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Royals rumble sad Twins

GOT THERE IN THE ENDIt went to the 14th inning, but when the breakthrough came Kansas bagged four to leave Minnesota ruing a clutch of missed chances


Kansas City Royals shortstop Angel Berroa, right, jumps out of the way as Minnesota Twins' Doug Mientkiewicz successfully breaks up a double play attempt during the first inning of their American League game in the Metrodome in Minneapolis on Thursday. Mientkiewicz was out at second and Twins batter Todd Sears was safe at first.


Slumping Joe Randa keyed a four-run 14th inning with a leadoff double to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Minnesota Twins 9-5 on Thursday.

"I'm still upset, still frustrated," said Randa, who now has three hits in his last 45 at-bats. "Hopefully some good things will happen. We'll see -- always good to get a break."

Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer in the first inning for the Royals, who split the four-game series and lead Minnesota by two and a half games in the American League Central.

Cristian Guzman went 4-for-7 for the Twins, who stranded 13 runners and squandered numerous chances to take the lead throughout the 4-hour, 54-minute game.

Devil Rays 9, Blue Jays 5

In Toronto, Toby Hall's two-run double and Rocco Baldelli's two-run single highlighted a six-run second inning that lifted Tampa Bay over Toronto. Baldelli went 2-for-5, raising his average to .352.

Yankees 10, Angels 4

In New York, Todd Zeile, playing first base for the first time this year, homered, singled on a pitchout and made a tumbling catch on a foul pop as New York grabbed a win from Anaheim.

Red Sox 12, Rangers 3

In Boston, Pedro Martinez (4-2) allowed five hits in six shutout innings and David Ortiz was 3-for-5 with two RBIs as Boston completed a three-game sweep. Alan Benes (0-2) allowed six runs and seven hits in three-plus innings.

Athletics 11, Tigers 2

In Detroit, Eric Byrnes hit a three-run triple in a six-run first inning, and Barry Zito (6-3) gave up two runs -- one earned -- four hits and one walk in six innings as Oakland beat Detroit.

White Sox 8, Orioles 2

In Chicago, Bartolo Colon allowed five hits before he was ejected in the ninth inning, and Magglio Ordonez keyed a six-run seventh with a bases-loaded triple as Chicago beat Baltimore.

Mariners 9, Indians 1

In Cleveland, Edgar Martinez hit a three-run homer and three Seattle pitchers took a shutout into the seventh inning as Seattle beat Cleveland.

Corey Patterson hit a two-run homer off Brooks Kieschnick in the 17th inning on Thursday to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-2 victory over Milwaukee and a four-game sweep of the Brewers.

Todd Wellemeyer capped his major league debut by helping to set a National League record, striking out the brewers in the 17th inning.

The strikeouts gave the Cubs' pitchers a total of 24, the most ever in an extra-inning game in the NL.

Braves 15, Padres 6

In San Diego, Julio Franco's two-run triple highlighted an eight-run fifth inning for Atlanta. Padres slugger Ryan Klesko -- a former Braves star -- was struck in the head with a ball by rookie left-hander Horacio Ramirez (3-2) leading off the fifth inning.

Klesko was knocked to the ground after getting hit near the right ear flap on his batting helmet.

Astros 6, Pirates 2

In Pittsburgh, Richard Hidalgo drove in two runs with a homer and a double, as Houston beat Pittsburgh for the seventh time in eight meetings the last 11 days.

Phillies 6, Diamondbacks 4

In Philadelphia, David Bell hit a go-ahead double in Philadelphia's three-run seventh inning to overcome Arizona.

Giants 11, Mets 3

In San Francisco, Barry Bonds homered, and Marquis Grissom homered and drove in four runs as San Francisco beat New York to end its longest losing streak in four years.

Rockies 4, Expos 2

In Denver, Greg Norton and Ronnie Belliard each had RBI singles as Colorado scored four runs with two outs in the sixth inning to beat Montreal in a game that was delayed more than two hours by rain.

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