Baltimore shuts out Minnesota

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005

BALTIMORE — Daniel Cabrera outpitched Carlos Silva, Miguel Tejada homered and drove in two runs, and the Baltimore Orioles ended the Minnesota Twins' four-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory Monday night.

Cabrera (2-2) allowed three hits, had a career-high 11 strikeouts and walked two in eight innings. He permitted only two runners past first base and had at least one strikeout in every inning but the fourth.

B.J. Ryan worked a perfect ninth to complete the three-hitter and earn his eighth save in eight chances.

Minnesota had scored 33 runs during its four-game streak and reached double-figures in hits in six straight games, but Cabrera and Ryan combined to hand the Twins their first shutout since July 11.

Yankees 4, Mariners 3

NEW YORK — Randy Johnson pitched eight gritty innings, Tony Womack hit a go-ahead single off Jeff Nelson (0-1) and the Yankees beat the Mariners for their first three-game winning streak of the season.

Tino Martinez homered in his third consecutive game for the Yankees (14-19), who were coming off consecutive shutouts of Oakland.

Devil Rays 4, White Sox 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Chris Singleton had two hits and drove in two runs to help the Devil Rays end the White Sox's eight-game winning streak.

Lance Carter (1-0) pitched three scoreless innings in relief of Hideo Nomo, who left because of cramps in his left hamstring in the sixth. Danys Baez worked the ninth for his third save in four opportunities.

Blue Jays 6, Royals 1

TORONTO — Josh Towers won his third straight start by pitching eight strong innings, and the Blue Jays ended a four-game losing streak.

Russ Adams hit a two-run triple for the Blue Jays, swept in three of their previous four home series.

Towers (4-1), Toronto's fifth starter, allowed one run and seven hits, struck out five and walked one. He has allowed two runs in his last 22 2-3 innings, dropping his ERA to 3.12, and has given up two runs or fewer in five of seven starts.

Red Sox 13, Mariners 5

BOSTON — Trot Nixon drove in four runs, and Kevin Millar hit his first homer of the season to power the Red Sox.

Oakland's fielding may have been worse than its pitching. Nine of Boston's runs were unearned — all five in the fourth inning and four in a seven-run seventh.

Manny Ramirez left after he was hit by a pitch from Dan Haren (1-5) in the left side of his batting helmet.

Tigers 2, Rangers 0

ARLINGTON, Texas — Nate Robertson pitched eight strong innings and Craig Monroe hit an RBI triple with two outs in the ninth to give the Tigers the victory.

The Tigers got their only runs off AL saves leader Francisco Cordero (0-1), who took over after Chris Young threw eight innings.

Robertson (1-3) won for the first time in 12 starts since Aug. 30. While he had lost five straight decisions since then, he had given up just two earned runs over 12 2-3 innings his previous two starts.

After Hank Blalock led off the Rangers ninth with a single off Jamie Walker, Ugueth Urbina came on for his second save in three chances to complete the Tigers' first shutout of the season and third straight win.

Indians 3, Angels 0

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Kevin Millwood allowed one hit over eight innings for his first American League victory, and Coco Crisp and Ronnie Belliard hit solo homers for the Indians.

Millwood (1-3) allowed only two baserunners — he hit Vladimir Guerrero with a pitch in the first inning, and gave up a leadoff double to Jose Molina in the third.

The former starter for Atlanta and Philadelphia struck out eight.

Bob Wickman pitched the ninth for his ninth save in 11 chances.

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