Tino Martinez became the first Yankees player to hit 40 home runs since Reggie Jackson in 1980, and New York beat Anaheim in the 12th inning on Derek Jeter’s single Thursday night in Anaheim, Calif.
Jeter’s infield hit scored Joe Girardi, who bunted for a single with two outs against Pep Harris (2-3) and moved up on a single by Rey Sanchez. The Yankees won for the 10th time in 13 games.
The Angels have lost six of seven. Tony Phillips, playing for Anaheim for the first time since being arrested Aug. 10 on a felony charge of cocaine possession, went 2 for 3 with three walks.
Athletics 13, Red Sox 6
Oakland hit six home runs, including a team-record four in one inning, to snap Boston’s six-game winning streak.
The A’s connected for homers off Steve Avery in each of the first three innings and three off reliever Kerry Lacy in the third, only the 40th time in major league history a team has hit four in one inning.
Boston rookie Nomar Garciaparra extended his hitting streak to 23 games.
Orioles 4, Royals 3
Kansas City, Mo.
Rafael Palmeiro drove in two runs in the first inning and scored the eventual winning run on Cal Ripken’s single in the eighth as Baltimore beat Kansas City.
White Sox 6, Blue Jays 3
Frank Thomas hit a two-run homer to lead Chicago to victory over Toronto for its third straight win.
Thomas, the A.L.’s leading hitter at .347, connected in the first inning off Pat Hentgen (13-8) for his 29th homer.
Tigers 2, Brewers 1 (12)
Tony Clark’s grounder drove in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning as Detroit defeated Milwaukee.
Bobby Higginson singled with one out and took third when Travis Fryman followed with a single off Bob Wickman. Clark hit a high hopper to second baseman Fernando Vina, who got the out at first while Higginson scored.
Clearing the bases
Bret Saberhagen, who has not pitched in the big leagues since 1995 when he was with the Colorado Rockies because of shoulder problems, is expected to make his comeback complete tonight when he starts for the Boston Red Sox against the Anaheim Angels… . Albert Belle has donated 585 White Sox tickets, valued at just more than $5,000, to local youth and charitable organizations to fulfill his agreement with the American League. Belle was fined after making an obscene gesture in Cleveland June 3. The tickets are for White Sox games against the Indians Sept. 11-12.
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