CLEVELAND -- Chuck Finley, who had to skip his first start last week after a domestic dispute with his wife, pitched six shutout innings Tuesday night as the Cleveland Indians won their sixth straight game, 5-4 over the Minnesota Twins.
Milton Bradley hit a two-run homer, Ricky Gutierrez had two RBIs and Matt Lawton hit a solo shot off Joe Mays (0-2) as the Indians, who were expected to struggle during a transition season, improved to 7-1 in front of the smallest crowd ever at Jacobs Field.
Finley (1-0) missed his start on April 3 in Anaheim after his wife, actress Tawny Kitaen, was arrested for allegedly assaulting him while the couple was driving home. Kitaen was charged with spousal abuse and battery.
Bob Wickman worked a shaky ninth for his fourth save.
White Sox 8, Tigers 2
DETROIT -- Frank Thomas hit his 350th career homer to spoil Luis Pujols' debut as Detroit manager, and Chicago beat the winless Tigers.
Detroit (0-7), baseball's lone winless team, fired manager Phil Garner and general manager Randy Smith on Monday and named Pujols the manager for the rest of the season before Tuesday's game.
The Tigers are off to their worst start since losing the first eight games in 1952. They haven't had a winning season since 1993.
There were just 11,833 tickets sold for the game -- and even fewer fans showed up -- making it the smallest crowd in the two-plus seasons of Comerica Park.
Yankees 5, Blue Jays 2
TORONTO -- Mike Mussina allowed two hits in eight innings, and Rondell White hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth as New York won its seventh straight.
Red Sox 8, Royals 4
BOSTON -- Nomar Garciaparra and Manny Ramirez homered for Boston off Dan Reichert (0-2) to back an encouraging outing from Tim Wakefield.
The Red Sox also got home runs from Jason Varitek and Brian Daubach, who had three of Boston's 15 hits.
Athletics 5, Rangers 4, 11 innings
ARLINGTON, Texas -- John Rocker blew his first save chance for Texas, and Oakland beat the Rangers on Greg Myers' RBI single in the 11th inning.
Eric Chavez homered twice for Oakland, including a solo shot in the 10th off Rudy Seanez (0-1). Texas rallied for one run off Billy Koch (2-0) in the bottom half, but the Rangers couldn't score the winning run despite having the bases loaded and nobody out.
Mariners 5, Angels 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mark McLemore hit a two-run homer and John Halama pitched six strong innings as Seattle won its 10th straight game in Anaheim.
Halama (1-0) allowed one run and four hits, struck out four and walked one in his first start of the season.
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