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Red-Hot Angels Pound Blue Jays

Associated Press

Chuck Finley won his fifth straight start and the Anaheim Angels defeated the visiting Toronto Blue Jays 9-5 Sunday for their 12th victory in 13 games.

The Blue Jays lost manager Cito Gaston and Joe Carter to ejections. Gaston was tossed for the first time this season in the third inning for arguing a call with first base umpire Mike Everitt, and Carter was thrown out in the seventh in a checked-swing dispute with plate umpire John Hirschbeck.

Luis Alicea homered, had three hits and drove in three runs for the Angels, and Darin Erstad had three hits and scored three times. Tim Salmon put Anaheim ahead for good 4-3 in the fifth with his second RBI single of the game.

Finley (8-6) won despite not being at his sharpest. He struck out eight in 6-1/3 innings, but allowed five runs and nine hits.

White Sox 10, Orioles 2


Cal Ripken was ejected for only the third time in his career as Baltimore lost for the 10th time in 13 games.

Ripken was ejected by plate umpire Al Clark in the second for arguing a called third strike.

Frank Thomas went 4 for 5 with a two-run homer and four RBIs, and Jaime Navarro (8-8) blanked Baltimore until Tony Tarasco homered in the ninth.

Indians 7, Red Sox 2


Charles Nagy (10-6) gave up two runs and seven hits in seven innings as Indians manager Mike Hargrove got his 500th career victory. Cleveland stopped Boston’s season-high winning streak at four.

Tom Gordon (5-8), who has not won in five starts since June 22, allowed five runs and five hits in four innings and dropped to 0-4 with a 17.44 ERA in four starts at Jacobs Field.

Twins 1, Athletics 0

Oakland, Calif.

Brad Radke (13-5) pitched a five-hitter to win his ninth consecutive start as Minnesota won its fourth straight and completed a three-game sweep.

Radke matched his career high with 10 strikeouts and walked none. It was Radke’s second career shutout.

Rangers 7, Tigers 6 (10)

Arlington, Texas

Rusty Greer’s two-out home run in the 10th inning, his 10th game-winning homer since 1995, lifted Texas over Detroit.

It was the third time this season that Greer has homered to win a game in Texas’ last at-bat, and No. 14 overall.

John Wetteland (5-2) struck out the side in the 10th, getting the last two batters looking for his first win since June 13.

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