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Hafner collects three taters for Indians

Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2004

ANAHEIM, Calif. Travis Hafner hit three homers to match a major league record with five in two games, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 14-5 rout of the Anaheim Angels on Tuesday.

Hafner drove in six runs and finished the two-game series with 11 RBIs, tying Earl Averill's franchise record for a two-game span. Averill did it in a doubleheader against the Washington Senators on Sept. 17, 1930.

Athletics 1, Blue Jays 0

OAKLAND, Calif. Damian Miller broke up Dave Bush's no-hit bid in the eighth inning, then won the game with a bases-loaded single in the 14th.

Bush and Rich Harden allowed one hit apiece through eight innings, but the game stretched on long after a duel of promising young right-handers ended in a draw.

Yankees 4, Devil Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Gary Sheffield hit his 397th homer and drove in three runs, leading Jose Contreras and New York over Tampa Bay.

Derek Jeter left the game in the eighth with a bruised right wrist after getting hit by a pitch from Victor Zambrano two innings earlier. X-rays were negative.

Red Sox 9, Mariners 7

SEATTLE Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz hit consecutive homers to key Boston's eight-run fourth inning against Seattle.

Winning pitcher Derek Lowe (8-9) gave up four runs and nine hits in five innings. Keith Foulke, who pitched two innings the previous night, got three outs for his 15th save in 20 chances. But the Red Sox had to sweat this one out.

Orioles 12, Royals 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Karim Garcia began his second stint with Baltimore with two home runs and five RBIs, and the Orioles tied a club record with 11 extra-base hits against Kansas City.

Garcia, acquired Monday from the New York Mets for reliever Mike DeJean, was 0-for-16 in eight games for the Orioles in 2000.

Twins 5, Tigers 4

DETROIT Jacque Jones homered and drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning.

Rangers 6, White Sox 4

ARLINGTON, Texas Rod Barajas broke a tie with a two-run double and Gary Matthews Jr. homered in the eighth inning to give Texas its fifth win in six games.

Chicago got home runs from Paul Konerko, Jose Valentin and Carlos Lee but dropped out of first place in the AL Central, a half-game behind Minnesota.

Barajas's tiebreaking hit off Damaso Marte (3-3) was his career-best third double of the game.

Carlos Almanzar (7-1) got a double-play grounder and a strikeout in the eighth for the win. Francisco Cordero struck out all three batters in the ninth for his 29th save in 31 chances.



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