Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Macfarlane Homers Help Kc Top Nagy

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Macfarlane Homers Help Kc Top Nagy

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Mike Macfarlane homered twice in a game for the second time in five days, and the visiting Kansas City Royals handed Charles Nagy his first loss since April 27 by defeating the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Monday night.

Macfarlane hit his eighth and ninth homers of the season, both bases-empty shots, off Nagy (11-2).

Chris Haney (6-6) retired the last 14 batters he faced and finished with a seven-hitter for his third complete game of the season. He walked none, and his only strikeout came when he fanned Eddie Murray to end the game.

Nagy, 8-0 with three no-decisions since an 11-6 loss to Toronto on April 27, yielded four runs on eight hits, three of them homers, in seven innings. He struck out seven and walked one.

Orioles 7, Blue Jays 4: Brady Anderson hit his major league-leading 28th home run of the season, and Roberto Alomar had two hits and scored two runs to lead visiting Baltimore to a victory in Toronto.

Rocky Coppinger (3-0) allowed two runs on four hits over six-plus innings. He struck out four, walked two and gave up bases-empty homers to Sandy Martinez in the fifth, and John Olerud in the seventh. Pat Hentgen (7-6) gave up six runs on nine hits over six innings, striking out two and walking four.

Brewers 2, Tigers 0: Knuckleballer Steve Sparks and three relievers combined for Milwaukee's first shutout of the season in a win in Detroit.

Sparks (4-6), recalled from Class AAA New Orleans earlier Monday, scattered six hits with two strikeouts and no walks in seven innings. Graeme Lloyd and Ramon Garcia pitched the eighth, and Mike Fetters got the last three outs for his 14th save. Detroit finished with only seven hits.

But even though the Brewers got their first shutout, they also failed to homer for the first time in 20 games. …

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