NEW YORK, AP
Rickey Henderson ran right past Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron in the record book.
Henderson moved ahead of those Hall of Famers on the career runs list, scoring twice Friday night as the American League West-leading Seattle Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-2.
With 2,175 runs, Henderson trails only Ty Cobb’s total of 2,245.
“That’s a great honor, a great achievement. When I was a kid I always looked up to the guys that played the game, that did well,” Henderson said. “You try to pattern yourself after the great players of this game and it so happens I fell in that class with them. It’s a great feeling.”
Henderson also drew two walks, closing within two of matching Ruth for the most ever at 2,056.
“It’s a good achievement but right now all the records and stuff … we don’t really recognize them until we’re through playing the game,” he said. “You just try to go out there and do your job and when it’s all over with, let the records speak for themselves.”
All four contenders for the wild card spot won. Cleveland leads by one game over Oakland, with Boston two games back and Toronto trailing by three.
Indians 11, Yankees 1 David Segui hit a grand slam and Manny Ramirez hit his 30th home run as Cleveland roughed up David Cone and his relief at Yankee Stadium.
Cone, in his first game since dislocating his left shoulder on Sept. 5, struggled through 5 2 3 innings and left trailing 4-0. After Jason Grimsley issued a walk that loaded the bases, Segui homered for the third straight game, sending a drive into the upper deck in right field.
Athletics 17, Devil Rays 3 Jason Giambi hit a grand slam and matched a career high with seven RBIs as Oakland trounced Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field.
Giambi set an Athletics record with his fourth grand slam of the season in the third inning. He had an RBI single in the fourth and a two-run double in the fifth.
Blue Jays 6, White Sox 5 Billy Koch struck out Frank Thomas with runners on first and third to preserve Toronto’s victory over Chicago.
The Blue Jays have won seven of their last nine games at Comiskey Park.
Alex Gonzalez and Darrin Fletcher homered off Jon Garland. The White Sox rookie, the youngest pitcher in the majors at 20, has not lasted past the fifth inning in three starts since coming off the disabled list 11 days ago.
Red Sox 7, Tigers 6 Scott Hatteberg hit an RBI single in the ninth and Boston beat Detroit at Comerica Park.
The Red Sox used 24 players and the Tigers employed 18 — the total of 42 tied the AL record for a nine-inning game set by Oakland and Kansas City in 1975.
Rangers 12, Royals 11, 10 innings Rookie Kelly Dransfeldt hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th as Texas won after wasting an eight-run lead at home.
Dransfeldt entered as a pinch-runner in the ninth. He moved from second to third on an infield grounder, beating a throw, and scored the tying run.
Dransfeldt took over at shortstop in the top of the 10th and threw out a runner at the plate, though Kansas City still scored later for an 11-10 lead.
In the bottom of the 10th, Gabe Kapler hit a sacrifice fly and Dransfeldt singled to win it.
Angels 16, Twins 5 Garret Anderson reached 100 RBIs for the first time and Tim Salmon tied a career high with his 34th home run as Anaheim romped past Minnesota.