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Oakland completes sweep of Reds

Posted: Monday, June 24, 2002

CINCINNATI -- Eric Chavez hit a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep in the ballpark where they couldn't win during the 1990 World Series, beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 Sunday.

The resurgent A's have won seven in a row and 15 of 16, moving a season-high 12 games over .500. They've been the best team in the majors in June, going 18-3.

Braves 9, White Sox 1

ATLANTA -- Rafael Furcal hit a leadoff homer to spark a four-run first, and Atlanta got six-plus solid innings from Jason Marquis (6-4) to complete a sweep of Chicago.

Mets 5, Royals 4

NEW YORK -- Roger Cedeno hit a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning to lead New York over Kansas City.

Rangers 10, Pirates 4

PITTSBURGH -- Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run homer for his first extra-base hit in 16 games and Texas finished off a three-game sweep of Pittsburgh.

Expos 7, Indians 2

MONTREAL -- Wil Cordero drove in three runs against his former team, and Tony Armas Jr. (7-7) struck out eight in six strong innings and added an RBI triple to lead Montreal over Cleveland.

Twins 5, Phillies 1

PHILADELPHIA -- Torii Hunter, Corey Koskie and Dustan Mohr each homered to lead Minnesota past Philadelphia.

Angels 5, Brewers 2

MILWAUKEE -- Darin Erstad drove in three runs for the second straight game, and Kevin Appier won for the first time in more than a month as Anaheim beat Milwaukee to complete a three-game sweep.

Mariners 10, Astros 5

HOUSTON -- Mike Cameron drove in four runs with his 100th career homer and a three-run double, leading Joel Pineiro and Seattle over Houston.

Rockies 6, Devil Rays 5

DENVER -- Todd Zeile hit a three-run homer and Told Helton went 3-for-4 and scored twice as Colorado completed a three-game sweep of Tampa Bay.

Dodgers 9, Red Sox 6

LOS ANGELES -- Dave Hansen drove in three runs in a rare start as Los Angeles beat Boston to complete a three-game sweep of their first series since the 1916 World Series.

Blue Jays 9, Diamondbacks 3

PHOENIX -- Roy Halladay pitched out of trouble to remain unbeaten on the road, and Eric Hinske and Darrin Fletcher homered for Toronto.

Orioles 3, Giants 1

SAN FRANCISCO -- Gary Matthews Jr. hit a two-run single in the eighth, and Jason Johnson (2-5) pitched seven outstanding innings for his first victory since April 20 as Baltimore beat San Francisco.

Tigers 3, Marlins 2

MIAMI -- Damion Easley homered with two outs in the top of the ninth inning as Detroit snapped Florida's five-game winning streak and avoided a three-game sweep.

Yankees 3, Padres 2

SAN DIEGO -- Rondell White homered, and New York scratched out a run in the ninth inning to beat San Diego and take over sole possession of first place in the AL East.



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