The Seattle Mariners spent all afternoon trying to put away the New York Yankees. Dan Wilson finally got it done.
Wilson hit a pair of three-run doubles and the Mariners overcame two homers by Alex Rodriguez, snapping their six-game losing streak with a 13-7 victory 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 sealed it at last by scoring six times in the 13th against Gabe White.
Rodriguez had his first multihomer game for the Yankees before a sellout crowd of 54,531. New York hit a season-high five homers -- four off Jamie Moyer -- but wasted two great opportunities to win in the late innings. Gary Sheffield, Hideki Matsui, and Bernie Williams also connected for New York, which lost for only the fourth time in 17 games. The Yankees dropped to 16-1 when scoring at least five runs.
Ramon Santiago opened the 13th with a double off White (0-1). Two intentional walks sandwiched around a sacrifice loaded the bases for Spiezio, who sent an 0-1 pitch to the fence in left-center for a 9-7 lead. Raul Ibanez was hit by an 0-2 pitch to force home another run, and Wilson cleared the bases with a double to center.
Wilson also hit a three-run double in the sixth, and his six RBIs matched a career high. Eddie Guardado (1-0) worked two scoreless innings for the win, ending a game that lasted 4 hours 24 minutes.
Angels 7, Orioles 4 -- Jarrod Washburn pitched three-hit ball for eight innings to win his sixth straight start, helping visiting Anaheim match its best start at 25-12. Vladimir Guerrero and Shane Halter homered for the Angels, who have won 12 of 14.
Washburn (7-1) is tied with Houston's Roger Clemens for the most victories in the majors. He allowed two runs, walked none, and struck out five.
A's 3, Royals 1 -- Oakland's Mark Mulder outdueled Darrell May, and Eric Chavez hit a two-run homer to supply the offense 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) allowed just five hits in his first complete game of the season, but one of those was Chavez's homer that gave the A's a 3-0 lead in the sixth.
Twins 4, White Sox 1 -- At Chicago, Torii Hunter homered twice and had four hits for Minnesota to help Seth Greisinger get his first win in two years.Greisinger (1-2), who missed the 2000 and 2001 seasons after elbow ligament replacement surgery and spent last year in the minors, allowed four hits in a season-best seven-inning outing. J.C. Romero pitched a perfect eighth and Joe Nathan worked the ninth for his 12th save in 13 chances.
Rangers 6, Tigers 1 -- Hank Blalock, Alfonso Soriano, and Michael Young homered, and Kenny Rogers (5-2) had a solid outing at Detroit.
Indians 9, Devil Rays 7 -- Victor Martinez drove in a career-high five runs and Cleveland held on, extending Tampa Bay's road losing streak to seven games.