|Tuesday's AL Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 14 August 2007 17:12|
Cabrera's effort and the death of Hall of Fame shortstop and longtime Yankees announcer Phil Rizzuto led to a somber atmosphere at Yankee Stadium. Rizzuto had pneumonia and died in his sleep late Monday night.
Kevin Millar homered and reached base five times for the Orioles, who improved to 17-13 since the All-Star break. Huff finished with five RBIs, Melvin Mora went 3-for-4 and Jay Payton drove in two runs.
Hideki Matsui's fourth-inning single and Alex Rodriguez's infield hit in the sixth was all New York could manage against Cabrera (9-12), who struck out five and tied a season high with six walks in 6 2-3 innings.
The Yankees had won four straight and nine of their last 10. They also had set a franchise record with 116 runs over their previous 10 home games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Tigers 6, Indians 2, 10 innings
CLEVELAND (AP) - Magglio Ordonez hit a three-run homer in Detroit's four-run 10th inning, and the Tigers moved one game ahead of Cleveland in the up-for-grabs AL Central by beating the Indians.
Ordonez's 22nd homer, a shot to left off Joe Borowski (2-5), broke it open for the Tigers, who were missing two regulars because of the flu and had been playing lately as if their whole roster had come down with something.
Fernando Rodney (2-5) struck the side in the ninth after allowing a leadoff double, and Todd Jones worked the 10th.
Red Sox 2, Devil Rays 1
BOSTON (AP) - Coco Crisp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth, three batters after Mike Lowell had tied the game with a homer, and Boston beat Tampa Bay.
Eric Gagne (3-0) struggled in his two previous outings but he struck out the side in the ninth for his first win since being traded by Texas on July 31.
The dramatic rally finished a game dominated by strong performances by two 23-year-old left-handers, Jon Lester and Scott Kazmir.
Lowell's 16th homer of the season, on a 2-0 pitch from Al Reyes (1-2) with one out, saved Lester from his first loss in eight starts and deprived Kazmir of his 10th win. After Reyes struck out Kevin Youkilis for the second out, Jason Varitek hit a ground rule double to right, then raced home on Crisp's sharp single to right.
Blue Jays 4, Angels 1
TORONTO (AP) - Roy Halladay pitched his major league-leading fifth complete game and Toronto took advantage of four errors to beat Los Angeles.
Halladay (14-5) won his third straight start and improved to 10-1 with a 3.36 ERA at home this season. He allowed one run and five hits, walked none and struck out two.
After giving up a leadoff walk to Gary Matthews Jr. in the second inning, Halladay retired the next 11 batters, a streak that ended with a bunt single by catcher Jeff Mathis leading off the sixth.
Angels left-hander Joe Saunders (6-1) lost for the first time since Sept. 13, 2006. He allowed four runs - three earned - and eight hits over seven innings. He struck out four and walked none.