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Damon's bat rallies Yankees to 12-11 victory over Royals

Damon's bat rallies Yankees to 12-11 victory over Royals

Johnny Damon went 6-for-6 with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, rallying the New York Yankees to a wild 12-11 victory Saturday over the Kansas City Royals.
New York overcame a pair of four-run deficits and a huge game by Kansas City's Jose Guillen, who hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the seventh and matched a franchise record with seven RBIs.
Myril Hoag also went 6-for-6 on June 6, 1934, at Boston, and Gerald Williams got six hits in a 15-inning game May 1, 1996, at Baltimore. Omar Vizquel is the only player besides Damon to get six hits in a game at Yankee Stadium, accomplishing the feat for Cleveland on Aug. 31, 2004.
Red Sox 11, Mariners 3
In Boston, Manny Ramirez hit his 504th career homer and Tim Wakefield baffled most of Seattle's hitters for seven innings to lead the Red Sox over the Mariners.
Boston rebounded from Friday's 8-0 loss to Seattle for its seventh victory in nine games; and 16th of 18 at Fenway Park.
Ramirez tied Eddie Murray for 23rd on the career list with a two-run drive over the Green Monster seats. J.D. Drew homered, tripled and singled.
Tigers 8, Indians 4
In Detroit, Edgar Renteria's grand slam keyed a six-run eighth inning and Detroit ended a four-game losing streak with a win over Cleveland.
Zach Miner (3-3) pitched two innings in relief of starter Kenny Rogers. Todd Jones got the final out for his ninth save.
Masa Kobayashi (3-3) lost for Cleveland, which fell to 4-5 on an 11-game road trip.
Orioles 9, Blue Jays 5
In Toronto, Jay Payton had five RBIs, Jeremy Guthrie tossed seven strong innings and Baltimore earned its third straight win.
Guthrie (3-6) allowed one run and six hits to win for the first time since May 13 against Boston. He struck out six and walked none.
A.J. Burnett (5-6) gave up a season-high eight runs in 4 1-3 innings and mockingly doffed his cap to the booing crowd as he walked off after being replaced by Brian Wolfe. Burnett, who is winless in three starts, walked four and equaled a season worst by allowing 10 hits.


Updated : 2021-05-15 14:37 GMT+08:00