Derek Jeter tied a career high with four hits and the New York Yankees stopped their second two-game losing streak of the season, beating the Minnesota Twins 5-2 Saturday.
Ramiro Mendoza (3-1) and Mariano Rivera combined on a four-hitter for the Yankees (27-9), who won 25 of 28 before the consecutive losses to Texas and Minnesota.Bob Tewksbury (3-6) allowed all five runs - four earned - and 10 hits in 51/3 innings as New York stopped Minnesota's winning streak at a season-high four.
RED SOX 5, ROYALS 0: At Boston, - Steve Avery made a strong bid to revive his career and Mo Vaughn and Damon Buford homered.
Avery (1-0), who has struggled since his success with Atlanta in the early '90s, allowed three hits in five shutout innings in his first start since his recall Friday from Triple-A Pawtucket. Rich Garces pitched 22/3 innings and Tom Gordon finished for his major league-leading 15th save.
INDIANS 10, RANGERS 3: At Cleveland, Brian Giles and Mark Whiten each homered and drove in four runs.
In his first at-bat after a game-winning, 14th-inning homer Friday night, Giles hit a three-run shot to cap a five-run first against Bobby Witt (4-2), whose ERA rose to 7.74.
MARINERS 8, BLUE JAYS 1: At Toronto, Alex Rodriguez homered twice to tie teammate Ken Griffey Jr. for the AL lead at 15, and Jeff Fassero (5-1) took a shutout into the ninth.
Rodriguez's 14th homer was Seattle's only hit through six innings against Juan Guzman (1-6).
ANGELS 8, TIGERS 6: At Detroit, Tim Salmon, in a 2-for-21 slump, went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs. He hit a two-run homer in the first, a double in the third and an RBI single in the fifth.
Norberto Martin added a two-run homer and Jim Edmonds a solo shot.
DEVIL RAYS 5, ORIOLES 2: At Baltimore, Rolando Arrojo pitched five strong innings before departing with an injury and Fred McGriff broke out of the longest slump of his career with three hits as Tampa Bay beat Baltimore.
Eric Davis hit his team-high eighth homer for the Orioles, who set a club record by homering in their 18th straight game.
ATHLETICS 11, WHITE SOX 3: At Chicago, rookie Ben Grieve had four hits, Oakland tied a team record with seven doubles and Blake Stein got his first major league victory.
Grieve went 4-for-6 with a homer, three doubles and two RBIs.