Martinez pitches Sox past Padres

Posted: Wednesday, June 09, 2004

BOSTON Pedro Martinez outpitched David Wells with eight innings of two-hit ball to help the Boston Red Sox beat the San Diego Padres 1-0 Tuesday night.

Martinez (6-3) rebounded from an 11-hit, seven-run outing in his previous game with his best outing of the year, striking out eight, walking one and hitting a batter.

Wells allowed six hits and struck out two before he was lifted after 81 pitches. David Ortiz and Jason Varitek singled off Wells in the sixth, but Antonio Osuna (1-1) got Kevin Millar on a flyout to right to end the inning.

Yankees 2, Rockies 1

NEW YORK Javier Vazquez (7-3) won his fourth straight start, retiring his first 13 batters, striking out six and giving up five hits in seven-plus innings. Jason Giambi hit a two-run single as the Yankees won for the 12th time in 14 games.

Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth for his 24th save. The game ended when pinch-runner Denny Hocking was caught stealing at second by Jorge Posada following Vinny Castilla's single.

Blue Jays 7, Dodgers 1

TORONTO Ted Lilly (5-2) won his fifth straight decision and Howie Clark hit his first major league home run and drove in a career-high four runs.

Lilly hasn't lost in nine starts since April 21 at Boston. He allowed one run and seven hits in 7 1-3 innings, striking out seven.

Diamondbacks 8, Orioles 1

BALTIMORE Randy Johnson (8-4) won his fifth straight start, allowing one run and three hits in seven innings with four strikeouts and one walk.

Sidney Ponson (3-7) gave up six runs, five earned, and 11 hits over seven-plus innings in losing his fourth straight start. He has an 8.17 ERA over that span.

Playing for the first time in an organized baseball game with his big brother on the same field, Arizona second baseman Scott Hairston went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.

Jerry Hairston, who started in left field for Baltimore, was 2-for-3 with a walk and scored the Orioles' run.

Braves 4, Tigers 3

DETROIT In Atlanta's first visit to Detroit, Danny Patterson (0-3) made a 10th-inning throwing error that allowed the go-ahead run to score following Mark De Rosa's double.

Chris Reitsma (2-1) pitched two shutout innings and John Smoltz, playing for the first time in his home state, had a perfect 10th for his ninth save in 10 tries.

Giants 7, Devil Rays 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Michael Tucker hit a two-run homer, and Barry Bonds went 1-for-2 with two walks in his first visit to Tropicana Field. He drove in a run when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the seventh, then added a RBI single in the ninth.

Jerome Williams (5-4) allowed one run and four hits in seven-plus innings.

Doug Waechter (3-6) yielded four runs and four hits before leaving before the start of the third inning because of tendinitis in his right middle finger.

The Giants won for the fourth time in five games and improved to a major league-best 15-5 since May 18.

Marlins 7, Indians 5

CLEVELAND Miguel Cabrera and Damion Easley each homered off the left-field foul pole with two outs in the ninth.

Cabrera tied it off Jose Jimenez (1-4) with his 14th homer a shot that ricocheted off the top of the pole. Jeff Conine walked, and Easley followed by lining a shot that hit off the pole near the top of the wall.

Nate Bump (1-3) got the final two outs of the eighth, but allowed Omar Vizquel's RBI single that gave Cleveland a 5-4 lead. Armando Benitez worked the ninth for his 23rd save.

The blown save by Jimenez was his third in six chances, and the 14th by Cleveland's bullpen in 21 chances this season.

Royals 4, Expos 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Rookie Zack Greinke (1-1) pitched seven shutout innings for his first major league victory, and Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer.

Greinke, at 20 the youngest player in the majors, dropped his ERA in four starts to 1.73.

Jeremy Affeldt got four outs for his seventh save despite giving up Jamey Carroll's RBI single and Brad Wilkerson's bases-loaded walk in the ninth.

Tony Armas Jr., (0-1) allowed three runs and four hits in five innings.

White Sox 14, Phillies 11

CHICAGO Juan Uribe and Paul Konerko both homered twice to help Chicago overcome a pair of three-run homers by Jim Thome.

Frank Thomas and Carlos Lee also connected for Chicago, whose six homers were one shy of the team record set in 1955 against Kansas City.

Mark Buehrle (6-1) gave up a three-run homer to Thome in the first and three runs in the second before settling down.

Amaury Telemaco (0-2), who came in with the score 6-all, allowed four runs, four hits and four walks in 2 1-3 innings. Chicago batted around in a six-run first off Ryan Madson, who got just two outs in his first major league start.

Twins 2, Mets 1

MINNEAPOLIS Pinch-hitter Michael Cuddyer hit a game-winning RBI infield single in the ninth

Jacque Jones singled off Mike Stanton (0-3) leading off the inning. Cuddyer hit a grounder up the middle that second baseman Ty Wigginton dived for and stopped. He threw to first, but Cuddyer was safe. Meanwhile, Jones kept running around third and first baseman Jason Phillips bounced his throw to the plate.

Juan Rincon (7-3) struck out two in two perfect innings.

Tom Glavine allowed five hits and one run in eight innings.

Astros 1, Mariners 0

SEATTLE Roger Clemens (9-0) became the oldest pitcher to win his first nine decisions, allowing three hits in 6 2-3 shutout innings.

The 41-year-old Clemens, backed by Morgan Ensberg's seventh-inning sacrifice fly off Joel Pineiro (1-8), got his 319th win to move past Phil Niekro into sole possession of 14th place on the career list.

Clemens struck out seven, increasing his total to 4,187, and walked a season-high five. He improved to 23-14 against Seattle, the most wins by a pitcher against the Mariners.

Octavio Dotel pitched the ninth for his 10th save.

Pineiro (1-8) lost his seventh straight, allowing three hits in eight innings.

Athletics 10, Reds 6

OAKLAND, Calif. Ken Griffey Jr. failed to homer for the second straight game, remaining at 498, and Damian Miller tied a career high with five RBIs as Oakland won its fourth straight.

Miller hit a bases-loaded double in a five-run first off Jung Keun Bong (0-1) and a two-run double in the fourth.

Barry Zito (4-3) won for the second time in 10 starts, giving up five runs and eight hits in five innings, including homers by Barry Larkin and Jason LaRue.

Arthur Rhodes got four outs for his ninth save.

Brewers 1, Angels 0

ANAHEIM, Calif. Scott Podsednik doubled home the go-ahead run in the 17th inning, long after Ben Sheets lost his bid for a perfect game, and Milwaukee outlasted Anaheim.

Ramon Ortiz (2-5) walked Craig Counsell with two outs in the 17th, and Podsednik drove a 1-0 pitch over Vladimir Guerrero in right, ending the game that matched the longest in interleague play.

Sheets didn't allow any runners until Guerrero singled with two outs in the seventh.

The win went to Matt Kinney (3-3), who pitched one inning and allowed one hit. Dan Kolb got three outs for his 16th save.

Milwaukee batters struck out 26 times, tying the major league record set by the Angels on July 9, 1971, in a 20-inning game against Oakland. Geoff Jenkins, who went 0-for-7, tied a major league record by striking out six times.

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