NEW YORK -- Baseball returned to the Bronx on Tuesday night with a tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks and another division championship for the New York Yankees.
The Yankees, playing at home for the first time since the tragedies on Sept. 11, clinched their fourth straight AL East title when Boston lost to Baltimore.
The final score from Fenway Park was posted in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium, drawing applause from the fans who no longer cared that Tanyon Sturtze outpitched Roger Clemens to give the Tampa Bay Devil Rays a 4-0 win.
Clemens (20-2) lost for the first time since May 20 at Seattle, ending a 16-game winning streak. He did strike out nine batters to move into third place on the career list.
Clemens gave up a one-out single to Brent Abernathy in the first inning then threw wildly into the stands on a pickoff attempt. Ben Grieve and Toby Hall hit RBI singles in the inning to give Sturtze (9-12) a lead he wouldn't relinquish.
The Devil Rays beat Toronto 1-0 Sunday and have a franchise-record 20-inning scoreless streak.
Orioles 12, Red Sox 7
BOSTON -- Tony Batista, Chris Richard and Luis Matos homered as Baltimore beat Boston, eliminating the Red Sox from the division race and clinching the AL East for the New York Yankees.
Batista hit a grand slam in the ninth to make it 12-7 after Boston scored three in the seventh and two in the eighth to trim an 8-2 deficit to one run. Batista and Jeff Conine had three hits and Cal Ripken was 2-for-4 with a walk.
Jose Mercedes (8-17) allowed seven hits and two runs in five innings to earn his first victory in five starts. Frank Castillo (8-9) took the loss.
Mariners 13, Rangers 2
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Bret Boone drove in four runs and Seattle set an AL record with its 56th road victory.
John Olerud, Carlos Guillen and Al Martin homered for Seattle. Ichiro Suzuki stole two bases, giving him 50.
The Mariners improved to 56-21 on the road, breaking the league mark set by the 1971 Oakland Athletics. The 1906 Chicago Cubs hold the major league record for road victories with a 60-15 record.
Boone went 3-for-4. He hit a two-run single in the second and a two-run double in the fourth, helping Seattle to its 108th victory.
Seattle took a 4-0 lead in the second against rookie Justin Duchscherer (1-1) on Stan Javier's RBI triple, Mark McLemore's RBI infield single and Boone's two-run single. Aaron Sele (14-5) allowed two runs and six hits over seven innings.
Indians 11, Blue Jays 7
CLEVELAND -- Kenny Lofton's three-run single capped a five-run eighth inning as Cleveland beat Toronto, just hours after Indians manager Charlie Manuel was hospitalized.
Manuel, who had his third colon surgery in 19 months on Aug. 28, was admitted to Cleveland Clinic with stomach inflammation and infection and will undergo further tests.
Russell Branyan had three hits and three RBIs for Cleveland, 5-2 this season and 13-7 the past two years with bench coach Grady Little managing in place of Manuel.
Dan Plesac (4-6) took the loss, and David Riske (2-0) worked a scoreless eighth for the win.
Twins 4, White Sox 2
CHICAGO -- Doug Mientkiewicz hit a go-ahead single to cap a three-run eighth inning as Minnesota beat Chicago.,
Joe Mays (17-13) continued his dominance over the White Sox, running his career record to 6-0. He went seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks. He struck out six.
Eddie Guardado pitched the ninth for his eighth save.
Gary Glover (4-4) was perfect through five -- and had a 2-0 lead -- but gave up homers to Torii Hunter in the sixth and David Ortiz in the eighth to tie it. Glover allowed three runs and four hits in 7 2-3 innings in dropping his third straight decision.
Tigers 6, Royals 4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bobby Higginson hit a three-run homer and Detroit newcomer Jose Lima again beat Kansas City.
Lima (5-8) had lost his previous five starts and seven of his past eight. Three of his victories since being acquired from Houston on June 23 have come against Kansas City. He held the Royals to one run and eight hits in 7 1-3 innings.
Higginson, who was hitting only .178 with four RBIs in his previous 73 at-bats, hit his 15th homer in the first inning off rookie Chris George (4-6).
Athletics 9, Angels 3
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jeremy Giambi hit a three-run, pinch-hit double in an eight-run seventh inning as Oakland beat Anaheim.
Tim Hudson (17-8) pitched seven strong innings to record his fourth victory over the Angels this season.
Hudson, 14-3 in 21 starts at night, gave up three runs and nine hits with five strikeouts and three walks as the A's won their fifth straight and their 13th in a row at home.
Oakland clinched the AL wild card Sunday.
Shigetoshi Hasegawa (5-5) was the loser.
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