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Tigers' perfect year wrecked

Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2004

DETROIT Minnesota set a Comerica Park record with six home runs, including two by light-hitting catcher Henry Blanco, and the Twins handed the Detroit Tigers their first loss of the season, 10-5 Saturday.

Luis Rivas, Corey Koskie, Jose Offerman and Lew Ford also connected for the Twins, giving starter Brad Radke plenty of support.

White Sox 7, Yankees 3

NEW YORK Mark Buehrle shut down New York on three singles over eight innings, and Magglio Ordonez and Jose Valentin homered to lead Chicago.

New York's All-Star-laden lineup has scored just 16 runs in five games since its season-opening Tokyo trip, going 2-3 against Tampa Bay and the White Sox.

Royals 7, Indians 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Aaron Guiel's two-out RBI single in the 10th inning gave Kansas City a victory over the Cleveland Indians, who blew a three-run lead in the ninth.

Matt Stairs singled off Rafael Betancourt (0-1) with two outs in the 10th, and pinch-runner Rich Thompson stole second. Guiel, who hit a two-run homer in the third inning, lined a game-winning single to center off Scott Stewart.

Athletics 2, Mariners 1

OAKLAND, Calif. Tim Hudson pitched a four-hitter for the first complete game in the majors this season and Oakland sent Seattle to its fifth straight loss.

Orioles 11, Devil Rays 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Melvin Mora and Larry Bigbie each homered and drove in three runs, leading Baltimore over Tampa Bay.

Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 1

BOSTON Pedro Martinez held Toronto to four hits over 7 2-3 innings to outpitch AL Cy Young winner Roy Halladay, and Boston scored all its runs on homers.

Rangers 12, Angels 6

ARLINGTON, Texas Kenny Rogers won in his return to Texas, and the Rangers hit three home runs in a win over Anaheim.

Mark Teixeira, Michael Young and Hank Blalock, the twentysomething infielders the Rangers hope to build around, all homered in Texas' third straight win. Brad Fullmer had an RBI double and two RBI singles.

Rogers (1-0), the first Texas pitcher to have three stints with the team, struck out seven in six innings. All six runs and six of the seven hits he gave up came in the Anaheim fourth, and the 39-year-old left-hander allowed just one other baserunner.

John Lackey (0-1) gave up seven runs and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings.



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