Roger Clemens raised his record to 11-0 with last-inning relief help from Bob Stanley as the Boston Red Sox beat the Blue Jays, 3-2, last night in Toronto.
After the start of the game was delayed 2 hours 47 minutes by rain, Clemens gave up an RBI double to Rance Mulliniks in the first inning, then retired 16 consecutive batters before Tony Fernandez doubled in the sixth.
Overall, Clemens allowed four hits, struck out six and walked two before Stanley pitched the ninth for his 10th save. Stanley gave up Toronto's last run on an RBI single by Cliff Johnson.
Boston ended a 1-1 tie in the fourth on Don Baylor's two-run homer off Doyle Alexander (4-3), who pitched a six-hitter, striking out nine and walking one.
*Angels 12, White Sox 11: Ruppert Jones drove in three runs with a triple and a two-run home run and Brian Downing hit a two-run homer yesterday to lead California at windy Comiskey Park in Chicago.
The Angels took a 12-6 lead into the bottom of the ninth before Harold Baines hit a two-run homer and Tim Hulett hit a three-run homer off reliever Doug Corbett.
It marked a season-high in runs and hits for the Angels, who had 16 hits, including three by Gary Pettis.
*Tigers 9, Yankees 3: Lou Whitaker had three hits and drove in two runs and Darnell Coles went four for five to lead Detroit to only its third victory in 12 games, over visiting New York.
Frank Tanana (6-4), moved up a day in the rotation because scheduled starter Dave LaPoint was attending his grandmother's funeral, allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings. Willie Hernandez finished for his 10th save. Ron Guidry (4-6), losing his fifth straight, gave up six runs on nine hits in seven innings.
The Tigers scored three unearned runs in the fourth to end a 1-1 tie. Coles singled and, on a grounder by Dave Engle, first baseman Don Mattingly threw the ball away for an error trying to force Coles. Tom Brookens walked to load the bases, then Whitaker singled home two runs. Whitaker and Brookens pulled a double steal for a 4-1 lead.
*Indians 7, A's 4: Carmen Castillo and Tony Bernazard hit two-run homers in the fifth inning as Cleveland gave Oakland its eighth straight loss.
The losing streak is the A's longest since they dropped nine straight in August 1984. With their 10th straight road loss, the A's tied a club record set in May 1981.
Ken Schrom (5-2) got the victory, allowing four runs on eight hits in six innings, including homers by Dave Kingman and Alfredo Griffin. Scott Bailes pitched three scoreless innings in his league-leading 30th appearance for his fifth save. The victory was the Indians' fourth in a row.
Cleveland trailed, 3-0, when Brook Jacoby extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single leading off the fifth against Rick Langford (1-6). One out later, Castillo hit his second homer. With two outs, Brett Butler tripled off the glove of right fielder Mike Davis, and Bernazard followed with his third homer for a 4-3 lead.
*Mariners 12, Royals 2: John Moses had three hits and drove in three runs as Seattle had a season-high 18 hits in Kansas City.
The Mariners, winning for the eighth time in nine games in Kansas City, chased Charlie Leibrandt (6-4) with seven runs in the second inning and scored five in the third.
Harold Reynolds also had three hits for the Mariners in support of Mike Morgan (4-6), who pitched an eight-hitter.
*Rangers 6, Twins 2: Texas' Oddibe McDowell hit a three-run homer in the top of the 16th inning to help beat Minnesota in the longest game in Metrodome history.
McDowell drove an 0-2 pitch from Roy Lee Jackson (0-1) into the upper deck in right field. Mitch Williams (6-1) pitched the last three innings to earn the victory.
The game was the Metrodome's longest in innings and time (4:32).
Texas starter Charlie Hough set a club record by pitching 13 innings, allowing eight hits, and at one point, retiring 20 of 21 Twins.
Third base umpire John Shulock had to leave the game because of a knee injury incurred in the fourth inning, leaping to avoid a line drive.