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M’s score 3 in ninth to down Yanks

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NEW YORK — David Cone, back from a 1 1/2-week stay at New York's minor league complex, struggled through six innings and remained winless since April 28, as the New York Yankees fell to the Seattle Mariners 6-5 Saturday.

The Mariners broke a 3-3 tie with three runs in the ninth inning and beat Dwight Gooden (5-4).

Brett Tomko (6-3) pitched two innings for the win and Kazuhiro Sasaki got three outs for his 26th save in 29 chances, giving up a two-run homer to Jorge Posada, who had his sixth career multihomer game.

The Yankees lost for the 13th straight time in a game started by Cone, who allowed seven hits and five walks.

TIGERS 4, TWINS 3: At Detroit, Billy McMillon homered twice in his Detroit debut and Javier Cardona hit his first major league home run in a victory over Minnesota.

Juan Encarnacion hit a tiebreaking single for the Tigers in the sixth that chased Joe Mays (6-13).

Knuckleballer Steve Sparks (1-2) gave up three runs and seven hits in six innings. Todd Jones pitched the ninth for his AL-leading 32nd save.

Denny Hocking homered and had two RBIs for the Twins, who lost for just the sixth time in 15 games.

DEVIL RAYS 5, ORIOLES 4, 10 INNINGS: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Miguel Cairo walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning as Tampa Bay beat the Baltimore.

It was the second straight game the teams needed extra innings. The Orioles beat the Devil Rays 10-9 in 15 innings, a game that ended at 12:33 Saturday morning.

Greg Vaughn started the winning rally with a single off Mike Trombley (4-3).

Doug Creek and Roberto Hernandez threw five hitless innings out of the bullpen. Creek walked one in three innings, while Hernandez (3-3) worked two perfect innings.

BLUE JAYS 8, RANGERS 5: At Toronto, David Wells became the first 17-game winner in the major leagues and Tony Batista hit his AL-leading 33rd home run as Toronto defeated Texas.

Wells (17-4) allowed just one run before Rusty Greer's three-run double with two outs in the seventh. He allowed eight hits in seven innings, struck out five and walked one.

Rookie Doug Davis (4-3), making his first start since May 17, gave up six runs and nine hits in five innings.

INDIANS 6, ANGELS 3: At Cleveland, Kenny Lofton singled to drive in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and Cleveland beat Anaheim for its fourth straight win.

Lofton's broken-bat blooper off Scott Schoeneweis (5-6) fell behind shortstop Kevin Stocker and scored Sandy Alomar. Lofton had three of Cleveland's 16 hits as the Indians sent Anaheim to its fourth straight loss.

Justin Speier (2-1) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings, and Paul Shuey struck out both batters he faced to close the eighth.

ROYALS 7, RED SOX 5: At Boston, Mark Quinn hit a tiebreaking double during a three-run eighth inning and Johnny Damon went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored to lead Kansas City over Boston.

Mike Sweeney drove in two runs for the Royals, who won for just the second time in nine games.

Boston's Carl Everett went 3-for-5 with his 27th homer in his return following a 10-game suspension for bumping an umpire July 15. Before the game, he got into a shouting match with manager Jimy Williams.

Nomar Garciaparra went 1-for-4, dropping his major league-leading average to .392.

WHITE SOX 4, ATHLETICS 3, 10 INNINGS: At Chicago, Jason Isringhausen balked home the tying run in the ninth inning and Frank Thomas drove in the game winner in the 10th as Chicago rallied to beat Oakland.