Brady Anderson became the third player in major league history to lead off each game of a doubleheader with a home run, but the Chicago White Sox scored three runs in the 10th inning Saturday night for an 8-5 victory and a sweep of the Orioles at Baltimore.
In the first game of the day-night doubleheader, the Orioles hit three homers that traveled a total of 1,147 feet, then ended up losing, 4-3, on a bloop hit that barely got out of the infield.
In the opener, Anderson hit the second pitch from Chicago's John Snyder an estimated 398 feet to center. Six hours later, Anderson hit Mike Sirotka's second pitch over the right-field scoreboard.
The only other players to hit leadoff homers in each game of a doubleheader are Boston's Harry Hooper in 1913 and Rickey Henderson in 1993. Anderson has homered to open a game 35 times, tied with Bobby Bonds for second on the career list behind Henderson's 75.
In the 10th inning of the second game, the White Sox scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball by Mike Figga before Magglio Ordonez hit a two-run single.
Tampa Bay 8, Kansas City 2--Dave Eiland won consecutive starts for the first time in nine years and Fred McGriff hit a three-run homer to lead the Devil Rays at St. Petersburg, Fla.
Eiland (4-7), who gave up two runs and five hits in six innings, also won back-to-back starts in September 1990 for the New York Yankees.
"I really hadn't thought about it. That's in the past, you know," said Eiland, who has a career record of 10-23. "I've never gotten a chance like this before, either. Who knows what would have happened if I'd gotten it back then, but I didn't. You really can't live in the past."
Jose Canseco had two hits with a walk in his second game since undergoing back surgery July 11. He singled in the first and fourth innings.
Cleveland 6, Seattle 0--Dave Burba pitched 7 1/3 strong innings and the Indians scored two unearned runs on Ryan Jackson's error in the fourth inning to beat the Mariners at Seattle.
"We don't have [Greg] Maddux, [Tom] Glavine, [John] Smoltz and people like that, but we've got good starters in [Steve] Karsay, [Bartolo] Colon, [Charles] Nagy and Burba," Cleveland Manager Mike Hargrove said. "We've got good, solid starters and at times we compete and sneak up somebody."
Burba (10-7) gave up five singles, two to David Bell, and walked three. Ricardo Rincon replaced Burba in the seventh with two runners on base and struck out Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez, who combined to go 0 for 7.
Minnesota 6, New York 1--Eric Milton gave up one run in 7 1/3 innings in his second strong effort of the week against his former team to help the Twins end a five-game losing streak with a victory at Minneapolis.
Milton (5-10), traded from New York to Minnesota on Feb. 6, 1998 for Chuck Knoblauch, gave up six hits and struck out six. On Monday, he gave up one earned run and three hits in eight innings, but lost at New York, 2-0.
Roger Clemens (11-6), who defeated Milton and the Twins five days ago, gave up five runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings as New York lost for the third time in four games.
Texas 9, Boston 2--Rafael Palmeiro and Rusty Greer each homered twice to lead the surging Rangers, who have won six of their last seven games, to a victory at Arlington, Tex.
Rick Helling (10-7) held Boston to one run and six hits in six-plus innings. Palmeiro has six homers in his last six games, 11 in August and 350 for his career, passing Albert Belle for 54th on the career list.