Jeter helps Yanks pick up rare home victory

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2003

NEW YORK Derek Jeter sparked the slumping Yankees on Tuesday night, hitting a leadoff homer to send New York to an 11-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox that snapped a five-game skid.

Andy Pettitte (5-5) ended a four-start losing streak, and Robin Ventura and Todd Zeile also homered for the Yankees, who had lost eight straight and 12 of 13 at home.

Rangers 4, Devil Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Rafael Palmeiro hit his 503rd home run, and Mark Teixeira and Juan Gonzalez also homered for Texas.

Palmeiro homered for the third time in four games, hitting his 13th of the season in the second inning off right-hander Carlos Reyes (0-1) to move within one of Hall of Famer Eddie Murray for 18th on the career list.

Indians 5, Tigers 2

DETROIT Omar Vizquel stole home with the bases loaded in the eighth inning, scoring the go-ahead run for Cleveland.

With two outs, Vizquel broke for the plate and was most of the way home before lefty Steve Avery realized what was happening.

Blue Jays 5, White Sox 1

TORONTO Roy Halladay won his sixth straight start by pitching his first complete game of the season as Toronto won its sixth in a row.

Carlos Delgado went 3-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored for the Blue Jays, who tied a franchise record with their 19th win in May.

Orioles 12, Angels 4

BALTIMORE The Orioles hit three homers off Aaron Sele and Sidney Ponson pitched an eight-hitter to lead Baltimore in a rout.

The Angels lost after spending the morning at the White House, where President Bush honored them for winning the 2002 World Series.

Twins 4, Athletics 3

MINNEAPOLIS Pinch-hitter Bobby Kielty's three-run homer in the eighth rallied Minnesota over Oakland.

Barry Zito (6-4) breezed through the first seven innings, holding the Twins to one hit and striking out 10. Minnesota hit only one ball out of the infield in that span Corey Koskie's solo homer in the fourth.

But Dustan Mohr doubled with one out in the eighth and Zito then hit A.J. Pierzynski with a pitch. Kielty then connected for his seventh home run.

Mariners 15, Royals 7

Kansas City, Mo. Edgar Martinez homered twice and drove in five runs and Randy Winn got a career-high five hits as Seattle routed Kansas City.

The Mariners led 11-0 after three innings and went on to set season highs for runs and hits (20).

Martinez hit a two-run homer in the first inning and a three-run shot in the third. It was the 21st multihomer game of his career and first of 2003.

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