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Tigers open 4-0

Posted: Friday, April 09, 2004

DETROIT Fernando Vina scored the go-ahead run on Brad Thomas' wild pitch in a five-run seventh, and the Detroit Tigers rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win their home opener 10-6 over the Minnesota Twins Thursday and improve to 4-0 for the first time since 1985.

Last season, the Tigers started 0-9 and won their fourth game on May 4, finishing with an AL-record 119 losses.

In his home debut in Detroit, Ivan Rodriguez singled twice, walked and caught a runner trying to steal.

Yankees 3, White Sox 1

NEW YORK Javier Vazquez pitched three-hit ball for eight innings in his first game with the Yankees, Jorge Posada homered and New York won its seventh straight home opener, beating the Chicago White Sox.

Alex Rodriguez, in his home debut at Yankee Stadium, went 0-for-2 with two walks and scored a run.

Angels 5, Mariners 1

SEATTLE Adam Kennedy hit a go-ahead, two-run single during a five-run rally in the ninth as Anaheim completed an opening three-game sweep.

Shigetoshi Hasegawa (0-1) balked in a run and Darin Erstad added a two-out, two-run double.

Indians 6, Royals 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Jeff D'Amico (1-0), who was 9-16 with Pittsburgh last year and led the NL in losses, gave up one run and four hits in seven innings. Jack Cressend and Rafael Betancourt combined on one-hit relief.

Orioles 3, Red Sox 2, 13 innings

BALTIMORE Bobby Jones' fourth walk of the 13th inning forced in Javy Lopez with the winning run.

Jones (0-1) loaded the bases on walks before throwing a high fastball to Larry Bigbie on a 3-2 pitch, scoring Lopez. It was the 13th walk allowed by the Red Sox, who used six pitchers.



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