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Yankees take two in Boston

August 19, 2006


— Derek Jeter hit a bases-clearing double in New York's seven-run seventh inning as the Yankees rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox, 14-11, and complete a sweep of Friday's day-night doubleheader.

Johnny Damon had six of New York's 34 hits on the day, including a pair of two-run homers. Bobby Abreu had four hits to lead the Yankees to a 12-4 victory in the early game.

The night game, at 4 hours, 45 minutes, was the longest nine-inning game in major-league history, surpassing the 4:27 it took the Dodgers and Giants to play on Oct. 5, 2001.

Angels 3, Mariners 0

Anaheim, Calif. - Jered Weaver joined Whitey Ford as the only rookies in AL history to win their first nine decisions.

Twins 7, White Sox 3

Minneapolis - Torii Hunter homered for the first time since July 31, and the Minnesota bullpen limited Chicago to one hit over 32â3 scoreless innings. Justin Morneau had two hits and two RBIs, and Pat Neshek (3-0) threw 11â3 scoreless innings.

Devil Rays 6, Indians 5

St. Petersburg, Fla. - Carl Crawford hit a two-run single that capped a three-run ninth inning.

Rangers 2, Tigers 1

Detroit - Kevin Millwood pitched seven innings to win his second straight start, and Mark Teixeira hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth.

Orioles 7, Blue Jays 2

Baltimore - Kris Benson earned his first win since June 28, and Melvin Mora went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs.

National League

Pirates 7, Reds 3

Cincinnati - Xavier Nady hit his first homer for Pittsburgh, a three-run shot that led Ian Snell and Pittsburgh.

Mets 6, Rockies 3

New York - David Wright broke out of a slump with a pair of run-scoring hits, and Steve Trachsel won his fourth straight start.

Braves 6, Marlins 1

Miami - Tim Hudson pitched 72â3 innings, departing after an injury to plate umpire Jerry Layne caused a 13-minute delay. Layne was hurt in the eighth inning when the barrel of a shattered bat hit him in the side of the head.

Giants 7, Dodgers 3

San Francisco - Omar Vizquel and Shea Hillenbrand each hit two-run homers.

Padres 8, Diamondbacks 2

San Diego - Woody Williams won his second straight start, and Dave Roberts had three RBIs.

Brewers 3, Astros 2

Milwaukee - Prince Fielder singled home the winning run in the ninth inning.

Nationals 6, Phillies 4

Philadelphia - Alfonso Soriano hit a leadoff homer, and Ryan Zimmerman went deep and drove in a career-best five runs. Soriano became the third player in major-league history to have at least four seasons of 30 homers and 30 stolen bases.

Cardinals 11, Cubs 3

Chicago - Preston Wilson was a smash in his first game with St. Louis, hitting one of the Cardinals' six home runs. The Cards lost leadoff man David Eckstein to a strained muscle in his left side.


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