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Benson, Millar boost O’s

April 22, 2006

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— Kris Benson and Kevin Millar lifted Baltimore to a victory in their first New York appearances with the Orioles. Benson pitched just well enough to escape trouble, and Millar hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth inning in Baltimore's 6-5 victory Friday night.

Dealt by the Mets to Baltimore during the offseason, perhaps because of attention-grabbing wife Anna, Benson (2-2) never retired the side in order. He allowed four runs - three earned - and eight hits in 51â3 innings, and rookie reliever Sandy Rleal worked out of a two-on jam in the sixth.

Athletics 5, Angels 3

Oakland, Calif. - Eric Chavez hit a go-ahead two-run homer to help Rich Harden win his third straight start.

Tigers 2, Mariners 1

Seattle - Mike Maroth outpitched Jarrod Washburn, and Placido Polanco had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning.

Blue Jays 7, Blue Jays 6 (12)

Toronto - Lyle Overbay doubled in the winning run in the 12th inning, and Toronto overcame Manny Ramirez's first two homers of the season.

Rangers 13, Devil Rays 7

Arlington, Texas - Michael Young had five hits with a career-high five RBIs, and Kevin Mench hit a grand slam.

White Sox 7, Twins 1

Chicago - Mark Buehrle outpitched Johan Santana, Jim Thome homered in the sixth inning, and Chicago won its sixth straight. Buehrle (3-0) allowed four hits over eight innings.

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