Ortiz powers Boston past Blue Jays

Posted: Monday, April 12, 2004

BOSTON Mark Bellhorn hit a tying single in the ninth inning and David Ortiz had a two-run homer in the 12th, giving the Red Sox a 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

Curt Schilling, obtained from Arizona in a Nov. 28 trade, allowed four runs and six hits in eight innings, struck out 10 and walked none in his first home game at Fenway Park for the Red Sox.

He beat Baltimore 4-1 Tuesday in his first start of the season.

Eric Hinske's first homer of the year gave Toronto a 4-2 lead in the sixth against Schilling.

AL batting champion Bill Mueller, in an 0-for-19 skid, walked leading off the 12th against Aquilino Lopez (0-1), and Ortiz followed with a drive to center for his third homer of the season.

Mark Malaska (1-0) pitched two innings for the win, retiring the side in order in the 12th.

Tigers 6, Twins 5, 10 innings

DETROIT Craig Monroe hit an RBI single in the tenth to give the Detroit its fifth win in six games.

Rondell White walked with one out in the 10th, and pinch-runner Andres Torres stole second. Monroe followed with a line single to left off Joe Roa (1-1).

Yankees 5, White Sox 4

NEW YORK Mike Mussina got his 200th win and rookie Bubba Crosby hit a three-run homer for New York.

Gary Sheffield drove in two runs to help the Yankees kick-start their offense a bit and gain a split of the four-game series.

Devil Rays 10, Orioles 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Victor Zambrano won his third game of the season by allowing one run over 6 2-3 innings for Tampa Bay.

Zambrano (3-0) gave up seven hits, two walks and struck out six. He pitched out of trouble throughout, holding the Orioles to 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Angels 7, Rangers 2

ARLINGTON, Texas Bartolo Colon allowed two runs and seven hits over eight innings, and Vladimir Guerrero homered as Anaheim's two prized free agent acquisitions led the Angels.

Royals 5, Indians 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Ken Harvey hit a go-ahead single off Rafael Betancourt in the eighth inning and Benito Santiago followed with a run-scoring double to lead a Royals rally.

Mariners 9, Athletics 4

OAKLAND, Calif. Seattle avoided matching the worst start in franchise history, rallying with two runs in the ninth to tie and getting a two-run homer by Bret Boone in a five-run 10th inning.

National League

Cubs 10, Braves 2

ATLANTA Kerry Wood tied a Cubs' record with seven straight strikeouts and finished with 11 to lead Chicago over the Atlanta Braves 10-2 Sunday.

Corey Patterson, Michael Barrett, pinch-hitter Alex Gonzalez and Moises Alou all homered for the Cubs.

Wood (2-0) got all seven batters to go down swinging during his streak, retiring the first six on offspeed pitches.

Pirates 4, Reds 3

CINCINNATI Rob Mackowiak hit a two-run homer, Raul Mondesi drove in two runs and Pittsburgh avoided a three-game sweep.

Oliver Perez (1-0) allowed six hits and three runs in five innings in his first start of the season.

Mets 4, Expos 1

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Eric Valent hit his first major league home run, a go-ahead, two-run drive that backed Tom Glavine and New York.

Mike Piazza, making his first start for the Mets at first base, and also got banged up.

Astros 7, Brewers 4

MILWAUKEE Lance Berkman hit a grand slam and drove in five runs for Houston.

Berkman's homer, his first of the season, capped a five-run rally against Doug Davis (1-1) in the third inning. The four RBIs were also his first of the season.

Marlins 3, Phillies 1

MIAMI Josh Beckett (1-0) allowed two hits and struck out 11 in seven inning as Florida completed a three-game sweep and handed Philadelphia (1-5) its fourth consecutive loss.

Rockies 4, Dodgers 2

LOS ANGELES Shawn Estes (2-0) allowed one run and three its in seven innings, and Vinny Castilla and Jeromy Burnitz homered off Odalis Perez (0-1) as Colorado stopped a four-game losing streak.

Cardinals 6, Diamondbacks 5

PHOENIX Pinch-hitter Marlon Anderson hit a tiebreaking homer off Matt Mantei (0-1) in the ninth for a three-game sweep.

Giants 6, Padres 3

SAN DIEGO Barry Bonds remained on hold with 659 career homers after failing to connect for the fifth straight game. He was 1-for-3 with a double and two walks, remaining one behind his godfather, Willie Mays, for third on the career list.

Pedro Feliz hit a two-run double in the eighth off Jay Witasick (0-1), Edgardo Alfonzo had a tying single, and Neifi Perez hit a two-run single off Antonio Osuna.

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