AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP : Yankees Hand Twins 2nd Loss in 21 Games

From Associated Press

The New York Yankees found a way to cool off the Minnesota Twins.

They combined a 16-hit attack, led by Roberto Kelly, with the pitching of Scott Kamieniecki and beat the Twins, 11-2, Sunday at New York.

It was only Minnesota's second loss in 21 games.

Kelly had five hits, drove in three runs and stole three bases.

Kamieniecki has won both of his major league appearances. In ending Minnesota's four-game winning streak, Kamieniecki gave up six hits, including Randy Bush's first two home runs of the year, in 7 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked one.

"I didn't do anything different today than I did yesterday. They just fell in for me," said Kelly, whose two-run homer capped a six-run second inning.

"When you get 11 runs, it's kind of tough to lose," Kamieniecki said.

Bush's misplay at first base on a grounder by Don Mattingly enabled two runs to score in the second inning, and Kelly followed with his eighth home run.

Bob Geren singled in a run and Steve Sax had an RBI grounder in a six-run second against Allan Anderson (4-5).

Baltimore 11-9, Kansas City 8-8--Joe Orsulak singled home Cal Ripken in the 12th inning of the nightcap, lifting the Orioles to a sweep at Kansas City.

The Orioles won the opener, tying it on Chris Hoiles' grand slam in the ninth and going ahead in the 10th on homers by Tim Hulett and Brady Anderson.

In the 12th inning of the second game, Ripken, who went six for 11 in the doubleheader to raise his average to .350, drew a leadoff walk from Storm Davis (2-6). Ripken went to second on a single by Randy Milligan, who was four for four after entering the game in the seventh as a pinch-hitter.

Orsulak's single scored Ripken and made a winner of Gregg Olson (1-3), who failed to protect an 8-3 Baltimore lead in the ninth. Paul Kilgus got the last three outs for his first save.

The Royals scored five times in the ninth on six singles, two walks and a sacrifice fly.

It was the Orioles' first doubleheader sweep since Sept. 7, 1989 at Texas.

Chicago 6, Texas 5--Pinch-hitter Warren Newson singled in the tying run and scored the winner on a wild pitch in the 10th at Chicago as the White Sox beat the Rangers with the help of a fly ball that was lost in the sun.

After Texas took a 5-3 lead on Kevin Reimer's two-run single against Bobby Thigpen (4-2) in the 10th, the White Sox bounced back against Jeff Russell (1-1).

Frank Thomas, who homered earlier, led off with a single and Craig Grebeck walked. Sammy Sosa's groundout moved the tying runs into scoring position and Lance Johnson hit a sacrifice fly. After Newson singled, Carlton Fisk followed with a fly ball that left fielder Juan Gonzalez lost, and the ball bounced over the fence for a double.

With Ozzie Guillen batting, Russell threw a wild pitch that allowed Newson to score.

Oakland 4, Boston 2--Bob Welch pitched seven shutout innings before needing help from Dennis Eckersley, and the Athletics salvaged the finale of a four-game series at Boston.

Dave Henderson, Terry Steinbach and Lance Blankenship hit solo home runs for Oakland. The Red Sox were trying for their first four-game sweep against the Athletics since 1980.

Welch (7-4), who shut out Boston at Oakland two weeks ago, gave up only three hits and didn't allow a runner past second base for seven innings. He lost what would have been the 28th shutout of his career when Tony Pena led off the eighth with a triple to right and, one out later, Ellis Burks hit his eighth homer.

Eckersley relieved and finished for his American League-leading 20th save. The Athletics ended a 3-7 trip that cost them the AL West lead.

Toronto 3, Cleveland 1--Joe Carter hit his major league-leading 17th home run and tied two team records at Toronto as the Blue Jays beat the Indians for their fourth victory in a row.

Carter's first-inning homer was his 11th in June and fifth in four games, both matching George Bell's team records.

Bob MacDonald (1-0) got his first major league victory, pitching 2 1/3 perfect innings. Tom Henke worked the ninth for his 11th save in 11 opportunities.

Tom Candiotti (7-6) gave up two runs and nine hits in six innings. The Indians have lost four in a row and 15 of 18.

Milwaukee 5, Seattle 2--Teddy Higuera stopped Seattle on one hit for six innings, and Greg Vaughn hit a two-run homer at Milwaukee as the Brewers beat the Mariners.

Higuera (3-2) scored his third consecutive victory, giving up only a first-inning bunt single to Edgar Martinez.

Higuera, bothered by a sore back muscle in his previous start, walked one and struck out three.

Dan Plesac pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

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