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Salmon, Appier skin Tigers

Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2002

DETROIT -- Tim Salmon homered and drove in four runs, and Kevin Appier scattered three hits over seven innings as the Anaheim Angels beat the woeful Detroit Tigers 9-2 Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.

Salmon went 3-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, and Troy Glaus homered as Anaheim won for the 15th time in 17 games -- matching the best 17-game stretch in franchise history, which was from June 1-17, 1998.

Indians 6, Orioles 5

CLEVELAND -- Matt Lawton hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as the Indians rallied for four runs in their final at-bat.

Lawton hit a 2-2 pitch from Jorge Julio (2-2) over the wall in right field to snap a three-game losing streak for the Indians, who were one out away from their 20th loss in 26 games.

Red Sox 6, Athletics 2

BOSTON -- Rickey Henderson drove in two runs in place of the injured Manny Ramirez, and John Burkett remained undefeated for the Red Sox.

Burkett (4-0) scattered nine hits in six innings, but walked none as Boston opened a 13-game homestand by winning for the ninth time in 11 games and improved baseball's best record to 26-9.

Blue Jays 6, Mariners 3

TORONTO -- Tom Wilson homered twice and hit a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning as the Blue Jays rallied to hand Seattle a rare road loss.

Esteban Loaiza, activated from the disabled list before the game, won in his first start of the season. Seattle, which had won its previous four road games, dropped to 14-3 on the away from Safeco Field. The Mariners, starting a six-game road trip, are 26-12 overall.

Royals 8, Twins 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A J. Hinch homered and tied a career-high with four RBIs, and slumping Chuck Knoblauch also hit a home run for the Royals.

Jeff Suppan (4-4) allowed only one unearned run in eight innings, struck out six and walked none. The Royals had lost their seven previous home games against the Twins.

White Sox 15, Rangers 4

CHICAGO -- Tony Graffanino had two homers and six RBIs, and Mark Buehrle won his AL-leading seventh game for the White Sox.

Graffanino, subbing for injured second baseman Ray Durham, tied his career high with four hits as the White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak.

Yankees 10, Devil Rays 3

NEW YORK -- Roger Clemens won his fifth straight start, and Jason Giambi and Jorge Posada hit consecutive homers as the Yankees got their seventh straight victory.

The benches and bullpens emptied -- but no punches were thrown -- after Derek Jeter took exception to a high-and-tight pitch from Devil Rays reliever Jesus Colome in the eighth inning. Jeter stepped into fair territory and said something to Colome, who repeatedly missed up-and-in and hit Shane Spencer during New York's six-run eighth.



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