Devil Rays sting Yankees for 9-7 win

Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2004

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Aubrey Huff and Robert Fick drove in two runs each and Tampa Bay hung on for a 9-7 win over the New York Yankees after taking a five-run lead in the first.

Geoff Blum's RBI single off Tanyon Sturtze (3-2) snapped a 5-all tie in the sixth. Fick then hit a routine fly ball that dropped for a two-run double after outfielders Kenny Lofton and Hideki Matsui pulled off the ball each apparently thinking the other was going to make the catch.

The hit gave the Devil Rays' bullpen a three-run lead to protect for Lance Carter (3-2).

Twins 3, Tigers 1

DETROIT Pinch-hitter Jose Offerman's two-run single in the seventh inning led Minnesota to its second win in eight games.

Terry Mulholland (2-3) gave up one run on four hits in 6 2-3 innings, improving to 2-0 in three starts since moving into the rotation earlier this month.

Mulholland joined the New York Mets' Al Leiter and the Yankees' Kevin Brown as the only pitchers to beat all 30 teams.

White Sox 12, Rangers 6

ARLINGTON, Texas Carl Everett homered for Chicago a day after he rejoined the White Sox in a trade.

Everett played designated hitter and went 2-for-5 with a walk and a solo homer in the fourth.

Orioles 7, Royals 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Sidney Ponson gave up two runs in six innings to end his nine-game losing streak.

Javy Lopez had three hits and two RBIs for the Orioles, and Miguel Tejada hit his 16th homer, a two-run shot in the fourth.

Mariners 8, Red Sox 4

SEATTLE Bret Boone's grand slam with one out in the 11th inning gave the Mariners a victory over Boston.

Miguel Olivo and Edgar Martinez hit consecutive homers off Red Sox closer Keith Foulke in the ninth to send the game into extra innings.

Indians 8, Angels 5

ANAHEIM, Calif. Travis Hafner hit his second homer of the game a three-run shot in the 10th inning and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Cleveland Indians to a victory over the Anaheim Angels.

Athletics 5, Blue Jays 3

OAKLAND, Calif. Josh Towers pitched into the eighth inning, Vernon Wells homered in a four-run fourth and the Toronto Blue Jays snapped their season-high six-game losing streak by beating the Oakland Athletics.

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