Jack Morris pitched a three-hitter and Lance Parrish supported him with two homers and three RBI in the Tigers' 4-1 victory over the Oakland A's last night in Detroit.
Morris (4-4) struck out eight, walked two and gave up the run on a squeeze play. It was the second time this year Parrish has hit two home runs in a game. He has nine homers this season.
After John Grubb led off the home fourth with a single, Parrish homered into the lower left field seats. Leading off the sixth, he hit one of Chris Codiroli's pitches into the second deck in left.
Royals 7, White Sox 6: Jim Sundberg's bloop double with two outs in the ninth inning scored George Brett from first base and won the game in Kansas City, Mo.
Brett had walked with one out and, after Frank White struck out, Sundberg sent Bob James' 0-1 pitch into center field. Brett slid home safely.
Kansas City apparently broke the 6-6 tie with two outs in the eighth when Willie Wilson tried to score from first on Jorge Orta's double. The ball and Wilson arrived at home plate at the same time and catcher Carlton Fisk made a tag. But there was no umpire there.
After several seconds of silent confusion, home plate umpire Durwood Merrill came back down the line from third base and signaled Wilson out.
Yankees 7, Angels 6: Mike Pagliarulo, whose two-out error in the top of the ninth had allowed California to tie, singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in New York.
The Yankees have won four straight games, although they made six errors yesterday.
Ken Griffey singled to start the ninth. After a sacrifice, Mike Easler was walked intentionally.
A fly ball sent Griffey to third and Pagliarulo's single ended the game.
Reliever Dave Righetti (4-1) got the victory, partially because he blew a two-run lead in the ninth. Donnie Moore (1-3), the Angels' third pitcher, was the loser.
Griffey and Dave Winfield homered consecutively in the seventh inning, although Winfield got help from the wind.
Blue Jays 9, Indians 6: Toronto's five-time all-star, Dave Stieb, failed for the 10th time to get his first victory this season but successors Dennis Lamp and Mark Eichhorn allowed only one hit in five innings in Cleveland.
Stieb, who is 0-6 with a 6.83 ERA, fell behind by 6-3, then George Bell's three-run homer in the sixth saved him from his seventh defeat. "If Manager Jimy Williams had kept me in longer, it would have been wrong," Stieb said. "I had nothing."
Lamp, who has had his problems this season, too, pitched 2 2/3 hitless innings for his first victory.
Eichhorn, who spent last season in the minors, held Cleveland to one hit in 2 1/3 innings for his fourth save. He has an 0.86 ERA and has allowed 15 hits in 41 2/3 innings.
Left fielder Mel Hall was ejected in the second inning for running to the mound to fight Stieb after being hit on the back with a pitch.
Brewers 6, Twins 3: In Minneapolis, Ernest Riles' two-run homer ended a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning. Of his 20 RBI this season, eight have been game-winners, most in the AL.
Rob Deer homered and tripled in support of Juan Nieves (4-1), who allowed eight hits as the Brewers broke a three-game losing streak.
Randy Ready singled off Frank Viola (4-5) in the fifth. Riles hit Viola's next pitch off the upper-deck facade in right field for a 4-2 lead.
Rangers 3, Red Sox 2: In Arlington, Tex., pinch hitter Bobby Jones hit a two-run single with two out in the bottom of the ninth to lift Texas over Boston.
Jones' first hit of the year came in only his second at-bat since being called up earlier in the week to replace the injured Larry Parrish. It made a winner of Mitch Williams (3-0), who pitched the final 1 2/3 innings.
The victory put the Rangers (21-20) into first place in the AL West.
Jim Rice led off the Boston second with a walk and Don Baylor then hit a 3-2 pitch into the left field seats for his eighth homer of the year. It was his 26th career homer against Texas; only Reggie Jackson (44) ever has hit more against the Rangers. the year. It was his 26th career homer against Texas; only Reggie Jackson (44) ever has hit more against the Rangers.