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Clemens notches win No. 290

Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2002

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bernie Williams homered, doubled and drove in four runs and Roger Clemens got his 290th career victory as the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 10-5 Tuesday night.

Clemens (10-3) won despite allowing five runs on 10 hits and four walks in five-plus innings. He reached 10 wins for the 16th time in his career, the most among active pitchers.

Clemens is 7-0 in his last eight starts against Kansas City, dating back to 1997.

Jeff Suppan (8-12) gave up six runs on eight hits and five walks in 5 2-3 innings.

The Yankees have won 11 of the last 12 games against Kansas City, and 31 of the last 39. Robin Ventura homered to highlight a four-run seventh inning as the Yankees broke away.

Twins 6, Orioles 0

MINNEAPOLIS -- Rick Reed pitched a five-hitter and Doug Mientkiewicz homered twice as the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles.

Reed (10-6) struck out four and walked one in his sixth career shutout and first of the season.

Mientkiewicz had three hits and drove in three runs. David Ortiz also homered and added a two-run double in Minnesota's four-run fourth inning.

Scott Erickson (5-11) took the loss.

Indians 9, Devil Rays 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Karim Garcia hit his second career grand slam during a seven-run fifth inning as the Cleveland Indians beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Garcia made it 8-2 when he hit the first pitch off Tanyon Sturtze (1-13) into the right-field seats.

Lee Stevens had walked on a close 3-2 pitch with two outs before Garcia connected for his first slam since Sept. 23, 1998.

C.C. Sabathia (8-9) gave up three runs and six hits over seven innings. Mark Wohlers got two outs for his fifth save.

White Sox 12, Rangers 3

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jose Valentin homered twice, including his sixth career grand slam, and drove in six runs to power the Chicago White Sox over the Texas Rangers.

It was the 11th multihomer game for the switch-hitter, who homered from both sides of the plate in the same game for the third time. Valentin's matched a career high for RBIs.

Gary Glover (5-5) worked eight innings, a career high, allowing three runs on five hits.

Mariners 10, Red Sox 3

SEATTLE -- Ichiro Suzuki drove in three runs and scored once as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Boston Red Sox.

Desi Relaford was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle for Seattle, driving in two runs and scoring twice. He filled in for shortstop Carlos Guillen, who sat out for the third straight game with a strained left thigh muscle.

Dan Wilson had three hits with a double for the AL West leaders, and Suzuki doubled and singled.

The Red Sox fell five games behind New York in the AL East.

Athletics 5, Blue Jays 4

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Eric Chavez broke a tie with a two-run single in the seventh, and Barry Zito rebounded from consecutive losses for his 16th victory as the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays.

After losing two straight for the first time all season, Zito (16-5) pitched eight innings of four-hit ball, striking out seven and allowing just one earned run.

With another dominant outing in the Coliseum, where he has lost just once since June 2001, Zito joined Boston's Pedro Martinez and Derek Lowe for the AL lead in victories.



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