Mariners notch 17 hits in defeat of A's

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2001

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Edgar Martinez hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning Thursday to lead the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 12-10.

Mike Cameron, Al Martin, Bret Boone and David Bell homered for the Mariners, who had 17 hits and gained a four-game split.

Jason Giambi, Jeremy Giambi and Eric Chavez homered for the A's, all off reliever Ryan Franklin.

Jose Paniagua (3-1) pitched 1 1-3 hitless innings, and Arthur Rhodes got five straight outs for his second save. Jeff Tam (0-3) gave up Martinez's go-ahead hit.

Red Sox 7, Devil Rays 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Pedro Martinez allowed one run and four hits in five innings after missing a start because of right shoulder tendinitis, and Boston rallied from a 4-3 deficit in the ninth.

Esteban Yan (2-3) allowed the tying run on a bases-loaded wild pitch and Manny Ramirez hit a three-run double. Boston improved to 9-0 against the Devil Rays this season and won its fourth straight, opening a four-game lead over New York in the AL East.

Tampa Bay has lost six straight.

Rod Beck (3-3) got two outs, and Derek Lowe pitched the ninth for his 12th save.

White Sox 6, Orioles 0

BALTIMORE -- Kip Wells (4-3) allowed three hits in eight innings and newcomer Jose Canseco contributed a double. Gary Glover pitched the ninth to complete the three-hitter.

Canseco, who two nights earlier was playing in the minors with the Newark Bears, went 1-for-5 as a designated hitter in his Chicago debut. The 16-year veteran grounded out three times, flied out and doubled to center in the fifth inning, his first hit since last September with the New York Yankees.

Chicago's first five runs came off Jason Johnson (6-4).

Rangers 4, Angels 3

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ruben Sierra hit two of Texas' four solo home runs as the Rangers beat the Anaheim Angels.

Sierra's second homer came in the sixth, two batters after Alex Rodriguez broke a 2-2 tie with a 409-foot shot over the center-field fence.

The Rangers had tied it when Sierra and Gabe Kapler hit consecutive homers to start the fifth. Sierra posted his 14th career multihomer game, and second in nine days.

Rick Helling (5-7) pitched six innings, allowing two runs and six hits. Jeff Zimmerman got three outs for his seventh save.

All four of the Texas homers came off Matt Wise (1-1).

Indians 9, Twins 6

CLEVELAND -- Juan Gonzalez homered and had five RBIs as the Cleveland Indians moved back into first place in the AL Central by beating the Minnesota Twins in a game called in the seventh inning because of rain.

Gonzalez hit a three-run homer in the first off J.C. Romero (1-4) and the Indians moved one-half game up on the Twins by winning two of three in the series.

The finale, delayed for 41 minutes in the second, was called by umpires following a 61-minute stoppage in the top of the seventh when the grounds crew couldn't cover the infield because the water-logged tarp was too heavy to drag.

Roberto Alomar had three hits and Marty Cordova added a two-run homer for the Indians.

Torii Hunter and A.J. Pierzynski homered for Minnesota, which had three errors.

Winner Steve Woodard (1-0) took over following the rain delay and pitched three solid innings. Ricardo Rincon worked a scoreless 1 2-3 innings for his second save -- both in rain-shortened games.



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