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|Saturday, 21 April 2007 12:36|
Jermaine Dye doubled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and Chicago beat the Tigers 7-5 Saturday for its fourth straight win. The victory came less than 24 hours after the White Sox pushed across a run in the seventh against Detroit reliever Jason Grilli and held on for a 5-4 win.
This time it was Fernando Rodney (1-4), who gave up two hits and two runs in the 10th. The Tigers have lost three straight.
David Aardsma (2-0) got the last out of the ninth for the win and Bobby Jenks pitched a perfect 10th for his sixth save in seven chances.
Chicago starter Jose Contreras retired 16 straight batters after Carlos Guillen's first-inning grand slam, but Magglio Ordonez ended the run in the sixth when he sent a two-out pitch deep into left-center field for his second home run of the season.
Nate Robertson gave up three earned runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings for the Tigers. He struck out three and walked two.
Twins 7, Royals 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mike Redmond had three hits and three RBIs to help the Minnesota get the win.
The teams were tied at 5 before Nick Punto tripled in Alexi Casilla in the seventh inning. Punto scored on Joe Mauer's sacrifice fly.
Redmond hit run-scoring singles in the second, fourth and sixth innings for the Twins, who had a season-high 16 hits.
Pat Neshek (2-0), who needed just 14 pitches to strike out the side in the sixth, picked up the victory. Joe Nathan fanned the side in the ninth to pick up his sixth save in as many opportunities.
Alex Gordon and Mark Teahen hit solo homers off Twins starter Boof Bonser.
Joel Peralta (0-2) picked up the loss. He was charged with two runs and three hits in two-thirds of an inning.