Royals cool off Twins

Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2002

MINNEAPOLIS -- Luis Alicea hit a three-run homer and Carlos Febles went 4-for-5 Monday, helping the Kansas City Royals beat Minnesota 12-4 Monday and end the Twins' five-game winning streak.

The bottom third of Kansas City's order -- Neifi Perez, Brent Mayne and Febles -- went 10-for-15 with nine runs scored and three RBIs.

Blue Jays 7, Orioles 1

TORONTO -- Steve Parris (5-2) allowed one run and six hits in eight innings to win his fifth straight decision, and Luke Prokopec finished with a perfect ninth.

Orlando Hudson, Chris Woodward and Dewayne Wise homered for the Blue Jays, who have won 16 of their last 20 against the Orioles and five of seven overall.

White Sox 4, Devil Rays 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Mark Johnson hit a tiebreaking triple in the ninth off Esteban Yan (5-6).

Keith Foulke (2-4) pitched a scoreless eighth inning, and Damaso Marte pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

Aubrey Huff hit a three-run homer for the Devil Rays, who split the four-game series. Tampa Bay (0-7-4) has not won a series since June 28-30 against Florida.

White Sox starter Jon Garland had a career-high eight strikeouts in seven innings.

Angels 6, Tigers 3

DETROIT -- Brad Fullmer hit a solo homer to break a tie and Troy Glaus followed with another as Anaheim beat hapless Detroit.

Anaheim (66-45) moved a half-game ahead of the idle Boston Red Sox in the AL wild-card race, while the Tigers (41-70) lost for the eighth time in nine games.

Brian Powell struck out Tim Salmon to start the fifth, but Fullmer hit his 13th homer deep into the right-field stands and Glaus followed with a line drive into the Angels bullpen, his 19th.

Rookie John Lackey (3-2) struck out a career-high eight as he gave up three runs on six hits in 6 2-3 innings. He walked one. Three Anaheim pitchers finished, with Troy Percival pitching the ninth for his 26th save in 29 tries.

Powell (1-2) gave up five runs -- three earned -- on nine hits in 4 2-3 innings.



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