Yankees trounce Devil Rays; Athletics, Red Sox win

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2001

NEW YORK -- Paul O'Neill hit a grand slam and David Justice added a three-run homer as the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 12-5 Thursday.

Athletics 8, Blue Jays 4

TORONTO -- Cory Lidle (8-5) improved to 7-1 in his last eight starts, allowing four runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings.

Angels 4, Tigers 2

DETROIT -- Scott Schoeneweis (10-8) allowed two runs and five hits in eight innings to improve to 4-0 in seven starts since July 4.

Royals 9, Orioles 2

BALTIMORE -- Paul Byrd (6-4) allowed eight hits in seven shutout innings to win his fifth straight start and Raul Ibanez hit a three-run homer.

Red Sox 6, Mariners 4

BOSTON -- Dante Bichette's three-run homer off Aaron Sele broke a 3-all tie in the eighth as Boston won its first game after Joe Kerrigan took over as manager from Jimy Williams, fired earlier in the day.

Indians 6, Twins 1

CLEVELAND -- Jim Thome, whose $7.5 million option for 2002 was exercised before the game, hit a pair of two-run homers off rookie Adam Johnson (1-2) to increase his AL-leading total to 42.

White Sox 7, Rangers 5

CHICAGO -- Jose Canseco singled home the go-ahead run off Mark Petkovsek (1-2) in the seventh and Herbert Perry hit two solo homers as Chicago completed a three-game sweep.

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