Jim Leyritz’s fourth hit of the game, a two-run double with two outs in the ninth inning, lifted the Anaheim Angels to a 6-5 victory Tuesday night at New York and handed the New York Yankees their third straight loss.
Leyritz, who homered earlier, doubled off Mariano Rivera (0-1) and made a winner of Shigetoshi Hasegawa (1-1).
Rivera has now blown three of his six save opportunities this season.
Leyritz, who also had two singles in the game, hit a two-run homer against the Yankees Monday night. He is 10-for-21 (.476) with eight RBIs against his former team and has hit all three of his home runs against the Yankees.
Orioles 3, Twins 1
Jeff Reboulet homered and drove in two runs, and three Baltimore pitchers held Minnesota to two hits.
Reboulet, starting at second base for Roberto Alomar, drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and hit a solo homer in the eighth, his first home run since Sept. 9, 1995.
Rangers 5, White Sox 2
Bobby Witt kept Chicago silent for seven innings and Texas extended the White Sox’s early-season slide.
Witt (2-0) ran his season-long scoreless streak to 16-1/3 innings before giving up home runs to Ray Durham and Harold Baines in the eighth. Xavier Hernandez got the last out of the eighth and John Wetteland pitched the ninth for his third save.
Witt gave up 11 hits in 7-2/3 innings, but the first nine were singles.
Chicago lost for the sixth time in seven games.
Royals 7, Blue Jays 5
Jeff King had three hits, including a homer, and drove in three runs for Kansas City.
King followed Jay Bell’s run-scoring groundout in the fifth inning with his second home run of the season, sending Juan Guzman’s 1-0 pitch over the left field wall for a 6-2 Royals lead.
Guzman had pitched 14-2/3 scoreless innings until David Howard hit an RBI single in the second. Guzman allowed six runs, five earned, on six hits over five innings.
Tigers 3, Brewers 1
Tony Clark hit a two-run home run to help Detroit gain a split of the two-game series.
Willie Blair (2-2), who went into the game with a 13.50 ERA in 7 innings, worked 7-1/3 innings and gave up one unearned run on five hits, four walks and two strikeouts.
Loser Scott Karl (0-3) gave up five hits and two runs in seven innings. Reliever Bryce Florie came on to start the eighth inning.
Red Sox 7, A’s 2
Aaron Sele kept up Boston’s string of strong starting pitching with seven shutout innings, helping the Red Sox to their third consecutive victory.
The last four starters - John Wasdin, Tom Gordon, Tim Wakefield and Sele - haven’t allowed an earned run in 26 innings since Wasdin gave up one in the third inning of Boston’s last loss, 5-1 to Seattle on Saturday.
Jose Canseco, traded from Boston to Oakland in the offseason, spoiled the shutout with a two-run single in the ninth off Heathcliff Slocumb. Mark McGwire then grounded into a game-ending double play.
Clearing the bases
Baltimore was 0 for 11 in nailing would-be stealers before Lenny Webster threw out Minnesota’s Chuck Knoblauch. … Chicago DH Harold Baines went 3 for 4, raising his lifetime average at The Ballpark in Arlington to .524 (22 for 42). … The Royals have homered in each of the past eight games.
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