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Thomas game-winner snaps Yankees winning streak

Thursday, September 13, 2007

By The Associated Press

TORONTO -- Frank Thomas drove in the winning run with a single in the ninth inning, and Toronto beat New York 2-1 on Thursday night to snap the Yankees' seven-game winning streak.

The Yankees, who fell 5 1/2 games behind first-place Boston in the AL East, begin a three-game series with the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Friday night.

Johnny Damon homered and rookie Ian Kennedy allowed one hit in seven-plus innings for New York, which leads the wild-card race by 3 1/2 games over Detroit.

Alex Rios led off the bottom of the ninth with a single off reliever Chris Britton (0-1), stole second and scored when Thomas grounded a clean single to center.

Thomas went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Toronto, which ended a five-game losing streak.

Scott Downs (3-2) got two outs in the ninth for the win.

Making his third major league start, Kennedy walked four and struck out seven.

Toronto starter A.J. Burnett went eight innings, allowing one run and four hits with eight strikeouts.

Orioles 3, Angels 0

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Jon Leicester and three relievers combined on a five-hitter and Scott Moore had two RBIs to lead Baltimore.

The Orioles won the finale of the series after losing the first two games by a combined score of 28-11. They won for just the fourth time in their last 22 games and for the second time in their last 16 home games.

Los Angeles had its six-game road winning streak snapped and was shut out for the seventh time this season.

Leicester (2-1) allowed four hits. Relievers James Hoey, Chad Bradford and Jamie Walker finished the Orioles' ninth shutout of the season. Walker pitched 1 1-3 innings for his fifth save in 10 chances.

Moore drove in a run in the second with a double and had a sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Luis Hernandez, Miguel Tejada's replacement at shortstop, had his first career three-hit game.

John Lackey (16-9) went seven innings and gave up three runs and nine hits. He struck out eight and walked one. Lackey has just one win in his last six starts.


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