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Delgado’s HR lifts Toronto past Anaheim

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Blue Jays 8, Angels 6

TORONTO — Carlos Delgado hit a two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays an 8-6 win over the Anaheim Angels on Wednesday.

Dave Martinez singled with one out in the ninth off Lou Pote (1-1). Delgado, who went 2-for-5 with four RBIs, then hit a 3-2 pitch for his 35th homer, giving Toronto the win.

Billy Koch (6-2) pitched a perfect ninth to earn the victory.

Anaheim's Troy Glaus hit his 35th homer, and Darin Erstad hit his 20th, raising his major league-leading hit total to 185.

RANGERS 5, YANKEES 0: At Arlington, Texas. Brian Sikorski pitched into the eighth inning in his major league debut as Texas snapped its 10-game losing streak to New York.

Rangers center fielder Gabe Kapler went 0-for-4 to end his 28-game hitting streak, longest in the majors this season.

WHITE SOX 7, ORIOLES 3: At Baltimore. Frank Thomas hit his AL-high 37th homer and Jim Parque finally got his 10th win for Chicago.

Thomas hit a three-run shot in the second inning to put the White Sox up 6-0. He has two homers and eight RBIs in two games and ranks second in the AL with 111 RBIs.

Parque (10-4) allowed three runs, five hits and two walks in six-plus innings.

RED SOX 4, DEVIL RAYS 3: At Boston. Carl Everett's two-run single highlighted a three-run seventh for Boston.

For the third straight game, the Red Sox failed to score in the first five innings. But they took advantage of relievers Paul Wilson (0-2) and Doug Creek after Ryan Rupe left with a 2-1 lead after six innings.

ROYALS 9, TWINS 3: At Minneapolis. Dave McCarty broke a 13 at-bat hitless streak by going 3-for-4 with three RBIs as Kansas City snapped a seven-game losing streak at the Metrodome.

Rey Sanchez and Hector Ortiz added three hits apiece, and Mark Quinn homered as the Royals got 16 hits to back Brian Meadows (2-0).

TIGERS 12, MARINERS 8: At Seattle. Juan Encarnacion and Deivi Cruz hit two-run homers as Detroit completed a three-game sweep.

The Mariners, who held their first closed-door meeting since the first day of spring training before the game, lost their season-worst fifth straight. The Tigers beat Seattle for the fifth time in six games and won for the sixth time in seven games.

ATHLETICS 7, INDIANS 6: At Oakland, Calif. Terrence Long's two-run double capped a three-run rally in the ninth, giving Oakland a three-game sweep.

Long, who went 3-for-5, also tripled against Steve Karsay and scored on Mike Stanley's double-play grounder to cut it to 6-4 in the eighth.

Cleveland closer Bob Wickman (1-2) loaded the bases with one out before pinch-hitter Jason Giambi's infield single made it 6-5. Long followed with a double down the left-field line, scoring Matt Stairs and Sal Fasano, who both walked. It was Wickman's second blown save in seven chances.