Orioles beat Yankees to snap six-game losing streak

Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2005

BALTIMORE — Brian Roberts homered on Mike Stanton's first pitch in the 10th inning and Rafael Palmeiro hit a milestone shot for the Baltimore Orioles, who snapped a six-game skid by beating the New York Yankees 4-3 Tuesday night.

Larry Bigbie also homered for the Orioles, who rallied from a three-run deficit.

Palmeiro hit his 563rd homer to tie Reggie Jackson for ninth place. The two-run drive gave Palmeiro 1,813 RBIs, pushing him past Frank Robinson into 15th place.

White Sox 2, Tigers 1

DETROIT — Mark Buehrle outdueled Nate Robertson to win his ninth straight decision, and Jermaine Dye hit a tiebreaking home run to lead Chicago over Detroit.

Buehrle (10-1) allowed one run and eight hits in 6 2-3 innings, struck out six and walked none, lowering his ERA to 2.42.

Blue Jays 3, Devil Rays 1, 11 innings

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Defensive replacement Gabe Gross bailed Toronto out of one last jam and John McDonald snapped an 11th-inning tie with an infield hit to help the Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay.

Gross saved the night for the Blue Jays, entering the game in left field with runners at first and third and one out in the bottom of the 10th and throwing out Eric Munson at the plate to complete an inning-ending double play.

Indians 12, Red Sox 8

BOSTON — Travis Hafner hit a grand slam off Keith Foulke in a five-run ninth inning, doubled twice and drove in six runs to lead Cleveland over Boston.

After Jhonny Peralta's leadoff single in the eighth off Mike Timlin and Casey Blake's one-out double, Foulke (5-4) relieved and allowed a run-scoring groundout and Victor Martinez's RBI single. Foulke gave up Jody Gerut's double with one out in the ninth, then retired Aaron Boone on a flyout.

Peralta singled on a 3-2 pitch to tie the score 8-8, and Grady Sizemore and Blake walked on pitches close to the plate. Hafner followed with his 13th homer, driving an 0-2 changeup just inside the right-field foul pole for his second career slam.

Twins 11, Royals 8

MINNEAPOLIS — Shannon Stewart had three hits and three RBIs, including a single that drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning to help Minnesota hand Kansas City its eighth straight loss.

The Twins, who won their third straight for the first time since June 8, scored three times in the seventh against relievers Andy Sisco (1-2) and Leo Nunez.

Angels 5, Rangers 1, 11 innings

ARLINGTON, Texas — Garret Anderson hit a grand slam in the 11th inning and Los Angeles beat Texas Rangers for its eighth straight victory.

Anderson pulled a line drive into the first row of seats in the right-field stands for his ninth homer. It was his seventh career slam, his first since May 8, 2003, and it came on an 0-1 pitch from Brian Shouse, a left-handed reliever brought in specifically to face him after the Angels loaded the bases with none out against Kameron Loe (0-1).

Athletics 8, Mariners 1

OAKLAND, Calif. — Marco Scutaro homered and Barry Zito earned the ninth straight win by an Oakland starter, leading the Athletics over Seattle for their season-high fifth consecutive victory.

Bobby Kielty hit a pair of two-run doubles for the surging A's, who won their ninth in 10 games and 12th in 15 to improve to 19-8 in their last 27. Eric Chavez had three singles and drove in two runs.

National League

WASHINGTON — Ryan Drese pitched eight strong innings, Wil Cordero hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly for his first RBI of the season and the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Tuesday night for their 15th victory in 17 home games.

Drese (2-1), who allowed five runs and eight hits over three innings at Pittsburgh on June 21, won a pitchers' duel against Josh Fogg (4-4), winless in five starts since defeating Florida on June 1.

Mets 8, Phillies 3

NEW YORK — Mike Piazza drove in three runs with a single and his ninth home run of the season and Carlos Beltran had a double and triple, punctuating one New York rally and touching off another against Philadelphia.

The Mets won for fourth time in the last five games and drew back to .500 at 38-38 as they started a stretch of 10 straight games against division opponents.

Cubs 2, Brewers 0

CHICAGO — Carlos Zambrano allowed just three hits in eight innings, and NL batting leader Derrek Lee hit his 23rd homer to lead the Chicago over Milwaukee.

Jerry Hairston also drove in a run with a single, and the Cubs won their third straight.

Braves 9, Marlins 1

MIAMI — Marcus Giles homered and Atlanta spoiled Dontrelle Willis' bid to become the first 13-game winner in the major leagues, beating Florida for its fifth straight victory.

Jorge Sosa (4-1) held Florida to four hits in six crisp innings for his second win in four starts since moving into Atlanta's rotation June 14.

Cardinals 2, Reds 1

ST. LOUIS — Mark Mulder ended a string of poor starts and Reggie Sanders backed him with a two-run homer, helping St. Louis beat Cincinnati.

The Cardinals have won three of four, giving them an NL-best record of 48-28.

Padres 8, Dodgers 3

LOS ANGELES — Brian Lawrence pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and batterymate Robert Fick drove in three runs, leading San Diego over Los Angeles.

The Padres increased their NL West lead over second-place Arizona to four games. The Dodgers, whose entire offense consisted of a bases-loaded walk and a two-run wild pitch, are 6 1/2 games off the pace.

Giants 11, Diamondbacks

PHOENIX — Jason Schmidt outpitched Brad Halsey for the second time in six days as San Francisco snapped its four-game losing streak.

Moises Alou drove in three runs with a single and a sacrifice fly and Mike Matheny drove in two with a double and a single.

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