Jose Guillen hit a game-ending two-run homer in the 11th to give the Angels a stunning 9-8 victory over the Seattle Mariners yesterday in Anaheim, Calif.
Curtis Pride, who took over in the outfield for an injured Vladimir Guerrero, led off the 11th with a single against Eddie Guardado (2-2). Guillen drove an 0-1 pitch into the left field bullpen for his 20th homer -- and career-high fifth hit -- and was mobbed by his teammates as he crossed home plate.
Brendan Donnelly (3-2) allowed two hits in two innings and got the win despite giving up a go-ahead RBI single by Bret Boone in the top of the 11th.
David Eckstein got an RBI single in the eighth against Shigetoshi Hasegawa to give Anaheim a 7-6 lead. But, a day after his 21-game hitting streak ended, Ichiro Suzuki homered into the right field seats on reliever Troy Percival's first pitch of the ninth to tie it for the Mariners.
Suzuki went 3 for 6 and became the first player since Pete Rose with three 50-hit months in a career. He also became the first player with two 50-hit months in the same season since Ducky Medwick accomplished it with the 1936 St. Louis Cardinals. Suzuki had 50 in May, and 51 in August 2001.
Guerrero hit his 23rd home run for Anaheim, but left with a bruised left shoulder after he was struck by a wild throw from Seattle third baseman Jolbert Cabrera in the fifth.
Anaheim catcher Bengie Molina also departed in the seventh with a bruised injured right index finger after trying to stop a wild pitch by reliever Kevin Gregg. Eckstein couldn't finish the game at shortstop after getting hit on the left leg by J.J. Putz in the 10th.
* ROYALS 10, INDIANS 3: Matt Stairs hit a three-run double, and host Kansas City broke an eight-game losing streak.
* TIGERS 3, WHITE SOX 2: Cliff Politte walked Carlos Guillen to force in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th as host Detroit stretched Chicago's season-high losing streak to seven.
* TWINS 5, RED SOX 4: Jacque Jones hit a tiebreaking solo home run in the eighth to lead host Minnesota to victory.
Jones hit his 17th homer off Alan Embree (2-2) with one out for the go-ahead run, after Michael Cuddyer tied it with a solo shot off Derek Lowe in the seventh.
* DEVIL RAYS 6, BLUE JAYS 5: Jorge Sosa allowed two runs over five innings in his first start of the season, and Robert Fick hit a two-run homer to lead Tampa Bay at home.
* ATHLETICS 9, RANGERS 4: Barry Zito continued his mastery of the Rangers in Texas, and Oakland moved back into first place in the AL West. Zito (7-7) improved to 8-0 in 10 career road starts against Texas.