Darren Bragg ripped Cleveland pitching again and Tim Wakefield overcame a poor first inning Friday night, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Indians 7-5
Boston, off to its best start through 21 games since 1946, has won five straight and 12 of 13.Bragg hit a two-run homer in the sixth, giving him seven hits in his last 11 at-bats (.636) against Cleveland. Wakefield (1-1), who pitched a six-hitter at Jacobs Field last July 18, retired 16 straight after allowing three runs and four hits to his first four batters.
ANGELS 10, DEVIL RAYS 3: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Allen Watson (1-2) pitched an eight-hitter and struck out five in his first complete game since May 30, 1996, for San Francisco.
Damon Mashore drove in three runs, and Jim Edmonds and Darin Erstad had two RBIs each.
ATHLETICS 10, ORIOLES 1: At Baltimore, Kenny Rogers (3-1) pitched an eight-hitter and struck out nine as Oakland won on the road for the first time this season. The 0-6 road start was the team's worst since moving from Kansas City in 1968.
Scott Spiezio homered in a six-run first inning and drove in four runs. Kurt Abbott had three hits for Oakland, which had five doubles.
YANKEES 8, TIGERS 4: The only object that dropped out of the sky at Yankee Stadium was Darryl Strawberry's towering home run.
Back in their own ballpark, closed for 11 days after a 500-pound expansion joint crashed from the upper deck, the Yankees won for the 12th time in 13 games.
Owner George Steinbrenner watched the first five innings in the same section where the chunk of steel and concrete fell - but not the exact seat that was crushed - and was surrounded by a half-dozen fans wearing hard hats.
ROYALS 11, RANGERS 4: Jeff King hit a three-run homer in Kansas City's eight-run third inning off John Burkett.
Rookie Larry Sutton had two hits and an RBI for the Royals.
BLUE JAYS 3, WHITE SOX 1: Jose Canseco hit his eighth homer and Toronto turned five double plays to snap a three-game losing streak.
Pat Hentgen (3-1) scattered five hits in seven innings to beat Jaime Navarro (1-3) for the second time this season. The two matched up April 18 in Toronto's 9-4 win.
MARINERS 4, TWINS 2: Edgar Martinez, homerless since opening day, connected twice off Bob Tewksbury (2-3). The Mariners (11-11) are 8-1 since a seven-game losing streak. They had not been at .500 since they were 3-3 on April 8.
Ken Cloude (3-1) opened the game with nine straight balls, then retired 10 straight batters.