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Oakland's 'A' stands for anemic: A's struggle offensively, but win



Published: Sat, April 16, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Paul Konerko hit two homers to lead Chicago past Seattle 2-1.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

OAKLAND, Calif. -- After Rich Harden and Jarrod Washburn dueled through eight scoreless innings, Nick Swisher scored from first base on reliever Scot Shields' throwing error in the 10th inning of the Oakland Athletics' 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.

The A's hadn't scored in 14 innings before their extra-inning rally against Shields (2-1), who threw just six pitches.

Swisher led off the 10th with a single, and Shields bobbled Marco Scutaro's sacrifice -- and then made a bouncing throw past Chone Figgins covering first base. Swisher slid headfirst into home plate, ahead of Vladimir Guerrero's throw from right field.

Kiko Calero (2-0) pitched two perfect innings of relief for the victory, while Harden and Washburn got no decisions despite outstanding starts.

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No outs when winning run scored.

E--Izturis (1), Shields (1). DP--Los Angeles 1, Oakland 1. LOB--Los Angeles 4, Oakland 8. 2B--Byrnes (1). CS--Figgins (1). S--JMolina, Scutaro.

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Los Angeles

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Oakland

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Shields pitched to 2 batters in the 10th. Umpires--Home, Ron Kulpa; First, Dan Iassogna; Second, Dale Scott; Third, Tim Tschida. T--2:24. A--25,280.

White Sox 2, Mariners 1

CHICAGO -- Mark Buehrle pitched a three-hitter and struck out 12, and Paul Konerko hit a pair of home runs to lead the White Sox in a game that took just 1 hour, 39 minutes.

Buerhle (2-1) lost his shutout bid in the ninth inning when Ichiro Suzuki tripled and scored on Adrian Beltre's groundout to first. Suzuki had all three Mariners' hits.

Buehrle outdueled Ryan Franklin for the 16th complete game of his career and gave the White Sox their eighth straight victory over the Mariners, a streak that started last July 9.

Franklin (1-1) allowed two runs and four hits over eight innings. He struck out three without walking a batter.

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LOB--Seattle 3, Chicago 2. 2B--Crede (3). 3B--ISuzuki (1). HR--Konerko 2 (6). S--Winn.

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Seattle

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Chicago

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Umpires--Home, Mike Everitt; First, Tim Timmons; Second, Tim McClelland; Third, Chuck Meriwether. T--1:39. A--25,931.

Tigers 7, Royals 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo -- Jeremy Bonderman rebounded from a rough start last week to shutdown the Kansas City Royals for eight innings and help Detroit snap a five-game losing streak.

Bonderman (2-1) allowed six hits and a run six days after giving up six runs on five hits in the first inning of a loss to the Cleveland Indians.

Ivan Rodriguez and Carlos Guillen each had three hits including a pair of doubles for the Tigers. Brian Anderson (1-1) held the Tigers to seven hits over 72/3 innings, while walking one and striking out three. Four of the Tigers' hits were doubles.

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E--Bonderman (2), McEwing (1). LOB--Detroit 7, Kansas City 6. 2B--CGuillen 2 (3), IRodriguez 2 (4), Monroe (1), Stairs (3). 3B--Inge (2). HR--MiSweeney (1). SF--RoWhite.

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Detroit

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Kansas City

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Camp pitched to 3 batters in the 9th. PB--Buck. Umpires--Home, Phil Cuzzi; First, Ed Rapuano; Second, Lance Barksdale; Third, C.B. Bucknor. T--2:25. A--22,881.

Orioles 7, Yankees 6

BALTIMORE -- Brian Roberts hit a three-run homer off Tom Gordon to cap a five-run seventh inning, and Baltimore rallied to beat slumping New York.

The Orioles trailed 6-2 before sending eight batters to the plate in the seventh. After Javy Lopez and Jay Gibbons hit RBI singles off Tanyon Sturtze, Roberts sent a 2-1 pitch from Gordon (0-2) over the right-field scoreboard to give Baltimore its first lead.

Steve Kline (2-1) pitched one scoreless inning, and B.J. Ryan got four outs for his second save. Ryan struck out Hideki Matsui on a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth.

Gary Sheffield homered, drove in three runs and scored twice for the Yankees, who have lost three straight and five of six to fall into last place in the AL East. New York (4-7) is off to its worst start in 14 years.

New York went up 6-2 with a three-run seventh that featured an RBI double by Alex Rodriguez and run-scoring grounders by Matsui and Ruben Sierra, but the lead wouldn't last.

Sheffield put New York up 2-0 in the first, driving a changeup from Rodrigo Lopez far over the wall in center field after Derek Jeter hit a leadoff single. Before connecting, Sheffield swung wildly and missed two offspeed pitches.

Baltimore got a run in the bottom half when Roberts walked, stole second and scored on a single by Tejada.

The Orioles stranded runners at the corners in the second, left the bases loaded in the third and wasted a pair of two-out singles in the fourth.

New York went up 3-1 in the fifth. Leadoff hitter Tony Womack was awarded ball four when home plate umpire Jeff Nelson ruled that Lopez went to his mouth on a 3-0 count, and Jeter also drew a walk. After Rodriguez hit into a fielder's choice, Sheffield delivered a sacrifice fly.

Mora singled in a run in the sixth to make it 3-2.

NEW YORKBALTIMORE

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E--Tejada (2). DP--New York 1. LOB--New York 12, Baltimore 11. 2B--Jeter (3), ARodriguez (1), SSosa (4), Gibbons (2). HR--Sheffield (2), BRoberts (5). SB--BRoberts (5). CS--Womack (1). S--Mora. SF--Sheffield.

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Stanton pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. HBP--by Mussina (JvLopez). WP--Stanton, Kline. Umpires--Home, Jeff Nelson; First, Bill Miller; Second, Joe Brinkman; Third, Derryl Cousins. T--3:46. A--48,598.

Copyright 2005 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.




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