Gregg Zaun snapped a tie with a two-run single in the 12th inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays ended the Orioles' eight-game winning streak with a 6-2 victory last night in Baltimore.
The Blue Jays, who held Baltimore without a hit over the final six innings, have won six of seven. They had lost six straight to the Orioles, including three in Toronto from April 22-24 that got Baltimore started on its run.
Although the Orioles came in with the second-best record in the majors, the smallest crowd in the 14-year history of Camden Yards, 15,641, showed up on a chilly night. Before Zaun's hit, the Blue Jays were 1 for 16 with runners in scoring position. Reed Johnson added a two-run single off John Parrish to complete the scoring.
Yankees 6, Devil Rays 2 -- Leave it to the last-place Devil Rays to provide some relief for struggling New York.
Mike Mussina (2-2) pitched seven solid innings, allowing five hits, and Gary Sheffield went 3 for 4 with an RBI to help the Yankees rebound from a miserable homestand by extending host Tampa Bay's losing streak to a season-high eight games.
Rey Sanchez had a two-run single and Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada also drove in runs for New York.
Rangers 3, A's 2 -- Kenny Rogers pitched eight shutout innings to improve to 21-4 in 41 career starts in Oakland, and David Dellucci homered and scored twice as Texas triumphed.
The 40-year-old Rogers (2-2) retired his first 14 batters, and finished with five strikeouts. He lost at the Oakland Coliseum last Sept. 16, ending a stretch of 18 straight winning decisions there dating to Aug. 7, 1994. He's 19-1 there since that '94 game.
Angels 5, Mariners 0 -- Jarrod Washburn pitched four-hit ball into the eighth and Los Angeles got two-run homers from Steve Finley and Garret Anderson to blank host Seattle.
Making his sixth start of the season, Washburn (2-0) walked three and struck out five in 7 2/3 innings to lower his ERA to 2.72. He has allowed only one run in his last two starts, spanning 15 1/3 innings.