DETROIT (AP) -Gary Sheffield went 4-for-4 with a home run and an RBI single, and Craig Monroe hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Wednesday.
The Tigers earned their first sweep of the year and have won a season-high four straight. Baltimore has lost four in a row and nine of 10.
Nate Robertson (3-1) gave up two runs and seven hits over 6 2-3 innings. His 2.48 ERA ranks among the AL leaders.
Jason Grilli replaced Robertson and struck out Jay Payton with a runner on second. Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless eighth and Todd Jones worked a perfect ninth for his 10th save in 12 opportunities.
Steve Trachsel (1-3) gave up three runs and eight hits over seven innings, losing for the third time in four starts. Payton had an RBI double and Melvin Mora drew a bases-loaded walk for the Orioles.
Mariners 3, White Sox 2
SEATTLE (AP) - Yuniesky Betancourt hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and Miguel Batista gave up two runs and five hits in 7 1-3 innings to lead Seattle to its seventh win in eight games.
Jose Guillen also homered and Raul Ibanez had an RBI double to help the Mariners send Chicago to its fourth consecutive loss.
Betancourt hit a 1-0 fastball into Seattle's bullpen beyond left field off rookie John Danks, who looked to Safeco Field's closed roof in exasperation. Danks (0-4) allowed six hits and two walks in 6 2-3 innings.
Batista (3-2) allowed solo homers to Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko but just three singles besides that against a lineup missing injured Jim Thome and Scott Podsednik.
George Sherrill finished the eighth inning and J.J. Putz pitched the ninth for his fifth save in five chances, getting Rob Mackowiak to ground into a game-ending double play.
MORE

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Marlins Win Total Prediction After a very difficult end to 2016, can the Miami Marlins regroup and turn 2017 into an uplifting story?
Thumbnail Dodgers Win Total Prediction Will the Los Angeles Dodgersbe the team to beat in the National League in 2017? Here’s our pick for their win total this season.
Thumbnail Angels Win Total Prediction Can the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim bounce back from a disappointing 2016 season this year? Here’s our breakdown of the win...
Thumbnail Houston Astros Win Total Prediction The Houston Astros flirted with a playoff appearance in 2016. Can they have a successful season in 2017?
Thumbnail Rockies Win Total Prediction Will the 2017 season be the one where the Colorado Rockies make a move to be a winning team?

MLB Team Pages