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American League Roundup : Down, 9-0, Yankees Get 11 in 3rd, Win in 10th

June 27, 1987|From Times Wire Services

The New York Yankees, trailing, 9-0, after two innings, scored 11 runs in the third against Boston ace Roger Clemens and two relievers and beat the Red Sox, 12-11, Friday night in New York on Wayne Tolleson's RBI single in the 10th inning.

Tim Stoddard (1-1), the fifth Yankee pitcher, was the winner, facing just one batter, Jim Rice, whom he struck out with runners on first and second in the top of the 10th. Calvin Schiraldi (4-4), the sixth Boston pitcher, took the loss.

Although the Red Sox had 15 hits, Wade Boggs' hitting streak ended at 25 games when he went 0 for 3 and walked 3 times, twice intentionally.

The Yankees' Tommy John, whose earned-run average soared from 3.75 to 4.64, was knocked out after giving up 8 runs in 1 innings. Dwight Evans hit a three-run homer in Boston's four-run first inning, and Rice hit a grand slam in the five-run second.

However, Clemens, the 1986 American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner, gave up 9 hits and 8 runs in the third before leaving.

The Yankees' 11-run rally included 9 hits, 4 walks, a wild pitch and a passed ball. Dave Winfield drove in four runs with a three-run homer and a single, Gary Ward and Tolleson hit two-run singles, and Don Mattingly had a run-scoring double and single.

Oakland 5, Cleveland 0--Jose Canseco hit a bases-empty home run and a three-run triple, then robbed Cory Snyder of a three-run homer as the A's beat the Indians at Cleveland.

Canseco put Oakland ahead, 3-0, in the third inning when he hit a soft line drive to right field. Snyder overran the ball and then slipped. Canseco hit his 12th homer in the fifth inning and then took a three-run homer away from Snyder in the seventh when he made a leaping catch against the left-field fence.

Oakland starter Dave Stewart (9-7) allowed 5 hits in 6 innings. Steve Carlton (5-5) took the loss for the Indians.

Milwaukee 10, Toronto 5--Cecil Cooper's two-run single keyed a seven-run rally in the eighth inning that won for the Brewers at Milwaukee.

Trailing, 5-3, the Brewers tied the game on Dale Sveum's two-run double off reliever Tom Henke (0-2). Then with the bases loaded and two outs, Cooper looped his single down the left-field line.

Rob Deer followed with an RBI double; another run scored on an error by left fielder George Bell, and B.J. Surhoff singled home the seventh run of the inning.

Detroit 9, Baltimore 0--Walt Terrell pitched a four-hitter, and Kirk Gibson and Darrell Evans each hit home runs and drove in three runs to lead the Tigers over the Orioles at Detroit.

The Orioles have lost 23 of their last 27 games. Terrell (6-7) struck out 6 and walked 3.

Evans had a two-run homer in the first inning for his 1,999th hit. The blow, his 13th home run of the season, came off Mike Griffin (0-1).

Gibson connected for a three-run homer, his ninth, in the seventh.

Texas 1, Minnesota 0--Bobby Witt and Dale Mohorcic combined on a one-hitter, giving up only a solid single by Roy Smalley in the second inning, as the Rangers beat the Twins at Arlington, Tex.

Witt, making his second appearance since coming off the disabled list June 20, left the game after Al Newman drew a leadoff walk in the ninth inning. Mohorcic got the final three outs for his 10th save.

Witt (3-3) struck out 7 and walked 6. Starter Frank Viola (6-6) took the loss for the Twins.

The only run of the game came in the first inning as Jerry Browne led off with a single and scored when Scott Fletcher followed with a double into the left-field corner.

Seattle 5, Kansas City 1--Dave Valle went 4 for 4 with two triples and drove in three runs to lead the Mariners over the Royals at Kansas City.

Valle had the first four-hit game of his major league career. He had an RBI single in the fourth inning and a two-run triple in the sixth that gave the Mariners a 5-0 lead.

Mike Morgan (6-8) stopped his three-game losing streak as Seattle won for the ninth time in 11 games. Morgan gave up 1 run on 5 hits before Bill Wilkinson relieved with runners at first and third and none out in the seventh.

Jim Eisenreich made his first home appearance since being recalled from the minors and drove in the Royals' run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. Eisenreich, returning to the major leagues after a neurological disorder derailed his promising career three years ago, received an ovation when he made his first plate appearance as Kansas City's designated hitter.

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