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Henderson leads Boston past Yankees, crashes into wall

Posted: Monday, June 03, 2002

NEW YORK -- Rickey Henderson homered and scored twice before being carted off to a hospital after crashing into a wall, leading Frank Castillo and the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 7-1 Sunday.

Nomar Garciaparra and Doug Mirabelli also homered for the Red Sox, who won two of three at Yankee Stadium in a matchup of the teams with baseball's best records. Boston left with a two-game lead over New York in the AL East.

Indians 4, White Sox 3

CLEVELAND -- Chuck Finley pitched seven shutout innings as Cleveland climbed back to .500 with a three-game sweep of Chicago, which dropped its seventh straight.

Finley (4-6) allowed four hits and didn't walk a batter as the Indians won their fourth in a row and moved into a tie for second in the AL Central with the reeling White Sox.

Rookie Chris Magruder homered and drove in three runs for the Indians, who have won eight of 10.

Mariners 11, Orioles 8

BALTIMORE -- Bret Boone hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as Seattle rallied from a six-run deficit for a payback victory over Baltimore.

After blowing leads in the late innings of losses on Friday and Saturday, the Mariners pulled off a stunning comeback of their own to salvage a split of the four-game series.

Athletics 4, Devil Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Mark Mulder won his second start in a row, and Greg Myers homered as Oakland won for the seventh time in nine games.

Mulder (4-4) allowed two runs and six hits in 5 2-3 innings. The left-hander has not gone more than six innings in five starts since returning from a left forearm strain May 9.

Angels 5, Twins 4

MINNEAPOLIS -- Aaron Sele pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning to beat Minnesota again.

Sele (5-3) allowed three runs in seven-plus innings to improve to 15-3 with a 2.84 ERA in 18 career starts against the Twins. Garret Anderson and Orlando Palmeiro each had three of Anaheim's 12 hits.

Blue Jays 7, Tigers 6

DETROIT -- Eric Hinske ended Jeff Weaver's homerless streak with a tiebreaking, two-run shot in the seventh inning for Toronto.

Hinske, who hit an RBI triple in the second inning, drove a 2-0 pitch from Weaver (4-7) into the bullpen in right field.

It was the first home run Weaver has given up this season in 84 innings and first in 105 2-3 innings dating to last season. That stretch was the longest in the majors since Kevin Brown went 118 innings during the 1996 and 1997 seasons.

Rangers 8, Royals 6

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The first five Texas batters reached base and scored, quickly ending Paul Byrd's bid to become the AL's first nine-game winner.

Juan Gonzalez, the No. 5 hitter, had a two-run double on Byrd's 18th pitch to give the Rangers a 4-0 lead. He scored on Mike Lamb's one-out single.

Alex Rodriguez later added his AL-leading 18th homer off Brad Voyles.

Byrd (8-3) gave up a home run to Bill Haselman in the fourth and left trailing 7-0 after 3 2-3 innings, his shortest outing of the season.

Chan Ho Park (2-2) allowed five runs and five hits in 5 1-3 innings, including a two-run homer by Carlos Febles. Hideki Irabu got his 12th save in 14 chances.



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