Blue Jays defeat Tigers to end six-game slide

Saturday, June 1, 2002

DETROIT -- Carlos Delgado tripled and homered, driving in three runs to help the Toronto Blue Jays end a six-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

The Comerica Park scoreboard kept fans well-informed about the Detroit Red Wings' big lead over the Colorado Avalanche at nearby Joe Louis Arena, causing several oddly timed cheers to erupt from the crowd of 28,578.

Esteban Loaiza (3-1) beat the Tigers for the third time in a row, allowing two runs on nine hits and no walks in 7 1-3 innings.

Adam Bernero (1-1) took the loss in his second start of the year.

Indians 7, White Sox 0

CLEVELAND -- Bartolo Colon pitched his second shutout of the season, leading the Cleveland Indians over Chicago and handing the White Sox their fifth straight loss.

Einar Diaz broke out of an 0-for-22 slump to drive in three runs and Jim Thome homered. The Indians scored six runs with two outs.

Colon (7-3) worked around eight hits, striking out four and walking two. He had lost his previous five decisions to the White Sox.

Orioles 8, Mariners 7, 10 innings

BALTIMORE -- Geronimo Gil drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving Baltimore an comeback victory over Seattle.

Chris Singleton, Tony Batista and Jeff Conine homered for the Orioles, who trailed 5-0 in the third inning and 7-3 in the seventh.

The Mariners had been 24-0 when leading after seven innings.

Angels 11, Twins 3

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jarrod Washburn won again and each of his teammates had a hit by the fourth inning as the Anaheim Angels beat the Minnesota Twins.

Bengie Molina went 4-for-5 and Scott Spiezio, Troy Glaus and Benji Gil each drove in two runs for the Angels, who have won 24 of their last 31 games .

Athletics 13, Devil Rays 9

TAMPA BAY -- Miguel Tejada, Jermaine Dye and Eric Chavez hit consecutive RBI singles during a four-run ninth inning as Oakland beat Tampa Bay.

-- From wire reports

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