AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP : Fielder Helps Tigers Slam the Brewers, 10-4
Cecil Fielder hit a grand slam and drove in a season-high six runs, powering the Detroit Tigers to a 10-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night at Detroit.
Fielder’s seventh grand slam, his first since April 7, 1993, keyed a six-run sixth for the Tigers.
“That was a great performance, no question,” teammate Alan Trammell said. “I watch him every day, year after year, but there are still times when he can amaze me. He’s that kind of player.”
Trammell and Mickey Tettleton each hit two-run homers and Lou Whitaker had four consecutive singles for the Tigers. Fielder’s home run was his 28th.
The offensive outburst provided a cushion for Sean Bergman (2-1), making his third start after being called up from triple-A Toledo.
Oakland 4, Chicago 2--Ruben Sierra hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning at Oakland, helping the A’s move within a half-game of the Texas Rangers in the American League West.
The A’s trailed, 2-1, going into the bottom of the eighth when Stan Javier hit a bloop single with one out. Sierra followed with his 23rd homer, driving a 2-2 pitch from Wilson Alvarez (12-8) into the left-field seats.
Seattle 8, Texas 5--Tino Martinez homered for the third consecutive game to lead the Mariners at Arlington, Tex.
The Rangers, who have lost five in a row, still lead the AL West despite dropping a season-worst nine games under .500 (52-61).
The Mariners won their fourth in a row and improved to 8-1 against the Rangers.
Rookie John Cummings (2-4) won for the first time in the majors as a starter.
Martinez, who homered and drove in a career-high six runs Monday night, hit his 21st home run and doubled.
Baltimore 6, New York 5--Brady Anderson’s two-run single in the sixth inning lifted the Orioles at New York.
Jamie Moyer (5-7) won for the first time in five decisions against the Yankees. Lee Smith pitched a scoreless ninth for his 33rd save.
Anderson’s single against reliever Paul Gibson capped a three-run sixth that enabled the Orioles to overcome a 5-3 deficit and make a loser of Jim Abbott (9-8).
Minnesota 4, Boston 3--Pitcher Pat Mahomes, in the game as a pinch-runner, scored the winning run in the 12th inning at Minneapolis on reliever Todd Frohwirth’s throwing error.
With one out, Frohwirth (0-3) walked Kent Hrbek on four pitches and Mahomes came in to run for the first time this season. Shane Mack was then hit by a pitch.
Chip Hale’s chopper back to the mound was fielded cleanly by Frohwirth, but Frohwirth’s throw sailed wide of first baseman Mo Vaughn, allowing Mahomes to score his first major league run.
Toronto 12, Cleveland 5--Domingo Cedeno had three hits and three runs batted in at Toronto as the Blue Jays ended a three-game losing streak.
Ed Sprague and Mike Huff each had three hits and all nine starters scored for the Blue Jays, who tied a season high with 17 hits.