Tigers beat up on Yankees

Posted: Thursday, July 08, 2004

NEW YORK The Detroit Tigers beat up New York pitching for the second day in a row and won a series at Yankee Stadium for the first time since 1996.

Carlos Guillen had three hits, including a three-run homer, and the Tigers pounded rookie Brad Halsey in a 10-8 victory Wednesday. Detroit won 9-1 Tuesday, and took two of three.

Halsey (1-2) gave up seven runs and nine hits in 4 1-3 innings for New York, which has allowed 49 runs in its last six games. The Yankees were swept by the Mets last weekend.

Angels 12, White Sox 0

CHICAGO Jarrod Washburn pitched a four-hitter for his first career shutout, and Jose Guillen homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs for Anaheim.

Angels catcher Bengie Molina one of the slowest players in the majors grounded into a 5-4-3 triple play.

Washburn (9-4) struck out six and walked two in his fifth complete game and first in 2004. Scott Schoeneweis (5-7) gave up six runs in five innings and lost his fifth straight decision.

Twins 12, Royals 0

MINNEAPOLIS Kyle Lohse pitched Minnesota's team-record third straight complete-game shutout, leading the Twins over hapless Kansas City.

The six-hitter by Lohse (3-6) came after Brad Radke's four-hitter and Johan Santana's three-hitter to start the series. The Royals, who lost their eighth straight game and 13th in 14, have one run in their last 37 innings.

Rookie Joe Mauer had his first career four-hit game, and Minnesota's first five batters Cristian Guzman, Lew Ford, Mauer, Corey Koskie and Torii Hunter went 14-for-21.

Red Sox 11, Athletics 3

BOSTON Pedro Martinez pitched seven strong innings, and Boston pounded Oakland once more.

Nomar Garciaparra, Manny Ramirez and Mark Bellhorn homered for the Red Sox. Boston has scored 22 runs on 32 hits in the first two games of the series.

Martinez (9-3) allowed one earned run on five hits and a walk, striking out seven. Oakland's Mark Redman (6-6) allowed six earned runs on nine hits in 2 2-3 innings.

Blue Jays 12, Mariners 4

TORONTO Josh Phelps homered twice and had a career-high seven RBIs to lead Toronto over struggling Seattle.

Phelps' had a mammoth grand slam off Julio Mateo that landed in the fifth deck at SkyDome. He also hit a two-run homer off Travis Blackley (1-1) and added an RBI double to become the fifth Toronto player with seven RBIs in a game.

Toronto's Josh Towers (3-3) allowed four runs on 10 hits in 6 1-3 innings, but the Mariners still lost their fifth straight game.

Rangers 9, Indians 8

CLEVELAND Gary Matthews Jr. and Mark Teixeira hit two-run homers in a decisive seventh inning.

Teixeira connected off Jeriome Robertson (1-1), and Matthews hit his off Rick White. Alfonso Soriano and Brad Fullmer added solo shots for the Rangers.

Devil Rays 13, Orioles 3

BALTIMORE Rob Bell took a two-hitter into the eighth inning, and Toby Hall and Damian Rolls had three RBIs apiece to lead Tampa Bay over Baltimore.

The only player to reach base against Bell (3-3) over the first seven innings was Brian Roberts, who hit doubles in the first and third. Bell retired 13 straight batters at one point.

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