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Tampa's streak stopped at 12

Posted: Thursday, June 24, 2004

TORONTO Tampa Bay's team-record winning streak ended at 12 games when Reed Johnson hit a game-winning single in the 10th inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 2-1 victory Wednesday night over the Devil Rays.

The Devil Rays had not lost since the San Francisco beat them 7-3 June 8. It was the longest winning streak in the majors since Arizona won 12 straight from June 18-30 last year.

Toronto trailed 1-0, but tied the score in the eighth when Victor Zambrano bounced a wild pitch after Alex Rios singled, stole second and took third on a groundout.

Orioles 13, Yankees 2

BALTIMORE David Newhan set career highs of four hits and three RBIs, and the Orioles emphatically ended a nine-game skid against New York with a 17-hit attack.

Eric Bedard (2-2) allowed seven hits and one earned run in five-plus innings. The Yankees had won nine in a row and were 19-3 this season against left-handed starters.

Jon Lieber (5-5) gave up seven runs in 3 2-3 innings.

Twins 4, Red Sox 2

BOSTON Torii Hunter had a home run and three RBIs to lead Minnesota over the Red Sox.

Carlos Silva (8-4) held the Red Sox scoreless until Mark Bellhorn's eighth homer made it 4-1 leading off the sixth inning. Derek Lowe (6-6) took the loss after coming in without allowing an earned run in 18 innings. He gave up two in the first.

Indians 9, White Sox 5

CHICAGO Pinch-hitter Ben Broussard had a grand slam in the eighth inning and Ronnie Belliard homered in his third straight game for Cleveland.

Casey Blake and Lou Merloni also homered for the Indians. Paul Konerko hit two and Aaron Rowand one for Chicago.

Rangers 6, Mariners 3

ARLINGTON, Texas Nick Bierbrodt pitched six strong innings to win for the first time in more than two years, giving Texas its fifth straight victory.

Rich Aurilia homered and Jolbert Cabrera had three hits for the Mariners.

Royals 7, Tigers 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Dee Brown hit a two-run single in a four-run first inning.

Darrell May (5-8) allowed two runs and nine hits in seven innings and beat Gary Knotts (4-2). Ivan Rodriguez had a two-run homer for Detroit, which lost its season-high fifth straight. The Tigers made two errors in a three-run eighth inning.

Athletics 7, Angels 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. Mark Redman beat the Angels for the first time in five career decisions, Scott Hatteberg hit a pair of sacrifice flies and the Athletics ended a four-game losing streak.

Redman (6-3) allowed one run on seven hits in 7 1-3 innings, struck out six and walked one in his seventh start against the Angels.

Damian Miller's RBI double tied the game 1-1l in the fourth inning against Kelvim Escobar (4-4). Oakland took a 3-1 lead in the fifth on Mark Kotsay's RBI single and a sacrifice fly by Hatteberg.

Oakland ended a five-game losing streak against the Angels, and won for just the second time in nine games. The Athletics' victory kept them a game behind Texas in the AL West, and dropped Anaheim 1 1/2 games off the pace.



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