Ichiro, Moyer power Seattle to win

Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2004

CLEVELAND Ichiro Suzuki had four hits, including a home run, and Jamie Moyer and Seattle sent Cleveland Indians to its season-high seventh straight loss with a 7-3 win Wednesday.

Seattle's Edgar Martinez hit his 236th homer as a designated hitter, passing Harold Baines as the all-time leader among DHs.

Raul Ibanez also homered as the Mariners roughed up C.C. Sabathia (2-3). The Cleveland lefty gave up a career-high 11 hits in 6 2-3 innings.

Twins 4, Devil Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Jacque Jones had a go-ahead, two-run double and Minnesota snapped Tampa Bay's longest winning streak in four seasons.

Starter Seth Greisinger (2-3) allowed two runs and six hits over five innings, and Jones gave the Twins a 3-2 lead in the fifth.

Blue Jays 6, Angels 5

TORONTO Vernon Wells and Gregg Zaun hit run-scoring singles in the ninth inning off Troy Percival, rallying Toronto past Anaheim.

Percival blew a save for the fourth time in 16 chances.

White Sox 4, Rangers 0

CHICAGO Esteban Loaiza allowed two hits and struck out nine in eight innings for Chicago.

Loaiza (6-3) struck out Alfonso Soriano in the fourth inning for his 1,000th career strikeout and struck out the side in the fifth.

He retired eight straight batters between the fifth and seventh innings.

Red Sox 9, Athletics 6

BOSTON Jason Varitek hit a three-run homer and Boston took advantage of Bobby Crosby's rare error to beat Oakland.

Derek Lowe (4-4) allowed five runs and nine hits in six innings, leading the Red Sox to their fifth straight win and ninth in 11 games.

Yankees 12, Orioles 9

BALTIMORE Gary Sheffield went 4-for-5 with a homer and six RBIs, and New York Yankees handed Baltimore its sixth straight loss.

In a wild game that featured 30 hits, five home runs and a 65-minute rain delay, the Yankees blew a 7-3 lead by allowing six runs in the sixth, then rallied against the Baltimore bullpen in the seventh.

Royals 7, Tigers 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Matt Stairs and Mike Sweeney hit two-run homers, powering the Kansas City past Detroit.

Sweeney, who hit his fourth homer in eight games, also had two singles and scored three runs for the Royals, who have won 15 of their last 20 against Detroit.

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