BOSTON -- Omar Daal outdueled Pedro Martinez, and Marlon Anderson hit just the fourth homer off Boston's ace this season as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Red Sox 5-2 Saturday.
Daal (7-1) allowed five hits and two walks in seven shutout innings as he rebounded from his only loss in his last start.
Jose Mesa pitched the ninth for his 17th save.
Martinez (7-2) struck out nine, but he tired in the eighth inning, failing to get anyone out and allowing four runs. His major-league best ERA rose from 1.66 to 2.01, the first time since the end of the 1999 season that it's been over 2.00.
Anderson broke a scoreless tie with his sixth homer of the year. Martinez retired the next six batters, then lost his touch.
Eric Valent started the eighth with a single, Johnny Estrada was hit by a pitch and Anderson singled to load the bases. Doug Glanville singled in a run, chasing Martinez.
Jimmy Rollins' two-run double off Rolando Arrojo made it 4-0 and Travis Lee followed with a sacrifice fly.
Braves 10, Yankees 6
NEW YORK -- Chipper Jones had two homers and four RBIs, and John Rocker escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning.
Atlanta rallied against the Yankees' struggling middle relievers to win for the seventh time in eight games.
Jones, who has 17 homers, hit a two-run drive in the first off Ramiro Mendoza and a solo shot in the ninth against Brandon Knight. Javy Lopez and Wes Helms also homered off Yankees relievers.
Rocker, in his first appearance at Yankee Stadium since making disparaging remarks about New Yorkers, immigrants and others in a magazine article, entered to boos with two on and two outs in the eighth and the Braves ahead 8-6.
After hitting Derek Jeter with his first pitch, he fell behind Paul O'Neill 3-0. But Rocker came back to strike out O'Neill.
Jose Cabrera (4-1) pitched a perfect sixth for the win, and Rocker got his 17th save. Randy Choate (2-1) took the loss.
Cubs 4, White Sox 3
CHICAGO -- Tony Graffanino's defensive lapse in the 10th inning left Eric Young safe at third, and Matt Stairs drove Young home with a sacrifice fly.
Sammy Sosa drove in two runs, and Rondell White hit a solo homer for the Cubs, who have won 16 of their last 18 games. Magglio Ordonez drove in two runs, and Ray Durham added another RBI for the White Sox, who lost for just the third time in 15 games.
Todd Van Poppel (3-1) worked one inning. Jeff Fassero allowed two hits in the 10th, but he worked himself out of a jam for his 11th save.
Dodgers 2, Angels 1
LOS ANGELES -- Mark Grudzielanek's bases-loaded, one-out single over a drawn-in outfield in the ninth inning gave Los Angeles the win.
Grudzielanek lined an 0-2 pitch from Ben Weber (3-1) over right fielder Tim Salmon's head for the winning run as the Dodgers took a 12-10 all-time series lead over the Angels.
Weber walked Chad Kreuter to lead off the ninth, then pinch-runner Tom Goodwin stole second. Alex Cora followed with a single, and pinch-hitter Dave Hansen was intentionally walked, loading the bases.
Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia then went to a five-man infield, shifting center fielder Darin Erstad to first base and moving first baseman Scott Spiezio between first and second. That strategy worked for the next batter, with Paul Lo Duca grounding to Spiezio for a forceout at the plate. It didn't work against Grudzielanek.
Devil Rays 5, Mets 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Fred McGriff homered, and Greg Vaughn drove in two runs with a double and a sacrifice fly as Tampa Bay gained its first two-game winning streak in six weeks.
Tanyon Sturtze (3-4) allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings for the Devil Rays, who had not won consecutive games since April 24-25 against Kansas City.
McGriff hit his 11th homer off Al Leiter (3-4) during a three-run third inning. Randy Winn gave the Devil Rays a 5-2 lead with an RBI triple off Turk Wendell in the seventh.
The Mets, 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position, were limited to solo homers by Mike Piazza and Robin Ventura.
Marlins 6, Blue Jays 1
TORONTO -- A.J. Burnett pitched a two-hitter, and Cliff Floyd hit a three-run homer before being intentionally walked a record-tying three times for Florida.
Both hits off Burnett (4-2) came in the same inning as he pitched the second complete game of his career. He threw a no-hitter against San Diego on May 12.
Burnett pitched an NL-high 18 2-3 scoreless innings before the Blue Jays scored their run in the third. Jeff Frye singled, and Chris Woodward hit an RBI double.
Burnett then retired the next 16 batters before walking Frye with two outs in the eighth.
Tigers 6, Brewers 5
DETROIT -- Jose Macias hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning against Curtis Leskanic (2-3) as Detroit rallied past Milwaukee Brewers.
