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Sheffield powers Tigers past O’s

May 3, 2007

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— Gary Sheffield went 4-for-4 with a home run and an RBI single, and Craig Monroe hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Baltimore Orioles, 3-2, on Wednesday.

The Tigers earned their first sweep of the year and have won a season-high four straight. Baltimore has lost four in a row and nine of 10.

Nate Robertson (3-1) gave up two runs and seven hits over 62â3 innings. His 2.48 earned-run average ranks among the AL leaders.

Todd Jones worked a perfect ninth for his 10th save.

Indians 7, Blue Jays 6 (11)

Cleveland - Travis Hafner dribbled an RBI double down the third-base line, out of the reach of Toronto's infield.

Devil Rays 4, Twins 3 (10)

St. Petersburg, Fla. - Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro drove in the winning run with a grounder in the 10th inning.

Red Sox 6, Athletics 4

Boston - Josh Beckett escaped a seventh-inning jam and become the first Red Sox pitcher to win his first six starts since Roger Clemens in 1991.

Mariners 3, White Sox 2

Seattle - Yuniesky Betancourt hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning.

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