Blue Jays notch win under new manager

Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2002

TORONTO -- Jose Cruz Jr. homered twice as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 6-1 Monday night for their first win under new manager Carlos Tosca.

The Blue Jays, who swept Detroit over the weekend, fired manager Buck Martinez before the game.

Cruz, who entered the game in a 10-for-61 slump, went 3-for-4 with four RBIs.

Cruz led off the fourth with a homer off Tanyon Sturtze (0-7), Toronto's first hit of the game. Cruz added a three-run shot in the fifth.

Orioles 4, Yankees 3

NEW YORK -- Mike Bordick hit an RBI double in the ninth inning as Baltimore beat New York closer Mariano Rivera again.

After the Yankees scored two runs in the eighth inning to tie the game, Baltimore went back ahead in the ninth.

Tigers 7, Red Sox 6, 10 inn.

DETROIT -- Detroit tagged Boston ace Pedro Martinez for four runs in the first inning then had to rally to win on Shane Halter's RBI double in the 10th.

Martinez gave up consecutive homers to begin a game for the first time in his career, but Tim Wakefield (2-2) couldn't hold a 6-4 lead.

White Sox 4, Royals 0

CHICAGO -- Jon Garland pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning as Chicago snapped a seven-game losing streak.

Magglio Ordonez, Frank Thomas and Paul Konerko each drove in runs for the White Sox, who won for the first time since May 25.

Mariners 4, Athletics 1

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Freddy Garcia won his third straight start and Seattle held off Oakland.

Garcia (7-4) did not allow a run until the eighth inning, when John Mabry hit a solo home run with one out. The last five runs that Garcia has allowed have been solo homers. Garcia allowed the one run on five hits over 7 2-3 innings. He struck out five.

Kazuhiro Sasaki pitched the ninth for his 13th save.

Angels 5, Rangers 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ramon Ortiz overcame Alex Rodriguez's AL-leading 19th home run in the first inning and beat Texas for the eighth time in nine career decisions.

Ortiz (6-5) allowed two runs, four hits and four walks while striking out five in beating the Rangers for the second time this season.



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