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American League Roundup: Triple play can’t save Tribe

May 13, 2008

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Indians 3-0, Blue Jays 0-3

Cleveland - Asdrubal Cabrera turned the 14th unassisted triple play in major-league history, but it wasn't enough for Cleveland. Toronto beat Cleveland, 3-0, to salvage a split of the doubleheader.

With Kevin Mench and Marco Scutaro on with singles, Cabrera made a diving backhand catch of a line drive by Lyle Overbay, touched second base to force Mench and then tagged out Scutaro.

Cleveland won Game One, 3-0.

Rays 7, Yankees 1

St. Petersburg, Fla. - Matt Garza pitched seven scoreless innings.

Twins 7, Red Sox 3

Minneapolis - Livan Hernandez won again, Craig Monroe contributed another big hit, and the Twins beat the Red Sox. Manny Ramirez finally went deep, hitting career homer No. 498 in the first inning for the Red Sox. The two-run shot was his second home run in 20 games.

Rangers 13, Mariners 12

Arlington, Texas - The only real fireworks between Texas and Seattle this time were the pyrotechnic displays after back-to-back home runs by Josh Hamilton and Milton Bradley, and then the 10th-inning game-winning shot by Ramon Vazquez as the Rangers rallied to win.

Only four nights after Mariners first baseman Richie Sexson charged the mound and flung his helmet at Texas pitcher Kason Gabbard to ignite a bench-clearing brawl, the AL West rivals met again. Sexson was with his team, but not playing while serving the third game of his five-game suspension for his actions. He'll miss the entire Texas series.

Angels 10, White Sox 7

Anaheim, Calif. - Vladimir Guerrero homered and drove in four runs, and Nick Adenhart recorded his first major-league victory.

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