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Giambi sparks Yankees

Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2003

NEW YORK Derek Jeter scored from first on Jason Giambi's three-run single, and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory.

Alfonso Soriano hit a leadoff homer and Raul Mondesi also connected for the Yankees, who got seven innings from David Wells on Old-Timers' Day. Mariano Rivera bailed out a shaky Armando Benitez to close it.

Twins 9, Athletics 4

MINNEAPOLIS Doug Mientkiewicz hit a two-run homer and Matthew LeCroy added a three-run double in Minnesota's victory over Oakland.

Brad Radke (6-9) got his first win in 10 starts since May 16 and Dustan Mohr hit a two-run double for Minnesota, which improved to 7-1 against Oakland this season and won its third consecutive game.

Orioles 8, Angels 4

BALTIMORE Baltimore made it easy for Sidney Ponson to earn his career-high 13th win, scoring seven runs in the first two innings in a victory over Anaheim.

Luis Matos homered and drove in three runs, and Jeff Conine and B.J. Surhoff each had two RBIs for the Orioles, who on Sunday will seek to complete their first four-game sweep of the Angels since 1965.

Rangers 7, Devil Rays 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Doug Glanville hit a two-run double in Texas' four-run second inning as the Rangers beat Tampa Bay.

Glanville went 3-for-5, and has 16 hits in 30 at-bats in his last seven games for the Rangers. Joaquin Benoit (5-4) gave up three runs and six hits in five innings for the win.

Royals 5, Mariners 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Darrell May pitched eight sharp innings to win his fifth straight start and Aaron Guiel hit a two-run double as Kansas City topped Seattle.

May (5-4) allowed three hits, none after Dan Wilson's second-inning double. He has a 1.50 ERA in his past five starts. In that span, May has allowed 25 hits and six earned runs in 36 innings.

White Sox 6, Tigers 2

CHICAGO Nate Cornejo had a no-hitter for 6 2-3 innings, but pinch-hitter Tony Graffanino lofted a three-run homer in the seventh off reliever Jamie Walker, ruining a strong effort by the 23-year-old Cornejo.

The 6-foot-5, 245-pound Cornejo (4-8) didn't allow a hit until Paul Konerko grounded a single between short and third with two outs in the seventh, starting a string of seven straight Chicago hits.

Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4, 10 inn.

BOSTON Trot Nixon singled through a drawn-in infield to score Gabe Kapler from third base in the bottom of the 10th inning as Boston rallied to beat Toronto.

Pinch-hitter Jeremy Giambi, who entered hitting just .173 and was booed when he was announced, led off the 10th with an infield hit against Aquilino Lopez (1-3). Kapler pinch-ran and stole second on the next pitch. He moved to third on the same play when catcher Greg Myers' throw bounced away for an error. Nixon then singled past a diving second baseman Orlando Hudson.



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