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Schilling gets Sox in victories column

Posted: Wednesday, April 07, 2004

BALTIMORE Curt Schilling allowed one run over six innings to win his Boston debut and Kevin Millar homered, leading the Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 Tuesday.

It was the first win with the Red Sox for manager Terry Francona, and Lee Mazzilli's initial loss as manager of the Orioles.

Angels 10, Mariners 5

SEATTLE Bartolo Colon and Vladimir Guerrero got the Anaheim Angels off to a fast start.

Colon won his Anaheim debut and Troy Glaus homered twice, leading the Angels over Seattle in their season opener.

Guerrero, also playing his first game with Anaheim, hit a two-run double off the center-field wall to put the Angels ahead 10-1 in the eighth. He went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.

Devil Rays 9, Yankees 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run for the New York Yankees, but Mike Mussina couldn't hold an early four-run lead against Tampa Bay.

Victor Zambrano gave up the first-inning homer to Rodriguez and another to Gary Sheffield, then found a way to keep the rest of the Yankees' powerful lineup quiet, beating the defending AL champions for the second time this season.

Julio Lugo hit a two-run homer and Jose Cruz Jr. went 4-for-5 with an RBI to deny Mussina in his fourth bid to become the 100th pitcher in major league history with 200 career victories.

Tigers 7, Blue Jays 3

TORONTO The Detroit Tigers lost slugger Dmitri Young to a broken right leg, but they beat Toronto to open 2-0 for the first time since 1986.

Mike Maroth won his first start of the season in the same ballpark where he lost his 20th game last year, and Ivan Rodriguez hit a two-run double off loser Miguel Batista. Carlos Guillen homered and drove in two runs.

Young, however, is expected to miss up to six weeks.

The designated hitter fractured a bone in his lower leg when he dropped to the field in a failed effort to avoid a tag by second baseman Orlando Hudson in the first inning.

Twins 7, Indians 6

MINNEAPOLIS Jacque Jones hit a tying homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and Jose Offerman's bases-loaded single in the 15th gave Minnesota a victory over Cleveland.

The Indians' bullpen blew another late lead, and Minnesota finally scored against losing pitcher Jake Westbrook in the 15th after wasting several earlier chances.

The Twins lost rookie catcher Joe Mauer to a mildly sprained left knee, starting pitcher Johan Santana to spasms in his left forearm and Gold Glove center fielder Torii Hunter to a strained right hamstring.

Joe Roa pitched two scoreless innings for the victory.



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