Dan Wilson hit a pair of three-run doubles and the Seattle Mariners overcame two homers by Alex Rodriguez, snapping their six-game losing streak with a 13-7 victory over the Yankees in 13 innings yesterday in New York.
Scott Spiezio broke a 7-7 tie with a two-run double. After blowing leads of 4-0 and 7-4, the Mariners finally put away the game by scoring six times in the 13th against Gabe White.
Seattle Manager Bob Melvin was long gone by then -- he was ejected in the third for arguing balls and strikes.
Rodriguez had his first multihomer game for the Yankees before a sellout crowd of 54,531 on a gorgeous afternoon. The Yankees hit a season-high five homers -- four off Jamie Moyer.
Gary Sheffield, Hideki Matsui and Bernie Williams also connected for New York, which lost for only the fourth time in 17 games.
"You felt like it was a game that you were meant to win because we kept fighting back," Yankees Manager Joe Torre said. "But you understand you're not going to go home with the ice cream cone all the time."
* RED SOX 4, BLUE JAYS 0: Bronson Arroyo allowed three hits in eight scoreless innings, Kevin Youkilis homered for his first major league hit, and Boston won in Toronto.
Youkilis, recalled from Class AAA Pawtucket before the game, went 2 for 4 in his major league debut. He hit a towering homer to left off Pat Hentgen (2-3) in the fourth, giving Boston a 3-0 lead.
* INDIANS 9, DEVIL RAYS 7: Victor Martinez drove in a career-high five runs to extend Tampa Bay's road losing streak to seven games.
Martinez hit a three-run double in a four-run second inning, doubled in a run in the third and added a sacrifice fly. The switch-hitting catcher finished 2 for 3 and has 18 RBI in 11 games since being moved into the cleanup spot.
* RANGERS 6, TIGERS 1: Hank Blalock, Alfonso Soriano and Michael Young homered, and Kenny Rogers had a solid outing to lead visiting Texas.
Blalock's 10th home run, and fifth in seven games, off reliever Steve Colyer put Texas ahead 4-1 in the seventh.
Rogers (5-2) allowed one run on eight hits and a walk while striking out two over 62/3 innings.
* TWINS 4, WHITE SOX 1: In Chicago, Torii Hunter homered twice and had four hits to help Seth Greisinger get his first win in two years.
Hunter singled, doubled and hit solo homers in the sixth and ninth innings. His first homer of the night was the 100th of his career.
Greisinger (1-2) earned his first win since May 19, 2002. The right-hander missed the 2000 and 2001 seasons after elbow ligament replacement surgery.
* ATHLETICS 3, ROYALS 1: Mark Mulder outdueled Darrell May, and Eric Chavez hit a two-run homer in Kansas City, Mo.
Mulder (4-2) gave up four hits and had a season-high seven strikeouts while improving to 7-0 against Kansas City.
May (1-5) retired the last 11 batters he faced and gave up five hits -- but one of those was Chavez's homer in the sixth inning.