Lou Piniella was bound to flip his lid sometime.
And in a season full of frustration, the Seattle manager reached the boiling point Wednesday night in the ninth inning of the Mariners' 5-3 loss at Cleveland.Piniella ran out to argue after a Mariners runner was called out for leaving the basepath. He waved his arms and pointed at the dirt but really went wild once he returned to the dugout and learned he'd been ejected.
Piniella sprinted back onto the field, kicking his cap all around the infield. He even threw his cap into the stands, and a fan threw it back.
"Got my hat back," Piniella said. "Looks good."
The loss left Seattle, which began the season with hopes of winning the AL West, in third place, 12 1/2 games behind Anaheim, which split a doubleheader with New York.
ANGELS 6, YANKEES 4 (1ST), YANKEES 7, ANGELS 6 (2ND): New York ended its only four-game losing streak of the season when Derek Jeter singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning to finish the day-night doubleheader at Yankee Stadium.
Jim Edmonds homered twice in the second game for Anaheim, and the Angels tied it in the ninth on Darin Erstad's RBI single with two outs off Mariano Rivera (3-0).
In the opener, Jeff Juden (1-2) won for the first time in 11 starts. Troy Percival, with a 0.00 ERA in 18 1/3 career innings against the Yankees, got three outs for his career-high 37th save.
RED SOX 7, ATHLETICS 4: Boston kept its nine-game lead in the wild-card race when Darren Lewis hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning at Fenway Park.
Lewis grounded a bases-loaded single through Oakland's drawn-in infield for a 6-4 lead. The day before, Lewis hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh against the A's.
RANGERS 8, TIGERS 6: Juan Gonzalez drove in four runs, increasing his major league-leading RBI total to 133 as host Texas defeated Detroit.
Gonzalez hit two doubles and a single. Nursing a sore leg, he was the Rangers' DH.
WHITE SOX 12, ORIOLES 5: Frank Thomas hit his 25th homer and a two-run triple as Chicago dropped Baltimore 10 games back in the wild-card race. The Orioles have lost five of six.
Cal Ripken, Rafael Palmeiro and Lenny Webster homered for the Orioles. Ripken's 382nd home run tied him with Jim Rice and Frank Howard for 36th place on the career list, and his 1,509th RBI tied him with Mickey Mantle for 35th place.
TWINS 7, DEVIL RAYS 3: In what may have been his last game for Minnesota, Bob Tewksbury won in his first start since coming off the disabled list. Tampa Bay lost its fifth in a row.
The Twins may trade Tewksbury before baseball's Aug. 31 deadline for setting postseason rosters. Scouts from a number of teams, including Atlanta, San Francisco, Anaheim and the New York Mets, watched him pitch at Tropicana Field.
ROYALS 7, BLUE JAYS 2: Tim Belcher pitched a three-hitter for his first complete game of the season and Dean Palmer hit his 30th home run for Kansas City.