John Olerud hit a grand slam to help rookie Marty Janzen win his first major league start Monday night, and the Toronto Blue Jays ended Chicago’s eight-game winning streak with a 5-4 victory over the visiting White Sox.
Olerud hit his second career grand slam in the third inning to back Janzen (3-0).
Mike Timlin gave up an RBI single to pinch hitter Dave Martinez with two outs in the ninth, but struck out Frank Thomas with runners at the corners for his eighth save.
Red Sox 10, Athletics 3
Jose Malave had four RBIs, including his first major league homer, and Troy O’Leary added a three-run homer as Boston continued its mastery of Oakland.
Rangers 3, Indians 2
Kevin Elster scored from first on Darryl Hamilton’s double, sliding under catcher Sandy Alomar’s tag in the ninth inning, to give Texas a win over Cleveland.
Lou Frazier singled with one out in the ninth off Jack McDowell (5-3) and stole second on a pitchout. Frazier got caught off second on Elster’s grounder for the second out.
Hamilton followed with a double down the right-field line to score Elster.
Royals 5, Tigers 4 (13)
Kansas City, Mo.
Detroit stretched its losing streak to 12, the team’s longest in seven seasons, wasting a two-run lead in the ninth inning and falling to Kansas City.
Detroit, led 4-2 in the ninth, but made three errors, including two on one play by third baseman Travis Fryman.
Justin Thompson struck out eight for Detroit in his major league debut and left with a 4-1 lead.
Yankees 16, Angels 5
Bernie Williams went 5 for 7 in his first start since coming off the disabled list, and New York scored eight runs in the fifth inning en route to a win over California.
Williams hit five singles, drove in three runs and scored three times for New York.
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