BOSTON -- Pedro Martinez improved to 10-0 in his career against the Seattle Mariners, striking out nine in eight innings to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 4-1 victory Saturday.
Martinez (6-0) couldn't have started much better, striking out the side in the first on just nine pitches. The Red Sox took a 3-0 lead for the second straight day, but this time they held it. Ugueth Urbina pitched the ninth for his 13th save in 14 chances.
The Red Sox scored two runs in the first off James Baldwin (3-4) on consecutive doubles by Jose Offerman and Nomar Garciaparra and an RBI single by Brian Daubach.
Yankees 6, Twins 2
NEW YORK -- Alfonso Soriano homered for the third straight day, a tiebreaking three-run drive off Bob Wells in the sixth inning, and New York beat Minnesota for its 10th win in 11 games.
Just 14 hours after Jason Giambi's dramatic 14th-inning grand slam gave the Yankees a 13-12 win, New York resumed its Bronx bombing. The Yankees have homered in 10 straight games and have 21 in their last six, raising their major league-leading total to 69.
Ted Lilly (1-3) wasted a 2-0 lead but won for the first time in five starts this season. He gave up both runs -- one earned -- and five hits in seven innings, striking out nine.
Tony Fiore (2-1) got the loss in his first career start.
Royals 4, Indians 2, 1st game
Indians 4, Royals 1, 2nd game
CLEVELAND -- Ryan Drese struck out 10 in eight dominant innings, and Omar Vizquel hit a three-run homer to giving the Indians a split of a day-night doubleheader.
In the first game, Mark Quinn hit an RBI double in Kansas City's two-run ninth inning off Bob Wickman.
Drese (4-3) used a split-finger fastball to keep the Royals off-balance and flailing at the chilly air. The rookie right-hander allowed four hits and struck out 10 as Cleveland snapped a five-game losing streak against Kansas City.
Vizquel homered in the fifth inning Darrell May (0-1) and got his fourth RBI on a bases-loaded walk in the sixth.
Quinn's double scored pinch-runner Donnie Sadler and A.J. Hinch had an RBI groundout in the ninth off Wickman (0-1) as the Royals won their fifth straight over the Indians in the opener.
Reliever Dan Reichert (2-4) pitched three hitless innings for the win. Roberto Hernandez worked the ninth for his fourth save.
Blue Jays 6, Athletics 3
TORONTO -- Former Oakland prospect Eric Hinske hit a three-run homer to lead Toronto to its first series win at home this season.
Oakland has lost 12 of 15 overall and dropped six consecutive series. The Blue Jays won the first two games of three-game series.
Hinske, acquired from Oakland along with rookie starter Justin Miller (3-1) for closer Billy Koch this winter, homered off Mike Fyhrie (1-3) to give Toronto a 6-0 lead in the third inning.
Miller allowed three runs in 5 2-3 innings and Kelvim Escobar got his seventh save.
Tigers 8, Rangers 7
DETROIT -- Robert Fick hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning to give Detroit a wild victory.
Both teams blew late-inning leads as the Tigers picked up their second win in a row after a seven-game losing streak.
Detroit trailed 7-6 heading into the eighth, but rookie Ramon Santiago drove in the tying run with his third hit of the game, then stole second and scored on Fick's single to right-center.
Rudy Seanez (0-3) took the loss for Texas, while Julio Santana (2-0) got the win. Juan Acevedo pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
Devil Rays 5, Orioles 4
BALTIMORE -- Greg Vaughn ended a 9 1/2-month homerless drought, connecting twice, including a tiebreaking two-run shot in the ninth inning.
Vaughn had not homered in 222 at-bats since Aug. 5 before hitting a solo shot off Baltimore starter Sidney Ponson in the fourth. In the ninth, Vaughn connected off Jorge Julio to snap a 3-all tie.
Randy Winn led off the ninth by drawing a four-pitch walk from loser Rick Bauer (1-2). Buddy Groom replaced Bauer and struck out Steve Cox and Ben Grieve before Orioles manager Mike Hargrove brought in Julio.
Doug Creek (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win. Esteban Yan got his seventh save, despite allowing a ninth-inning homer to Gary Matthews Jr.
White Sox 10, Angels 4
CHICAGO -- Frank Thomas homered twice, and Paul Konerko drove in four runs as the White Sox snapped Anaheim's eight-game winning streak.
Konerko hit a solo homer, and Jose Valentin added a solo shot and a two-run triple to help the White Sox beat the Angels for the first time this season and end a five-game losing streak against Anaheim.
Gary Glover (1-0) allowed three runs and seven hits through five innings. Chicago held on by using five relievers -- Kelly Wunsch, Rocky Biddle, Damaso Marte, Antonio Osuna and Bob Howry.
Brad Fullmer homered for the Angels, who lost for just the third time in 20 games. Ramon Ortiz (4-4) allowed four homers and lost for the first time since April 23.
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