American League Roundup : Dotson Trashes His Old Sox in 12-2 Yankee Win
Richard Dotson pitched a four-hitter in his first game against his former teammates, and Jack Clark and Willie Randolph hit home runs as the Yankees routed the Chicago White Sox, 12-2, Wednesday night at New York.
The 29-year-old right-hander admitted he was “kind of pumped up” facing his former team.
“I’m sure they wanted to beat me, especially after last night (the Yankees won, 17-3, Tuesday night),” Dotson said. “I was ready to go and I’m sure they were, too. If you know people, you have even more incentive to beat them.”
Dotson, who won 94 games in eight seasons with the White Sox and is 5-0 with New York this season, lost his shutout bid with two out in the eighth when Fred Manrique doubled and Daryl Boston hit his second home run.
For 7 innings, Chicago’s only hits were a bloop double in the second and a line single in the fifth by Dan Pasqua, one of three players the Yankees sent to the White Sox last November for Dotson and pitcher Scott Nielsen.
Don Mattingly had 3 of New York’s 14 hits. His third consecutive three-hit game raised his average to .309, the first time he has been above .300 this season. The Yankees have scored 29 runs on 34 hits in the last two days against Chicago.
Texas 8, Baltimore 0--Paul Kilgus pitched a four-hitter for Texas’ first complete-game shutout since 1986 as the Rangers beat the Orioles at Arlington, Tex.
Kilgus (5-2) became the first Texas pitcher to throw a shutout since Charlie Hough on Sept. 27, 1986. Kilgus held Baltimore hitless for 5 innings and struck out 6 in his first major league complete game.
Kilgus retired 17 of the first 18 Orioles before Pete Stanicek beat out an infield hit in the sixth inning. Baltimore, 4-28 this season, has been shut out five times.
Pete Incaviglia and Larry Parrish each homered in a four-run first inning against Mark Williamson (1-1). Jerry Browne had three of Texas’ 13 hits, the fifth consecutive game in which the Rangers have gotten at least 10 hits.
Toronto 9, Seattle 3--Dave Stieb yielded six hits in eight innings to win his third straight decision, and Rance Mullinks drove in three runs with a homer and a single as the Blue Jays beat the Mariners at Toronto.
Stieb (4-3) settled down after a shaky first inning. He worked out of a first-and-third jam with one out by getting Alvin Davis to pop up and Ken Phelps to fly out. Stieb struck out six and walked three. Mark Eichhorn pitched the ninth.
Detroit 8, Oakland 4--Mike Heath’s two-run single highlighted a four-run ninth inning as the Tigers, who ended the Athletics’ 14-game winning streak Tuesday night, handed the A’s their second straight loss at Oakland.
Gary Pettis, who had four hits to pace a 16-hit attack, led off the ninth with an infield single, with the game tied, 4-4. Pettis took second on a balk, Lou Whitaker walked and the runners advanced on Luis Salazar’s sacrifice. Heath singled off Dennis Eckersley (0-1) to drive in Pettis and Whitaker for a 6-4 lead.
After Alan Trammell singled, chasing Eckersley, Chet Lemon followed with a two-run double off Eric Plunk. Reliever Guillermo Hernandez (3-1) earned the victory with 1 scoreless innings.
Mark McGwire hit a three-run homer, his eighth, to give Oakland a 4-2 lead entering the eighth, but Eckersley failed for the first time in 13 save opportunities.
Minnesota 2, Milwaukee 1--Gene Larkin delivered an RBI double in the eighth inning to snap a 1-1 tie as the Twins edged the Brewers at Minneapolis.
Randy Bush reached base in the eighth on right fielder Glenn Braggs’ error, the third Brewer miscue of the game, before Larkin doubled off Chris Bosio (5-3).
Keith Atherton (1-1) earned the victory with 1 innings of hitless relief. Jeff Reardon pitched the ninth for his sixth save. Twin starter Bert Blyleven went 6 innings, giving up 1 run on 7 hits.