|Tuesday's AL Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 17 July 2007 19:52|
By The Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -Michael Young had five hits and drove in three runs, and Texas beat Oakland 11-4 on Tuesday night, the Athletics' ninth straight loss.
Young went 5-for-5 with two doubles and a walk in the fourth five-hit game of his career. The Rangers had 15 hits in their third straight road victory.
Kenny Lofton had three hits for the last-place Rangers, who have won nine of 14.
Jack Cust homered and drove in three runs for the A's, who are on their worst losing streak since July 1998.
Ramon Vazquez tripled in the sixth to score Gerald Laird with the go-ahead run. Texas added five runs in the seventh.
Gaudin (8-5) allowed eight hits and a career-high six walks in six innings.
Willie Eyre (3-3) got two outs in the fifth inning before Texas' go-ahead rally. Ron Mahay pitched three scoreless innings for his first save of the year.
Tigers 1, Twins 0
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Detroit's Nate Robertson allowed three hits over seven innings to outduel Matt Garza.
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.
Indians 6, White Sox 5, 11 innings
CLEVELAND (AP) - Ryan Garko hit a game-tying pinch-hit home run in the ninth and singled home the winning run in the 11th for Cleveland.
The Indians' 28th come-from-behind win, and 15th in their final at-bat, kept them one game behind first-place Detroit in the AL Central.
Jason Michaels opened the 11th with a double off rookie Dewon Day (0-1). Garko followed with a broken-bat bloop just over shortstop Juan Uribe's outstretched glove.
Rafael Betancourt (2-0) pitched a perfect 11th for the win.
Garko's two-run homer in the ninth off All-Star closer Bobby Jenks tied it 5-5, his fifth blown save. Trot Nixon opened the ninth with a single and Garko followed with his second pinch-hit homer this season.
Jim Thome had three hits and two RBIs for Chicago.
Orioles 8, Mariners 3
SEATTLE (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie pitched six strong innings, and Jay Gibbons hit a three-run homer to give Baltimore the lead for good.
Guthrie (5-3) won for the first time since June 20 against San Diego, a span of four starts. He allowed six hits and two runs.
The Orioles finished with 14 hits and scored all of their runs after the fifth inning.
Gibbons drove in a season-high five runs and Nick Markakis matched his career high with four hits for Baltimore.
Seattle starter Felix Hernandez (6-5) gave up a double to Markakis to start the sixth. He walked Aubrey Huff to put two runners on with two outs and Gibbons hit his sixth homer of the season.
Hernandez gave up eight hits and three walks in six innings. It was his first loss since June 15 against Houston.
Baltimore added five runs in the seventh.