Nomar Garciaparra went 4 for 7 with a homer and two doubles and Troy O’Leary homered twice into the upper deck as the Boston Red Sox battered the Texas Rangers 17-1 Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas.
Wil Cordero highlighted an eight-run third inning with a three-run homer and O’Leary had a career-high four hits with three RBIs. John Valentin, Mo Vaughn and Jeff Frye all had three hits to send the Red Sox to a two-game series sweep.
Texas lost for the seventh time in eight games.
Boston had 24 hits, the most in the American League this season and a record for the most by a Texas opponent in a nine-inning game.
Angels 6, Brewers 5 Anaheim, Calif.
Dave Hollins had a tiebreaking two-run double in the fifth inning as Anaheim defeated Milwaukee for its eighth victory in 10 games.
Jason Dickson (11-4) won his third straight decision.
Troy Percival pitched 1-1/3 innings for his 17th save.
Yankees 4, Royals 1 Kansas City, Mo.
Kenny Rogers, making his first start in seven weeks, allowed one run in five innings and Paul O’Neill had two RBIs to lead New York past Kansas City.
Blue Jays 8, Twins 3 Minneapolis
Ed Sprague had two hits and three RBIs, and Jose Cruz Jr. hit his 14th home run as Toronto defeated Minnesota.
Tigers 6, Indians 4 Detroit
Justin Thompson pitched six innings and Phil Nevin homered to lead Detroit past Cleveland.
Cleveland starter Jeff Juden, obtained in a July 31 trade with Montreal, allowed three runs on five hits and six walks in 3-2/3 innings.
White Sox 3, Athletics 0 Oakland, Calif.
Robin Ventura homered and doubled to back seven shutout innings from Doug Drabek, leading Chicago past Oakland.
Clearing the bases
Frank Thomas had reached base in 14 consecutive plate appearances against Oakland before flying out to center in the fifth inning. He’s batting .692 (18 for 26) with three home runs and 11 RBIs against the A’s. … The last pair of Tigers pitchers with double-digit wins in one season was David Wells (11) and Mike Moore (13) in ‘93. … The Milwaukee District Attorney’s office likely will decide next week if it will charge New York Yankees outfielder Mark Whiten in the alleged sexual assault of a 31-year-old woman, a district attorney spokeswoman said. … Boston’s Reggie Jefferson extended his hitting streak to 20 games.
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