Reed hurls a gem as Twins scrap for win

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2003

MINNEAPOLIS Rick Reed pitched a three-hitter and the Minnesota Twins got into yet another scrap, clearing the benches late in their 7-0 win Wednesday night over the Kansas City Royals.

Doug Mientkiewicz, a Gold Glove first baseman, made his first career start in right field and was 3-for-5 with two doubles, a run and an RBI.

The Twins, who have already tangled with the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay this season, became embroiled with the Royals in the eighth inning.

Angels 5, Yankees 3

NEW YORK Troy Glaus doubled home the go-ahead run off David Wells in a three-run eighth inning and Scott Spiezio was 4-for-4 as Anaheim kept beating New York.

Garret Anderson had three hits for the Angels, who upset New York in the first round of last year's playoffs, ending the Yankees' run of four straight AL pennants.

Red Sox 7, Rangers 1

BOSTON Nomar Garciaparra hit a two-run homer to extend his hitting streak to 15 games as Boston beat Texas.

David Ortiz also drove in two runs as the Red Sox, with the help of eight walks and three wild pitches, won for the fifth time in seven games.

Tigers 2, Athletics 1

DETROIT Steve Avery earned his first major league win in four years, and Brandon Inge hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth.

Avery (1-0) came in with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth and struck out Scott Hatteberg to end the inning.

Craig Monroe, who homered for Detroit's first run, led off with a double and scored easily on Inge's fly to left. That gave Avery his first big league win since July 9, 1999, when he started for Cincinnati against Cleveland. The 1991 NLCS MVP missed the past two years following left shoulder surgery in 1999.

Blue Jays 7, Devil Rays 6

TORONTO Cory Lidle won his fifth straight decision and Toronto held off Tampa Bay.

Devil Rays reliever John Rocker allowed four of the six batters he faced to reach in his second game in the majors this season. Rocker walked both of the hitters he faced in his first game on May 9.

Indians 7, Mariners 2

CLEVELAND Rookie Jason Davis pitched seven strong innings and Cleveland roughed up Freddy Garcia.

Davis (3-4) gave up two runs one earned and four hits against one of the AL's toughest lineups. The right-hander struck out a career-high seven for his first win since April 20.

White Sox 5, Orioles 1

CHICAGO Frank Thomas homered and had two RBIs, and Sandy Alomar Jr. drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning for Chicago.

Thomas went 3-for-4, finishing a triple shy of the cycle. Jose Valentin also had two RBIs for the White Sox, who have won three of four. Baltimore has lost four straight.

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