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Ninth inning rally paces Rays past Indians

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

By The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Carlos Pena's three-run homer capped a six-run rally in the ninth inning that carried the Tampa Bay Rays past the Cleveland Indians 10-7 on Wednesday.

Eric Hinske had an RBI double in the ninth and Gabe Gross tied it 7-all with a two-run homer off Edward Mujica, who was trying for his first major league save.

Masa Kobayashi (4-5) replaced Mujica and gave up an infield single to Akinori Iwamura. The right-hander then walked Ben Zobrist before Pena homered to center for his fifth career game-ending homer, setting off a raucous celebration at Tropicana Field.

The AL East leaders, who have never won more than 70 games in 10 previous seasons, improved to 68-45 with their eighth victory in 11 games. A major league-best 45-17 at home, Tampa Bay now embarks on its final trip out West this season beginning Thursday night at Seattle.

Troy Percival (2-0) got two outs in the ninth for the win.

Angels 9, Orioles 4

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Vladimir Guerrero homered and drove in four runs, Garret Anderson had three hits and two RBIs, and the Angels rolled past the Orioles.

Ervin Santana (13-5) allowed four runs and eight hits over seven innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. The first-time All-Star got as much run support in this outing as he did over his previous four starts combined, including a 5-2 loss at Camden Yards on July 27.

Baltimore left fielder Luis Montanez homered on the second pitch he saw in the major leagues, trimming the Angels' lead to 4-1 in the third. The only other player in Orioles history to homer in his first big league at-bat was relief pitcher Les "Buster" Narum on May 3, 1963.

Garrett Olson (8-6) lasted only 2 2-3 innings, allowing six runs and seven hits after throwing 117 pitches over 8 1-3 innings last Friday in a 10-5 win at Seattle.

Twins 7, Mariners 3

SEATTLE (AP) -- Rookie Denard Span drove in a career-high four runs and robbed Adrian Beltre of a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning, leading the Twins to a victory.

Nick Blackburn (9-6), who began the season at Double-A New Britain, allowed three runs in six innings to tie Detroit's Armando Galarraga for most wins by an AL rookie.

Beltre had two hits and two RBIs for Seattle. The Mariners were denied a season-high fourth consecutive win and first three-game sweep of an AL team in their lost season.

Jarrod Washburn (5-11) allowed five hits and four runs -- three earned -- in six innings. He struck out six and walked three. Washburn has one win in his last six starts.

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