Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

O's Pitcher Allows 5 Hrs in 5 Innings but Still Is Winner

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

O's Pitcher Allows 5 Hrs in 5 Innings but Still Is Winner

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The Baltimore Orioles and California Angels tied a major-league record by combining for 11 home runs Friday night in the Orioles' 14-7 victory.

Jeffrey Hammonds hit two homers for Baltimore and Mike Mussina got his 12th victory despite giving up five home runs in five innings. Rafael Palmeiro, Leo Gomez, Cal Ripken and Chris Hoiles also homered for the Orioles, who have hit home runs in a club-record 17 successive games.

Tim Salmon had two homers, while Chad Curtis, Chili Davis and Jim Edmonds each hit one for the Angels, who have lost four in a row.

Mussina (12-4), despite allowing 10 hits and seven runs, moved into a tie with the Yankees' Jimmy Key for the most wins in the majors.

White Sox 8, Brewers 0: Jack McDowell threw a seven-hit shutout and Julio Franco had five RBIs, leading Chicago over Milwaukee.

Athletics 6, Red Sox 3: Resurgent Oakland won its eighth successive game, beating Boston with a five-run first inning and eight strong innings from pitcher Ron Darling.

Indians 6, Twins 1: Jack Morris pitched a four-hitter for his 251st career victory and Eddie Murray hit his 453rd career home run as Cleveland beat Minnesota.

Rangers 10, Tigers 6: Juan Gonzalez hit a grand slam in the eighth inning, capping Texas' rally from a six-run deficit and leading the Rangers to a victory over Detroit in the first game of a doubleheader.

Mariners 4, Yankees 3: Ken Griffey drove in the winning run with an eighth-inning single for Seattle.

Royals 4, Blue Jays 3: Brian McRae hit a two-out RBI single in the 12th inning, giving Kansas City the win. Toronto has lost 12 of its last 13.

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