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Cooper Is Super As K.C. Gets Back In Win Column

By Associated Press

American League

The Kansas City Royals stopped their longest losing streak at 12 when Scott Cooper singled home the winning run in the 14th inning Monday night for a 2-1 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Brewers.

The streak, which began June 28 with a loss to the Brewers, broke the previous Royals record of 11.

Doug Jones (3-4), the sixth Milwaukee pitcher, hit Mike Macfarlane with a pitch with one out in the 14th and Johnny Damon advanced Marfarlane to second with a single.

Cooper then singled up the middle through the legs of shortstop Jose Valentin.

Indians 3, Yankees 2 (10)

New York

Marquis Grissom homered on an 0-2 pitch from Mariano Rivera (2-3) with one out in the 10th inning to lift Cleveland over New York.

Grissom had three hits and Matt Williams homered and tripled for the Indians, who won their fourth straight.

Twins 5, White Sox 3

Minneapolis

Ron Coomer hit a go-ahead double in the sixth as Minnesota overcame Albert Belle’s 20th homer.

With the score 3-all in the sixth, Scott Stahoviak and Coomer hit consecutive doubles that chased Doug Drabek (6-7).

Red Sox 18, Tigers 4

Boston

Wilfredo Cordero homered as Boston banged out a season-high 21 hits and routed Detroit.

Orioles 9, Blue Jays 5

Baltimore

Baltimore snapped a six-game losing streak, scoring six runs in the seventh to turn back Toronto.

Brady Anderson, B.J. Surhoff and Geronimo Berroa homered for the Orioles, who had been winless since July 4. Baltimore had lost 10 of 15, beginning with four straight at home against Toronto.

Angels 6, Rangers 5

Anaheim, Calif.

Dave Hollins hit a bases-loaded, two-run double with one out in the ninth inning off beleaguered Texas closer John Wetteland, giving Anaheim its season-high seventh straight victory.

Wetteland (4-2) gave up a one-out single to Gary DiSarcina and a double to Tony Phillips. The right-hander intentionally walked Darin Erstad to load the bases, and Hollins lined an 0-2 pitch to right field.

Yankees-Rockies deal in works

From the ashes of the Greg Vaughn trade may emerge the Colorado Rockies’ Dante Bichette, a productive left fielder, who apparently can be had for New York Yankees left-handed pitcher Kenny Rogers.

The Rockies’ pitching staff has been ravaged by injuries, and they reportedly are in the market for a frontline starter. They seem willing to part with Bichette, hitting .304 with 13 home runs and 66 RBIs through Monday’s game.

One source said Yankees general manager Bob Watson was pleasantly surprised that Colorado would take Rogers in exchange for Bichette.

Watson said nothing is imminent, but did not deny the possibility of a trade evolving this week.

Santiago staying put

Disgruntled catcher Benito Santiago will not be traded, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Gord Ash said.

“The attempt to try and trade him I think is remote - given his salary and his performance,” Ash told The Fan radio station. “And we’d both like it to work out here.”

Ash spoke to Santiago’s agent, Lonnie Cooper, after a frustrated Santiago said during the weekend he wanted a trade.

Santiago, who signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract as a free agent in the off-season, has struggled badly this year. He is hitting .197 with three home runs after hitting 30 homers for the Philadelphia Phillies last season.

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