Williams powers Yankees past D-Rays

Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2001

NEW YORK -- Bernie Williams hit a pair of two-run homers and Tino Martinez also connected Saturday as the New York Yankees rallied from four runs down to beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 5-4.

New York churned its roster some more during the game, acquiring reliever Mark Wohlers from Cincinnati for prospect Ricardo Aramboles.

Gerald Williams, signed by New York on Thursday, made the first appearance of his second tour with the Yankees when he pinch hit for Paul O'Neill in the eighth inning with Tampa Bay leading 4-3.

Gerald Williams walked against Doug Creek (2-2) and Bernie Williams followed with his second homer of the game.

Ramiro Mendoza, Mike Stanton (6-2) and Mariano Rivera combined for 5 1-3 innings of five-hit relief. Rivera got his 26th save.

Mariners 5, Angels 3

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Tom Lampkin hit a tiebreaking solo homer and Denny Stark won in his first major league start as Seattle beat Anaheim.

Stark (1-0), who made five relief appearances in 1999, allowed three runs and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings. Kazuhiro Sasaki got three outs for his major league-leading 28th save.

Ramon Ortiz (6-6) allowed five runs -- four earned -- and eight hits in 6 1-3 innings.

Twins 3, Tigers 2

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mays scattered four hits over eight innings to become the AL's second 10-game winner as Minnesota handed Detroit its seventh straight loss.

Doug Mientkiewicz had two hits and scored two runs for Minnesota, 9-2 against Detroit and 27-13 in games against the AL Central.

Mays (10-5) allowed two runs, walked two and struck out four. After going 13-26 in his first two major league seasons, Mays is third in the AL with a 3.03 ERA and trails only New York's Roger Clemens (11-1) in victories. Eddie Guardado got his third save.

Chris Holt (6-7) took the loss.

Royals 11, Indians 7

CLEVELAND -- Mike Sweeney and Carlos Beltran each hit two of Kansas City's five home runs as the won their fifth straight game.

Juan Gonzalez hit two of Cleveland's four homers -- giving him 42 career multihomer games. It was the fourth time this year that nine homers were hit in a game.

Rookie Kris Wilson (2-0) pitched 5 2-3 innings for his first AL win. Wilson also beat St. Louis in an interleague game June 13.

Bartolo Colon (6-7) gave up nine runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings -- the most runs allowed by the right-hander in 127 career starts.

White Sox 4, Orioles 1

CHICAGO -- Paul Konerko and Herbert Perry homered, and James Baldwin pitched five scoreless innings as Chicago beat Baltimore.

Since falling to 14-29 on May 23, the White Sox have gone 24-10.

Baldwin (5-4) won his third straight start, but worked in and out of trouble for five innings. He got relief help from Alan Embree, Bob Howry and Keith Foulke -- who pitched the ninth for his 17 save in 19 tries.

Willis Roberts (6-7) took the loss.

Athletics 15, Rangers 4

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Miguel Tejada homered three times and drove in a career-high eight runs and Erik Hiljus earned his first major league victory as Oakland routed Texas.

Tejada, who was 4-for-5, hit a first-inning grand slam, a three-run shot in the second and a solo homer in the ninth to spark the slumping Oakland offense. He has 16 homers this season.

Backed by 12 runs in the first four innings, Hiljus (1-0) cruised, allowing three runs and six hits over seven innings in his first major league start.

Hiljus walked two and struck out 10, four in the seventh to tie a major league record for the 18th time.

Kenny Rogers (3-6) allowed eight runs and seven hits over 1 1-3 innings, his shortest outing since May 11, 1999.

Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 5

TORONTO -- David Cone pitched six effective innings to win his fourth straight decision and lead Boston past Toronto.

Staked to a 6-0 lead in the second inning, Cone (4-1) allowed two runs -- one earned -- and eight hits in six innings. He struck out three and walked none.

Scott Hatteberg and Lou Merloni each had four hits for the Red Sox, who ended a three-game losing streak and remained a half-game ahead of the Yankees in the AL East.

Toronto starter Joey Hamilton (3-6) matched his shortest outing of the season, allowing six runs -- five earned -- and five hits in 1 1-3 innings.

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