Indians closer pitches perfect ninth inning as Cleveland stops Yankees

Rocker feels at home in New York

Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2001

NEW YORK -- John Rocker pitched a perfect ninth inning in his first game in New York with the Indians, and Einar Diaz and Roberto Alomar hit two-run homers to rally Cleveland past the Yankees 5-3 Tuesday night.

Kenny Lofton also homered for the Indians, helping Charles Nagy (2-2) beat the Yankees for the second time this season.

Blue Jays 3, Orioles 1

TORONTO -- Jose Cruz Jr. hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning as Toronto beat Baltimore.

Brad Fullmer also homered for the Blue Jays, who have won five of their last six.

Red Sox 7, Devil Rays 6

BOSTON -- Victor Zambrano walked Scott Hatteberg on four pitches to force home the go-ahead run in the eighth, and Boston beat Tampa Bay for its straight win over the Devil Rays.

Royals 12, Tigers 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Brent Mayne went 3-for-4 and tied a career high with four RBIs to help lead Kansas City past Detroit.

Mariners 7, Athletics 3


Seattle Mariners' Freddy Garcia delivers a pitch to the Oakland Athletics during the first inning in Seattle Tuesday, June 26, 2001.

AP Photo/John Froschauer

SEATTLE -- Mike Cameron broke open a close game with a three-run homer in the sixth inning as the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics.

Freddy Garcia (8-1) overcame a shaky first, when he gave up two runs on four hits, and helped the Mariners run their record against the defending AL West champion A's to 8-3.

Rangers 8, Angels 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Pinch-hitter Andres Galarraga sparked a seven-run rally in the 11th inning with an RBI single, and Mike Young added a two-run double as the Texas Rangers beat the Anaheim Angels.

After five brilliant innings by Anaheim's bullpen, the Rangers loaded the bases in the 11th against Mark Lukasiewicz (0-2) with Rafael Palmeiro's single, Ruben Sierra's double and an intentional walk to Gabe Kapler.

Twins 7, White Sox 6

MINNEAPOLIS -- Pinch-hitter Denny Hocking's two-out, two-run triple capped a four-run rally in the ninth that sent Minnesota to a victory over Chicago.

The Twins improved to 7-0 against Chicago this season.

After White Sox reliever Bob Howry escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the eighth, closer Keith Foulke (2-5) could not hold a 6-3 lead in the ninth.

Travis Miller (1-2) pitched two scoreless innings for the victory.

Jose Canseco, who has hit safely in all five games with the White Sox, hit his first homer with Chicago and the 447th of his career.

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