Archive for Thursday, September 22, 2005

Yankees ascend to first in East

September 22, 2005


— Randy Johnson was his old self, glaring and pointing. The Big Unit not only made it into the late innings, he pitched the New York Yankees into first place.

Johnson limited the Baltimore Orioles to three hits over eight innings in his first start since a second-inning ejection last week, and Matt Lawton broke out of a long slump with a two-run homer that carried the Yankees to a 2-1 victory Wednesday night. New York, which won for the ninth time in 10 games, took over the AL East lead from Boston, which lost, 7-4, at Tampa Bay.

Devil Rays 7, Red Sox 4

St. Petersburg, Fla. - Tampa Bay rallied for five runs in the eighth inning to beat Boston and knock the defending world champions out of first place. Jorge Cantu chased Boston starter Tim Wakefield with a two-out RBI single, and Jonny Gomes' two-run triple off Mike Timlin (7-3) put the last-place Devil Rays ahead, 5-4.

Indians 8, White Sox 0

Chicago - Scott Elarton pitched five-hit ball into the eighth inning, and Travis Hafner homered twice, leading Cleveland. The Indians took two of three in the crucial series and are only 21â2 games behind first-place Chicago in the AL Central.

Angels 6, Rangers 5

Anaheim, Calif. - Pinch-hitter Jose Molina drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a single in a four-run seventh.

Twins 10, Athletics 4

Oakland, Calif. - Michael Cuddyer homered, hit three doubles and drove in four runs.

Mariners 3, Blue Jays 2

Toronto - Rookie phenom Felix Hernandez took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning.


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