AROUND THE HORN Thursday's other games
Yankees 13, Twins 10
MINNEAPOLIS -- Gary Sheffield homered twice and keyed a four-run rally in the ninth inning. Shannon Stewart hit a two-out, two-run triple past Sheffield's lunge in right field, giving the Twins a 10-9 lead in the eighth.
Angels 10, Devil Rays 7
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Vladimir Guerrero hit a three-run homer and Josh Paul added a grand slam for Anaheim. Darin Erstad hit a two-run shot for the Angels. John Lackey (10-10) took a shutout into the seventh inning before allowing four runs. Carl Crawford homered and stole his 50th base for the Devil Rays, who have lost eight of nine.
Tigers 8, White Sox 4
CHICAGO -- Bobby Higginson homered twice and Wilfredo Ledezma pitched six innings for Detroit. Craig Monroe and Higginson hit consecutive solo shots in the second. Higginson's three-run drive in the third capped Detroit's five-run outburst and finished Jon Garland (8-9).
Cubs 9, Brewers 6
MILWAUKEE -- Greg Maddux overcame a shaky start to earn his 301st win, and Sammy Sosa hit one of Chicago's three homers. Maddux (12-8) allowed four runs in the first inning, but retired 13 of his final 14 batters and left after seven innings. Sosa hit his 27th homer of the season and 566th overall, moving within seven of Harmon Killebrew for seventh place on the career list.
Astros 12, Phillies 10
PHILADELPHIA -- Eric Bruntlett, Craig Biggio and Lance Berkman homered during a seven-run rally in the seventh inning and Houston turned a game-changing triple play to send Philadelphia to its seventh straight loss. The Phillies led 7-2 in the fifth when Todd Pratt grounded into a bases-loaded triple play, the first turned by Houston in 13 years. Jim Thome hit his 36th homer for Philadelphia.
Mets 10, Rockies 3, 1st gameMets 4, Rockies 2, 2nd game
DENVER -- David Wright hit a tie-breaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning to help New York complete the sweep. The Mets won the opener behind the pitching of Kris Benson (10-9) and Mike Cameron's four RBIs, then tied the nightcap on Eric Valent's leadoff homer in the eighth against Tim Harikkala.
Braves 6, Dodgers 5
LOS ANGELES -- Johnny Estrada homered, drove in three runs and started Atlanta's go-ahead rally in the ninth inning. The Dodgers had scored twice in the eighth to tie it 5-5. But Gagne (4-3) gave up the decisive run in the ninth to lose for the second time in as many nights. Atlanta's John Smoltz pitched the ninth for his 32nd save this season and the 142nd save of his career, breaking Gene Garber's franchise record. Both Shawn Green and Adrian Beltre hit a pair of solo homers for the Dodgers.
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