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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2000

NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter, who rented his own flight in order to get to the game, went 3-for-4 with a steal and RBI single Saturday as New York beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3.

Jeter, who had been on the disabled list since May 11 because of a strained abdominal muscle, stopped an 0-for-14 slide, his longest since April 1997, with a third-inning single.

After Jorge Posada's tiebreaking homer off John Wasdin (0-1) put the Yankees ahead 4-3 in a five-run sixth, Jeter added an RBI single and Paul O'Neill followed with a three-run homer off Tim Young.

Jeter had been in Tampa, Fla., on Friday night for a one-game rehabilitation assignment, and the Yankees had planned to have him take a commercial flight Saturday. Instead, Jeter paid to rent a plane and returned late Friday night.

Mariners 6, Devil Rays 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- John Olerud's two-run single snapped a fifth-inning tie and Seattle handed Tampa Bay its 11th loss in 13 games.

Brett Tomko (3-2) allowed three hits in five-plus innings, and the Mariners got a pair of RBI singles from Mark McLemore. Kazuhiro Sasaki pitched the ninth for his sixth save in seven opportunities.

Tigers 4, Blue Jays 3

DETROIT -- Deivi Cruz stroked an RBI single in the ninth inning to lift Detroit. Doug Brocail (2-3) pitched the last 1 2-3 innings for the victory, holding the Blue Jays hitless after relieving Hideo Nomo.

Paul Quantrill (0-2) walked Brad Ausmus to start the Tigers' ninth. Ausmus moved up on a sacrifice bunt by Jose Macias and scored on Cruz's single to right.

White Sox 14, Indians 3

CHICAGO -- Jose Valentin drove in a career-high six runs and fell a single shy of becoming the first AL player to hit for the cycle twice in one season, leading Chicago over Cleveland.

Valentin hit a two-run homer in the first inning off Jaret Wright (3-3), a bases-loaded triple in the second and an RBI double in the third.

Twins 10, Rangers 5

MINNEAPOLIS -- Corey Koskie hit a bases-loaded triple, and Butch Huskey added a two-run double as Minnesota beat Texas.

The Twins, who lost all 12 games to Texas last season, have won four of the five games played between the two teams this year.

Athletics 4, Orioles 0

BALTIMORE -- Tim Hudson allowed one hit over 7 1-3 innings for his fifth straight victory as Oakland snapped Baltimore's four-game winning streak.

The lone hit off Hudson was a fifth-inning single by Will Clark. The sinking liner to center popped out of the glove of a diving Terrence Long, who was prone as he attempted to make a sensational catch.

Royals 6, Angels 5, 10 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Dave McCarty hit a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth inning, and Carlos Beltran scored the winning run in the 10th on a sacrifice fly just past first base for Kansas City.

The Royals, who rallied from 5-3 down in the ninth against Troy Percival, won for the 12th time this season in their final at-bat.

Jermaine Dye led off the 10th with a single off Eric Weaver (0-2) and went to third on Beltran's single. After Mark Quinn was intentionally walked, Jorge Fabregas hit a grounder to Weaver, who got the force at home.

Joe Randa then popped one into foul territory and first baseman Mo Vaughn backpedaled to catch it. Vaughn hesitated throwing it home and Beltran scored with the winning run.

Dan Reichert (3-3) pitched two hitless innings for the win.

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