ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Pedro Martinez struck out 13 in just six innings and the Boston Red Sox swept Tampa Bay for the second time this month with an 8-3 victory Thursday night.
Brian Daubach homered for the third straight game as Boston dropped the Devil Rays to 0-2 under new manager Hal McRae.
White Sox 3, Tigers 1
DETROIT -- David Wells needed only 100 pitches, including an incredible 81 for strikes, in a complete game that led the Chicago White Sox over the Detroit Tigers.
Wells (2-2) avenged a loss April 8 to the Tigers in which he allowed five runs in eight innings.
Indians 11, Orioles 5
BALTIMORE -- Marty Cordova homered twice and drove in four runs as the Cleveland Indians completed their first three-game sweep in Baltimore since 1988.
It was the fifth career two-homer game for Cordova, who gave Cleveland a 3-2 lead with a solo drive in the fourth inning and then added a three-run shot in the fifth.
Athletics 9, Rangers 5
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Johnny Damon and Jason Giambi homered as the Oakland Athletics beat Texas starter Kenny Rogers for the first time since 1994.
Yankees 6, Blue Jays 5, 17 inn.
TORONTO -- Paul O'Neill hit an RBI single in the 17th inning and the New York Yankees beat Toronto in a game that took five hours, 57 minutes, the longest in Blue Jays' history.
O'Neill singled with two outs for his fourth hit, ending the Yankees' four-game losing streak.
Mariners 3, Angels 2
SEATTLE -- Freddy Garcia outpitched Ismael Valdes for the second time in a week, and the Seattle Mariners topped the Anaheim Angels. On a night when the Mariners matched their best start at 12-4, they played before a crowd of 25,016 -- the smallest at Safeco Field since it opened on July 15, 1999.
Ichiro Suzuki extended his hitting streak to 14 games, a Mariners' rookie record, with a leadoff single in the first inning. He scored the game's first run in the sixth.
Garcia (2-0) retired the first 11 batters he faced.
Kazuhiro Sasaki pitched the ninth for his eighth save, setting a team record for the month of April. He allowed a leadoff home run to Salmon, his third hit of the game.
Seattle scored twice in the sixth off Valdes (0-2).
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