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Archive for Monday, September 18, 2006

Red-hot Twins topple Tribe, 6-1

September 18, 2006

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— Minnesota turned five double plays for the first time in 11 years, and Scott Baker pitched six strong innings as the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians, 6-1, Sunday.

The Twins closed within one game of Detroit in the AL Central and moved four games ahead of the White Sox in the wild-card race.

Athletics 5, White Sox 4

Oakland, Calif. - Frank Thomas hit a three-run homer for the A's. Thomas is batting .344 with 10 homers and 26 RBIs this month.

Orioles 12, Tigers 8 (10)

Detroit - Miguel Tejada hit a tiebreaking single to spark a four-run 10th inning. Chris Ray (2-3) pitched 21â3 innings and earned the win.

Rangers 8, Angels 1

Arlington, Texas - Vicente Padilla pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning, and Gary Matthews Jr. hit a two-run homer.

Blue Jays 5, Devil Rays 3

Toronto - Aaron Hill hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning. Bengie Molina homered and had three hits for the Blue Jays.

Red Sox 6-5, Yankees 3-4

New York - David Ortiz hit his league-leading 49th homer, and Kevin Youkilis had a three-run double. Mark Loretta's ninth-inning sacrifice fly was the difference in the second game. Boston had not beaten New York twice in one day since July 31, 1976, at Fenway Park, and hadn't accomplished the feat at Yankee Stadium since July 4, 1973.

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