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Royals stay perfect by stopping Detroit

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2003

DETROIT -- Dee Brown hit his first career grand slam and Brent Mayne added a three-run shot as the unbeaten Kansas City Royals downed the winless Detroit Tigers 9-6 Wednesday.

The 6-0 start is the best in Royals' history.

At 0-7, Detroit became only the second team in major league history to start successive seasons with at least seven straight losses.

Yankees 2, Twins 1

NEW YORK -- Mike Mussina allowed no earned runs in eight innings to beat the Minnesota Twins for the 19th time in 21 decisions and the New York Yankees got home runs from Jorge Posada and Raul Mondesi.

Mussina (2-0) allowed one run and six hits in eight innings and improved his winning percentage against the Twins to .905 -- the highest for any active pitcher against any team.

Indians 5, White Sox 2

CLEVELAND -- Brian Anderson won his first appearance with the Indians at Jacobs Field since the 1997 World Series, leading Cleveland over the Chicago White Sox.

Only 14,841 -- the smallest crowd in the Jake's 10-year history -- attended in near-freezing temperatures. It was the fewest fans to see an Indians home game since Sept. 20, 1993, at Cleveland Stadium.

Blue Jays 10, Red Sox 5

TORONTO -- Vernon Wells hit a grand slam as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for their fifth straight victory, beating the Boston Red Sox.

Mike Bordick doubled twice and drove in three runs for the Blue Jays, who haven't lost since dropping their first three games of the season to the New York Yankees.

Devil Rays 10, Orioles 7

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rocco Baldelli hit a tiebreaking RBI triple in the seventh inning as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays came from behind for the second straight game to beat the Baltimore Orioles. Tampa Bay trailed by four runs in the second inning and three in the fifth, but Baldelli's triple off Willis Roberts (0-1) gave the Devil Rays an 8-7 lead. Aubrey Huff followed with a run-scoring single against B.J Ryan, and Carl Crawford added an RBI single in the eighth.

Athletics 13, Rangers 5

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Miguel Tejada hit one of Oakland's four homers as the Athletics beat Texas for the ninth straight time.

Mark Mulder (1-0) earned his seventh consecutive win in a span of 11 starts, improving to 18-3 in his last 26 starts.

Angels 5, Mariners 1

SEATTLE -- Kevin Appier pitched six strong innings, and Scott Spiezio homered and drove in three runs as Anaheim snapped a four-game losing streak.

The 35-year-old Appier (1-1) ended a personal four-game skid, winning for the first time since beating Tampa Bay on Sept. 4 last season.

He gave up one run and six hits, improving his career record to 16-7 against the Mariners.

Joel Pineiro (0-1) allowed four runs in seven innings. Carlos Guillen homered for Seattle.



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