Wade Boggs had the first five-hit game of his career and the Red Sox took a six-run first-inning lead en route to a 17-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins last night in Boston.
Unbeaten Roger Clemens breezed to his seventh straight victory, going seven innings. Clemens gave up five runs on nine hits as Boston won its fourth straight.
Boggs, who led the major leagues with a .368 average last year, went five for six with four singles and a double. He also reached base on an error and raised his average to .383, tops in the majors.
Gary Gaetti hit two homers and a double for the Twins, who finished with 11 hits. Minnesota also committed five errors in losing for the ninth time in the last 10 games.
Tony Armas had a double and three singles and Marc Sullivan hit three singles as the Red Sox went through five Minnesota pitchers, starting with Frank Viola (4-4), who failed to retire a batter.
*A's 2, Yankees 1: Curt Young beat Ron Guidry in a duel of left-handers and Oakland scored the winning run in the ninth inning on an error by center fielder Rickey Henderson to win in New York.
Young (2-0), making only his second start since he was called up from the minors May 8, allowed four hits, walked one and struck out three in 8 1/3 innings. He retired 18 straight batters in one stretch. Jay Howell got his fifth save.
Guidry (4-3) gave up five hits, walked three and struck out seven, but he lost for the third time in his last four decisions.
Rookie Jose Canseco began the ninth with a single, only the fourth hit off Guidry. Canseco went to second on an infield out and scored when Henderson fell chasing Dusty Baker's single in shallow center.
"I slipped," Henderson said. "You saw it. But that wasn't the reason we lost. We lost because we didn't hit. I was surprised they sent him even after I slipped."
*White Sox 2, Blue Jays 1: In Chicago, Joel Davis allowed eight hits and the White Sox extended their winning streak to six games, their longest since August 1984.
Chicago has won nine of its last 11 games.
Davis (2-1), bidding for his first major league shutout, gave up a run in the ninth. Rance Mulliniks and Willie Upshaw led off with singles and George Bell followed by grounding into a double play. Jesse Barfield then hit an RBI single.
Davis struck out six and walked three.
Ozzie Guillen had his second major league home run in the seventh.
*Tigers 12, Mariners 0: Walt Terrell pitched a five-hit shutout, the first by a Detroit pitcher this season, and Lou Whitaker went three for four with a homer and three RBI to lead the Tigers past visiting Seattle.
Terrell (5-1), who threw his team-high fourth complete game of the season, struck out three and walked six. The victory was the third-year right-hander's fifth straight and the 12th of his career at Tiger Stadium.
Seattle starter Mike Moore (2-5) allowed six runs on seven hits in four innings before giving way to reliever Lee Guetterman in the fifth.
The 12 runs were the most scored by the Tigers this year, beating their previous high of 10 accomplished three times.
*Rangers 4, Royals 0: Left-hander Mike Mason struck out a career-high 10 batters and held Kansas City to six hits to help Texas win in Arlington, Tex., and end a three-game losing streak.
Mason (4-0) outdueled Royals right-hander Dennis Leonard (4-4), who allowed eight hits, including two home runs. Mason walked three in his second career shutout.
Pete O'Brien got his sixth home run of the season in the eighth inning.
*Brewers 12, Indians 9: Ernest Riles' ground single up the middle with one out in the seventh broke an 8-8 tie and Paul Householder followed with a three-run home run to give Milwaukee, which allowed a club record eight runs in the first, the victory over visiting Cleveland.
Ben Oglivie started the seventh against loser Jamie Easterly (0-1) with a bloop single to short right center. Rich Manning ran for him and was bunted to second by Bill Schroeder before Riles grounded a 2-1 pitch up the middle just out of shortstop Julio Franco's reach.
Don Schulze replaced Easterly and walked Rob Deer before giving up Householder's first home run on a 3-2 pitch.