|Tuesday's AL Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 17 July 2007 17:07|
Robertson (6-6), who spent 20 days on the disabled list in June with a tired arm, struck out five and walked two to win for just the third time in 10 starts. Macay McBride went one inning and Todd Jones pitched the ninth for his 24th save.
Curtis Granderson had three hits and Magglio Ordonez capitalized on a key error by shortstop Jason Bartlett with an RBI single in the sixth to snap Minnesota's four-game winning streak.
Garza (1-1) allowed one unearned run and three hits in seven innings for the Twins.
Luis Castillo had two hits for Minnesota.
Royals 9, Red Sox 3
BOSTON (AP) - Kansas City's Leo Nunez took a shutout into the fifth inning in his first career start, outpitching 15-year veteran Tim Wakefield.
Jimmy Gobble (4-1) picked up the win when Nunez, who was called up from Triple-A Omaha before the game, left with a 3-0 lead after giving up Julio Lugo's double to lead off the fifth.
Tony Pena Jr., who hadn't gotten a hit since the All-Star break, and Alex Gordon each had three of Kansas City's 13 hits.
Nunez scattered six hits and a walk while striking out three.
Wakefield (10-9) gave up six runs and nine hits in 6 1-3 innings.
Yankees 3, Blue Jays 2, 10 innings
NEW YORK (AP) - Robinson Cano singled home the winning run in the 10th inning after Toronto closer Jeremy Accardo balked home the tying run in a wild ninth.
Accardo's meltdown cost Roy Halladay his 11th win after he stymied the Yankees for seven innings. Aaron Hill's tiebreaking double off struggling reliever Kyle Farnsworth in the eighth gave Toronto a 2-1 lead.
Casey Janssen (2-2) hit Alex Rodriguez with a pitch to open the 10th, and Rodriguez aggressively dashed to second on a wild pitch. After a strikeout and an intentional walk, Cano sliced the first pitch he saw into left field. New York won for the 10th time in 13 games and improved to 8-14 in one-run contests.
Luis Vizcaino (6-2) worked a scoreless inning for the win.
Andy Phillips opened the New York ninth with a single and pinch-runner Miguel Cairo stole second. Melky Cabrera got his third hit of the game, but right fielder Alex Rios threw out Cairo at the plate. Cabrera stole third and Accardo walked Johnny Damon, then balked home the tying run.
Devil Rays 8, Angels 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Ty Wigginton went 4-for-4 for the second straight game to tie a Tampa Bay record with eight consecutive hits.
Wigginton, who had four hits during a loss to the New York Yankees on Sunday, drove in one run with a fifth-inning single off Ervin Santana (5-11) and another with a single off Chris Bootcheck in the seventh.
Aubrey Huff had eight straight hits for the Devil Rays from Sept. 22-24, 2004.
James Shields (8-5) allowed seven hits and two runs in seven innings for Tampa Bay, which won for only the third time in 19 games.
Santana, who has lost a career-worst five straight decisions over six starts, allowed seven runs and 14 hits - 12 singles - in six innings.
Carlos Pena's two-run double snapped a 2-2 tie and was the biggest blow off Santana during a five-run fifth, and Wigginton followed with his seventh straight hit to make it 5-2.
Jose Molina had a two-run single off Shields in the fifth.