Juan Dominguez shut down the New York Yankees for his first major league win, and Brad Fullmer homered and scored a career-high four runs in the Texas Rangers' 8-1 road victory yesterday.
Mark Teixeira also connected and drove in three runs as Texas teed off on Jon Lieber, handing the Yankees their second loss in 12 games. New York had won four straight, all come-from-behind victories.
Fullmer homered leading off the second, then doubled, singled and walked to reach safely in his first four plate appearances. He knocked in two runs and is 9 for 15 (.600) with three homers lifetime against Lieber.
Dominguez (1-1), called up from Class AAA Oklahoma on May 29, yielded only Ruben Sierra's fifth-inning home run.
"He was outstanding. It was a big day for the young man," Rangers Manager Buck Showalter said.
* ATHLETICS 4, BLUE JAYS 0: Tim Hudson pitched an eight-hitter to give host Oakland a much-needed win from a starter.
Jermaine Dye hit a three-run homer in the third inning against Pat Hentgen (2-5) and Bobby Crosby added a solo shot in the fourth. That proved to be more than enough for Hudson (6-2), who improved to 69-2 in his career when getting at least four runs of support.
Hudson's win snapped a seven-game run of no-decisions for Oakland's starters, which tied the major league record.
* RED SOX 8, ROYALS 4: David Ortiz, Mark Bellhorn and Kevin Youkilis hit two-run home runs to help visiting Boston snap a four-game losing streak.
Curt Schilling (7-3) yielded a 445-foot home run to Mike Sweeney on his ninth pitch of the game and then shut out the Royals until Benito Santiago's sacrifice fly with one out in the seventh. Winning his third straight decision, Schilling yielded three runs on six hits in seven innings.
Mike Timlin pitched a hitless eighth and Keith Foulke allowed Santiago's homer in the ninth. Darrell May (2-8) gave up all three Boston homers, putting him in the league lead with 17 home runs allowed.
* TIGERS 6, TWINS 0: Gary Knotts pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and Craig Monroe drove in four runs, leading Detroit on the road. Ivan Rodriguez went 4 for 5 with four singles, and Carlos Guillen and Carlos Pena each homered for Detroit, which snapped a two-game losing skid. Steve Colyer and Ugueth Urbina finished the three-hitter.
* MARINERS 4, WHITE SOX 2: Bret Boone ended a 1-for-19 slump with a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the fifth and Ryan Franklin pitched seven strong innings to boost Seattle at home. Boone hit his ninth homer of the season off Scott Schoeneweis after John Olerud walked with one out in the fifth.
* INDIANS 3, ANGELS 2: Coco Crisp homered and Casey Blake hit a go-ahead, two-run double to lift visiting Cleveland. Rick White (3-1) got the victory with 22/3 innings of three-hit relief after taking over for injured starter Joe Dawley, who strained his right elbow in the fifth.