Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Twins Again Plate 21, Stick a Fork in Tigers

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Twins Again Plate 21, Stick a Fork in Tigers

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Pedro Munoz homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs Saturday as the Minnesota Twins tied team records for runs and hits in a 21-7 rout of the Detroit Tigers.

Alex Cole had four of the Twins' 24 hits. Scott Leius, who homered, Derek Parks and Munoz each had three hits for Minnesota. The Twins' 21 runs tied the mark set May 20 against Boston.

Munoz hit a two-run single in a six-run second inning. He hit a three-run homer as the Twins scored six times in the third for a 13-0 lead. Munoz added a sacrifice fly in the fifth and led off the seventh with his third homer of the year. He is in his third major-league season.

Royals 4, Yankees 3: Terry Shumpert had the first two-homer game of his three-year career, driving in three runs and helping Kansas City past New York.

Dave Henderson also homered for the Royals. Jim Leyritz hit a two-run homer with two out in the ninth for the Yankees. Shumpert hit a bases-empty home run in the third inning. After Henderson gave the Royals a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning with his fifth homer, Shumpert hit a two-run homer in the eighth off Terry Mulholland (5-5).

Rangers 10, Red Sox 4: Jose Canseco had four hits and a two-run homer, and Kenny Rogers got his fifth successive win as Texas defeated Boston.

Rusty Greer added a homer, two doubles and a single for the Rangers, and drove in three runs. Will Clark had four singles and two RBIs.

Rogers (7-3) allowed four runs on seven hits in seven innings. He struck out five.

Indians 8, Athletics 2: Eddie Murray hit the 450th homer of his 18-year career and drove in four runs, Jack Morris pitched seven strong innings, and Cleveland beat Oakland for its seventh win in a row.

The Indians are 15-4 since May 13. They are 5-0 this season against the Athletics, with all those victories coming in the last nine days.

White Sox 7, Orioles 1: Jack McDowell allowed five hits in seven innings and rookie Norberto Martin hit his first career homer - a grand slam - to lift Chicago past Baltimore.

McDowell (3-7) won for the first time in five starts, walking four and striking out five.

***** NATIONAL LEAGUE Smoltz Ends Drought As Braves Win

John Smoltz won for the first time in seven weeks, and Fred McGriff hit a three-run homer as the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2. …

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