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Chicago's Buehrle masters Indians

Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2004

CLEVELAND Mark Buehrle retired his first 19 batters and faced the minimum 27 to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 14-0 victory Wednesday night over the Cleveland Indians.

Buehrle (10-3) didn't allow a runner until Omar Vizquel lined a 3-2 pitch out of the reach of shortstop Jose Valentin with one out in the seventh inning. Buehrle struck out four, walked none and was aided by two double plays in his first complete game since last Aug. 8.

Rangers 3, Angels 2

ARLINGTON, Texas Ryan Drese pitched seven innings in another impressive home start, and Michael Young's go-ahead double gave Texas the victory over slumping Anaheim.

Alfonso Soriano homered for the AL West-leading Rangers (54-38), who have their best record through 92 games. They are a season-high 16 games over .500 and 5-1 since the All-Star break.

Yankees 10, Blue Jays 3

NEW YORK Gary Sheffield hit a three-run homer, and Enrique Wilson also connected for the Yankees, who battered Blue Jays in their first meeting of the season.

The AL East-leading Yankees play the last-place Blue Jays in 19 of their final 70 games. Despite playing minus injured Derek Jeter and ailing Jason Giambi, New York handed Toronto its eighth loss in nine games. Slumping Bernie Williams added a pair of RBI singles for the Yankees.

Orioles 10, Red Sox 5

BOSTON Pedro Martinez gave up a season-high eight runs and lost for the first time since May 16, with Miguel Tejada driving in five runs to lead Baltimore over the Red Sox.

David Newhan was 4-for-5 with an inside-the-park, two-run homer, a double and two singles his third four-hit game since the Orioles signed him June 18. Tejada had a triple and two singles.

Tigers 4, Royals 2

DETROIT Ivan Rodriguez, Rondell White and Marcus Thames homered to help Detroit and Mike Maroth beat Kansas City. Maroth (7-7) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings.

Jamie Walker got the last two outs for his first save. He struck out Dee Brown with runners on first and third to end the game. Desi Relaford homered for the Royals in their third straight loss.

Twins 12, Devil Rays 2

MINNEAPOLIS Backup catcher Henry Blanco went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs to lead the Twins, who got a season-high 17 hits in routing Tampa Bay and John Halama.

Luis Rivas hit a three-run homer, Justin Morneau had three hits and an RBI, and Lew Ford homered and scored three runs for the Twins, who scored eight runs in the fourth inning.

Mariners 6, Athletics 5

SEATTLE Bucky Jacobsen homered in the 10th inning to give Seattle the victory. He connected off Justin Duschcherer (4-2), getting his third homer of the season in just 21 at-bats.

In the top half of the inning, the A's put runners on second and third with one out. But Bobby Madritsch (1-0), making his major league debut, got Bobby Kielty to hit a sharp liner to third baseman Justin Leone, who tagged the bag for a double play.

Mark Kotsay, Bobby Crosby and Damian Miller hit home runs for Oakland.



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