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Martinez masters Devil Rays hitters

Posted: Friday, August 13, 2004

BOSTON Pedro Martinez struck out 10 in a six-hitter for his first shutout in almost four years and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 6-0 Thursday for their fifth win in six games.

Martinez (13-4) walked none and passed Bob Feller and Warren Spahn for 21st place in career strikeouts with 2,590. He threw 109 pitches and extended his domination of Tampa Bay.

Tigers 5, Athletics 3

OAKLAND, Calif. Rondell White hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning, Craig Monroe connected two batters later and Detroit beat Oakland.

Mike Maroth (9-7) pitched seven solid innings to win his fourth straight decision. Monroe had three RBIs to help the Tigers take two of three from the AL West-leading Athletics.

Twins 6, Mariners 3

SEATTLE Justin Morneau hit two home runs to awaken Minnesota's offense, and the Twins snapped a four-game losing streak by beating Seattle.

 

Seattle Mariners reliever Shigetoshi Hasegawa throws against the Minnesota Twins in the eigth inning Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 at Safeco Field in Seattle. The Twins beat the Mariners 6-3.

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Johan Santana (12-6) pitched seven sharp innings and Joe Nathan closed for his 33rd save.

The Twins now head to Cleveland for a weekend series. Minnesota began the day with a three-game lead over the Indians in the AL Central.

White Sox 3, Royals 2

CHICAGO Carl Everett and Ross Gload homered, and Freddy Garcia pitched six strong innings to lead Chicago over Kansas City in a game delayed twice by rain for a total of 2 hours, 20 minutes.

Garcia (10-9) gave up two runs, struck out seven and walked none. He is 6-2 in nine starts with the White Sox since being acquired from Seattle on June 27. Shingo Takatsu got his 10th save in 11 chances.

Orioles 6, Angels 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. Melvin Mora homered and drove in three runs, Rodrigo Lopez pitched seven strong innings and Baltimore beat Anaheim.

The Orioles won for the ninth time in 10 games and ended Bartolo Colon's six-game winning streak.

Indians 6, Blue Jays 2

CLEVELAND Pinch-hitter Ben Broussard hit his second grand slam in four days, sending the Indians over the Blue Jays.

Broussard has three slams overall this season, including a shot Monday against the White Sox. He's the fourth player in major league history with two pinch-hit slams in one season, joining Dave Johnson (1978), Mike Ivie (1978) and Darryl Strawberry (1998).

Batting for Josh Phelps, Broussard connected off Vinnie Chulk to highlight a five-run rally in the seventh. He's 6-for-9 with three grand slams and 21 RBIs with the bases loaded this season.

David Riske (6-2) pitched a scoreless seventh for the win, the Indians' seventh in eight games. Cleveland also stayed three games behind Minnesota in the AL Central, and the teams start a three-game series at Jacobs Field on Friday night.

Chulk came in for reliever Kerry Ligtenberg (1-5), who walked Coco Crisp, Matt Lawton and Casey Blake to force in run.



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