Red Sox give Royals first home loss of year

Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2003

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Doug Mirabelli had four hits and Todd Walker drove in three runs as the Boston Red Sox beat Kansas City 7-3 Tuesday night, handing the Royals their first loss in 12 home games this season.

The Royals fell one victory short of matching the 1911 Detroit Tigers, who opened 12-0 at home to set the modern major league record for the longest home winning streak to start a season.

Athletics 6, White Sox 0

OAKLAND, Calif. Mark Mulder pitched a five-hitter for his third straight complete game, leading Oakland over Chicago.

Mulder made quick work of the struggling White Sox for his seventh career shutout, and second this season. He struck out four and walked two in a game that took just 1 hour, 49 minutes the fastest Oakland game since Aug. 12, 1979, at Minnesota.

Angels 6, Indians 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. Jarrod Washburn earned his first complete-game victory in the majors with a six-hitter, and Anaheim got all its runs on homers to beat Cleveland.

The Angels, who snapped a three-game losing streak, got home runs from Garret Anderson, Bengie Molina and Adam Kennedy in a game that lasted just 2 hours, 1 minute.

Tigers 7, Orioles 6

BALTIMORE Dmitri Young went 5-for-5 with two homers, two triples and five RBIs as Detroit clinched its first series victory since August.

After the Orioles scored three unearned runs in the eighth inning to pull even, Young tripled in the tiebreaking run in the ninth.

Twins 7, Devil Rays 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Jacque Jones hit a pair of solo homers and went 5-for-5 as Minnesota beat Tampa Bay for the ninth straight time.

Brad Radke (3-3), pitching while appealing a five-game suspension for his role in a beanball dustup with the Devil Rays last week, scattered seven hits over seven innings.

Blue Jays 15, Rangers 5

ARLINGTON, Texas Carlos Delgado hit two of Toronto's five home runs in a rout of Texas.

Mariners 12, Yankees 7

SEATTLE Ichiro Suzuki matched a career high with three RBIs and Seattle sent New York to its first three-game losing streak of the season.

Jamie Moyer (4-2) held the best offense in baseball in check for five innings, and the AL West-leading Mariners roughed up Andy Pettitte (4-2) to win for the 17th time in 22 games.

The Yankees (23-9) lost the final two games of a weekend series at home against Oakland. They took two of three from Seattle last week at Yankee Stadium in the first meeting between Japanese stars Suzuki and Hideki Matsui.

Suzuki's three hits in this one matched a season high. Matsui was 2-for-5 with an RBI, but the Yankees didn't help themselves by committing a season-high three errors two by third baseman Todd Zeile.

Dan Wilson had three RBIs for Seattle.

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