When the Indians left Cleveland Stadium in 1994 for Jacobs Field, they said goodbye to small crowds, lousy teams and more than 40 years of failure.
However, one thing trailed the Indians across town: The Yankee Curse.The Yankees, an Indians nemesis for most of the past century, completed their first four-game sweep in Cleveland since 1964 with a 6-5 win Sunday.
Dwight Gooden won his fourth straight start and Bernie Williams, Paul O'Neill and Tino Martinez hit solo home runs for the Yankees, who improved to 9-3 against the defending AL champions this season.
In handing the Indians four straight losses for the first time this season, the Yankees also improved to 12-2 at Jacobs Field, including 6-0 this year. Incredibly, New York is the only opponent with a record over .500 at the Jake.
While the Indians have been beating up on the rest of the AL, they haven't been able to handle the Yankees. Cleveland has won only two season series between the clubs since 1986.
On Friday, the Indians still owned the best record in the majors. But the Yankees changed that with their first four-game sweep since the '64 Mickey Mantle-led Yankees did it at Municipal Stadium on Sept. 22-23.
Royals 4, Orioles 0
At Baltimore, Kevin Appier pitched eight innings of two-hit ball and Sal Fasano homered as Kansas City averted a three-game sweep.
Tom Goodwin had two hits, stole two bases and scored twice to help the Royals win for only the fourth time in 14 games.
Tigers 10, Twins 8
At Detroit, the Tigers won their third straight game for the first time this season.
Detroit, with the worst staff ERA in the majors, extended its scoreless streak to 24 innings before Dave Hollins' homer highlighted a five-run sixth to put the Twins ahead 5-4.
But Detroit came back in the seventh, with Travis Fryman's two-run double keying a six-run inning against five pitchers.
Brewers 8, Angels 4
At Milwaukee, Jose Valentin's two-run double highlighted a five-run seventh inning.
Tied 3-3, Chuck Finley (9-5) gave up a leadoff single to Pat Listach in the seventh. After a sacrifice, Finley walked the next three batters to force in the go-ahead run.
White Sox 7, Mariners 6, 10 innings
At Chicago, the White Sox stopped their eight-game losing streak on Ray Durham's RBI double with one out in the 10th.
The Mariners lost for the first time in four games since star center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. was injured.
Blue Jays 5, Athletics 4
At Oakland, Calif., Jacob Brumfield hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning to put Toronto ahead.
Trailing 3-2, the Blue Jays began their rally when Mike Huff tripled off Oakland's Steve Wojciechowski (5-5). One out later, Tomas Perez walked and Wojciechowski was lifted for Jim Corsi.
Brumfield then hit a 1-0 pitch over the left-field fence for his fifth homer.
Red Sox 6, Rangers 4
At Arlington, Texas, Jose Canseco went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs, the last two on a two-out single in the eighth that snapped a 4-4 tie. John Valentin tied the game 4-4 with an RBI single off Jeff Russell one out before Canseco won it.