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RAMIREZ'S SLAM IS GRAND AS TRIBE RALLIES PAST TEXAS

Manny Ramirez's grand slam capped a six-run seventh inning Friday night as the Cleveland Indians overcame a seven-run deficit and beat the Texas Rangers 12-10.

Ramirez lined a 3-0 pitch off Gil Heredia (1-3) into the left-field stands for his second career grand slam as the Indians won their 13th straight home game.Cleveland's Eddie Murray and Texas' Kevin Elster each had four hits with Elster hitting two homers and two of the Rangers' club-record eight doubles.

Brewers 12, Twins 1

At Minneapolis, Dave Nilsson became the first player in Milwaukee Brewers history to hit two homers in the same inning, driving in four runs during an 11-run sixth.

Nilsson, who had only one home run this season, snapped a 1-1 tie with a homer off Jose Parra (1-2) leading off the sixth. Nilsson then hit a three-run drive off Erik Bennett for a 10-1 lead later in the inning.

White Sox 11, Tigers 6, 10 innings

At Detroit, Harold Baines hit a three-run homer in the top of the 10th inning and drove in five runs as Chicago sent Detroit to its 24th loss in 28 games.

Baines, who also hit two doubles, homered off Gregg Olson after Frank Thomas walked and Robin Ventura singled off Richie Lewis (1-3) to start the inning.

Red Sox 5, Athletics 3, 11 innings

At Boston, Wil Cordero hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 11th inning as Boston won despite stranding seven runners in its previous three innings.

Cordero doubled and scored in the eighth, tying the game at 3, but Jose Canseco struck out with two runners on base to end the inning.

In the 11th, Troy O'Leary singled with two outs and Cordero followed with a home run over the Green Monster screen in left field to end Boston's fifth extra-inning outing in its last six games. Mo Vaughn also homered for Boston.

Yankees 8, Angels 5

At New York, Paul O'Neill's three-run homer for New York capped a five-run fifth inning that was kept alive by a controversial call.

Gerald Williams was ruled safe at first base by umpire John Hirschbeck after grounding into a force play. Angels starter Jim Abbott (1-6) and his infielder teammates argued the call, which would have given them two outs had it gone in their favor. TV replays indicated their argument was valid.

Royals 4, Blue Jays 2

At Kansas City, Mo., Tim Belcher shut down Toronto until giving up consecutive home runs in the ninth inning, and Bip Roberts hit a two-run single in the third for Kansas City.

Belcher (4-2) allowed four hits through eight innings. He retired the first batter in the ninth, but Ed Sprague and John Olerud followed with home runs.

Orioles 14, Mariners 13

At Baltimore, Chris Hoiles' grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning capped a game full of hitting heroics, as Baltimore rallied from a three-run deficit in its last at-bat.

The game featured 41 hits and lasted 4 hours, 20 minutes, one minute short of the major league record for the longest nine-inning game set earlier this season at Camden Yards.