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Damon goes 6-for-6, drives in winner as Yankees edge Royals 12-11

Damon goes 6-for-6, drives in winner as Yankees edge Royals 12-11

New York leftfielder Johnny Damon went 6-for-6, including the game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, rallying the Yankees to a 12-11 win over the Kansas City Royals in the American League on Saturday.
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.
The Royals went ahead 11-10 with a home run on the first pitch in the top of the ninth before the Yankees drew level with one out in the bottom of the inning.
With two outs, a walk and an infield single brought Damon to the plate, and he pulled a pitch into the right-field corner for his sixth hit, setting a career high and equaling a Yankees record now accomplished three times.
Angels 5, Athletics 3
In Oakland, California, Los Angeles beat Oakland to win its seventh straight game.
Angels pitcher Jon Garland allowed only two runs in seven-plus innings, with eight strikeouts and just one walk to remain unbeaten in his past seven starts.
Maicer Izturis hit a leadoff homer for the second straight game, putting Los Angeles on track for a win that moved it 5-1/2 games ahead of the Athletics in AL West standings.
White Sox 11, Twins 2
In Chicago, the home side crunched Minnesota to bring up its fifth straight win.
Joe Crede hit two homers for the second straight game and had six RBIs for the White Sox.
Crede had a pair of three-run homers as Chicago moved 4-1/2 games ahead of the second-placed Twins in the AL Central.
Red Sox 11, Mariners 3
In Boston, Manny Ramirez hit his 504th career homer as Boston downed Seattle.
Knuckleball pitcher Tim Wakefield baffled most of Seattle's hitters for seven innings, allowing two runs and striking out six.
Boston rebounded from Friday's loss to struggling Seattle to bring up its 16th win in 18 games at Fenway Park this season.
Ramirez tied Eddie Murray for 23rd on the career homers list with a two-run drive.
Tigers 8, Indians 4
In Detroit, the home team snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over Cleveland.
Edgar Renteria's grand slam keyed a six-run eighth inning for the Tigers.
Orioles 9, Blue Jays 5
In Toronto, Baltimore brought up its third straight win by downing Toronto.
Jay Payton had five RBIs for the Orioles, while Jeremy Guthrie pitched seven strong innings, allowing only one run, striking out six and walking none.
Rays 5, Rangers 4
In Arlington, Texas, Willy Aybar hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning as Tampa Bay held on to beat Texas.


Updated : 2021-06-21 13:15 GMT+08:00