Lilly notches first win in six tries

Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2004

TORONTO Ted Lilly won for the first time in more than a month and Vernon Wells hit a three-run homer in the first inning before leaving with a calf injury as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 6-1 Monday.

Lilly (8-7) won for the first time in six starts since June 28, allowing one run and three hits in seven innings.

Josh Phelps homered following Wells, the first time this year Toronto hit consecutive homers. Wells fouled a ball of his left calf in the fifth inning and was listed as day to day with a bruise.

Red Sox 6, Devil Rays 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Tim Wakefield pitched seven solid innings and David McCarty hit a three-run homer to lead Boston over Tampa Bay.

Kevin Youkilis had a two-run double during a three-run fifth as the Red Sox rebounded from two straight losses to AL Central-leading Minnesota. Boston trails the New York Yankees by nine games in the AL East and the Texas Rangers by a half game in the wild-card race.

Wakefield (7-6), celebrating his 38th birthday, gave up three runs, four hits, four walks and struck out three.

Alan Embree retired his only two batters in the eighth. Keith Foulke got four outs for his 17th save in 22 opportunities.

Mark Hendrickson (8-9) allowed six runs and six hits in 4 2-3 innings.

Tino Martinez hit a two-run homer for Tampa Bay.



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