CLEVELAND Boston's Pedro Martinez settled down after a shaky start, pitched seven strong innings and reached 11-1 lifetime against the Cleveland Indians when the Red Sox rallied for a 5-2 victory Thursday night.
Manny Ramirez homered in the sixth off C.C. Sabathia (1-1) and Pokey Reese hit a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh.
Three of Cleveland's four hits including leadoff man Matt Lawton's first-pitch homer came in the first inning. Martinez (4-2) struck out eight and walked three. Keith Foulke pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save in six chances.
Mariners 2, Twins 1
SEATTLE Freddy Garcia pitched seven strong innings to win for the first time this season, going to 4-0 lifetime against Minnesota and lowering his ERA to 2.11.
Garcia (1-1) held the Twins to one run on six hits with eight strikeouts and one walk. Eddie Guardado pitched a perfect ninth against his former team for his fifth save in seven chances.
Seattle went ahead when Dan Wilson grounded into a double play in the seventh. Juan Rincon (4-2) took the loss.
Angels 7, Devil Rays 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. Jose Guillen hit his third homer in as many nights, a three-run shot that helped the Angels to their sixth straight win.
Aaron Sele (1-0) gave up three runs on eight hits in six innings for Anaheim.
The Angels, off to their best start since the 1970 team also went 19-10, have won 12 of their last 14. The Devil Rays, the AL's weakest hitting team, have lost nine of 11. Jeremi Gonzalez (0-4) took the loss.
Athletics 7, Yankees 4
OAKLAND, Calif. Rich Harden struck out nine in 7 2-3 innings in his first win of the season, and Oakland snapped the New York's' eight-game winning streak.
Harden (1-2) got plenty of help from Mark Kotsay, who matched his career high with four RBIs, helping the A's avoid their first three-game sweep by the Yankees in Oakland since May 31-June 2, 1996. Erubiel Durazo went 3-for-3 with a solo homer as the A's beat Javier Vazquez (3-3).
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