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Postby WebHamster » Sat Apr 24, 2004 2:00 am

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Brandon Inge finished with three hits, including a triple and a grand slam, to lead Detroit to 17-3 win over Cleveland in the first of three-game series at Comerica Park. Eric Munson posted two hits, including a two-run homer, drove in four runs and scored four times for the Tigers, who scored 16 unanswered runs -- including 11 in the sixth -- to win for the second time in three games. Jeremy Bonderman (2-1) allowed three runs on five hits in five innings to earn the victory for Detroit, which set the record for most runs scored at Comerica Park. Ben Broussard smacked two hits, including a two-run double, for the Indians, who lost for the third time in four games.

Final Score: Boston 11, New York 2

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Mark Bellhorn had three hits, including a homer, drove in two runs and scored a pair of runs to lead the Boston Red Sox in an 11-2 rout of the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Pokey Reese added two hits and two RBI for the Red Sox, who won the opener of this three-game series after taking three-of-four at Fenway Park last weekend. Bill Mueller, Kevin Millar and Manny Ramirez all homered for Boston, which has won four of its last five and eight of its last 11. Derek Lowe (2-1) pitched into the seventh to earn his second victory of the season. He allowed only two runs on six hits, striking out two and walking two. Hideki Matsui blasted a two-run homer, finishing 2-for-4, for the Yankees, who have dropped three of their last five.

Final Score: Baltimore 11, Toronto 3

Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Eric DuBose pitched seven solid innings to help the Baltimore Orioles to an easy 11-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards. DuBose (2-2) yielded two runs on five hits while striking out three and walking two to continue his strong pitching against the Blue Jays. Brian Roberts was 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI and two runs scored for the Orioles, winners in seven of their last eight. Melvin Mora and Rafael Palmeiro each added two RBI in the win while B.J. Surhoff was perfect in three at-bats with two runs scored. Toronto, fresh off ending a five-game skid, got two RBI from Carlos Delgado, who had one hit in three at-bats. Vernon Wells finished 2-for-4 and scored a run.

Final Score: Chicago 3, Tampa Bay 2 (10 innings)

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Joe Crede drove in the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to lift Chicago to a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay in the first of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field. Frank Thomas homered, while Aaron Rowand doubled and scored for the White Sox, who posted their second straight victory. Carl Crawford and Robert Fick both had two hits for the Devil Rays, who suffered their second straight loss and fell for the fifth time in six games. Billy Koch (1-0) pitched a scoreless 10th to earn the victory for Chicago, which overcame a 2-0 deficit.

Final Score: Texas 10, Seattle 8

Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - David Dellucci and Kevin Mench belted solo homers to lead the Texas Rangers over the Seattle Mariners, 10-8, in a rain- soaked opener of a three-game series at The Ballpark. Alfonso Soriano and Michael Young added three hits apiece for the Rangers, who have won three of their last four. Texas starter Ryan Drese earned the win in 5 2/3 innings of work. Drese (1-0) yielded three runs on seven hits and four walks, striking out two. Francisco Cordero, the sixth Rangers reliever used, pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for his fifth save. Scott Spiezio stroked a two-run homer for the Mariners, and Bret Boone added a solo blast, as Seattle lost its third straight.

Final Score: Minnesota 7, Kansas City 5

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Corey Koskie was 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored, as the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 7-5 win over the Kansas City Royals in the opener of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium. The Twins, winners in eight of their last nine contests, scored three runs in each of the last two innings to erase a 5-1 deficit. J.C. Romero (1-0) picked up his first win of the campaign by record two outs. Joe Nathan got the final two outs to post his fifth save of the season. Carlos Beltran drove in three runs for the Royals, who have now dropped eight of their last nine.

Final Score: Anaheim 12, Oakland 2

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Darin Erstad posted three hits and drove in three runs to lead Oakland to a 12-2 win over Anaheim in the first of a three- game series at the Coliseum. Vladimir Guerrero finished with three hits and scored three runs, while Jose Guillen delivered a three-run homer for the Angels, who posted their second straight victory. Troy Glaus added two hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in three. Eric Byrnes hit a two-homer to drive in both runs for the Athletics, who lost for the first time in three games.
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