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Indians down White Sox for second straight win

Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2002

CLEVELAND -- Rookie Jason Phillips got his first major league victory, taking a shutout into the eighth inning Monday night to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 7-1 win over the Chicago White Sox.

Making just his second big league start and first at Jacobs Field, Phillips (1-1) allowed seven hits in 7 2-3 innings. He walked three, struck out two and got 14 outs on grounders.

Ricky Gutierrez hit a three-run homer as the Indians improved to 3-2 for interim manager Joel Skinner.

Bill Selby, whose ninth-inning grand slam off Mariano Rivera beat the New York Yankees on Sunday, had two RBIs and Omar Vizquel homered off Gary Glover (3-5).

Twins 10, Angels 8

MINNEAPOLIS -- Cristian Guzman hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, capping Minnesota's comeback from a six-run deficit and giving the Twins a victory over Anaheim.

Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer in the seventh against Scott Schoeneweis (7-7) to bring the Twins within a run.

In the eighth, Schoeneweis gave up two-out singles to Luis Rivas and pinch-hitter Bobby Kielty before Guzman homered deep into the left-field seats.

Blue Jays 8, Yankees 5

TORONTO -- Chris Woodward homered and the Toronto Blue Jays held on for their fourth straight win, a heated victory over the New York Yankees.

Yankees starter Orlando Hernandez (5-3) was ejected in the seventh inning after hitting Carlos Delgado with a pitch.

Three pitches earlier, Hernandez threw behind Delgado. The Blue Jays slugger took a step toward the mound and screamed at Hernandez. Yankees manager Joe Torre also was tossed.

Tigers 4, Red Sox 3, 11 innings

DETROIT -- Brandon Inge's infield single in the 11th inning lifted the Detroit Tigers over Boston. The Red Sox tied a season high with their fourth straight loss.

Inge had his first career four-RBI game. He broke an 0-for-15 slump by hitting a two-run homer in the seventh, and tied it at 3 with a sacrifice fly off Ugueth Urbina in the ninth.

Oscar Henriquez (1-0) picked up his first major league win by pitching the 11th.

Athletics 4, Devil Rays 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ted Lilly did not allow a hit for 4 2-3 innings in his Oakland debut as the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Lilly was acquired from the New York Yankees on July 5 as part of a three-team, seven-player trade. It was his first appearance since taking the loss June 29 when the left-hander allowed six runs over four innings in a loss to the New York Mets.

Lilly (4-6), who pitched a one-hitter and a three-hitter this season for the Yankees, didn't allow a hit until John Flaherty singled to left with two outs in the fifth inning. He left after the first two batters reached in the sixth.

In all, Lilly allowed three hits with four strikeouts and two walks.

Orioles 6, Mariners 5

BALTIMORE -- Mike Bordick had three hits, including a three-run homer, as the Baltimore Orioles rallied from a four-run deficit to defeat the Seattle Mariners.

Bordick tied his season high with three hits and lifted his batting average nine points to .242 as he extended his run of errorless games to 73.

Sidney Ponson (4-4) allowed four earned runs in 6 2-3 innings to break a string of five straight no-decisions and claim his first victory since May 23.

Royals 8, Rangers 6, 1st game Royals 6, Rangers 4, 2nd game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A day after tying a Royals single-game record with seven RBIs, Raul Ibanez drove in six more runs in the sweep. Roberto Hernandez picked up saves in each game, raising his total to 16.

Kris Wilson (1-0) won the second game after giving up solo home runs to Kevin Mench and Rafael Palmeiro. Loser Anthony Teleford (2-1) retired only one of the four batters he faced.

Shawn Sedlacek (1-0), who had no-decisions in his previous four starts, gave up three runs and four hits in six innings of the opener. Joaquin Benoit (2-1), promoted earlier from Triple-A, walked seven in five-plus innings.



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