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MLB: Yankees Trounce Indians


The New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 6-1 Wednesday in major league baseball action.

Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson had a strong outing but was ejected in the seventh inning after throwing a pitch that just missed Cleveland batter Eduardo Perez.

Perez angrily stalked towards the man dubbed "The Big Unit," and both benches cleared - but no punches were thrown. Yankees manager Joe Torre was ejected along with Johnson.

Wednesday's other American League winners include Toronto, Texas, Tampa Bay, Minnesota, Kansas City, and Oakland. Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Houston, Colorado, Florida, the New York Mets, San Francisco, and San Diego were the National League victors.

The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-3. The Texas Rangers trounced Chicago White Sox 8-0. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-1 in 12 innings. Minnesota's Justin Morneau hit a grand slam home run to help the Twins to an 8-1 rout of the Boston Red Sox 8-1.

The Kansas City Royals eked out a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 7-2.

In the National League, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 9-7. Cincinnati's Adam Dunn hit a three-run home run in the 11th inning to lead the Reds to a 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Houston Astros downed the Chicago Cubs 5-4.

Colorado's Jamey Carroll hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning, and the Rockies went on to a 14-8 victory over the Washington Nationals. The Florida Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 6-5 in 10 innings. The New York Mets trounced the Philadelphia Phillies 9-3 for their seventh consecutive win.

Barry Bonds hit his 717th career home run, and teammate Steve Finley hit his 300th homer to help the San Francisco Giants to an 11-4 thrashing of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Finely is the sixth player in major league baseball history with 300 home runs and 300 steals, joining fellow Giants Barry Bonds, Barry's late father Bobby, and Willie Mays.

And the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3.

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