Cecil Fielder, batting just .172, hit a tie-breaking double in the eighth inning Monday night as the visiting New York Yankees rallied to beat Chicago 4-3.
With the Yankees trailing 3-2, Derek Jeter walked with one out in the eighth off Doug Drabek (1-2), stole second and scored the tying run on a Wade Boggs single.
After an intentional walk to Tino Martinez, Drabek was replaced by Bill Simas. Fielder then drove his double off the left-field fence to score pinch-runner Pat Kelly.
David Cone (1-2) got his first victory, despite giving up a career-high eight walks and seven hits in seven innings.
Angels 5, Jays 4 (13) Anaheim, Calif.
California’s Luis Alicea scored the winning run with one out in the 13th.
Alicea doubled with one out off Paul Spolijaric (0-1), and after Craig Grebeck was intentionally walked, Spolijaric balked the runners ahead.
With Toronto’s infield playing in, Darin Erstad hit a grounder to second baseman Carlos Garcia, but Alicea beat the tag at home.
Tigers 7, Rangers 6 Arlington, Texas
Melvin Nieves’ three-run double off center fielder Damon Buford’s glove capped a five-run eighth inning as Detroit rallied for a win over Texas.
Red Sox 4, Orioles 2 Boston
Wil Cordero homered in a three-run fourth inning as Boston won the Patriots Day game.
Former Washington State pitcher Aaron Sele (3-0) allowed one run and five hits in 6-1/2 innings, walked five and struck out three.
Clearing the bases
Chicago leadoff hitter Tony Phillips was ejected in the first inning Monday by home plate umpire John Shulock after an apparent carryover of their dispute from a day earlier… . Chicago White Sox outfielder Albert Belle is up to his old tricks. While the Comiskey Park scoreboard advertised Belle was signing autographs Sunday in a section of seats in the lower level of the ballpark, Belle was in the team’s clubhouse reading the newspaper. He remained there for the entire 45-minute session.
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