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Yankees hit high point: 3 straight

Randy Johnson pitched eight gritty innings, Tony Womack hit a go-ahead single, and the Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners, 4-3, last night in New York for their first three-game winning streak of the season.

Tino Martinez homered in his third consecutive game for the Yankees, who were coming off consecutive shutouts of Oakland.

Adrian Beltre connected for the Mariners, who have lost eight of nine.

Ichiro Suzuki went 2 for 4 with an RBI single and a strikeout against Johnson, his first regular-season at-bats vs. the Big Unit.

After missing his previous scheduled start because of a stiff groin, Johnson (3-2) gave up seven hits and two walks, striking out seven in his 249th win.

On his 119th pitch, he struck out slumping Bret Boone with two on to end the eighth.

Pinch hitter Rey Sanchez opened the bottom half with a single off Jeff Nelson (0-1) and advanced on Derek Jeter's sacrifice bunt.

Womack then bounced a single up the middle, giving the Yankees a 4-3 lead.

Mariano Rivera worked a perfect ninth for his fourth save in six chances.

Devil Rays 4, White Sox 2 -- In St. Petersburg, Fla., Chris Singleton had two hits and drove in two runs to help Tampa Bay end Chicago's eight-game winning streak.

Lance Carter (1-0) pitched three scoreless innings in relief of Hideo Nomo, who left because of cramps in his left hamstring in the sixth. Danys Baez worked the ninth for his third save in four opportunities.

Singleton had two run-scoring singles off Freddy Garcia (3-2), the second snapping a 2-2 tie in the sixth. Damon Hollins added an RBI double in the sixth, and the Devil Rays scored again for a two-run lead when Aubrey Huff grounded out with the bases loaded in the seventh.

Tampa Bay snapped a three-game losing streak, winning for just the fourth time in its last 15 games.

Indians 3, Angels 0 -- Kevin Millwood allowed one hit over eight innings for his first American League victory, and Coco Crisp and Ronnie Belliard hit solo homers in Cleveland's triumph at Anaheim, Calif.

Millwood (1-3) retired the last 18 batters he faced and allowed only two baserunners; he hit Vladimir Guerrero with a pitch in the first inning, and gave up a leadoff double to Jose Molina in the third.

The former starter for Atlanta and Philadelphia struck out eight. Although Millwood had thrown just 99 pitches, Bob Wickman pitched the ninth for his ninth save in 11 chances.

Orioles 3, Twins 0 -- Daniel Cabrera outpitched Carlos Silva, Miguel Tejada homered and drove in two runs, and host Baltimore ended Minnesota's four-game winning streak.

After Michael Cuddyer singled in the second, Cabrera retired 13 straight before issuing a leadoff walk to Justin Morneau in the seventh. Torii Hunter followed with a single before Cabrera struck out the side.

Cabrera allowed three hits, had a career-high 11 strikeouts and walked two in eight innings. He permitted only two runners past first and had at least one strikeout in every inning but the fourth.

Blue Jays 6, Royals 1 -- Josh Towers (4-1) pitched eight strong innings, and host Toronto ended a four-game losing streak.

Russ Adams hit a two-run triple for the Blue Jays, who were swept in three of their previous four home series.

Tigers 2, Rangers 0 -- Nate Robertson pitched eight strong innings and Craig Monroe hit an RBI triple with two outs in the ninth as visiting Detroit blanked Texas.

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