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Twins crush Detroit 11-3

Twins crush Detroit 11-3

Justin Morneau homered and the Minnesota Twins roughed up Justin Verlander in an 11-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in the American League on Saturday.
Morneau had three hits and scored three times for the Twins, who reached base 23 times _ 17 hits, five walks and a hit by pitch _ against five Tigers pitchers. Every player in their lineup had at least one hit, and six had at least two.
Verlander (1-1) allowed five runs _ three earned _ and eight hits in three innings. He came into the game with a 2.08 ERA, third-best among AL starters.
Carlos Silva (2-1) wasn't sharp either, allowing 10 hits and a walk in six innings, but he held the Tigers to three runs.
Rangers 9, Blue Jays 8, 10 innings
At Toronto, Hank Blalock atoned for an earlier error with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to lift Texas to the win.
Michael Young hit a one-out double in the 10th and stole third. Mark Teixeira walked and Sammy Sosa was given a free pass from Brian Tallet (0-1) before Blalock flied out to the warning track in center to drive in Young.
Akinori Otsuka (1-0) got the win despite giving up the tying run in the ninth. Joaquin Benoit worked the 10th for his first save, getting John McDonald to fly out to center with runners on first and second to end the game.
Teixeira and Gerald Laird homered for Texas.
Frank Thomas hit his 491st career home run and Adam Lind hit a two-run homer for the Blue Jays.
Yankees 3, Red Sox 1
At New York, Kei Igawa came from being banished to the bullpen to saving struggling New York when it desperately needed him.
Igawa (2-1) shut out Boston for six-plus innings after replacing injured starter Jeff Karstens in the first, and the Yankees snapped a seven-game losing streak.
Jorge Posada hit a two-run homer off knuckleballer Tim Wakefield (2-3) and Mariano Rivera earned his first save to help the Yankees avoid their first eight-game skid since August 1995.
The slump had owner George Steinbrenner seething in Florida, and it raised questions about manager Joe Torre's job security.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter had three hits for the second consecutive game.
Athletics 12, Devil Rays 5
Ay Oakland, California, Travis Buck hit a three-run homer in Oakland's six-run first and Eric Chavez had a three-run drive in the seventh.
Mark Ellis added his first homer of the year for the Athletics. Dan Haren (3-2) struck out a season-high seven and allowed two earned runs in 7 1-3 innings to win his third straight start.
B.J. Upton homered and went 3-for-4 for Tampa Bay.
Casey Fossum (2-2), coming off back-to-back wins over Baltimore and New York, was tagged for a season-high nine runs in five innings.


Updated : 2021-05-16 15:26 GMT+08:00