David Wells struck out a career-high 16 in a three hitter and Tino Martinez hit his major league-leading 36th home run Wednesday, leading the New York Yankees to a 7-0 win over the Oakland Athletics in New York.
Luis Sojo also homered and went 4 for 5 as the Yankees won their third straight.
After pumping himself up before the game by blasting Guns ‘N Roses and Metallica on his clubhouse stereo, Wells (11-5) blew fastballs past the A’s from the start to record his second shutout in three starts.
Angels 5, Indians 2 Cleveland
Ken Hill won his first start for Anaheim, and the visiting Angels completed a four-game sweep at Jacobs Field with a win over Cleveland.
Jim Edmonds and Todd Greene homered for Anaheim, which moved within one-half game of A.L. West-leading Seattle.
Orioles 3, Rangers 1 Baltimore
Scott Kamieniecki won his first start in more than a month and Geronimo Berroa drove in two runs as Baltimore capped a threegame sweep of Texas.
Jeff Reboulet, subbing for injured second baseman Roberto Alomar, went 3 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI. Alomar was placed on the 15-day disabled list before the game with a pulled groin.
White Sox 3, Tigers 2 Chicago
Frank Thomas broke a sixth-inning tie with his 25th home run of the year, leading Chicago to victory over Detroit and snapping a four-game losing streak.
Twins 11, Royals 1 Kansas City, Mo.
Brad Radke, handed an eight-run lead before throwing a pitch, took a no-hitter into the bottom of the sixth and coasted to his 11th consecutive victory as Minnesota beat Kansas City.
Clearing the bases
Tony Phillips of the Anaheim Angels was hit in the helmet by a small object apparently thrown by a fan as he walked back to the dugout after striking out in the fifth inning of Wednesday night’s game at Cleveland. … A first-inning double by Rusty Greer gave Texas an extra-base hit in 57 straight games, a team record. … The White Sox recalled Mario Valdez from Triple-A Nashville of the American Association to fill Harold Baines’ roster spot.
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