Originally created 05/08/00

Cubs down Brewers 12-11 in 10 innings



CHICAGO -- Shane Andrews hit an RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning Monday night and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-11 to end a four-game losing streak.

Sammy Sosa and Andrews each hit three-run homers and finished with four RBI. Ricky Gutierrez, Mark Grace and Eric Young added solo shots for the Cubs.

Jeromy Burnitz hit two homers and Jose Hernandez also connected for the Brewers.

ROCKIES 3, ASTROS 1:

In Houston, Pedro Astacio pitched a three-hitter and Todd Helton hit a two-run homer as Colorado, snapping a string of 22 scoreless innings, beat the Astros.

Astacio (4-2) allowed Richard Hidalgo's leadoff homer in the fifth, which hit the top of the left-field wall and bounced over for his 10th home run of the year.

YANKEES 6, DEVIL RAYS 3:

In New York, Dwight Gooden, who spent his first 13 seasons with the Mets and Yankees, was pounded for six runs and three homers before being knocked out in the fifth inning of Tampa Bay's loss to the Yankees.

Tino Martinez hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and Clay Bellinger and Paul O'Neill finished the job with homers in the fifth off Gooden (2-2), who was pitching in New York for the first time since Sept. 19, 1997, while with the Yanks.

RED SOX 3, WHITE SOX 2:

In Boston, Brian Rose, who failed to get out of the second in two of his other four starts, pitched six strong innings and Carl Everett homered as the Red Sox beat Chicago.

Rose (2-2) started with three perfect innings and left after six with a 3-2 lead after allowing just four hits and no walks. He began the game with a 9.20 ERA following his appearance last Tuesday, when he gave up four runs in 1 2/3 innings in a 7-6 win over Detroit.

ROYALS 4, TIGERS 1:

In Detroit, Jermaine Dye hit a two-run double in the 11th inning and Kansas City beat the Tigers, snapping the Royals' nine-game road losing streak.

Rey Sanchez singled off Doug Brocail (1-2) to start the 11th and Johnny Damon sacrificed. With two outs, Mike Sweeney beat out an infield hit. Dye followed with a line drive over right fielder Luis Polonia and the ball rolled to the wall as Sanchez and Sweeney scored.

BLUE JAYS 6, ORIOLES 5:

In Toronto, Darrin Fletcher hit a grand slam in the fourth inning as the Blue Jays beat Baltimore for the 11th straight time.

Tony Batista also homered for the Jays, who have hit 48 homers in 19 home games and are on pace to finish with 207, which would shatter the major league home record of 149 set by Colorado at Coors Field in 1996.

RANGERS 10, MARINERS 1:

In Arlington, Texas, Rick Helling pitched six shutout innings and Chad Curtis drove in three runs as the Rangers rolled past Seattle.

Helling (4-1) allowed just three singles before he left with swelling on his pitching hand, a result of being hit by a comebacker that ended the second. He struck out three and walked just one.

INDIANS 3, TWINS 2:

In Minneapolis, Manny Ramirez's RBI single off Bob Wells with two outs in the 10th gave Cleveland the victory.

Wells (0-3) gave up a one-out double to Omar Vizquel before striking out David Justice. He had two strikes on Ramirez, who poked a single up the middle, scoring Vizquel.