Lloyd Moseby drove in four runs with a two-run homer and bases-loaded single and Doyle Alexander allowed just three hits in 7 1/3 innings yesterday to propel the Blue Jays to a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals in Toronto.
Alexander (2-1, 2.19 ERA) struck out eight, walked two and twice hit George Brett. It was the first time in Brett's 13-year career that he was hit twice in a game.
"Those were awful slow pitches. It seems to me he had plenty of time to get out of the way," said Alexander.
"The first was a knuckleball, and he never moved a muscle. The second was a breaking ball and he didn't move a muscle. If you get hit by those pitches, you want to get hit. I had time to throw them and go out and catch them, too."
Moseby's second homer of the season, which followed a two-out single by Jeff Hearron, gave the Blue Jays a 2-0 lead in the second. Toronto made it 4-1 in the sixth against Mark Huismann, who relieved Bud Black (1-2).
*Indians 8, Tigers 6: In Detroit, Brook Jacoby's two-run double keyed a three-run fifth inning and Tony Bernazard and Julio Franco hit sixth-inning homers for Cleveland.
Scott Bailes (2-1) took over from starter Neal Heaton with one out in the fifth. Ernie Camacho pitched 1 1/3 hitless innings for his third save.
Cleveland took the lead for good with three unearned runs in the fifth.
*Brewers 4, Yankees 3: Milwaukee won in the bottom of the 11th when Charlie Moore tripled off New York reliever Rod Scurry, bringing home Jim Gantner.
Scurry (0-1) replaced Dave Righetti at the start of the inning, retired Ernest Riles on a fly ball to left, then walked Gantner before Moore (three hits) tripled over the head of center fielder Rickey Henderson.
The Brewers, trailing by 3-1, tied it in the eighth on Rob Deer's third homer of the year and second in two days.
*Angels 5, Twins 4: Dick Schofield's three-run fourth-inning homer ended a 2-2 tie and Jim Slaton won his first game at Anaheim Stadium since last May as California beat Minnesota.
Slaton (2-0) allowed five hits in 7 1/3 innings, walking one and striking out four. Donnie Moore finished for his second save.
With one out in the fourth and trailing by 2-0, the Angels loaded the bases against John Butcher (0-2) on singles by Brian Downing, Doug DeCinces and Reggie Jackson. One run scored as Ruppert Jones grounded into a force play and Rob Wilfong singled in a run before Schofield's first homer of the season.
*Red Sox 3, White Sox 2: Don Baylor's forceout drove in the tying run, and the go-ahead run scored on the play when Chicago shortstop Ozzie Guillen threw wildly, as Boston rallied in the home eighth inning.
Held to one run and five hits for seven innings by Rich Dotson, the Red Sox spoiled the veteran right-hander's bid for his first victory since last June 2 with their comeback.
Chicago led, 2-1, as Wade Boggs opened the Boston eighth with a double. Reliever Juan Agosto walked Bill Buckner. Bob James replaced Agosto, and Jim Rice, attempting to sacrifice, beat out a bunt for a single, filling the bases.
*A's 7, Mariners 2: Jose Rijo struck out an Oakland-record 16 batters in eight-plus innings and Dave Kingman hit two homers and drove in five runs to lead the A's in Seattle.
The teams' batters set a major league record for most strikeouts in a game, 30. Oakland reliever Bill Mooneyham struck out two batters; four Seattle pitchers combined for 12 strikeouts. The previous modern record for most strikeouts was 28, set in a Cincinnati-San Diego game on Sept. 15, 1972.
Rijo (1-0) broke the Oakland record of 13 strikeouts in a nine-inning game set by Vida Blue.