Yankees keep on rolling against Blue Jays

Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2002

TORONTO -- Robin Ventura had six RBIs and Alfonso Soriano had a career-high five hits as the New York Yankees won their sixth straight since an opening-day loss, a 16-3 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.

Soriano and Ventura both hit three-run homers and rookie Nick Johnson added a two-run shot for the Yankees, who had 22 hits, including nine in an eight-run sixth inning.

David Wells (2-0) allowed three runs and five hits in six innings against the team the Yankees traded him to three years ago.

Indians 9, Twins 5

CLEVELAND -- Travis Fryman hit a grand slam, Ellis Burks and Matt Lawton homered as the Indians won their home opener, their five straight victory overall.

Fryman hit his sixth career slam in the third inning off Eric Milton (1-1), and Lawton connected against his former teammates in the fourth. Milton, who didn't give up more than seven runs in any of his 34 starts last season, was tagged for nine runs -- equaling a career-high -- and eight hits in four innings.

Rookie Ryan Drese (2-0), who made his season debut last week on 2 1/2 hours notice, allowed four runs, eight hits and five walks in five innings.

Mariners 5, Angels 4

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Bret Boone hit a two-run homer, and John Olerud added a solo shot as Seattle rallied to beat Anaheim.

Reliever Shigetoshi Hasewaga (1-0), released by the Angels and signed by Seattle last winter, pitched 1 2-3 hitless innings against his former team.

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