Adam Riggs hit a bases-loaded single over a drawn-in outfield in the 11th inning last night, giving the Angels a 1-0 victory over the New York Yankees at Anaheim, Calif.
Riggs, called up from the minors earlier in the day to replace injured third baseman Troy Glaus, lofted an opposite-field fly over the head of Gary Sheffield in right to break the scoreless tie.
Jeff DaVanon led off the 11th against Paul Quantrill (4-2) with his third single of the game, and Vladimir Guerrero followed with a single. After a sacrifice bunt by Alfredo Amezaga, Quantrill intentionally walked Casey Kotchman to get to Riggs.
Scot Shields (3-0) pitched two perfect innings for the win. The Yankees finished with only three hits -- one after the third inning. Aaron Sele held the Yankees to two hits through six innings.
Orioles 7, Mariners 2 -- Rookie Daniel Cabrera won for the second time since he was brought up from the minor leagues last week, leading visiting Baltimore. Larry Bigbie homered and drove in three runs for the Orioles, who won for only the fourth time in 23 games at Safeco Field.
Cabrera (2-0), a 6-foot-7-inch righthander called up from Double A Bowie last Thursday, allowed two runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings, giving up solo homers to Raul Ibanez in the second and Bret Boone in the fifth.
Royals 7, Rangers 6 -- Carlos Beltran and Matt Stairs each hit a three-run homer and Kansas City rallied from a five-run deficit at Arlington, Texas. Mike Sweeney also homered for the Royals, who snapped a three-game skid with only their fourth road win of the season.
Angel Berroa and Benito Santiago each had three hits for the Royals, who had a season-high 16 hits. Kansas City fell behind, 5-0, after four innings and was trailing, 5-3, in the sixth.
Blue Jays 5, Twins 3 -- Miguel Batista, Jason Frasor, and Terry Adams combined on a five-hitter as host Toronto handed Johan Santana his first loss in 20 starts.Santana (2-1) lost for the first time since July, 23, 2003, against Kansas City. He had won 10 straight decisions.
White Sox 4, Indians 2 -- Jon Garland pitched seven strong innings as Chicago cooled off host Cleveland. Garland (3-2) allowed one run and five hits while snapping the Indians' season-high winning streak at five games. Consistent all season, the righthander has pitched into the seventh inning in seven of eight starts.
Paul Konerko hit a two-run single in a four-run fourth off Chicago's Chad Durbin (3-4) as the White Sox won for just the fourth time in 11 games.
Tigers 5, Athletics 1 -- Rondell White and Craig Monroe homered, and Jeremy Bonderman pitched seven innings to lead Detroit at Oakland, Calif.
Carlos Guillen hit a two-run triple for the Tigers, who began their nine-game road trip by ending Oakland's three-game winning streak. Oakland had won eight of 10.