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AL ROUNDUP

Blue Jays get drop on Orioles

Frank Catalanotto hit a tiebreaking single in the 12th inning, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Orioles, 5-4, last night in Baltimore.

Chris Woodward led off the 12th by doubling off the left-field wall against Mike DeJean (0-1). Catalanotto followed with a single through the hole at shortstop.

Kerry Ligtenberg (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the Blue Jays, off to a franchise-worst 5-12 start. Toronto stranded 18 runners.

Toronto manager Carlos Tosca was ejected in the 11th inning by plate umpire Mike Everitt for arguing after Baltimore's Melvin Mora popped up and the ball went off the glove of catcher Kevin Cash. Everitt ruled the ball fair. It was the fourth ejection of Tosca's career.

Miguel Tejada had three hits, including a homer, and two RBIs for the Orioles. Javy Lopez also drove in two runs.

Carlos Delgado and Cash homered for Toronto, which had lost six of seven. Delgado had a season-high four hits.

Angels 6, A's 3 -- Vladimir Guerrero homered, helping Kelvim Escobar earn his first win as Anaheim won in Oakland, Calif. After losing two of three at home to the A's last weekend, the Angels have taken the first two games of this three-game series against their division rivals.

Two of Anaheim's big offseason additions played a big part in the latest win for the Angels, who went from World Series champions in 2002 to 77 wins last season.

Guerrero hit his fifth homer of the season, and Escobar (1-1) recovered from a shaky start to pitch five innings for the victory as the Angels tied the A's for first in the AL West.

Scot Shields, Francisco Rodriguez, and Troy Percival combined for four scoreless innings of relief to finish it. Percival earned his fourth save.

Devil Rays 4, White Sox 1 -- Doug Waechter allowed one run over six innings and Julio Lugo had two RBIs, pacing Tampa Bay past host Chicago. Waechter (1-0), making his first start since Sept. 24, allowed four hits, struck out five and walked none.

Danny Baez relieved with two on and two outs, walked Frank Thomas, then got Carlos Lee to pop out. Baez finished for his second save.

Rangers 3, Mariners 0 -- Hank Blalock hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth, helping host Texas move two games over .500 for the first time in almost four years.Seattle starter Freddy Garcia (0-1) took a five-hitter into the eighth, when Blalock homered with one out, his fourth of the season. Kevin Mench added a two-run double off Julio Mateo. Garcia gave up three runs and eight hits in 7 2/3 innings.

Royals 10, Twins 1 -- Carlos Beltran homered and tripled on his 27th birthday, helping host Kansas City claim only its second victory in 10 games.

Tigers 5, Indians 2 -- Rondell White hit a three-run homer off Chad Durbin in the ninth, lifting host Detroit over Cleveland.

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