Travis Fryman led off the bottom of the 11th inning with his 21st home run Friday night, giving newcomer Steve Reed and the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers in Cleveland.
Fryman hit a 3-1 pitch from Doug Bochtler (0-1) into the left-field stands for his third hit of the game against his former team.Reed (1-0) struck out three in two scoreless innings in his AL debut. Reed, acquired late Thursday in a five-player deal with the San Francisco Giants, was helped in the 10th by a controversial double play turned by Omar Vizquel.
BLUE JAYS 10, RED SOX 6: At Boston, Juan Guzman finally got some offensive support in another strong outing as Toronto hit three homers.
In his previous six games, Guzman (5-12) had a 2.66 ERA but was just 1-4. In those four losses, the Blue Jays scored only four runs.
DEVIL RAYS 6, ATHLETICS 0: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Tony Saunders got his first win in more than three months and Bubba Trammell drove in three runs for Tampa Bay.
The left-hander allowed five hits in 6 2-3 innings and survived seven walks.
ORIOLES 7, MARINERS 4: At Baltimore, Rafael Palmeiro hit two homers, including a rare shot onto Eutaw Street, as Baltimore extended its winning streak to five games.
Rich Becker went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs for the O's, whose 14th win in 15 games lifted them above .500 (52-51) for the first time since May 14.
YANKEES 5, WHITE SOX 4: At New York, Darryl Strawberry's second homer of the game, a two-run shot in the sixth, rallied New York to its fourth straight win.
Strawberry's 15th homer off left-handed reliever Bryan Ward (0-1), helped the Yankees improve baseball's best record to 72-25.
ROYALS 4, ANGELS 3: At Kansas City, Mo., Anaheim ace Chuck Finley sustained a bruised left elbow when struck by a line drive in the loss.
Finley (8-5) left the game immediately after being hit by Jeff King's drive in the fourth inning. The lefty was taken to a hospital for X-rays that revealed the injury and will be re-evaluated in 48 hours.
Hipolito Pichardo (5-7) won for the first time in almost a month. He gave three runs and eight hits in 6 1-3 innings. Jeff Montgomery struck out the side in the ninth for his 24th save.
TWINS 5, RANGERS 3: At Minneapolis, Dan Serafini shut down the most prolific lineup in the majors through six innings.
Serafini, who had lost his last three decisions and was without a victory since June 16, allowed nine hits and two runs.
Filling in for injured starter Bob Tewksbury, Serafini (4-3) walked one and struck out four. Rick Aguilera got his 23rd save.
Juan Gonzalez, whose 114 RBIs lead the majors, was 0-for-3 with a walk.