Archive for Sunday, August 20, 2006

Yankees bash BoSox again

Garland stifles Twins in AL Central showdown

August 20, 2006


— Johnny Damon again punished his former team, hitting three doubles and sparking a five-run, tie-breaking rally in the sixth to help the New York Yankees beat Boston 13-5 on Saturday and extend their lead in the AL East to a season-high 4 1â2 games.

The Yankees scored at least 12 runs in winning each of the first three of the five-game series, evoking memories of the 1978 "Boston Massacre" - a four-game September sweep that erased the rest of what had been a 14-game deficit in the AL East.

Orioles 15, Blue Jays 0

Baltimore - Daniel Cabrera pitched a five-hitter for his second career shutout.

White Sox 4, Twins 1

Minneapolis - Jon Garland pitched 72â3 strong innings to help Chicago beat Minnesota.

Rangers 3, Tigers 1

Detroit - Robinson Tejeda returned from Triple-A to combine with four relievers on a five-hitter as Texas defeated Detroit.

Indians 5, Devil Rays 3

St. Petersburg, Fla. - Jeremy Sowers won his fourth consecutive decision as Cleveland beat Tampa Bay.

Angels 9, Mariners 7

Anaheim, Calif. - Garret Anderson had three hits and two RBIs for Los Angeles.

National League

Cubs 5, Cardinals 4, 10 innings

Chicago - Phil Nevin's game-winning single in the 10th inning led Chicago past St. Louis.

D'backs 5, Padres 3

San Diego - Claudio Vargas combined with three relievers on a five-hitter for Arizona.

Reds 14, Pirates 7

Cincinnati - David Ross homered and drove in a career-high five runs for Cincinnati.

Phillies 11, Nationals 2

Philadelphia - Ryan Howard sparked an eight-run inning with his NL-best 43rd home run.

Braves 5, Marlins 3

Miami - Brian McCann had three hits and three RBIs, and Chipper Jones doubled twice and scored twice and Atlanta.

Brewers 6, Astros 4

Milwaukee - Dave Bush pitched seven solid innings to lead Milwaukee.

Mets 7, Rockies 4

New York - Lastings Milledge had a homer and three hits for New York.

Dodgers 14, Giants 7

San Francisco - Greg Maddux moved into a tie for 10th with Steve Carlton on the career victories list with No. 329.


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