AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP Angels bomb Loaiza in 6-1 rout



The Yankees starter didn't make it out of the fourth inning.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK -- Esteban Loaiza is pitching his way out of the New York Yankees' rotation.
Jose Guillen and Jeff DaVanon homered off the newest target of booing fans at Yankee Stadium, and Loaiza failed to make it out of the fourth inning Saturday in the Angels' storm-interrupted 6-1 win over New York.
Anaheim has won four straight and 12 of 16.
New York, playing its worst ball since early April, has lost five of its last six. Its AL East lead over second-place Boston is down to 61/2 games, the Yankees' smallest margin since July 11.
Acquired from the Chicago White Sox on July 31 for Jose Contreras, Loaiza has made himself nearly superfluous in the Yankees' current six-man rotation, going 0-2 with a 7.08 ERA in four starts. Already, there has been talk that he will be dealt again.
The skies darkened ahead of a thunder-and-lightning storm that led to a 3-hour, 42-minute rain delay in the fourth.
Loaiza faced five batters in the inning and didn't retire any.
The crowd booed loudly after Guillen's homer put Anaheim ahead 2-1, again when DaVanon homered three pitches later, and yet again when Chone Figgins' drive into the right-field upper deck hooked just foul.
After Figgins hit an RBI single, Torre came out to remove Loaiza, and fans booed some more when the pitcher walked back to the dugout. He has allowed 29 homers, third-most in the AL.
Only about 5,000 fans from the original sellout crowd of 54,008 remained after the delay.
Torre admitted that Orlando Hernandez, an afterthought when he was signed in March, has proved key because of injuries to Kevin Brown and Mike Mussina.
"He's been as consistent as we have right now," Torre said. "We have to start winning more regularly now."
ANAHEIMNEW YORK
abrhbiabrhbi
Eckstin ss4000Lofton cf3000
Erstad 1b5120Jeter ss4010
VGrero rf4110Shffield rf4020
GAndsn dh4121ARdrgz 3b4010
JGillen lf2121Matsui lf4000
Pride lf2011BWllms dh4010
DVnon cf5121Olerud 1b4010
AKndy 2b4110EWilsn 2b3000
BMolna c5001Sierra ph1000
Figgins 3b4021Flherty c2111
Posada c1010
Totals396136Totals34181
Anaheim010300101--6
New York001000000--1
E--Jeter (9), ARodriguez (11). DP--Anaheim 1. LOB--Anaheim 11, New York 7. 2B--GAnderson (14), JGuillen (23), Pride (1). HR--JGuillen (24), DaVanon (6), Flaherty (4). SB--Erstad (14). CS--Figgins (11). S--Eckstein.
IPHRERBBSO
Anaheim
Sele331111
Shields W,7-2340002
Donnelly110002
FRodriguez200001
New York
Loaiza L,9-7374315
Sturtze421124
Quantrill110000
Nitkowski2-331100
Proctor1-300000
Loaiza pitched to 5 batters in the 4th. HBP--by Nitkowski (Pride). Umpires--Home, Bill Welke; First, John Hirschbeck; Second, Wally Bell; Third, Laz Diaz. T--2:49. A--54,008.
Red Sox 10, White Sox 7
CHICAGO -- Manny Ramirez homered and drove in five runs, Jason Varitek hit two solo shots and the Boston won its fifth straight.
The streaking Red Sox battered Chicago pitching for the second day in a row and moved a season-high 17 games over .500.
The slumping White Sox (60-60) fell to .500 for the first time since April 11, when they were 3-3. They lost for the fourth time in five games, all at home.
Bronson Arroyo (6-9) got the win, giving up five runs and seven hits in 52/3 innings. Mike Timlin came in with two runners on in the sixth, gave up a wild pitch and a walk to load the bases, then fanned Carl Everett to end the threat.
Timlin and Terry Adams each allowed a run before Keith Foulke struck out two in a scoreless ninth for his 21st save in 26 chances.
BOSTONCHICAGO
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Damon cf5121WHarrs 2b5120
OCbera ss5120Uribe ss3110
MRmrz lf4135CEvrtt dh4000
DOrtiz dh5000TPerez dh1000
Varitek c5332Knerko 1b4212
Millar 1b4111Rwand cf4230
Mntkw 1b1000Gload lf5022
Mueller 3b5010Brchrd rf4000
Kapler rf4221Burke c4012
Bllhorn 2b3110Crede 3b3111
Totals41101510Totals377117
Boston322011100--10
Chicago203000110--7
E--Borchard (2). DP--Boston 1. LOB--Boston 7, Chicago 9. 2B--Varitek (19), Millar (27), Mueller (21), Uribe (21), Rowand (29), Gload (7). HR--MRamirez (32), Varitek 2 (17), Konerko (30), Crede (16). SB--Bellhorn (5). SF--Kapler.
IPHRERBBSO
Boston
Arroyo W,6-95 2-375534
Timlin1 1-321112
Adams111102
Foulke S,21110002
Chicago
Stewart L,0-13 1-387711
Adkins2 1-332203
Politte2-321101
Marte1 2-310012
MJackson110000
HBP--by Arroyo (Uribe), by Arroyo (Rowand). WP--Timlin. Umpires--Home, Doug Eddings; First, Charlie Reliford; Second, Jeff Kellogg; Third, Dan Iassogna. T--3:10. A--37,303.
Blue Jays 10, Orioles 4
BALTIMORE -- Carlos Delgado homered and drove in three runs to key a 15-hit outburst, and Toronto handed Baltimore its fifth straight loss.
Rookie Dave Bush (2-3) allowed three runs in six innings for the Blue Jays, who have their first winning streak under interim manager John Gibbons, now 4-8 since taking over for Carlos Tosca.
Reed Johnson scored three runs for Toronto, which last won two straight Aug. 2-3.
Karim Garcia homered for the Orioles, who have been outscored 43-13 during the first five games of a homestand that ends today.
The Blue Jays did most of their damage against rookie Daniel Cabrera (9-6), who yielded eight runs, eight hits and two walks in 21/3 innings -- his shortest stint in 20 major league starts. Over his last six starts, Cabrera's ERA has swollen to 4.67 from 3.05.
TORONTOBALTIMORE
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Jhnson lf4322BRbrts 2b4020
OHudsn 2b5122Newhn dh4021
VWells cf5000Mora 3b4000
CDlgdo 1b4123Tejada ss4010
Hinske 3b3120RPlmo 1b4110
Rios rf5121JvLopz c4121
Zaun c4221Surhoff lf4000
Cash c1000KGarca cf4112
Gross dh4120Mjwski rf4110
Berg dh1000
Wdwrd ss4011
Totals40101510Totals364104
Toronto152100100--10
Baltimore000021001--4
DP--Toronto 1. LOB--Toronto 10, Baltimore 5. 2B--Johnson 2 (21), Hinske (19), Rios (20), Zaun (21), RPalmeiro (19). HR--CDelgado (20), KGarcia (3). SB--Rios (9). SF--CDelgado, Woodward.
IPHRERBBSO
Toronto
Bush W,2-3693304
Ligtenberg200001
Frasor111101
Baltimore
Cabrera L,9-62 1-388822
Williams2 2-321111
Groom120000
Grimsley121100
BRyan110001
Julio100001
HBP--by Williams (Johnson), by Cabrera (OHudson). WP--Bush. Umpires--Home, Paul Schrieber; First, Derryl Cousins; Second, Ed Montague; Third, Jerry Meals. T--2:45. A--38,079.

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