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|Thursday, 07 June 2007 18:11|
Schilling looked on his way to making history when he retired Mark Kotsay and Jason Kendall on grounders to shortstop for the first two outs of the ninth.
With a strong contingent of a Red Sox fans cheering on at the Coliseum, Stewart lined the first pitch through the hole between first and second for Oakland's only hit.
Schilling's teammates in the dugout and many of the fans gave him a standing ovation after the hit. The 40-year old Schilling (6-2) retired Mark Ellis on a foul popout to end the third one-hitter of his career. He would have been the third-oldest pitcher to throw a no-hitter, behind Nolan Ryan, who did it as a 43- and 44-year old, and Cy Young, who threw one at 41.
David Ortiz hit his 11th home run in the first inning against Joe Blanton (5-4) to give Schilling all the support he would need and help Boston stop a season-high four-game losing streak.
Yankees 10, White Sox 3
CHICAGO (AP) - Joe Torre got his 2,000th managerial victory, Alex Rodriguez hit his 15th career grand slam and New York put together its longest winning streak in a month.
Bobby Abreu hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning and A-Rod added his slam in a six-run ninth as New York won its third straight after losing the opener of the four-game series. It was the first time the Yankees have taken three in a row since sweeping the Rangers from May 1-3.
Torre became the 10th manager in major league history to get 2,000 victories and is nine shy of tying Leo Durocher for ninth place.
Jose Contreras (4-6) allowed three runs and four hits in 7 1-3 innings as Chicago lost for the 10th time in 12 games.
Scott Proctor (1-3), who pitched out of a no-out jam in the seventh, got the win and Mariano Rivera got five outs for his seventh save in nine chances.
Tigers 11, Rangers 4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Gary Sheffield homered to ignite a six-run third, and Curtis Granderson had two triples and three RBIs for Detroit.
Brandon Inge drove in three runs, and Sean Casey and Magglio Ordonez each had three hits as the Tigers feasted on Rangers pitching for the second straight night.
The Rangers have the worst record in baseball at 21-39. They have lost 12 of 15 games.
Texas starter Kameron Loe (1-6) gave up nine runs in 2 2-3 innings and the Rangers' starters ERA climbed to 6.97.
Mike Maroth (4-2) was the beneficiary of Detroit's offensive outburst. He allowed three runs and eight hits over five innings.
Mark Teixeira had two RBIs, including his 12th homer for Texas.
Indians 8, Royals 3
CLEVELAND (AP) - Fausto Carmona won his seventh consecutive decision, and Cleveland improved to 21-7 at home this year.
Franklin Gutierrez, Jason Michaels and Casey Blake homered for the Indians, who built an 8-1 lead.
Carmona (7-1) has a 2.77 ERA in nine starts since April 13, when he lost to the White Sox in his first start of the season. He allowed one run and seven hits in seven innings against the Royals, striking out five and walking one.
Rafael Betancourt pitched a perfect eighth, lowering his ERA to 1.48, and Tom Mastny gave up a two-run single to Joey Gathright in the ninth.
Kansas City scored in the seventh on a triple by Alex Gordon - who went 4-for-4 - and an RBI single by Buck.
Odalis Perez (3-6) gave up three runs and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings.
Devil Rays 5, Blue Jays 3
TORONTO (AP) - Delmon Young hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the ninth inning, and Tampa Bay won despite striking out 13 times against Toronto's A.J. Burnett.
With the score 3-3, Carl Crawford hit a one-out single off Jeremy Accardo (1-1) and stole second. Carlos Pena was intentionally walked with one out, Ty Wigginton walked on a 3-2 pitch and Young followed with a single to center.
Gary Glover (3-2) pitched the eighth, and Al Reyes finished for his 15th save in as many chances.
Burnett pitched seven innings and set his season high for strikeouts. He gave up three runs, seven hits and three walks - all in the third inning - throwing a season-high 130 pitches.
Brendan Harris homered leading off the third for Tampa Bay.