Mon, Jul 09, 2007 - Page 18 News List

Beltran leads Mets over Astros

AMAZING CATCH Having played for Houston before, the New York slugger knew the field and ran up the hill in center field to haul in a long drive as he fell down

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Mariners 4, Athletics 0

At Oakland, Felix Hernandez held Oakland scoreless for a second straight start and Adrian Beltre homered for the third time in two games for Seattle.

Coming off a 5-for-5, two homer game on Friday, Beltre helped Seattle make short work of Rich Harden in his return to the Oakland rotation by hitting a three-run homer in the second inning. Harden (1-2) couldn't make it out of the third, leaving with a 4-0 deficit after intentionally walking Beltre.

Indians 9, Blue Jays 4

At Toronto, Casey Blake hit a three-run homer and Fausto Carmona won back-to-back starts for the first time in almost two months for Cleveland.

Blake's homer, his second in as many days, was one of four by the Indians, who also got solo shots from Victor Martinez, Grady Sizemore and Trot Nixon.

White Sox 3, Twins 1

At Chicago, Mark Buehrle pitched eight shutout innings to cool off Minnesota's sizzling offense and Paul Konerko hit a two-run homer for Chicago.

The White Sox's victory came a day after they were pummeled in a day-night doubleheader by the Twins, losing 20-14 and 12-0 -- the most runs they'd given up in back-to-back games since 1930.

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