In major-league baseball, the Chicago White Sox got by the Seattle Mariners, 5-3, on a two-run home run by Tadahito Iguchi with two outs in the top of the 12th inning.
Chicago rookie Brian Anderson also had a great night at the plate Friday, clubbing two home runs in just his fifth game in the majors.
In another American League contest, New York's Bernie Williams hit two homers in Yankee Stadium as the Bronx Bombers downed the Kansas City Royals, 5-1.
The Boston Red Sox won their 14th straight home game, edging the Detroit Tigers, 9-8, at Fenway Park.
Other AL winners were the Indians, Devil Rays, Athletics and Rangers.
The Cleveland Indians won for the eighth time in nine games by defeating the Blue Jays in Toronto, 9-3. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays hit three home runs in their nine-run fourth inning on the way to a 12-8 win over the visiting Los Angeles Angels. The Oakland Athletics beat the Orioles in Baltimore, 4-1. The Texas Rangers ripped the visiting Minnesota Twins, 6-0.
In the National League, Philadelphia slugger Bobby Abreu capped the Phillies' six-run seventh inning with a grand slam on the way to beating the Arizona Diamondbacks, 11-3, in Phoenix.
Other NL winners were the Marlins, Brewers, Reds, Nationals, Mets, Astros and Rockies.
The Florida Marlins got by the Cubs in Chicago, 7-5. The Milwaukee Brewers downed the visiting Atlanta Braves, 3-1. The Cincinnati Reds used two Ken Griffey homers to defeat the Pirates in Pittsburgh, 6-1. The Washington Nationals tripped up the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-1, in the nation's capital. New York pitcher Steve Trachsel allowed just two hits over eight innings in his first game since back surgery in March, giving the Mets a 1-0 win over the Giants in San Francisco. The Houston Astros trimmed the Dodgers in Los Angeles, 2-1. And the Colorado Rockies edged the Padres in San Diego, 4-3.
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