Tigers slip past Yankees for rare victory

Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2002

NEW YORK -- Omar Infante lined a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning for his first major league hit, lifting the Detroit Tigers over Mike Mussina and the New York Yankees 2-1 Saturday.

Eric Munson, also recalled from the minors earlier in the day, homered into the Yankee Stadium upper deck as the Tigers won for just the third time in 17 games.

Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 1

BOSTON -- Casey Fossum combined with three relievers on a three-hitter, and Manny Ramirez had a homer and three RBIs as Boston beat Toronto.

Fossum (4-3) got his first six outs by strikeout, a streak that was interrupted by Tom Wilson's solo homer that gave Toronto a 1-0 lead in the second inning. He struck out nine while holding Toronto to three hits in six innings.

Indians 4, White Sox 2

CHICAGO -- Karim Garcia hit a two-run homer and Bill Selby also homered as Cleveland defeated Chicago.

Cleveland won its fourth in a row. Chicago has lost four straight after a seven-game winning streak.

Angels 4, Orioles 2

BALTIMORE -- Tim Salmon hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning and the Anaheim Angels extended their winning streak to a season-high nine games with a victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

David Eckstein led off the game with a home run and Brad Fullmer later connected for Anaheim. The Angels, leading the AL wild-card race, moved a franchise-best 33 games over .500.

Rangers 11, Devil Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Texas tied a major league-record by homering in its 25th consecutive games when Herbert Perry hit a three-run shot in the third inning of the Rangers' victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

The Rangers joined the 1941 New York Yankees, 1994 Detroit Tigers and 1998 Atlanta Braves in accomplishing the feat.

Perry went deep on a 1-0 pitch from Victor Zambrano (6-7). The opposite-field drive put Texas up 5-0.

Perry added a two-run shot off Lee Gardner in the seventh, giving him a career-high five RBIs. It was Perry's first multihomer game this season and fourth overall.

Chan Ho Park (8-6) won his fourth straight start.

Athletics 2, Twins 0

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mark Mulder pitched eight shutout innings, outshining Joe Mays and leading the Oakland Athletics over the Minnesota Twins.

David Justice and Scott Hatteberg drove in runs for Oakland, which their AL-record 20-game winning streak end with a 6-0 loss to Minnesota on Friday.

But Mulder (17-7) struck out 10, won his fourth straight start and silenced the Metrodome crowd of 43,628. Five of the Twins' seven hits off Mulder were infield singles. He didn't walk anybody, either.

Billy Koch pitched the ninth for his 38th save in 44 chances.

The A's won a matchup of division leaders, defeated Mays (3-6).

Mariners 9, Royals 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bret Boone drove in four runs as the Seattle Mariners tried to keep pace in the AL West with a victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Seattle remained six games behind division-leading Oakland, which has won 20 of 21. The Mariners trail Anaheim by four games in the AL wild-card race. Edgar Martinez and John Olerud walked with two outs in the third against Miguel Asencio (3-5) and scored on Boone's triple to right-center to give the Mariners a 3-1 lead.

Mariners starter Ryan Franklin (6-3) allowed two runs and six hits in 5 2-3 innings to pick up the victory.

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