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Alomar’s homers power streaking Indians to victory

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Indians 5, Angels 2

CLEVELAND — Roberto Alomar hit two of Cleveland's four home runs as the Indians extended a winning streak to five for the first time since June 3-7, beating the Anaheim Angels 5-2 Sunday.

Bartolo Colon (10-8) won for the first time since July 9, allowing two runs and six hits in seven innings. Bob Wickman finished with a perfect ninth for his second save since Cleveland acquired him from Milwaukee on July 28, sending Anaheim to its season-high fifth consecutive loss.

Brian Cooper (4-7) allowed all five runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings, including homers by Jim Thome, who reached 30 for the fifth straight year, and Einar Diaz.

WHITE SOX 13, ATHLETICS 0: At Chicago, James Baldwin (13-4) allowed five hits in eight innings, matching his career high for wins and improving to 5-1 against Oakland.

Tim Hudson (12-4) lost for the second time in his last 13 decisions, giving up eight runs — seven earned — and seven hits in just 2 2/3 innings.

MARINERS 11, YANKEES 1: At New York, Edgar Martinez hit a three-run homer and Stan Javier tied his career high with five hits.

Paul Abbott (7-4) allowed one run and seven hits in eight innings to beat the Yankees for the first time in six career appearances.

ROYALS 3, RED SOX 1: At Boston, Dan Reichert (5-6) allowed one run and seven hits in eight innings, and Johnny Damon went 3-for-4.

With two on in the ninth and one out, Ricky Bottalico relieved and retired Trot Nixon on a flyout and Brian Daubach on a groundout for his 11th save.

RANGERS 11, BLUE JAYS 6: At Toronto, Mike Lamb tied a Rangers record with three doubles as Texas stopped a three-game losing streak.

Ryan Glynn (3-1) allowed four runs — three earned — and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings, giving up a three-run homer to Dave Martinez in the first.

TWINS 7, TIGERS 3: At Detroit, J.C. Romero (1-1) got his first major league win, allowing one run and six hits in six innings, and Torii Hunter had three RBIs.

Denny Hocking and Corey Koskie drove in two runs each for the Twins, who won two of three in Detroit and have won 10 of their last 16.

DEVIL RAYS 7, ORIOLES 4: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Greg Vaughn and Jose Guillen hit two-run homers in the third inning off Mike Mussina (7-11), who gave up seven runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings, matching his career high for losses (19-11 in 1996).