Yankees sweep Twins; Blue Jays down Red Sox

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 22, 2003

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Alfonso Soriano hit a grand slam and Nick Johnson homered twice to give David Wells more than enough support as the New York Yankees completed their second straight season sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 15-1 victory Monday.

Wells (3-0) pitched a seven-hitter. Dustan Mohr spoiled the shutout bid in the eighth with a home run.

Bernie Williams also homered, Erick Almonte had a career-high three hits and Raul Mondesi also went 3-for-4 for the Yankees.

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Two errors cost Rick Reed (1-3) in the third, when Almonte doubled to center and moved up a base when Bobby Kielty bobbled the ball.

Soriano hit a sharp grounder to third that Chris Gomez couldn't scoop and allowed Almonte to score.

Johnson hit a two-run homer to make it 3-0. Reed allowed a career-high 11 runs - 10 earned - and 10 hits in 4 1-3 innings.

Blue Jays 11, Red Sox 6

BOSTON (AP) - Chris Woodward hit a two-run homer and Greg Myers homered and drove in four runs Monday as the Toronto Blue Jays snapped Boston's seven-game winning streak with an 11-6 victory over the Red Sox.

Vernon Wells and Dave Berg hit a solo homers for the Blue Jays. Eric Hinske went 4-for-5 with three doubles.

Manny Ramirez went 4-for-5 for the Red Sox.

Cory Lidle (3-2) gave up six runs - five earned - and eight hits in six innings.

Hinske had an RBI double and Myers hit a run-scoring single to push Toronto ahead 2-0 in the second.

Toronto chased Boston starter John Burkett (1-1) in the third, scoring five runs. Carlos Delgado walked and Josh Phelps was hit by a pitch. Hinske then doubled in the first run.

Myers followed with a two-run single and Woodward homered.