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AL Roundup

July 22, 2000

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Orioles halt Canada skid

Toronto Baltimore can stop dreading trips north of the border.

The Orioles stopped their 20-game losing streak in Canada, beating Toronto, 9-5, Friday night behind Harold Baines' bat and Brady Anderson's glove.

"I'd like to blame it on customs, but they always treat us pretty well," said Anderson, who took away two hits and had six putouts in center field.

Baines had four hits, including a home run, as the Orioles won in Canada for the first time since defeating Toronto on June 13, 1998.

Baltimore had lost 14 in a row at SkyDome and had been swept in both of its interleague series played at Montreal.

"They've beaten us up pretty bad here the last couple years," Baines said. "But I don't think about the past."

The 41 year-old Baines, who has never been fleet of foot, admitted it was unusual for him to get two infield hits.

"I don't laugh about hits," said Baines, who was razzed by his teammates. "I've been struggling all year, so any hit is a good hit for me."

Tony Batista hit his 29th and 30th home runs for the Blue Jays. Toronto has homered in 20 straight home games, one short of the club record set previously this season.

Baines went 4-for-5 and drove in two runs. Delino DeShields and Will Clark also homered for the Orioles.

Yankees 11, Devil Rays 1

New York Derek Jeter had four hits, Jorge Posada hit a two-run homer and Dwight Gooden beat another of his former teams as New York defeated Tampa Bay. Jose Vizcaino added three hits, David Justice drove in three runs, Bernie Williams scored three times and Tino Martinez had a two-run double for the Yankees.

White Sox 8, Red Sox 5

Boston Magglio Ordonez singled home the go-ahead run after first baseman Brian Daubach dropped his foul popup for an error as Chicago beat Boston. Chicago shortstop Jose Valentin homered and drove in three runs, but made two errors in the sixth that allowed Boston to tie it at 5.

Twins 2, Indians 1

Minneapolis Rookie Mark Redman came within two outs of his first professional shutout, pitching Minnesota past Cleveland. Redman (8-4) had not allowed a runner past first base until Manny Ramirez hit his 19th home run with one out in the ninth.

Mariners 12, Rangers 3

Seattle Carlos Guillen singled twice during a seven-run first inning and Jay Buhner and Mark McLemore homered in a five-run third for Seattle. The Mariners combined four hits, four walks and an error in knocking out Matt Perisho (2-3) in the opening inning.

Angels 12, Athletics 3

Oakland, Calif. Mo Vaughn homered and drove in five runs and Garret Anderson hit a three-run homer as Anaheim defeated Tim Hudson and Oakland. Hudson (10-3) had his nine-game winning streak snapped.

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