Greg Norton and Magglio Ordonez each drove in two runs and the Chicago White Sox stopped New York's four-game winning streak with a 6-2 victory Saturday on Old-Timers Day at Yankee Stadium.
A crowd of 55,638 that included Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio, Whitey Ford and Phil Rizzuto saw the Yankees (72-26) fall two games behind the record pace set by the 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates through 98 games.The White Sox ended an eight-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium.
Mike Sirotka (10-9) allowed eight hits and two runs in six innings. Bill Simas got four outs for his ninth save.
RED SOX 5, BLUE JAYS 3: Nomar Garciaparra's two-run homer broke an eighth-inning tie and gave the Boston Red Sox a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Mo Vaughn, who singled to tie it 3-all in the sixth, walked with two outs in the eighth and Garciaparra followed with his 18th home run of the season.
Derek Lowe (1-7) earned his first victory since June 23, 1997, pitching one inning of perfect relief. Tom Gordon pitched the ninth for his 28th save.
MARINERS 4, ORIOLES 2: Jeff Fassero (10-6) put a clamp on Baltimore's torrid offense and Joey Cora drove in two runs as the Seattle Mariners ended the Orioles' five-game winning streak.
Baltimore reliever Jesse Orosco pitched in his 1,000th game, becoming only one of six players in major league history to reach that milestone. Orosco, 41, retired the Mariners in order in the ninth inning.
INDIANS 6, TIGERS 5: Manny Ramirez homered, doubled and drove in three runs to help Bartolo Colon get his 11th victory as the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers.
Colon (11-5) lost his grip on the AL ERA lead, allowing four earned runs and seven hits in six innings with four walks and four strikeouts. The 22-year-old's ERA rose from 2.60 to 2.74. Boston's Pedro Martinez now leads the league at 2.71.
DEVIL RAYS 7, ATHLETICS 5: Mike Kelly hit a two-run homer and Aaron Ledesma broke an eighth-inning tie with a RBI single as Tampa Bay beat Kenny Rogers and the Athletics.
The victory gave the Devil Rays their first three-game winning streak since sweeping Toronto June 15-17. Oakland has dropped five straight, one shy of its longest losing streak this season.
ANGELS 6, ROYALS 5: Justin Baughman hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly with one out in the eighth inning to give Anaheim the win as the Angels moved into a tie for first place in the AL West.
Tim Salmon, who had three hits, scored his third run of the game on Baughman's fly ball off reliever Scott Service.
Mike Sweeney went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run, driving in two runs for the Royals. His RBI single off reliever Pep Harris (3-0) tied the game at 5 in the sixth inning.
TWINS 7, RANGERS 6: David Ortiz, mired in a 2-for-23 slump, hit a two-out, two-run double in the eighth inning to complete a seven-run comeback and lead Minnesota over Texas.
With the score tied 5-5, Ortiz doubled off Eric Gunderson into the left-center field gap to score Pat Meares and Paul Molitor. The hit capped Minnesota's comeback from a 5-0 deficit.