Brian Jordan homered twice in his return to Atlanta. But Gary Sheffield, the player the Braves got for Jordan in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers, made it a very long night at Turner Field.
The Dodgers outlasted the Braves 6-5 in 16 innings Tuesday night, a game that lumbered along for 5 hours, 19 minutes.
Jordan homered off Tom Glavine in the second and against Darren Holmes in the ninth for a 5-4 lead. After the second drive, Jordan strutted sideways across the plate, pointing toward his family in the stands and glancing in the direction of Braves general manager John Schuerholz.
In other NL games, it was: Chicago 8, St. Louis 0; San Francisco 5, New York 1; Arizona 7, Pittsburgh 6; Colorado 5, Montreal 3; Cincinnati 8, Milwaukee 2; Florida 12, San Diego 4; and Philadelphia 7, Houston 4.
In other AL games, it was: Boston 9, Oakland 7; Detroit 3, Anaheim 0; New York 5, Tampa Bay 2; Baltimore 4, Cleveland 3 in 10 innings; Chicago 11, Texas 6; and Toronto 4, Seattle 1.
Red Sox 9, Oakland 7
Trot Nixon was 3-for-5 with four RBIs, including a solo homer and a two-run single, as Boston won at Oakland for its seventh straight victory.
Tigers 3, Angels 0
Seth Greisinger earned his first victory in four seasons, and Brandon Inge triggered a three-run eighth inning with a leadoff homer for visiting Detroit.
Yankees 5, Devil Rays 2
Alfonso Soriano drove in two runs and New York beat Tampa Bay to send the Devil Rays to their 12th straight loss -- the longest slide in the majors since 1997.
Orioles 4, Indians 3, 10 innings
Jerry Hairston had a season-high three hits and scored the winning run on a grounder by Jeff Conine in the 10th as Baltimore beat visiting Cleveland.
White Sox 11, Rangers 6
Magglio Ordonez hit a three-run homer and Frank Thomas had a two-run single in an eight-run sixth inning for visiting Chicago.
Chicago trailed 4-3 in the sixth before Jose Valentin's leadoff homer off Rob Bell.
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