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Millar's dramatics deflate Athletics

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2005

BOSTON — Kevin Millar homered off Octavio Dotel on a 2-2 pitch with one out in the ninth inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 3-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

Millar, who ended a career-high drought of 120 at-bats without a homer with his first one of the season Monday, also made two errors, both on plays in which Oakland scored both its runs.

Yankees 7, Mariners 4

NEW YORK — Tino Martinez homered for the fourth consecutive game, a two-run drive that helped the Yankees extend a regular-season winning streak to four for the first time since September.

Chien-Ming Wang (1-1) got his first major league victory as New York overcame a two-run deficit. Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth for his fifth save in seven chances.

Blue Jays 3, Royals 1

TORONTO — Roy Halladay pitched his AL-leading third complete game of the season and Shea Hillenbrand hit a two-run homer off Zack Greinke (0-4) for the Blue Jays.

Toronto has won two straight against major league-worst Kansas City after its previous four games overall.

Twins 6, Orioles 4

BALTIMORE — Pinch-hitter Jacque Jones and Shannon Stewart homered on successive pitches from Steve Kline in the 10th inning, and the Twins rallied to earn their 10th win in 14 games.

Jones led off the 10th with Minnesota's first pinch-hit homer of the season, a shot to right-center on a 3-2 count. Stewart then put the next pitch from Kline (2-2) into the left-field seats.

Devil Rays 7, White Sox 6

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jorge Cantu homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Devil Rays their second victory in as many days against the White Sox.

The Devil Rays rallied twice to tie the game before Cantu's walkoff homer on a 1-0 pitch from Shingo Takatsu (0-2).

Rangers 5, Tigers 4

ARLINGTON, Texas — Gary Matthews Jr.'s first homer of the season broke a tie, and Hank Blalock also homered and drove in three runs for the Rangers.

The Tigers had erased a four-run deficit before Matthews homered leading off the seventh against starter Jason Johnson (2-3).

Angels 5, Indians 4

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Josh Paul and Garret Anderson each hit two-run homers and the Angels ended their three-game losing streak.

The Angels' Paul Byrd (3-3) gave up three runs and eight hits in six innings. Scot Shields pitched two scoreless innings.

Francisco Rodriguez gave up a leadoff homer to Coco Crisp in the ninth, but earned his ninth save in 10 chances.

Cleveland's C.C. Sabathia (2-2) allowed four runs and eight hits in 6 1-3 innings. He struck out five and walked one.



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