Olerud#039;s milestone hit gives Seattle win

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 17, 2003

SEATTLE (AP) - John Olerud homered for his 2,000th career hit and Mike Cameron hit two home runs as the Seattle Mariners came from behind to beat the Anaheim Angels 6-3 Monday night.

Olerud hit a 1-2 pitch into the right field stands for a two-run shot off Anaheim's John Lackey, to tie the score at 3 in the fourth inning. Olerud received a standing ovation from the crowd at Safeco Field and tipped his batting helmet.

Olerud, 34, collected his 2,000th hit in his 1,933rd career game.

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The Angels took a 3-0 lead off Joel Pineiro (6-5) on three hits in the first.

The Mariners tied the score off Lackey (4-6) in the fourth.

Royals 9, Twins 8

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Raul Ibanez singled home Carlos Beltran in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals blew an eight-run lead and still beat the Minnesota Twins 9-8 Monday night.

Mike Sweeney homered and drove in five runs as the Royals took an 8-0 lead after six.

The Twins scored two in the seventh, three in the eighth and then three in the ninth against closer Mike MacDougal to tie the game. But Kansas City answered in the bottom half.

MacDougal (3-3) got the win despite allowing three runs and four hits in the ninth.

White Sox 4, Red Sox 2

CHICAGO (AP) - Mark Buehrle won for the first time in 13 starts and Joe Crede hit a three-run homer as the Chicago White Sox capitalized on Boston's bullpen after Pedro Martinez left the game to beat the Red Sox 4-2 Monday night.

The White Sox, held to one run in five innings against Martinez, broke through in a three-run sixth against Ryan Rupe (1-1). Martinez left after 71 pitches as Boston tries to ease him back into form.

Rupe retired the first two batters in the sixth before walking Jose Valentin and giving up a single to Paul Konerko. Crede then connected for his sixth home run, giving the White Sox a 4-2 lead.