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White Sox put Big Hurt on Angels

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2003

CHICAGO Frank Thomas's two-run homer in the seventh inning tied it, and his two-run shot in the ninth won it as the Chicago White Sox came from behind to beat the Anaheim Angels 4-2 on Monday night.

Tony Graffanino led off the ninth with a double off Jarrod Washburn and moved to third on Roberto Alomar's sacrifice. Thomas followed with his 30th homer on a 3-2 pitch.

Washburn (9-12) took a no-hitter into the seventh, but lost it on Alomar's leadoff single. Thomas followed his first homer of the game.

Yankees 11, Royals 6

NEW YORK Jorge Posada and Karim Garcia homered as the New York Yankees sent Kansas City's Jose Lima to his first loss of the season.

Jeff Weaver (7-9) won despite another shaky outing, allowing four runs, six hits and three walks in 5 2-3 innings.

Rangers 4, Tigers 2

DETROIT Alex Rodriguez's two-run homer in the 16th inning gave the Texas Rangers a victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Hank Blalock led off the 16th with a single and Rodriguez followed with a homer over the scoreboard in right-center, his 34th of the year. Rodriguez was 0-for-6 before the home run.

Devil Rays 7, Indians 4

CLEVELAND Carl Crawford drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the 13th and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays went on to defeat the Cleveland Indians.

Crawford bounced a one-out single up the middle against Terry Mulholland (3-3) as the Devil Rays won for the seventh time in nine games and improved to 13-7 since July 29.

National League

Mets 8, Rockies 0

NEW YORK Steve Trachsel pitched his third career one-hitter, allowing only a sixth-inning double to pitcher Chin-Hui Tsao and pitching the New York Mets to an 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday and a sweep of the four-game series.

Trachsel (12-7) retired the first 17 batters before Tsao lined a ball over center fielder Timo Perez's head for a two-out double. Perez was playing shallow against Tsao, who was 0-for-8 in his career before the hit.

Braves 6, Diamondbacks 1

ATLANTA Mike Hampton (11-5) won his eighth in a row with eight strong innings, Robert Fick drove in three runs and Atlanta bounced back from a rare shutout to beat Arizona. Marcus Giles and Gary Sheffield hit solo homers for the Braves, who had only two hits and struck out 15 times in a 2-0 loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Expos 4, Giants 0

MONTREAL Javier Vazquez pitched a three-hitter for his first shutout in nearly two years as Montreal completed a season sweep of San Francisco.

San Francisco finished 0-7 against Montreal overall, the first time in the franchise's 121-year history it was swept in a season series involving more than three games according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The Giants went 0-3 against Texas in 1999.

Vazquez (11-8) struck out seven and walked three for his sixth career shutout his first since Aug. 28, 2001. He won for the fifth time in seven starts, pitching his third complete game over that span.

The six-game losing streak is the Giants' longest since they lost eight in a row in from May 12-20, 2000. But San Francisco still leads the NL West by 8 1/2 games over Arizona.



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