Red Sox win on Cabrera single

Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2004

BOSTON Orlando Cabrera hit a run-scoring double off the Green Monster in the ninth inning on reliever Justin Speier's second pitch of the game, giving the Boston Red Sox a 5-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

Pinch-hitter Dave Roberts drew a leadoff walk and Johnny Damon hit into a forceout off Kevin Frederick (0-2). Cabrera, just 13-for-65 since he was acquired July 31, hit a drive off the left-field scoreboard. The ball bounded high in the air as Damon came around and slid in ahead of Kevin Cash's tag.

Athletics 11, Orioles 0

BALTIMORE Tim Hudson (8-4) pitched a five-hitter, struck out four and walked none in his first victory since June 11, and Scott Hatteberg's second grand slam of the season highlighted a four-homer attack.

Devil Rays 8, Angels 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. B.J. Upton became the first teenager to homer in a major league game since Pittsburgh's Aramis Ramirez on June 16, 1998, helping Tampa Bay stop a six-game losing streak.

The 19-year-old Upton, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2002 amateur draft, homered in the third on his 39th career at-bat with an opposite-field shot to right off Kelvim Escobar (7-9). He added an RBI double in a three-run eighth.

Twins 8, Yankees 2

MINNEAPOLIS Brad Radke (8-6) allowed one run and six hits seven innings to improve to 4-9 against New York, and Corey Koskie drove in three runs as Minnesota ended a 13-game regular-season losing streak against the Yankees that dated to 2001.

Koskie and Justin Morneau each homered for Minnesota. The Twins, whose AL Central lead had been cut to one game Saturday, boosted it to 3 1/2 games over second-place Cleveland.

Rangers 16, Indians 4

ARLINGTON, Texas Mark Teixeira became the second player in Rangers history to hit for the cycle, the first since Oddibe McDowell on July 23, 1985, against the Indians at Arlington Stadium.

Teixeira went 4-for-5 and drove in a career-high seven runs as the Rangers stretched their winning streak to five games and remained tied with Boston for the wild-card lead. He hit a two-run double in the third, a three-run homer in the fourth, a two-run triple in the fifth and a leadoff single in the seventh.

Mariners 16, Royals 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Ichiro Suzuki went 4-for-4 and drove in a career-high five runs, leading off the game with a home run for the second straight day.

Bret Boone hit two home runs and four RBIs, and Raul Ibanez had a career-high five hits and scored four runs for Seattle, which set season highs for runs and hits (20).

Tigers 11, White Sox 8

CHICAGO Bobby Higginson hit a three-run homer in the second inning and a two-run drive in the fourth, and Detroit hit four homers off Freddy Garcia (10-10).

Omar Infante led off the game with a home run, and Carlos Guillen and Dmitri Young each hit solo shots for the Tigers.

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