Mussina Pitches Orioles Past Yankees

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Mussina Pitches Orioles Past Yankees


The, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


Mike Mussina pitched a three-hitter for his first win in five weeks as the Baltimore Orioles ended their run of lopsided losses to the New York Yankees with a 6-1 victory Saturday in Baltimore.

Mussina faced 31 batters, four over the minimum. He took a one-hitter into the ninth and had retired 20 straight batters before the Yankees got two hits around an error to avert a shutout.

Mussina (14-7) struck out eight and walked one in earning his first win in eight decisions against the Yankees since May 26, 1993. He set a franchise record with 206 strikeouts, two more than his previous high of a year ago. Rafael Palmeiro, B.J Surhoff and Jerome Walton homered for the Orioles, whose magic number to clinch the AL East title is 10 and whose magic number to earn a postseason berth is two. *White Sox 7, Indians 6: Albert Belle drove in two runs to help Chicago top visiting Cleveland. Belle hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning, a double in the third and an RBI single in the sixth. Belle, who left Cleveland for a $55 million, five-year deal with the White Sox, is three for nine with three RBIs in the series. He helped Chicago to its fourth win in five games. Orel Hershiser (13-6) lost for the first time in 12 starts since July 2, allowing six runs and seven hits in three innings. *Athletics 4, Tigers 2: Dave Telgheder won a start for the first time since May 21, and Ben Grieve hit his first major-league homer, leading Oakland past visiting Detroit. …

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