Major league roundup
Jeff Juden took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and beat Roger Clemens, leading Montreal over Toronto 2-1 and clinching the first intra-Canada series for the Expos.
Before 50,436 fans, the first sellout at SkyDome since Toronto’s 1995 season opener, Juden (10-2) wound up allowing two hits in 8-1/3 innings: a leadoff homer by Shawn Green in the eighth and a one-out single by Orlando Merced in the ninth.
Clemens (12-3) gave up an RBI double to David Segui in the first and a solo homer to Rondell White in the second.
Tigers 8, Mets 6
Bobby Higginson homered in the first inning, his record-tying fourth homer in four at-bats, and Detroit hit five homers to beat New York.
Braves 3, Yankees 1
Ryan Klesko, benched for most of last year’s World Series against the Yankees, hit a two-run homer that lifted Denny Neagle and Atlanta over New York.
Pirates 3, White Sox 0
Jose Guillen’s two-run triple in the seventh broke a scoreless tie and Steve Cooke pitched eight shutout innings, leading Pittsburgh over Chicago.
Reds 9, Brewers 1
Joe Oliver homered for a third straight game and Terry Pendleton hit a grand slam during a seven-run seventh inning that swept Cincinnati over Milwaukee.
Cardinals 2, Twins 0
Todd Stottlemyre struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings and Tom Lampkin hit a two-run home run as St. Louis beat Minnesota.
Red Sox 9, Marlins 2
Troy O’Leary was 3 for 4 with three RBIs as Boston bounced back from its error-filled opener against Florida.
Angels 4, Rockies 1
Chuck Finley won his first game since May 31, and Jim Edmonds hit a two-run homer to lead Anaheim over Colorado.
Cubs 6, Royals 1
Shawon Dunston had three hits and Ryne Sandberg drove in two runs as Chicago handed Kansas City its fourth consecutive loss.
Athletics 8, Padres 6
Jason Giambi and Scott Brosius hit two-run homers as Oakland scored four times in the eighth to beat San Diego and gain a split of their two-game series.
Indians 8, Astros 6
Sandy Alomar Jr. extended his hitting streak to 27 games, and Matt Williams and Tony Fernandez hit two-run singles in the seventh inning as Cleveland beat Houston.
Orioles 4, Phillies 1
Randy Myers got his 300th career save and Scott Erickson pitched 7-1/3 strong innings as Baltimore made it two in a row over Philadelphia, which has lost eight straight.
Dodgers 6, Rangers 3
Eric Karros had his second two-homer game in interleague play, leading Los Angeles to a victory over Texas and a split of its two-game series.
Big Unit, King honored
Randy Johnson of the Seattle Mariners and Jeff King of the Kansas City Royals were chosen as American League pitcher and player of the month for June.
King led the league with 29 runs batted in, 24 runs scored and 72 total bases during June.
Johnson had a record of 4-1 for the month with an 0.92 ERA. He pitched two complete games, giving up 25 hits and 14 walks in 49 innings.
Sheffield apologizes to umps
Florida Marlins outfielder Gary Sheffield apologized to umpires whom he had accused of treating him unfairly.
In a one paragraph statement issued before the Marlins’ game against Boston, Sheffield said he would donate $7,500 to purchase baseball equipment for children in the Miami area.
Sheffield was quoted last week as saying umpires gave him a bigger strike zone than other sluggers in the league, forcing him to swing at bad pitches.
Clearing the bases
The Colorado Rockies placed right-hander Roger Bailey on the 15-day disabled list, for a strained left hamstring… . The Houston Astros placed former American League Rookie of the Year Pat Listach on waivers and activated outfielder Bob Abreu from the 15-day disabled list.
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