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All-Star wars? Baldwin wins, Leiter loses

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White Sox 11, Brewers 5

Five days after the All-Star game, James Baldwin got another win, and Al Leiter lost again.

Baldwin (12-4), the winner in Tuesday's All-Star game, struck out a career-high 11 and allowed seven hits in eight innings as the Chicago White Sox beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-5 Sunday.

Leiter (10-3), the All-Star loser for the NL, tied a season high by allowing six runs, including Marty Cordova's grand slam in the sixth. He gave up seven hits and four walks and struck out six in 5 2/3 innings as the Mets lost for the ninth time in 12 games, 7-3 to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Baldwin's 12 victories matched his 1999 total, one shy of his career high, set in 1998.

"I wasn't trying to strike everybody out, just trying to make them put the ball in play. The strikeouts seemed to happen," said Baldwin, who went home to North Carolina for three days after the All-Star game to be with his wife as she delivered their second child.

All-Star Magglio Ordonez had a grand slam, a solo homer and a career-high six RBIs for the White Sox.

"Maggs speaks for himself," Baldwin said. "He is coming out and attacking pitches. It shows not only for him but the whole club. Anytime you have one guy doing that and you have the rest of the guys falling in, it makes things easier."

Ordonez raised his season total to 23 with his fourth multihomer game, second this season.

John Snyder (3-4) took the loss.

Leiter was perfect in Toronto until allowing a two-out single in the fourth. He walked the bases loaded in the fifth before allowing an RBI single to Alberto Castillo and an RBI grounder to Homer Bush.

The left-hander blamed poor umpiring for the loss.

"That was the worst-umpired game I've ever seen," Leiter said of plate umpire Mike Fichter, a summer relief umpire. "The guy had no clue. It wasn't just me either. Guys on the Jays were complaining too. I hope it doesn't come out that I'm a crybaby because it wasn't just me."

YANKEES 9, PHILLIES 8: David Justice's single capped New York's biggest late-inning comeback in 24 years, five runs in the ninth inning and three in the 10th at Yankee Stadium. After Brian Hunter's two-run homer in the 10th off Mariano Rivera (3-3), Paul O'Neill, Bernie Williams and Justice hit RBI singles off Jeff Brantley (1-4).

RED SOX 5, EXPOS 2: One day after butting heads with plate umpire Ronald Kulpa and getting ejected, Carl Everett went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer at Fenway Park, and Tim Wakefield (6-5) won his fourth straight start, beating Mike Johnson (4-4).

TIGERS 6, REDS 2: Bobby Higginson was 3-for-4 with a homer and Juan Encarnacion hit two RBI doubles before a record crowd of 40,637 at Comerica Park. Jeff Weaver (6-7) won for the third time in four decisions, defeating Steve Parris (5-12).

ASTROS 5, INDIANS 1: At Cleveland, Scott Elarton (9-3) won his fifth straight start, and Craig Biggio and Daryle Ward homered as Houston beat Bartolo Colon (9-6) to win for just the seventh time in 23 games.

BRAVES 6, DEVIL RAYS 4: Andruw Jones had two home runs and four RBIs, and visiting Atlanta won its fourth straight. Scott Kamieniecki (1-0) beat Jim Mecir (7-2) as the Braves improved to 7-0 against Tampa Bay.

ORIOLES 9, MARLINS 5: B.J. Surhoff homered in a four-run sixth against reliever Vic Darensbourg (4-1), and Delino DeShields added a three-run homer as Baltimore beat visiting Florida, getting a win for Alan Mills (2-0).

TWINS 5, CARDINALS 2: Mark Redman (7-4) won a matchup of rookie pitchers against Rick Ankiel (6-4) at the Metrodome.

GIANTS 6, RANGERS 4: J.T. Snow hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth off Esteban Loaiza (5-6) as Shawn Estes (9-3) led host San Francisco to its 10th win in 12 games.

MARINERS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 3: At Phoenix, Rickey Henderson passed Babe Ruth on the career hits list and scored the go-ahead run after his eighth-inning triple. Jose Mesa (3-5) got the win, and Russ Springer (2-3) lost.

PADRES 6, ANGELS 5: Anaheim reliever Alan Levine (1-2) fielded Eric Owens' bases-loaded bunt with two outs in the 10th, but dropped the ball as he went to throw to first. Donne Wall (3-2) pitched a scoreless 10th.

CUBS 10, ROYALS 7: At Kansas City, Sammy Sosa homered twice off Dan Reichert (3-6) to pass Joe DiMaggio on the career list, and he had four RBIs, making a a winner of Kerry Wood (4-6).


DODGERS 7, PIRATES 3: At Los Angeles, Todd Hollandsworth hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in a six-run, eighth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from a three-run deficit Sunday night to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3.

Los Angeles was without manager Davey Johnson, who was hospitalized earlier Sunday because of an irregular heart rhythm.