Henderson powers Sox, leaves after hitting wall

Monday, June 3, 2002

NEW YORK -- Rickey Henderson homered and scored twice before being carted off to a hospital after crashing into a wall, leading Frank Castillo and the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 7-1 Sunday.

Nomar Garciaparra and Doug Mirabelli also homered for the Red Sox, who won two of three at Yankee Stadium in a matchup of the teams with baseball's best records. Boston left with a two-game lead over New York in the AL East.

Castillo (4-5) tamed the club that leads the majors in home runs, holding the Yankees to one run and four hits in eight innings.

Henderson homered off Ted Lilly (2-5) to open the third. The Red Sox already led 7-1 when Henderson banged into the left-field wall after catching Enrique Wilson's slicing drive to end the fifth.

The 43-year-old Henderson bruised his lower back. X-rays were negative.

Rangers 8, Royals 6

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The first five Texas batters reached base and scored, ending Paul Byrd's bid to become the AL's first nine-game winner.

Chan Ho Park (2-2) allowed five runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings, including a two-run homer by Carlos Febles. Hideki Irabu got his 12th save in 14 chances.

Indians 4, White Sox 3

CLEVELAND -- Chuck Finley pitched seven shutout innings as Cleveland climbed back to .500 with a three-game sweep of Chicago, which dropped its seventh straight.

Mariners 11, Orioles 8

BALTIMORE -- Bret Boone hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as Seattle rallied from a six-run deficit for a payback victory over Baltimore.

Athletics 4, Devil Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Mark Mulder won his second start in a row, and Greg Myers homered as Oakland won for the seventh time in nine games.

Angels 5, Twins 4

MINNEAPOLIS -- Aaron Sele pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning to win. Garret Anderson and Orlando Palmeiro each had three of Anaheim's 12 hits.

Blue Jays 7, Tigers 6

DETROIT -- Eric Hinske ended Jeff Weaver's homerless streak with a tiebreaking, two-run shot in the seventh inning for Toronto.

-- From wire reports

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