Jeter returns to lead Yankees to victory

Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2004

NEW YORK Derek Jeter returned from a three-game absence to hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning, and the New York Yankees overcame the loss of Kevin Brown by rallying past the Colorado Rockies 7-5 Wednesday night.

The Yankees won their 12th straight interleague game, and Colorado lost its fourth in a row overall.

Jeter, sidelined by tightness in his left groin, Bernie Williams and Gary Sheffield homered as New York rebounded from a 5-0 deficit. The Yankees won when trailing by at least four runs for the sixth time this season.

Blue Jays 4, Dodgers 0

TORONTO Miguel Batista (4-4) pitched a four-hitter for his third career shutout, striking out a season-high eight and walking two.

Howie Clark homered, one day after hitting his first major league home run.

Los Angeles has scored just one run in its last two games. The Dodgers have lost three straight and been blanked five time this season.

Jose Lima (4-2) allowed four runs and seven hits in seven innings.

Indians 8, Marlins 1

CLEVELAND Jake Westbrook (5-2) allowed one run and six hits in eight inning, and Casey Blake homered.

The Indians got past Florida for the first time since winning Game 6 of the 1997 World Series. The Marlins won Game 7 in 11 innings, swept a three-game series at home in 2002 and took the opener of this three-game set Tuesday night on two ninth-inning homers off the foul pole at Jacobs Field. A.J. Burnett (0-2) gave up eight runs and 12 hits in 4 1-3 innings, losing for the first time in 10 interleague starts.

Orioles 8, Diamondbacks 2

BALTIMORE Miguel Tejada hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Stephen Randolph (1-1) in a five-run seventh, and Luis Matos added a two-run shot.

Melvin Mora scored a career-high four runs for the Orioles, who won for only the sixth time in 18 games.

Twins 5, Mets 3

MINNEAPOLIS Johan Santana (3-4) struck out 10 and walked none, allowing one run and six hits in seven inning to end his four-game losing streak. Joe Nathan got four outs for his 16th save.

Jacque Jones hit a three-run homer, and Matthew LeCroy followed with a home run as Minnesota won its third straight.

Devil Rays 4, Giants 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Jose Cruz Jr. hit a two-out, bases-loaded single in the 10th inning after Tyler Walker (4-1) walked the bases loaded.

Danys Baez (2-1) pitched two innings for the victory after blowing a save for the first time in 12 chances.

Phillies 13, White Sox 10

CHICAGO Bobby Abreu homered twice off Jon Garland (5-3) and Eric Milton won his third straight start to lead Philadelphia over the Chicago White Sox.

Abreu hit a solo home run in the first and a two-run shot in a seven-run fourth for the Phillies, who had lost six of eight. Jim Thome added his third homer in two games for Philadelphia.

Tigers 4, Braves 2

DETROIT Eric Munson and Carlos Guillen homered for the Tigers, and Craig Dingman (1-0) got his first major league win, pitching three scoreless innings of relief in a game delayed by rain for 2 hours, 24 minutes in the second inning.

Chipper Jones and Eli Marrero homered for Atlanta, which dropped back to .500.

Padres 8, Red Sox 1

BOSTON Brian Lawrence pitched five innings of shutout ball to help San Diego spoil Nomar Garciaparra's return to the Red Sox.

Neither Lawrence (8-3) nor Garciaparra remained in the game after a rain delay of 2 hours, 21 minutes, which came in the middle of the sixth.

Astros 3, Mariners 0

SEATTLE Wade Miller pitched Houston to its second straight shutout of Seattle, combining with three relievers on a seven-hitter.

Jeff Kent blooped a single to center in the eighth inning, extending his career-best hitting streak to 24 games and tying the Astros' record set by Tony Eusebio in 2000.

Brewers 12, Angels 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. Bill Hall drove in three runs, Brady Clark tied a career high with four hits and Milwaukee sent Anaheim to its fifth straight loss.

The Brewers, who beat Anaheim 1-0 in 17 innings Tuesday night and tied a major league record by striking out 26 times, got 17 hits in this one to hand the Angels their 10th loss in 14 games.

Athletics 17, Reds 8

OAKLAND, Calif. Damian Miller hit a grand slam and Oakland got a season-high 22 hits to complete a three-game sweep of Cincinnati.

Ken Griffey Jr. remained two homers shy of 500. He didn't homer during the series.

Oakland won its fifth straight and took sole possession of first place in the AL West. The Athletics improved to 16-0 against the NL Central in interleague play 6-0 versus Cincinnati.

The A's scored eight runs off Jose Acevedo (3-5) in the first three innings, highlighted by Miller's fifth career slam. Winning pitcher Rich Harden (3-3) struck out eight in 5 1-3 innings.

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