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Blue Jays make it 13 straight over Orioles

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2000

TORONTO -- Lance Painter, a reliever making his first start of the season, allowed two hits in five innings as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles for the 13th straight time, 7-2 Wednesday night.

The Blue Jays swept the three-game series and have won 14 straight games at home against the Orioles, who lost for the seventh time in eight games overall.

Painter (1-0) struck out a career-high eight, and Paul Quantrill pitched 3 2-3 innings for his first save. Scott Erickson (0-1) allowed seven runs and 12 hits in 2 2-3 innings.

Rangers 7, Mariners 6

ARLINGTON, Texas -- David Segui went 3-for-5 with a winning two-run homer in the ninth and five RBIs.

Rangers reliever John Wetteland (3-1), seeking his 300th career save, won a third straight decision for the first time in his major league career.

Segui, who went 3-for-5, extended his hitting streak to 13 games and raised his league-leading average to .387. His RBI single in the first drove in the Rangers' first run, and then broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run single in the fifth.

Kazuhiro Sasaki (1-1) was the loser.

Athletics 7, Angels 4

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ben Grieve had three hits, including a solo homer and a go-ahead single in a four-run ninth.

Grieve, batting in the cleanup spot for the second night in a row and second time of his career, singled off Mark Petkovsek (2-2) for a 4-3 lead after a single by Ryan Christenson, a sacrifice by Randy Velarde and an intentional walk.

Jeremy Giambi followed a walk to Matt Stairs with a two-run single, making it 6-3, and Eric Chavez added an RBI.

Jason Isringhausen (2-2) blew a save for the third time in nine chances.

Royals 6, Tigers 0

DETROIT -- Kansas City rookie Chris Fussell (3-1), allowed two hits in six innings as Detroit was shut out for the sixth time this season and dropped to 9-23, their worst record in 47 years. The Tigers also were 9-23 in 1920, 1925, 1952 and 1953.

Hideo Nomo (1-2) allowed six runs, eight hits and three walks in 6 2-3 innings, making a throwing error in the second that allowed Kansas City's first to run score.

Twins 10, Indians 9

MINNEAPOLIS -- Midre Cummings' two-out, two-run homer off Steve Karsay (0-2) in a three-run ninth inning capped a rally from an 8-1 deficit, the largest comeback in Minnesota's 40-year history.

On Tuesday night, the Twins rallied from a five-run deficit to beat Cleveland 6-5.

Cummings' homer made a winner of Eddie Guardado (3-1), who gave up David Justice's solo homer in the top of the inning.

Red Sox 5, White Sox 3

BOSTON -- Brian Daubach doubled to score Boston's first run and added a two-run homer in a game called because of rain after six innings and a 1-hour, 48-minute wait.

Ramon Martinez (3-2) pitched five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out four in a steady rain that grew heavier around the fifth inning.

Cal Eldred (2-2) gave up five runs, four earned, on six hits and a walk, striking out three in 4 2-3 innings. Rich Garces got the final out in the sixth and earned his first save.



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