|Tuesday's AL Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 07 August 2007 17:17|
Melky Cabrera of the Yankees had two doubles and a triple for his second straight three-hit game.
Alex Rodriguez was hit on his knee by a pitch from Toronto's Josh Towers in the third as the benches and bullpens emptied twice in the inning.
Clemens (4-5) plunked Alex Rios in the middle of his back leading off the seventh with New York ahead 7-0. Clemens and Yankees manager Joe Torre were ejected by plate umpire Angel Hernandez.
Top prospect Joba Chamberlain made his major league debut for the Yankees and Jason Giambi returned after more than two months on the disabled list.
Called up from Triple-A before the game, the 21-year-old Chamberlain pitched the final two innings. Giambi pinch hit in the ninth and grounded into a fielder's choice.
Towers (5-9) gave up five runs and nine hits over five-plus innings.
Tigers 9, Devil Rays 6
DETROIT (AP) - Rookie Ryan Raburn had two RBIs and scored the go-ahead run in the three-run eighth for Detroit.
The Tigers led 6-1 after six innings, but Jonny Gomes tripled and scored in the seventh the hit his second career grand slam in the eighth to tie it.
Raburn led off the bottom of the eighth with a double off Dan Wheeler (0-1). He scored on a groundout by Curtis Granderson and Placido Polanco followed with a run-scoring single and Sean Casey had an RBI double to make it 9-6.
Magglio Ordonez homered and drove in a pair of runs for the Tigers, who have won two straight following a season-high five-game skid. Todd Jones pitched the ninth for his 30th save.
Carl Crawford had four hits and Dioner Navarro hit his fourth homer for Tampa Bay, which has lost eight straight road games and 19 of 21 away from home.
Tampa Bay's Jason Hammel remained winless in 13 career starts, giving up five runs and 10 hits in four innings.
Mariners 10, Orioles 3
BALTIMORE (AP) - Raul Ibanez had two homers and four RBIs and Seattle's Jeff Weaver earned his first win since June 25.
Ibanez had gone 31 games and 116 at-bats without a home run until he his solo shot in the second off Steve Trachsel. He added a two-run drive off Jamie Walker (1-2) in the seventh and doubled in a run in the eighth.
Jose Guillen got four hits for the Mariners, who have won seven of 10. Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-5, his ninth three-hit game of the season.
Weaver (3-10) allowed three runs and 11 hits in six innings. He was winless in his last six starts, had lost four straight decisions and was 0-5 on the road.
Weaver left with Seattle trailing 3-2, but the Mariners took the lead with a three-run seventh.
Ramon Hernandez had three hits and two RBIs for the Orioles.
Indians 2, White Sox 1
CHICAGO (AP) - Jake Westbrook retired 23 of 24 batters at one stretch and Grady Sizemore hit a go-ahead two-run single in the fifth for Cleveland.
Westbrook (3-6) won his second straight outing after going 12 straight starts without a win. After allowing a run in the first inning, he retired 12 in a row before Scott Podsednik's fifth-inning single and then set down 11 another straight.
He allowed one run and two hits, struck out five and hit a batter in eight innings.
Joe Borowski pitched the ninth for his 31st save.
White Sox starter John Danks (6-9) didn't allow a hit until Jhonny Peralta led off the fifth with a single. One out later, Jason Michaels doubled to put runners on second and third. With two outs, Sizemore drove in both runners to give the Indians a 2-1 lead.