Reggie Jackson tied Mickey Mantle for sixth place on the all-time home run list and Rob Wilfong and Wally Joyner also homered yesterday, powering the California Angels to a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
The 536th homer of Jackson's 20-year major league career was a fifth-inning drive off rookie Bill Wegman (0-3) that landed in the fifth row of the right field stands in Anaheim Stadium. He is 37 homers behind No. 5 Harmon Killebrew.
Jim Slaton (4-1) gave up nine hits and no walks in six innings to become California's first four-game winner. Doug Corbett finished up for his third save.
*White Sox 5, Indians 4: Tim Hulett beat out a high bouncer to the mound to score pinch runner Julio Cruz from third base in the eighth inning, giving Chicago a sweep of its three-game series in Cleveland.
Hulett's hit bounced high in front of the plate, and reliever Ernie Camacho's throw to first was late.
The White Sox had trailed, 4-3, entering the eighth inning, but starter Tom Candiotti (2-3) walked Harold Baines and Jerry Hairston singled him to second. Camacho then retired two hitters, but Bobby Bonilla's RBI single tied the game and sent Cruz, running for Hairston, from first to third. Hulett followed with the winning hit.
*Red Sox 6, A's 5: Rich Gedman went four for four as visiting Boston survived four Oakland home runs. In winning their fifth straight, the Red Sox handed Moose Haas (6-1) his first loss. He brought a 1.65 ERA into the game but gave up 10 hits and six runs in 8 2/3 innings.
Dennis (Oil Can) Boyd (3-3) gave up four hits in seven innings before getting relief help from Bob Stanley and Joe Sambito, who recorded the last out for his third save.
Marty Barrett's RBI single in the ninth extended his hitting streak to 12 and gave the Red Sox a 6-4 lead, helping them withstand Carney Lansford's second homer of the game, in the bottom of the ninth. Jose Canseco and Bruce Bochte also homered for Oakland.
*Rangers 6-9, Yankees 3-1: Texas swept a doubleheader at home, beating New York in the first game behind Oddibe McDowell's two-run homer and winning the second with a seven-run fourth inning. It was the first time in their history that the Rangers had swept the Yankees.
The second game also gave Jose Guzman (2-5) his first victory since opening night. He struck out six and walked one in seven innings.
The Rangers broke open the second game with seven runs in the fourth on eight hits. Seven Texas players had hits in the inning, with Pete Incaviglia getting two doubles to tie a major league record.
*Blue Jays 4, Mariners 3: In Seattle, Jimmy Key and Mark Eichhorn combined on a six-hitter and Damaso Garcia drove in three runs for Toronto.
Key (1-3), who entered the game with a 13.05 ERA, walked two and struck out four. His longest previous outing this season had been 5 1/3 innings.
He allowed all three runs in the third and then yielded just two singles before leaving with two out in the eighth. Eichhorn finished up for his first major league save.
*Tigers 4, Twins 1: In Minneapolis, Dan Petry, aided by second-inning home runs from Lance Parrish and Pat Sheridan, pitched Detroit's first complete game of the season with a four-hitter as the Tigers snapped a four-game losing streak.
After a leadoff single by Minnesota's Randy Bush in the second, Petry (3-2) went five innings without allowing a hit before Steve Lombardozzi homered in the seventh to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.