Damon helps Red Sox top Cleveland

Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2002

BOSTON -- Johnny Damon's bases-loaded triple highlighted a six-run fifth inning as the Red Sox and Pedro Martinez overcame three Cleveland homers and beat the Indians 7-4 Wednesday night.

Devil Rays 4, Blue Jays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tanyon Sturtze ended the longest losing streak by an AL pitcher this year, stopping his eight-game skid.

Orioles 8, Yankees 7

BALTIMORE -- Gary Matthews Jr. singled off Steve Karsay with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, stole second and scored on Tony Batista's single for the Orioles.

Twins 6, White Sox 5

MINNEAPOLIS -- Bobby Kielty drove in a career-high four runs to lead Minnesota, which played without manager Ron Gardenhire.

Mariners 1, Athletics 0

SEATTLE -- Jamie Moyer and a pair of relievers combined on a two-hitter.

Angels 7, Rangers 6

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Garret Anderson hit an RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning.

Royals 6, Tigers 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Aaron Guiel, who spent 10 seasons in the minors before being called up last weekend, hit his first major league homer, a three-run shot in the seventh inning.

National League

Giants 6, Padres 5

SAN FRANCISCO -- Shawon Dunston's run-scoring infield single capped a three-run ninth inning against San Diego closer Trevor Hoffman, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Padres 6-5 Wednesday on J.T. Snow's RBI single in the 12th.

Reds 8, Cubs 6

CHICAGO -- Sean Casey knocked Cubs starter Jason Bere out with a line drive off the pitcher's right knee and also hit one of four Cincinnati homers.

Pirates 7, Expos 4

PITTSBURGH -- Brian Giles homered and drove in three runs to help Kip Wells win.

Braves 6, Mets 3

NEW YORK -- Gary Sheffield's tiebreaking grand slam in the eighth inning overcame two homers by the Mets' Mo Vaughn.

Marlins 6, Phillies 2

MIAMI -- Pitcher Michael Tejera homered -- a day too late -- and Cliff Floyd and Derrek Lee hit consecutive home runs for Florida.

Cardinals 5, Brewers 2

ST. LOUIS -- With the late Darryl Kile's 5-year-old son Kannon throwing out the first pitch, the St. Louis Cardinals won a game.

Diamondbacks 9, Astros 1

HOUSTON -- Randy Johnson held Houston hitless into the sixth inning and didn't allow a run in eight.

Dodgers 5, Rockies 3

LOS ANGELES -- Hideo Nomo won his sixth straight decision and doubled home the go-ahead run, and Shawn Green homered again as Los Angeles beat Colorado.

Green hit his 21st homer in 33 games, a two-run shot that helped the NL West leaders win for the seventh time in eight games.

The Rockies were held to four hits, a day after Los Angeles lefty Odalis Perez pitched a one-hit shutout against them.

Nomo (8-5), who pitched the first of his two career no-hitters against the Rockies on Sept. 17, 1996, while with the Dodgers, allowed just two hits over seven innings. Eric Gagne got three outs for his major league-leading 28th save in 29 chances.

Shawn Chacon (3-5) dropped to 0-3 against the Dodgers this season.



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