Justice is delivered

Yankees shock A's

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2000

NEW YORK -- Bernie Williams and David Justice homered on the first two pitches from Jason Isringhausen in the bottom of the ninth, giving the New York Yankees a 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

Isringhausen (5-4) blew his seventh save -- and second straight -- in 32 chances, spoiling a strong outing by rookie left-hander Barry Zito.

Mariners 12, White Sox 4, 1st game

Mariners 7, White Sox 5, 2nd game

Joel Pineiro won his major league debut in the opener, and Alex Rodriguez homered in both games as Seattle swept Chicago.

Jay Buhner and Edgar Martinez supported Pineiro with grand slams in the opener. Rodriguez homered off reliever Kevin Beirne and drove in two more runs for the Mariners.

Tigers 4, Orioles 1

DETROIT -- Juan Gonzalez hit a go-ahead two-run double in the fifth inning and Brian Moehler pitched his 10th career complete game for Detroit.

Rangers 11, Indians 2

CLEVELAND -- Kenny Rogers cooled down Cleveland by pitching eight strong innings and Gabe Kapler extended his hitting streak to 22 games as Texas snapped the Indians' six-game winning streak.

Devil Rays 5, Twins 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Albie Lopez scattered four hits in his first shutout in six years as Tampa Bay beat Minnesota.

Blue Jays 6, Royals 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Frank Castillo won his eighth straight decision and Toronto snapped a seven-game road losing streak.

Angels 2, Red Sox 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rookie Ramon Ortiz pitched a two-hitter to outduel Pedro Martinez, and Tim Salmon homered for Anaheim.

The win was the second in a row for the Angels following a season-long five-game losing streak, while the Red Sox lost their fourth straight game.

Martinez (13-4) pitched his sixth complete game, allowing only three hits while walking none and striking out nine.

But Ortiz (4-2), who walked two and struck out six in pitching his first career complete game, was just a little bit better.



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