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Garciaparra Ties Hit-Streak Record

Rookie Nomar Garciaparra tied an A.L. record and Tim Wakefield pitched into the ninth inning Sunday as the visiting Boston Red Sox beat the Anaheim Angels 3-2 to snap a …


Cruz Delivers For Jays Victory

Jose Cruz Jr. hit a run-scoring single with one out in the ninth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays beat Minnesota 3-2 Wednesday night, sending the visiting Twins to their …


Ripken Homers To Beat Angels

Cal Ripken’s two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-3 victory Sunday over Anaheim. Ripken’s 14th homer greeted Anaheim reliever Mike James (4-4), who had …


Justice’s Homers Carry Indians

David Justice hit two solo home runs Saturday evening, leading the Cleveland Indians over the Texas Rangers 4-2 for a split of their day-night doubleheader in Cleveland. The Rangers won …


Kelly Goes ‘Dome’ To Thrash Gooden

Roberto Kelly got an inside-the-park homer when his fly ball was lost in the Metrodome roof, highlighting a six-run first inning against Dwight Gooden that sent the Minnesota Twins over …


Red Sox Pummel Rangers’ Pitching

Nomar Garciaparra went 4 for 7 with a homer and two doubles and Troy O’Leary homered twice into the upper deck as the Boston Red Sox battered the Texas Rangers …


Clark Puts Cap On Rangers Rally

Will Clark’s sacrifice fly capped a three-run rally in the ninth as the Texas Rangers snapped a five-game losing streak with an 8-7 victory over the visiting Cleveland Indians on …


Tigers Bring Rocket Down

Roger Clemens could not hold a four-run lead, and the Detroit Tigers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 Saturday night on reliever Paul Quantrill’s throwing error in the eighth inning. …


Finley Records Seventh July Win

Jack Howell hit a pair of two-run homers and Chuck Finley pitched a three-hitter as the Anaheim Angels beat the free-falling Cleveland Indians 7-2 Tuesday night at Jacobs Field. It …


Ventura Returns In Dramatic Style

Just over four months after grotesquely dislocating and breaking his right ankle when he slid into home plate during a March 21 exhibition game, Robin Ventura returned Thursday night to …


Mcgwire Hits 2 To Pass 2 Yanks

Mark McGwire hit his 33rd and 34th homers, regaining the major league lead and moving past Joe DiMaggio on the career list, as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Kansas City …


If It’s Fenway Park, Clemens Has A Win

Don’t let the new uniform fool you. It was the same old Roger Clemens on the mound at Fenway Park. In his first game in Boston as a visitor, the …


Martinez’s 30th Helps Pettitte Win

Andy Pettitte extended his shutout streak to 22 innings, and Tino Martinez hit his 30th home run as the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers for the ninth straight …


Pettitte, Fielder Spark Yanks’ Win

Andy Pettitte pitched a six-hitter for his first career shutout and Cecil Fielder hit his 299th career homer Saturday as the New York Yankees won for the fifth time in …


Clemens Beats O’S For 12th Win

Roger Clemens pitched seven shutout innings and Joe Carter broke a scoreless tie with a two-run single in the eighth as the visiting Toronto Blue Jays ended a five-game losing …


Mussina Loses No-No But Flattens Brews

Mike Mussina’s stomach doesn’t flutter even when he’s flirting with no-hitters. “I certainly don’t consider myself somebody who has no-hitter-type stuff, so it’s kind of fun to come within a …


Cone Finds Groove, Whiffs 16 Tigers

David Cone struck out 16, his highest total in six years, and Cecil Fielder hit a three-run homer against his former team Monday night to lead the New York Yankees …


Hentgen Keeps Putting Up Zeroes

Pat Hentgen pitched a six-hitter for his third shutout this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-0 victory Friday over the visiting Baltimore Orioles. Hentgen (8-3) has not …


Molitor’s Big Day Leads Twins To Win

Paul Molitor went 4 for 4 with a two-run triple to help Bob Tewksbury to his first Metrodome victory of the season in Minnesota’s 10-1 win over visiting Texas. Molitor, …


Davis Goes Yard From Both Sides

Chili Davis homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs Saturday to lead the Kansas City Royals over the visiting Texas Rangers 10-4. Davis accomplished the …


Belle’s Bat Bops Ex-Mates Again

Albert Belle laid another loud whack on his former team with a two-run double and James Baldwin allowed two hits in seven innings Wednesday night as the Chicago White Sox …


Palmeiro Lifts O’S Over Yankees, 7-5

Rafael Palmeiro hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Baltimore Orioles finally beat the New York Yankees at Baltimore’s Camden Yards, 7-5 Tuesday night. …


White Sox Rally; Belle’s Streak Ends

Randy Johnson throws to first base as Blue Jays’ Alex Gonzalez fails to beat throw in the third inning Monday. Photo by Associated Press


Clemens Majors’ 1st 10-Game Victor

It only took Roger Clemens 11 starts with the Toronto Blue Jays to do what he did in 34 starts with the Boston Red Sox last year. Clemens remained unbeaten, …


Rangers Club Jays To Back Burkett

John Burkett pitched seven strong innings and Domingo Cedeno had three hits and three RBIs as the Texas Rangers routed the Toronto Blue Jays 15-5 Tuesday night at SkyDome. Burkett …


Mussina Knuckler Pins Down Tribe

The way Mike Mussina’s nasty knuckle-curve was fluttering, the Cleveland Indians didn’t have a chance. This was something new for Mussina, who usually doesn’t have a chance against the Indians. …


Thomas Puts Big Hurt On A’S

Frank Thomas got four more hits against Oakland, and the Chicago White Sox won 10-4 Sunday in a game marked by Albert Belle throwing an elbow at the face of …


O’Neill’s Offense Guides Yankees

Paul O’Neill tied the score with an RBI double in the ninth inning, then homered in the 12th Wednesday to lead the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins 6-5 …


California Rallies As Boston Bobbles

The visiting California Angels capitalized on two eighth-inning errors to beat the Boston Red Sox 10-8 Thursday in a game marked by a bench-clearing brawl. Trailing 8-7, California scored twice …


Groom Reaches New Territory

Buddy Groom had plenty on his mind Friday when he took the mound in search of his first major league victory at Arlington, Texas. A day after the birth of …