Athletics no match for Schilling, Sox

Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2004

BOSTON Mark Bellhorn homered and drove in five runs, and Boston backed Curt Schilling with its top offensive performance of the year in a 12-2 rout of Oakland and Tim Hudson on Tuesday night.

Manny Ramirez hit his 12th homer and drove in three runs, and David Ortiz had four hits and doubled twice to increase his AL-leading total to 20.

Mariners 5, Indians 4

CLEVELAND Raul Ibanez hit a run-scoring single with two outs in the 12th inning to lead Seattle over Cleveland, which has lost a season-high six straight.

Devil Rays 6, Twins 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Julio Lugo homered and drove in four runs to back Victor Zambrano, and Tampa Bay stretched its winning streak to five for the first time since 2000.

Lugo, who leads the Devil Rays with 29 RBIs, hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning and a three-run homer in the sixth.

Yankees 11, Orioles 3

BALTIMORE Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer and Jon Lieber pitched seven innings of four-hit ball.

Royals 4, Tigers 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Second base umpire C.B. Bucknor called interference on a sliding Carlos Guillen in the ninth inning, nullifying the tying run and helping Kansas City snap a four-game losing streak.

Rangers 7, White Sox 4

CHICAGO Kenny Rogers won his third straight start, tying for the major league lead with his seventh win. Rogers (7-2) allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings, struck out six and walked one. The 39-year-old left-hander joined Roger Clemens, Jarrod Washburn and Paul Wilson as the only seven-game winners in the major leagues.

Francisco Cordero got four outs for his 15th save in 15 chances.

Chicago's Frank Thomas hit his 427th career homer, moving past Billy Williams into sole possession of 32nd place on the career list.

Scott Schoeneweis (4-2) gave up five runs and nine hits in six-plus innings.

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