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Thursday, 02 August 2007 19:12
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 NEW YORK (AP) -The White Sox and New York Yankees scored eight runs each Thursday in the highest-scoring second inning in major league history. Jermaine Dye homered twice, including a go-ahead drive that led Chicago to a 13-9 victory.
New York scored 33 runs and had 15 homers in the series. But there were no home runs by Alex Rodriguez, who ended a career-high hitless streak at 22 at-bats when he singled in the second. Rodriguez went 2-for-5 and resumes his quest for 500 homers on Friday against Kansas City.
The White Sox took an 8-0 lead as Dye doubled twice in the second against Roger Clemens, who gave up eight runs and nine hits in 1 2-3 innings - his shortest outing since June 14, 2000.
But Jon Garland didn't do any better, and the second inning dragged on for exactly 1 hour and 90 pitches. Garland gave up eight runs and nine hits in 1 1-3 innings.
It was only the second time in major league history both teams scored eight or more in an inning, and the 16 runs combined were a record for a second inning.
Dye homered off Jeff Karstens (0-2) for a 10-8 lead in the fourth and hit a solo shot that nearly reached the center-field bleachers in the eighth off Kyle Farnsworth.
Garland was removed for Boone Logan (2-0), who allowed a two-run double to Jorge Posada but went on to earn the win.
Red Sox 7, Orioles 4
BOSTON (AP) - Doug Mirabelli went 3-for-3 with a homer, recovering from a baserunning gaffe to drive in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning for the Red Sox.
Eric Gagne pitched the ninth in his first appearance since Boston acquired him from Texas on Tuesday. The former Rangers closer, pitching because Jonathan Papelbon finished off Wednesday night's game, entered to a standing ovation.
Mirabelli had his first three-hit game since 2004, joining Erik Hinske in back-to-back homers in the fourth for a 3-0 lead. The Orioles tied it in the fifth off Tim Wakefield (13-9) and protected the tie when Mirabelli was thrown out at the plate in the sixth.
But Mirabelli singled off Rob Bell (3-2) to score Coco Crisp and spark a four-run seventh for Boston. Alex Cora followed with an RBI single, and Dustin Pedroia added a two-run double off the glove of a diving Nick Markakis to make it 7-3.
Indians 5, Rangers 0
CLEVELAND (AP) - Jake Westbrook ended the longest winless stretch of his career, and the Indians stopped a four-game losing skid.
Westbrook (2-6) picked up his first win since April 27 - a span of nine starts - by allowing five hits in six innings. The right-hander, who signed a $33 million, three-year contract extension in April, spent nearly six weeks on the disabled list with a strained side muscle.
Fortunately for the Indians, their slide coincided with one by the first-place Detroit. The Tigers, who lead Cleveland by one-half game in the AL Central, have dropped 10 of 14.
Grady Sizemore celebrated his 25th birthday by driving in two runs against Kason Gabbard (4-1), and Victor Martinez also homered for the Indians.
Rafael Perez worked two innings, and Edward Mujica finished the combined seven-hitter.
Angels 6, Athletics 4
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - After going 30 games without a homer, Vladimir Guerrero hit two in consecutive at-bats for Los Angeles.
Guerrero ended the longest power dry spell of his career, which lasted 125 at-bats, with two homers off Chad Gaudin. His last home run was on June 23, against Pittsburgh, but he won the Home Run Derby on July 9 as part of the All-Star game festivities.
He gave the Angels a 1-0 lead in the fourth and added a three-run blast in fifth. Guerrero has 16 homers this season.
Joe Saunders (5-0) gave up two runs and six hits over 6 2-3 innings for his seventh straight win.
After Donnie Murphy hit a two-run shot in the ninth to make it 6-4, Francisco Rodriguez got one out for his 26th save.
Gaudin (8-7) gave up five runs and seven hits in six-plus innings.
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