Tigers beat up Orioles

Published: Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at 12:00 a.m.

DETROIT - Gary Sheffield homered off Daniel Cabrera two innings after the Baltimore starter hit him with a pitch, leading Detroit to an 8-4 victory Monday night.

Cabrera hit Sheffield in the third inning, and the two had to be pulled apart during a bench-clearing incident in the fifth before Sheffield broke a tie with a two-run homer estimated at 408 feet. Sheffield watched the drive sail into the left-field stands from home plate before he slowly trotted around the bases.

Jeremy Bonderman (1-0) picked up his first decision of the season in his sixth start for the Tigers, allowing four runs and nine hits in five-plus innings.

Cabrera (1-3) issued a season-high six walks in five innings and has walked 11 in his last two starts. He allowed five runs and four hits as his winless streak stretched to four.

BLUE JAYS 6, RANGERS 1: Roy Halladay threw a five-hitter and Aaron Hill hit a two-run homer for host Toronto.

Troy Glaus and rookie Adam Lind also homered for the Blue Jays (13-12).

Halladay (4-0) struck out eight and walked none in his second complete game of the season. He went 10 innings in his first, leading Toronto to a 2-1 victory over Detroit on April 13. Halladay has worked at least seven innings in each of his past five starts.

Vicente Padilla (0-4) gave up four runs and six hits over seven innings.

ANGELS 3, ROYALS 1: Vladimir Guerrero doubled home two runs in the first inning and John Lackey pitched into the seventh to lead visiting Los Angeles.

Reggie Willits and Orlando Cabrera hit one-out singles off Odalis Perez (2-3) and Guerrero, who has 23 RBIs in 24 games, doubled high off the wall in straightaway center, missing a homer by about 18 inches.

Lackey (4-2) went 6 1/3 innings, giving up eight hits and one run. He struck out seven and walked only one.

Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his ninth save in 10 chances.

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