 18 of their last 20 meetings with Detroit. Vladimir Guerrero had two RBIs.

Mariners 4, Twins 3

SEATTLE Randy Winn scored on Scott Spiezio's fielder choice with none out in the 16th inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins Tuesday night in the longest game in the major leagues this season.

It was the first game to go 16 innings and lasted 4 hours, 48 minutes, a minute longer than Seattle's 2-1, 14-inning win over Oakland here April 19.

Winn scored the winning run when Spiezio hit a grounder to drawn-in first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz, who threw to catcher Henry Blanco.

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