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M's Martinez singles in 13th for 6-5 victory
By Compiled from Times wires
© St. Petersburg Times, published July 30, 2000
SEATTLE -- Edgar Martinez singled home the winning run in the 13th inning Saturday, giving the Mariners a 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in the longest game in Safeco Field's one-year history.
Rickey Henderson singled leading off the inning against Roy Halladay (4-7), Toronto's seventh pitcher. David Bell bunted, and Henderson beat catcher Alberto Castillo's throw to second. Alex Rodriguez singled as Henderson, who paused between second and third, didn't try to score.
Martinez then singled up the middle under the glove of shortstop Alex Gonzalez, ending the longest of Safeco's 94 games after 5 hours, 4 minutes. It was Seattle's first win in five extra-inning games this season.
Brett Tomko (5-3) gave up two hits in three innings. Joe Oliver went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a home run.
Seattle had loaded the bases with one out in the 10th, but Henderson struck out against Lance Painter, and Bell flied out.
The Mariners tied the score 5-5 in the sixth inning when Oliver hit a run-scoring double and scored on Stan Javier's single.
The teams nearly brawled when John Frascatore hit Rodriguez in the left thigh. The two exchanged words and were restrained, but no punches were thrown as both benches and bullpens came on to the field. Toronto batters have been hit a league-leading 46 times, including three times this series.
Seattle ace Jamie Moyer didn't get a decision for the first time in 18 games. Moyer (11-3) allowed five runs and seven hits in six innings.
Toronto starter Frank Castillo gave up five runs and eight hits in 51/3 innings, striking out seven.
Oliver, starting in place of Dan Wilson, homered in the third for a 1-0 lead, and Seattle got two more runs when left fielder Shannon Stewart lost John Olerud's fly ball in the sun. The ball hit Stewart in the left eye, allowing a two-run double.
Stewart has a bruise above the eye but probably will be able to play today.
INDIANS 14-0, ORIOLES 3-4: Brady Anderson homered on the first pitch from Cleveland newcomer Steve Woodard, and host Baltimore beat Cleveland in the night game for a doubleheader split.
In the day game, Manny Ramirez had six RBI and two homers, including his 12th career grand slam, and Jason Bere won in his Cleveland debut as the retooled Indians coasted.
Bere (1-0), acquired along with Woodard on Friday in a seven-player trade that sent Richie Sexson to Milwaukee, allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings, struck out six and walked none. He was 6-7 with a 4.93 ERA in 20 starts for the Brewers.
Jolbert Cabrera had a career-high five hits, and Omar Vizquel had a season-high four hits and two RBI for Cleveland, which made three trades and added five new players on Friday.
In addition to Woodard, David Segui made his Cleveland debut in the night game, and Wil Cordero began his second stint with the Indians in left. Segui went 2-for-4, and Cordero went hitless, stranding four runners.
TWINS 6, YANKEES 2: Chad Moelle hit a tiebreaking three-run inside-the-park home run, his first major-league homer, as visiting Minnesota rallied for six runs in the eighth inning.
Reliever Mike Stanton began the eighth with a 2-0 lead but gave up a single to Matt Lawton and a ground-rule double to David Ortiz. Ramiro Mendoza (7-4), activated Friday from the 15-day disabled list, then walked the bases loaded.
Jacque Jones tied the score with a two-run single before Moeller's sinking liner into left field got past a diving Ryan Thomson and rolled to the wall, making it 5-2. Rookie Randy Choate walked Ron Coomer with the bases loaded for the final run.
ANGELS 6, WHITE SOX 5: Adam Kennedy's fifth-inning home run -- host Anaheim's fourth of the game -- put the Angels ahead as they handed Chicago its sixth loss in eight games.
Kennedy connected off Lorenzo Barcelo (0-1) for his seventh homer of the season.
Kent Bottenfield (7-8) won despite giving up five runs and nine hits in 52/3 innings.
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