The Associated Press
DETROIT - Ivan Rodriguez and Greg Norton homered, and the Detroit Tigers gave Seattle its eighth loss in 10 games with a 4-2 victory Saturday over the Mariners.
Jeremy Bonderman (3-1) allowed two runs on five hits. Ugueth Urbina pitched the ninth for his second save in as many chances.
Seattle starter Ryan Franklin (1-2) gave up four runs on eight hits and a walk in seven innings.
Yankees 12, Royals 4
NEW YORK - Ruben Sierra homered twice and drove in seven runs, and Jon Lieber looked great in his long-awaited Yankees debut, allowing three runs and five hits in seven-plus innings.
Their latest victory came without manager Joe Torre, who was attending his daughter's First Communion ceremony. Bench coach Willie Randolph ran the team in Torre's place.
The Royals lost for the 13th time in 16 games.
Indians 3, Orioles 2, 13 innings
CLEVELAND - Coco Crisp hit a one-out RBI single in the bottom of the 13th inning to give Cleveland a victory.
The Orioles loaded the bases with one out in the 11th but couldn't score. They also stranded the leadoff hitter in the 12th.
C.C. Sabathia, making his first start since April 16, held Baltimore to one run and four hits in seven innings.
White Sox 4, Blue Jays 3, 10 innings, 1st game
CHICAGO - Joe Crede hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving Chicago the win in the opener of a doubleheader. The start of the twin bill was delayed 33 minutes by more rain.
Japanese saves leader Shingo Takatsu (1-0) got his first major-league win with a scoreless top of the 10th.
Roy Halladay gave up only four hits and three runs in seven strong innings.
Rangers 4, Red Sox 3, 1st game
ARLINGTON, Texas - Hank Blalock's sacrifice fly ended a long scoreless streak by Boston relievers.
Boston's bullpen had gone 32 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings over the previous 11 games
Bronson Arroyo held the Rangers, the best-hitting team in the majors, to just three hits in six-plus innings.
Athletics 6, Devil Rays 5
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Erubiel Duzaro hit his second career grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning, and Oakland managed to hold on for a win.
In the bottom half, the Devil Rays scored four times off Jim Mecir behind Carl Crawford's two-run triple - his second triple of the game - and Jose Cruz Jr.'s two-run homer.
130th KENTUCKY DERBY
wins with sentimental journey
Elliott, it's just a race - but a big one
Jones draws a crowd at home track
sees good things in the future
special place in their hearts
make for a contrasting infield
ads raise no fuss
gallery: The race
Photo gallery: The scene
FLYING PIG MARATHON
push each other in Pig Relay
age 82, marathoner's been a long time running
test doesn't trouble Panthers
lose 4th straight
Faraway fan reminds us of what we have
will test free agency
AL: Tigers hand
Mariners eighth loss in 10 games
NL: Rockies get
win against Braves
need funding for new stadium
hoping to shake his past
struggles require patience
McEachern exudes that star quality
combine continues to grow
Walton-Verona both lose in All 'A' Classic
Sistrunk hurdles to Roosevelt event victory
take 'blue-collar' approach to winning
season ends in Game 7
remain alive on Sakic OT goals
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