If the first game-ending home run of Ken Griffey Jr.'s career wasn't enough evidence that his broken wrist is healed, the high-fives he dished out and received should prove it.
The first 181 times Griffey homered in his seven-year career, his teammates waited until he reached the dugout before they congratulated him. But when his two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning Thursday night rallied Seattle to a 9-7 victory over the Yankees, they mobbed him at home plate.The Mariners, who were 0-43 when trailing after eight innings, rallied for three runs in the ninth off relief ace John Wetteland. The loss was the Yankees' sixth straight, their longest skid since September 1992.
"That's a heck of a way to finish a ball game," jubilant Mariners manager Lou Piniella said.
Red Sox 13, Athletics 6
Boston won its sixth straight and 20th in its last 22 games by scoring 13 runs in the first three innings.
Brewers 5, Twins 3
B.J. Surhoff homered twice and made two nice catches in left field as host Milwaukee pulled within 21/2 of the wild-card lead.
Angels 6, Orioles 4
J.T. Snow ruined Cal Ripken's 35th birthday by tying his career highs with four hits and four RBIs in Anaheim, Calif.
Royals 5, Rangers 3
Brent Mayne, who missed the three previous games with an injured left hand, singled in the go-ahead run in the fifth.
Mets 5, Padres 4
Pinch-hitter Chris Jones' RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning capped a three-run rally as the New York Mets beat San Diego.
Phillies 7, Dodgers 6
Charlie Hayes, after waiting 10 minutes for Rudy Seanez to warm up to relieve injured Pedro Astacio, homered with two outs in the 11th inning.
Giants 5, Expos 3
Deion Sanders' daring baserunning helped set up Glenallen Hill's two-run double in the eighth inning as San Francisco sent Montreal to its sixth straight loss.
Rockies 8, Pirates 6
Larry Walker began the day in a slump and on the bench. He ended it with a homer in his first pinch-hitting appearance of the season, a three-run shot in the seventh inning at Coors Field.
Cardinals 6, Reds 5
St. Louis, with the worst record in the NL, capped a 5-2 homestand against division leaders Cincinnati and Atlanta. The Cardinals won consecutive series for the first time since the All-Star break.
Cubs 6, Marlins 2
Sammy Sosa hit his seventh home run in seven games as Chicago won at Wrigley Field. Florida finished a 2-9 road trip.