Alomar powers Indians to sweep of Red Sox

Posted: Friday, August 31, 2001

CLEVELAND -- Roberto Alomar hit a two-run homer and threw out a runner at third Thursday night, helping Bartolo Colon and the Cleveland Indians complete a three-game sweep with a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox.

Athletics 15, Orioles 0

BALTIMORE -- Eric Chavez hit two homers, including a grand slam, and drove in a career-high eight runs as Oakland pounded Baltimore to cap a three-game sweep.

Tigers 3, White Sox 1

DETROIT -- Shane Halter homered and scored twice as Detroit stopped a four-game losing streak overall and a 10-game losing streak against Chicago.

Yankees 5, Blue Jays 4

NEW YORK -- Bernie Williams hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning off Scott Eyre (0-1) as New York opened a six-game lead over second-place Boston in the AL East, matching the Yankees' season high.

Royals 2, Angels 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Gregg Zaun singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning as Kansas City earned its first three-game home sweep of Anaheim since 1989.

Rangers 5, Twins 1

MINNEAPOLIS -- Rookie Aaron Myette allowed three hits in seven innings as Texas beat Minnesota.

Mariners 4, Devil Rays 0

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Freddy Garcia (15-5) allowed eight hits in 6 2-3 innings, and Bret Boone drove in three runs as the Mariners pitched their league-leading ninth shutout.



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