Orioles jolt Clemens, Yankees at Camden Yards

Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2002

BALTIMORE -- Tony Batista jolted Roger Clemens with a grand slam and Scott Erickson won his first outing in 20 months as the Baltimore Orioles opened their post-Cal Ripken era by beating the New York Yankees 10-3 Monday.

Clemens, coming off his record sixth Cy Young Award, gave up eight runs, walked five and threw two wild pitches -- all after he tried to field a hard grounder with his bare hand.

White Sox 6, Mariners 5

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners, who led the AL West the entire way last year en route to a major league record-tying 116 wins, fell short in their opener against Chicago when Mike Cameron flied out with the bases loaded to end the ninth inning.

Athletics 8, Rangers 3

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Mark Mulder worked into the ninth inning and struck out eight as Oakland beat Chan Ho Park and the Rangers.

Blue Jays 12, Red Sox 11

BOSTON -- Darrin Fletcher hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning off loser Ugueth Urbina as Toronto rallied after taking a 7-1 lead against Pedro Martinez only to fall behind 11-8.

Twins 8, Royals 6

KANSAS, CITY, Mo. -- Jacque Jones homered on the second pitch of the game, then hit a three-run shot in the seventh off loser Cory Bailey for a 7-6 lead.

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