Just when it seemed Toronto was about to waste the rest of its lead in the AL East, Dave Stewart came through with the type of game that made him a four-time 20-game winner.
"Stewart certainly built up a reputation for picking guys up in Oakland," Paul Molitor said.Stewart allowed five hits in six shutout innings and Pat Borders drove in two runs as the Toronto beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 Tuesday night and stopped its season-high losing streak at five games.
Toronto increased its lead to two games over the second-place New York Yankees, who are struggling on the West Coast. Stewart (4-3) allowed baserunners in the first six innings, but pitched out of trouble all night for his 150th career victory.
"Heck, I've known about No. 150 for four games now," Stewart said. "But in the situation in the ninth, I didn't even think about getting the game ball. I'll get something scuffed up that looks like it."
Tigers 4, Twins 1
John Doherty (8-4) allowed six hits in seven-plus innings and Mickey Tettleton hit his major league-leading 23rd home run as Detroit stopped a 10-game road losing streak and won for only the second time in 15 games.
Orioles 8, Royals 0
Jamie Moyer (5-3) pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game since Aug. 3, 1990, and won his fifth straight decision. He has pitched 17 straight scoreless innings.
Mariners 12, Yankees 4
Dave Magadan drove in four runs at the Kingdome, including a three-run triple in a six-run seventh, as Seattle stopped a four-game losing streak.
Indians 11, Athletics 8
Pinch-hitter Carlos Martinez connected for a three-run homer off Vince Horsman in the ninth as visiting Cleveland won for the 13th time in 16 games.
Angels 3, Red Sox 2
Gary DiSarcina singled home the winning run in the ninth, and Chuck Finley (10-6) pitched a six-hitter for his sixth complete game as California stopped Boston's five-game winning streak.
Rangers 11, Brewers 1
Dean Palmer drove in a career-high six runs as visiting Texas got 17 hits and won its fourth straight.