AROUND THE HORN Wednesday's other games
Yankees 4, Athletics 3
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Tony Clark doubled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the ninth inning, and New York won its eighth straight game. Alex Rodriguez tied the game at 3 with his solo homer leading off the ninth. Arthur Rhodes (0-1) blew the save. Paul Quantrill (3-1) pitched 11/3 innings, and Mariano Rivera worked the ninth for his 11th save in as many chances after allowing first two runners to reach.
Angels 6, Tigers 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jose Guillen homered and drove in three runs, and Troy Glaus tied for the major league lead with his 10th homer to help Anaheim to its fifth straight victory. Kelvim Escobar (2-1) allowed three runs and four hits in 52/3 innings to improve to 5-0 in six starts against the Tigers in his career. Troy Percival got three outs for his ninth save in 10 tries. Jason Johnson (1-5) allowed six runs, seven hits and four walks in five innings.
Twins 5, Mariners 1
SEATTLE -- Minnesota's Carlos Silva took a shutout into the eighth inning, and Jacque Jones hit a two-run homer. Silva (5-0), who lost his shutout bid on Scott Spiezio's RBI single, allowed five hits in eight innings, struck out five and walked one while beating Joel Pineiro (1-4). The victory ended a three-game losing streak.
Blue Jays 10, Royals 3
TORONTO -- Vernon Wells homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs, and Roy Halladay (3-3) won his third straight start. Wells hit an RBI grounder in the first, a three-run homer in the second and a solo shot in the fourth. Halladay allowed three runs on 11 hits, while striking out four and walking none in seven innings.
White Sox 6, Orioles 5
BALTIMORE -- Juan Uribe had an RBI triple in a decisive two-run seventh inning for Chicago, and reliever Billy Koch withstood a Baltimore rally in the ninth. Down 6-4, the Orioles loaded the bases with no outs. Javy Lopez hit a sacrifice fly and a groundout moved the tying run to third. But Koch retired Luis Matos on a tapper to first for his fifth save.
Rangers 6, Devil Rays 1
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ryan Drese threw 61/3 shutout innings, and Michael Young had four hits -- including a solo homer -- for Texas. Drese (2-0) allowed only five singles, beating Doug Waechter (1-2). Young had two singles, an RBI triple and the second of consecutive homers in the seventh -- following Rod Barajas. Mark Teixeira also homered in the Rangers' 10th win in 12 games.
Marlins 2, Dodgers 0
MIAMI -- Brad Penny pitched 72/3 shutout innings to become Florida's career leader in victories, and the Marlins broke a four-game losing streak. Penny (3-1) allowed four hits and a walk while beating Jeff Weaver (1-4). Armando Benitez earned his 11th save.
Rockies 2, Expos 0
MONTREAL -- Joe Kennedy allowed one hit in six innings for Colorado. Kennedy (4-0), working with three days of rest, gave up only Juan Rivera's single in the second, and struck out six and walked two. Shawn Chacon pitched the ninth for his seventh save. Pinch-hitter Mark Sweeney doubled off Zach Day (2-3) for the game's only runs.
Phillies 5, Cardinals 4
PHILADELPHIA -- David Bell tied a career-high with four RBIs, including a three-run homer for Philadelphia. Kevin Millwood (3-2) pitched seven innings and Marlon Byrd homered for the Phillies. Billy Wagner pitched the ninth for his seventh save.
Padres 2, Braves 0
ATLANTA -- San Diego's David Wells remained undefeated with an ERA of 0.82 in three career starts against the Braves. The left-hander (2-2) allowed five hits and stunned Atlanta by bunting for a single. Brian Giles had a run-scoring single in the fifth for the Padres. Trevor Hoffman pitched the ninth for his eighth save.
Reds 5, Brewers 4, 10 innings
CINCINNATI -- Juan Castro's pinch homer allowed Cincinnati to end its five-game losing streak against Milwaukee. Adam Dunn tied it with a solo homer in the eighth, and Castro's first of the season pinned the loss on Jeff Bennett (1-2). Danny Graves (1-2) pitched the last two innings to get the win.
Diamondbacks 2, Cubs 0
CHICAGO -- Arizona rookie Casey Daigle outpitched Kerry Wood for his first career victory. Steve Finley hit his sixth homer in nine days against the Cubs, added a sacrifice fly and made a clutch defensive play to end a Chicago rally in the eighth inning. Finley has 19 career home runs against the Cubs. Daigle (1-1) retired the first 10 batters and allowed four hits in 51/3 innings.
Mets 8, Giants 2
NEW YORK -- Mike Piazza set a major league record for home runs as a catcher, and Shane Spencer hit a tie-breaking, three-run shot in a six-run eighth inning for New York. Barry Bonds was not in San Francisco's lineup for the third straight game because of a sinus infection. Piazza broke Carlton Fisk's mark with his 352nd homer in the first.
-- Associated Press
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