Archive for Wednesday, June 6, 2001

American League Roundup: Blue Jays bash Devil Rays

Tampa Bay drops sixth straight

June 6, 2001


— After routing Tampa Bay, Toronto manager Buck Martinez felt sorry for Devil Rays manager Hal McRae, his former teammate with the Royals.

Darrin Fletcher homered and had four RBIs as the Blue Jays ended a five-game losing streak with a 13-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.

The Devil Rays have been outscored 61-16 in losing six straight.

"They're going through a tough time," Martinez said. "Hal is a good friend of mine. It's a tough time for him."

Tampa Bay has won just one series this season, against Kansas City in April. The Devil Rays are 27 games under .500

"You can rant and rave, but you can't do it every day. Nobody wants to hear it every day," said McRae, whose team is 11-32 since he replaced Larry Rothschild on April 18. "You try to create an environment where something positive can happen. The players can't hate to come to the ball park."

Orioles 10, Yankees 3

New York Chris Richard doubled twice and singled off Mike Mussina as the Baltimore Orioles roughed up their former teammate for a romp over the New York Yankees.

Angels 7, Athletics 3

Anaheim, Calif. Jarrod Washburn pitched seven innings and Anaheim did all its scoring with home runs from Tim Salmon, Darin Erstad and Garret Anderson as they beat the Oakland Athletics for their fifth straight win.

Indians 5, Twins 0

Minneapolis Jaret Wright pitched six scoreless innings Tuesday night, and the Cleveland Indians beat Minnesota.

Red Sox 4, Tigers 3,

18 innings

Boston Shea Hillenbrand homered off the top of the Green Monster in the 18th inning, giving Boston a victory over Detroit in a game that lasted 5 hours, 52 minutes.

Mariners 5, Rangers 4

Seattle Mike Cameron's two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted Seattle over Texas, extending the Mariners' franchise-record winning streak to 13 games.

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