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Archive for Monday, September 25, 2006

Twins closer to playoff berth

September 25, 2006

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— Joe Mauer and Phil Nevin hit two-run homers, and the Minnesota Twins beat Baltimore, 6-3, and moved closer to sealing a playoff berth.

Any combination of Minnesota wins or losses by the Chicago White Sox totaling two will ensure the Twins a trip to the postseason.

White Sox 12, Mariners 7

Chicago - Paul Konerko hit two home runs, and the White Sox tied a season high with five total.

Blue Jays 13, Red Sox 4

Toronto - The Blue Jays overcame David Ortiz's league-leading 53rd homer. Ortiz hit his 32nd road homer of the season, tying Babe Ruth's AL record.

Devil Rays 11, Yankees 4

St. Petersburg, Fla. - Mike Mussina was hit on the glove hand by Carl Crawford's liner and left the Yankees' loss in the fifth inning.

New York manager Joe Torre went to the mound after Crawford's hit and immediately removed Mussina (14-7), who allowed six runs and seven hits in 42â3 innings.

Indians 11, Rangers 6

Arlington, Texas - Grady Sizemore hit two home runs, including an inside-the-park homer for his major league-leading 90th extra-base hit.

Angels 7, Athletics 1

Oakland - Ervin Santana (15-8) allowed one run and two hits in eight innings, and Vladimir Guerrero hit a two-run homer.

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