It was a wild game with the benches clearing twice and five lead changes.
Detroit, which won for just the fourth time in 15 games, trailed 5-4 after former Tiger Raul Casanova hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth.
Matt Anderson (3-0) gave up one run and three hits with three strikeouts in 1 2-3 innings.
Expos 4, Orioles 2
BALTIMORE -- Orlando Cabrera snapped a tie with a two-run bloop single in the eighth inning as Montreal snapped a four-game losing streak.
Cabrera drove in three runs for the Expos, who sent eight batters to the plate in a three-run eighth.
The uprising began after B.J. Ryan (2-2) got two quick outs and had an 0-2 count on pinch-hitter Ryan Minor. The former Orioles player drew a walk, Vladimir Guerrero singled, and Lee Stevens walked to load the bases.
Indians 10, Reds 2
CLEVELAND -- Dave Burba pitched seven strong innings and received his usual run support as Jim Thome homered to lead Cleveland.
Burba (8-2) allowed two runs and four hits, walked two and struck out seven against his former team.
Thome homered in the fifth off Osvaldo Fernandez (5-6) as the Indians improved to 28-12 since April 26 and are a major league best 42-27 in five years of interleague play.
Royals 3, Diamondbacks 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jermaine Dye and A.J. Hinch hit solo homers and Blake Stein pitched seven shutout innings.
Stein (3-4) hadn't lasted past the sixth in six previous starts this season, but he was impressive against Arizona, allowing four hits and striking out five.
The Diamondbacks, who had won seven straight road games and three in a row overall, got two runs off Ross Grimsley in the eighth on Erubiel Durazo's fielder's choice and David Dellucci's RBI double.
Roberto Hernandez pitched the ninth inning for his ninth save.
It was just the fourth win in 15 games for the Royals, whose 22-39 record matches the 1970 team for their worst after 61 games.
Twins 3, Pirates 2
MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mays took a shutout into the seventh inning, and Matt Lawton had two hits and two RBIs as Minnesota dealt Pittsburgh its fourth straight loss.
Mays (8-3) gave up seven hits in six-plus innings and was lifted after giving up a home run to Andy Barkett and a single to Keith Osik to start the seventh.
Reliever Travis Miller got Jason Kendall to hit into a double play and then struck out Abraham Nunez to end the seventh.
Miller also pitched a hitless eighth before LaTroy Hawkins got three outs for his 16th save in 18 chances.
Cristian Guzman hit his major league-leading ninth triple with two outs in the third inning and scored the game's first run on Lawton's single against Jimmy Anderson (3-6).
Rangers 16, Astros 4
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ivan Rodriguez hit two of Texas' five home runs and drove in five runs, giving Rick Helling (4-7) the hefty run support he's enjoyed in all his wins this season.
Every Texas starter drove in a run and all but No. 9 hitter Michael Young scored as the Rangers ended a five-game losing streak and tied their most runs of the season. It was the most runs allowed by Houston since 1999.
Texas also drew even in the first-ever ''Lone Star Series'' with its cross-state rival, pleasing the 49,603 fans who made the largest regular-season crowd in the seven-year history of The Ballpark.
The Rangers jumped all over Houston starter Kent Bottenfield (2-5), scoring six runs off him in 1 2-3 innings and probably costing him his job as a starter.
Padres 6, Mariners 3
SEATTLE -- San Diego snapped Seattle's 15-game winning streak -- the longest in the American League since 1991 -- getting three RBIs from Rickey Henderson.
Seattle's streak was the longest in the majors since Atlanta also won 15 straight last season and the best in the AL since the 1991 Minnesota Twins won 15 in a row. The AL record is 19, set by the Chicago White Sox in 1906 and tied by the New York Yankees in 1947.
The Mariners remain tied with the 1907 Chicago Cubs and 1939 Yankees for the second-best record after 60 games at 47-13.
Freddy Garcia (6-1) struggled early and allowed four runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings.
San Diego starter Bobby Jones (3-8) gave up three runs -- two earned -- in six innings to snap a four-game losing streak. Trevor Hoffman pitched the ninth for his 12th save.
Giants 4, Athletics 3
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jeff Kent hit a game-winning RBI single in the 11th inning as San Francisco erased an early three-run deficit to beat Oakland.
Rich Aurilia doubled off T.J. Mathews (0-1) and Barry Bonds, who leads the majors with 32 home runs, was intentionally walked before Kent's single to center in the 11th.
Felix Rodriguez (2-0) pitched the 10th for the Giants after starter Shawn Estes went nine innings. Robb Nen got three outs for his 15th save.
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