Reese, Schilling star for Red Sox

Posted: Sunday, May 09, 2004

BOSTON Pokey Reese hit an inside-the-park home run and added a conventional one the first two-homer game of his career and Curt Schilling pitched his first AL complete game Saturday to give the streaking Boston Red Sox a 9-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Since losing five in a row, the Red Sox have won four straight.

Schilling (4-2) allowed one run and five hits while striking out eight for his 80th career complete game.

Jimmy Gobble (1-1) gave up six runs and eight hits, striking out three before he was chased in the five-run sixth. Benito Santiago homered and added a single for the Royals, who have lost 18 of their last 22 and fell to 2-14 on the road.

Blue Jays 4, White Sox 2

TORONTO Josh Phelps hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning four pitches after having one overturned and Toronto won its season-high fourth straight.

Phelps homered over the left-field wall off Neal Cotts (0-1).

Jason Frasor (1-1) pitched the eighth for his first major league win, and Terry Adams pitched the ninth for his first save of the season.

Joe Crede hit a two-run homer for the White Sox.

Twins 3, Athletics 2

OAKLAND, Calif. Shannon Stewart scored from first base when Bobby Crosby dropped a fly ball in the 10th, helping Minnesota win its third extra-inning game in five days.

J.C. Romero (1-2) pitched 2 2-3 innings and Joe Nathan struck out the side in the 10th around a walk for his eighth save in nine chances.

Oakland has lost four of six and 10 of 14 overall, and nine of its last 10 against Minnesota. Jim Mecir (0-3) took the loss.

A's starter Tim Hudson allowed nine hits in nine innings. He has 24 no-decisions over the past three seasons, leaving with a lead 14 times.

Orioles 10, Indians 7

BALTIMORE Jay Gibbons' three-run double highlighted a four-run seventh, Melvin Mora had three hits and Baltimore came back from two deficits.

John Parrish (3-1) pitched 2 1-3 innings of relief and Jorge Julio worked a perfect ninth for his fourth save.

Jody Gerut and Travis Hafner both hit three-run homers for Cleveland, which lost its fourth straight.

Scott Stewart (0-2) was the loser.

Rangers 16, Tigers 15

ARLINGTON, Texas Texas and Detroit combined for 18 runs in the fifth one short of the major league record for an inning, and Alfonso Soriano went 6-for-6 in the Rangers' 10-inning win.

Michael Young hit an RBI single off Ugueth Urbina (1-1) in the 10th to win it for the Rangers.

Each team used seven pitchers in the game, with Francisco Cordero (1-0) pitching a scoreless 10th.

After Detroit took a 14-4 lead with eight runs in the top of the fifth, the Rangers tied it in the bottom half. Ivan Rodriguez put the Tigers back ahead with an RBI single in the sixth, but Hank Blalock tripled leading off the seventh and scored on a double by Soriano.

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