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|Sunday, 10 June 2007 11:12|
Brandon Inge hit a two-run single in the four-run ninth, giving him a career-best five RBIs and helping the Tigers surpass their previous season high of 14 runs.
Glavine (5-4) gave up nine earned runs for just the second time in his stellar career and for the first time in eight years.
Andrew Miller (2-0) allowed a three-run homer to David Wright in the first inning before settling down - giving up four runs, five hits and three walks over 5 1-3 innings. Miller made his second major league start in place of Nate Robertson, who is on the disabled list with a tired arm.
Ivan Rodriguez hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the third inning and the Tigers scored six runs in the fifth to take a 10-3 lead.
Glavine gave up a season-high 11 hits and lasted just 4 1-3 innings, his shortest outing of the season. The only other time Glavine gave up nine earned runs was May 24, 1999, for Atlanta against the Milwaukee Brewers.
White Sox 6, Astros 3
CHICAGO (AP) - Mark Buehrle pitched eight strong innings for his 100th career victory and Chicago snapped a five-game losing streak on Sunday.
Paul Konerko had three hits - including a solo homer - and drove in two runs as Chicago won for just the third time in 15 games. Luis Terrero and Juan Uribe added solo shots during a three-run fifth.
Buehrle (3-3) did his part after failing in his first seven attempts at win No. 100, allowing six hits and a run while striking out four and walking one. It was his first win since April.
Wandy Rodriguez (3-6) allowed seven hits and five runs - four earned - in five innings. It was his third loss in four starts.
The struggling White Sox bullpen almost gave away a five-run lead in the ninth, walking the bases loaded with one out before closer Bobby Jenks came in. Jenks allowed a run to score on a wild pitch and another on a groundout before striking out Luke Scott looking for his 17th save in 18 chances.
Devil Rays 9, Marlins 4
MIAMI (AP) - Tampa Bay rookie Andy Sonnanstine struck out 10, including seven straight at one point, and got his first career victory.
Brendan Harris had a career-high five RBIs and Raul Casanova homered for the second straight day for the Devil Rays, who went 4-2 on its first winning road trip of six or more games since July 14-20, 2005.
Sonnanstine (1-0) allowed two runs and seven hits, walking none in seven innings in his second career start. He struck out seven straight, one shy of the American League record of eight. That mark has been achieved six times, most recently by Blake Stein of Kansas City on June 17, 2001.
Rick Vanden Hurk (1-2) surrendered five runs and six hits in five innings. He walked three - one intentionally - and struck out six.
Miguel Cabrera, Jeremy Hermida and Miguel Olivo hit home runs for Florida.
Rockies 6, Orioles 1
BALTIMORE (AP) - Ryan Spilborghs homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, and Jason Hirsh won for the first time in nine starts for Colorado.
Hirsh (3-6), who was 0-5 in eight starts since April 22, limited the Orioles to one run on five hits in his first career complete game. He struck out two and walked one as the Rockies won for the sixth time in eight games.
Spilborghs hit a solo homer off Baltimore starter Erik Bedard in the fourth, then stroked a two-run single the next inning to snap a 1-all tie. He capped his career day with a three-run blast off reliever John Parrish in the seventh.
Colorado's Willy Taveras singled in the second, extending his hitting streak to 15 games, the longest current streak in the National League.
Bedard (4-4) went five innings, allowing three runs - two earned - on nine hits, walking three and striking out eight. The Orioles have lost seven of nine after a six-game winning streak.
Yankees 13, Pirates 6
NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez homered twice and drove in five runs, Bobby Abreu went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and New York won its sixth consecutive game.
Rodriguez and Abreu each scored four times and Hideki Matsui hit a two-run double, helping the resurgent Yankees set a season high for runs in winning for the ninth time in 11 games. It's their longest winning streak since they won six in a row last September.
Sean Henn (2-0) replaced ineffective rookie Tyler Clippard and worked two scoreless innings for the win. New York's much-maligned bullpen came through, with four relievers combining for 5 1-3 shutout innings.
On offense, the Yankees tagged former teammate Shawn Chacon (2-1). The right-hander allowed seven runs and eight hits in 3 1-3 innings. The Pirates have lost nine of 12.
Reds 1, Indians 0, 12 innings
CINCINNATI (AP) - Alex Gonzalez's RBI single gave Cincinnati the win in the second consecutive extra-inning game between the two Ohio rivals.
Pinch hitter Chad Moeller started the rally with a one-out double down the left field line, and Edwin Encarnacion was walked intentionally. After Josh Hamilton filed out, Gonzalez singled up the middle, driving in Moeller.
The teams played 23 innings in fewer than 24 hours. The Indians won 8-6 in 11 innings last night.
Marcus McBeth (0-1) got his first big league victory with two scoreless innings of relief.
Aaron Fultz (3-1) took the loss. It was his first loss since Aug. 31, at Washington, a span of 37 appearances.