Don Baylor's two-run homer in the 10th inning gave the Boston Red Sox their seventh victory in their last eight games, 4-2 over the A's yesterday in Oakland.
He hit Steve Ontiveros' 3-2 pitch 10 rows into the left field seats to win for Bruce Hurst (3-2), who pitched a 10-hitter. Hurst struck out 10 and walked one.
Ontiveros (0-1), who had relieved starter Jose Rijo in the ninth, got the first out in the 11th. Then Jim Rice singled for his 2,000th major league hit and Baylor's fifth home run this season provided his fourth game-winning RBI.
The Red Sox took a 2-0 lead in the second. Rice walked and moved up when Rijo balked. After Baylor flied to left, Rich Gedman doubled home Rice. Marty Barrett hit a fly to right that Jose Canseco missed for a three-base error.
*White Sox 4, Indians 0: In Cleveland, Carlton Fisk got his catching job back and threw out two would-be stealers in the third inning. Then in the 11th inning, he drove in two runs with a single.
"Did you see him running off the field after he threw out the second guy?" asked White Sox Manager Tony LaRussa. "I think I heard him say, 'So much for spring training.' "
Moving Fisk out of left field was the first move LaRussa made after he was given more control over his team over the weekend. Fisk said he had not picked up a catcher's mitt since last October until he moved in to catch one inning Friday.
"My feet felt a little slow, but they seemed to work all right," he said.
Neil Allen held the Indians to three hits, then Gene Nelson (3-1) pitched three perfect innings for his second victory in two days. Bob James worked a hitless 11th.
Ozzie Guillen started the 11th by reaching base on shortstop Julio Franco's error. After John Cangelosi sacrificed, Guillen moved up on Wayne Tolleson's single.
After Scott Bailes (4-3) walked Harold Baines intentionally to load the bases, pinch-hitter Bryan Little greeted Jim Kern with a grounder to second baseman Tony Bernazard, who booted it while Guillen scored.
Kern then wild-pitched Tolleson home and walked Ron Kittle. Fisk's single to left cost Bailes his second loss in two days.
*Brewers 4, Angels 2: Billy Jo Robidoux's two-run double in the sixth inning erased a 2-1 deficit in Anaheim. Milwaukee, which beat the Angels only three times last season, is 5-0 against them this season.
Winner Juan Nieves (3-1) held California to three hits in six innings. He left after issuing his fourth walk to open the seventh. Bill Plesac finished, allowing two hits.
*Twins 12, Tigers 2: Steve Lombardozzi's three-run homer highlighted a five-run first inning in Minneapolis.
Teammates Tom Brunansky, Greg Gagne and Kent Hrbek also homered and Hrbek drove in four runs to back Frank Viola (4-2), who allowed eight hits in five innings to win his first game since April 21.
Frank Tanana (4-2), first of Detroit's five pitchers, gave up eight runs on nine hits -- three of them homers -- in three innings.
*Mariners 8, Blue Jays 7: Bob Kearney's two-out single in the bottom of the 11th inning capped a two-run game-winning rally for Seattle.
Kearney's single to center made a winner of reliever Pete Ladd (3-1), who worked the final three innings for Seattle. Tom Henke (3-2) took the loss.
Lloyd Moseby's two-out homer in the top of the 11th inning off Ladd had given Toronto a 7-6 lead.
*Yankees 4, Rangers 3: Ron Guidry struck out 11 in seven innings and Bobby Meacham twice singled runs home in the victory in Arlington, Tex.
Of the first 13 Texas outs, Guidry (4-1) got 10 on strikeouts. Larry Parrish accounted for three Texas runs with two homers.