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Twins rough up scuffling Yanks

Posted: Monday, June 06, 2005

MINNEAPOLIS — Carlos Silva pitched seven strong innings, a diluted Minnesota lineup knocked out Kevin Brown during a five-run sixth and the Twins beat the New York Yankees 9-3 on Sunday.

The Yankees, who finished a forgettable week by losing for the seventh time in eight games, dropped to 0-20 when scoring three runs or less this season. That's the longest such streak in the majors.

Silva (4-3) gave up seven hits and two runs.

Brown (4-6), who won four starts in a row until a loss at Kansas City earlier this week, was given a 2-0 lead on a home run by rookie Robinson Cano and an RBI single by Jason Giambi.

But Brown struggled with his control in the sixth, hitting two batters to fuel the Twins' rally. He gave up five runs on eight hits and two walks in 5 1-3 innings.

Rangers 8, Royals 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kenny Rogers won his career-best eighth consecutive start with seven sharp innings.

Rogers gave up five hits and a run, lowering his American League-leading ERA to 1.62. The left-hander, who last lost April 18 at Tampa Bay, won seven straight starts May 6-June 6, 1995.

The 40-year-old Rogers who had a 31-inning scoreless streak from April 27-May 20, had his shutout spoiled with two outs in the seventh inning when Joe McEwing hit an run-scoring double.

McEwing had three of the five hits off Rogers, who struck out three and walked two.

Red Sox 6, Angels 3

BOSTON — Mark Bellhorn's sacrifice fly broke a seventh-inning tie, David Ortiz doubled in two more runs and the Boston Red Sox bullpen held on to protect a victory over Los Angeles.

A day after Red Sox relievers allowed 11 runs in the final three innings, Mike Myers (3-1), Mike Timlin and Keith Foulke combined for 2 2-3 shutout innings. Foulke earned his 13th save as Boston took two of three in a rematch of last year's first round of the AL playoffs.

Orioles 6, Tigers 2

DETROIT — Daniel Cabrera pitched seven strong innings, Melvin Mora drove in a pair of runs and Baltimore took advantage of three Detroit errors.

Cabrera (5-4) won for the fourth time in six starts. He allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings. He struck out four without walking a batter.

Mike Maroth (4-6) lost his fourth straight start, giving up six runs — two earned — on 10 hits in eight innings.

Athletics 12, Blue Jays 4

OAKLAND, Calif. — Scott Hatteberg hit a three-run homer, Eric Chavez hit a two-run shot and Marco Scutaro also connected for the Athletics.

Dan Haren (3-7) pitched his second straight gem with seven sharp innings as the A's won for the sixth time in seven home games.

The A's tagged Toronto starter Chad Gaudin (1-1) for four runs and five hits in the first inning and sent nine batters to the plate.

Mariners 6, Devil Rays 5

SEATTLE — Richie Sexson hit an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Mariners a victory.

Adrian Beltre singled off Chad Orvella with one out for his 1,000th career hit, then Sexson hit the first pitch he saw off the base of the left-field wall.

Bret Boone went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Randy Winn had four hits for Seattle, including an RBI double in the sixth to put the Mariners ahead 5-4. Damon Hollins drove in the tying run with a grounder in the eighth.

Indians 6, White Sox 4

CHICAGO — Cleveland scored the go-ahead run in the 12th inning on two walks and reliever Dustan Hermanson's throwing error.

Travis Hafner homered in the 10th inning and Coco Crisp had a two-run shot for the Indians, who snapped a four-game losing streak, one day after firing hitting coach Eddie Murray.

Tadahito Iguchi hit a two-run homer for the White Sox and Frank Thomas hit his first homer of the season in the 10th inning to tie it 4-all.

David Riske (2-2) pitched two scoreless innings for the victory.

Hermanson (0-1) gave up consecutive walks to Grady Sizemore and Crisp to start the 12th. Victor Martinez bunted and Hermanson tried for the force at third base. His throw went off Joe Crede's glove and Sizemore scored, making it 5-4.



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