Tigers surpass 2003 wins total

Posted: Monday, July 19, 2004

DETROIT The Detroit Tigers surpassed their 2003 wins total with 2 1/2 months left in the season, beating the New York Yankees 4-2 Sunday behind the pitching of Nate Robertson and the hitting of Carlos Pena.

Detroit, which split the four-game series against the defending AL champions, improved to 44-47. The Tigers won the season series from New York 4-3.

Red Sox 6, Angels 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. Curt Schilling won his fourth straight decision, David Ortiz homered and drove in four runs and Boston beat Anaheim for a split of their four-game series.

Athletics 5, White Sox 3

OAKLAND, Calif. Mark Mulder pitched three-hit ball into the ninth inning to become the first 13-game winner in the majors, and Bobby Crosby's two-run homer sent Oakland past Chicago.

Devil Rays 7, Orioles 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Mark Hendrickson pitched a four-hitter for his second career complete game, Carl Crawford hit a two-run triple during a five-run sixth inning and Tampa Bay beat Baltimore.

Mariners 7, Indians 5

SEATTLE Randy Winn hit a tiebreaking, two-run double off Bob Howry with two outs in the eighth inning to lead Seattle over Cleveland.

Victor Martinez tied the game at 5 in the top of the eighth with his first career pinch-hit homer.

Royals 4, Twins 3, 10 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Dee Brown's bases-loaded single in the 10th inning gave Kansas City a victory over Minnesota.

Grant Balfour (3-1) walked the bases loaded before giving way to Aaron Fultz, who allowed Brown's one-out single to center. The Royals took three of four from Minnesota, which remained a half-game behind first-place Chicago in the AL Central.

Rangers 7, Blue Jays 5

ARLINGTON, Texas Mark Teixeira's grand slam keyed a six-run eighth inning and Texas handed Toronto its sixth straight loss.

Trailing 5-1 heading into the eighth, the Rangers pulled to 5-3 on Laynce Nix's grounder and Michael Young's RBI double.

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