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Yankees take round one against Red Sox

Friday, April 11, 2008

By The Associated Press

BOSTON -- Chien-Ming Wang gave up only a home run by J.D. Drew that was nearly caught and a bunt single Friday night as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1.

Wang (3-0) allowed only one other runner, on an error. In his previous start, he went six innings in the Yankees' 2-0 win over Tampa Bay.

A struggling Jason Giambi gave New York a 2-1 lead with a leadoff homer in the seventh inning off Mike Timlin (0-1). Jose Molina then doubled, took third on Alberto Gonzalez's sacrifice and scored on Melky Cabrera's sacrifice fly.

Bobby Abreu singled in the final run in the ninth.

The first two batters in the fifth flied out to Bobby Abreu in deep right. Drew followed with another high fly and Abreu kept drifting back. He reached back with his right hand for the low wall in front of Boston's dugout, touched the top, then bumped into it with his body. He jumped, and the ball appeared to graze his glove before landing in the Boston bullpen.

Athletics 9, Indians 7

CLEVELAND (AP) -- C.C. Sabathia was pounded for nine runs and 12 hits in his shortest outing in nearly two years, and the A's held on to beat the Indians.

Sabathia (0-2) was pulled after 3 1-3 innings, but by then Mark Ellis, Mike Sweeney and Donnie Murphy had all driven in two runs apiece. It was Sabathia's shortest start since yielding nine runs in 2 1-3 innings to the Chicago Cubs on June 21, 2006.

Joe Blanton (1-2) allowed eight hits and five runs over 7 2-3 innings to win for the first time in six starts since last Sept. 15. The right-hander walked one, struck out one and was helped by two double plays. Huston Street worked 1 1-3 innings for his third save.

Rays 10, Orioles 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Pena homered twice and drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning to finish with six RBIs for the Rays.

Pena hit a two-run homer off Jeremy Guthrie in the first. He made it 5-5 in the seventh with a three-run shot off left-hander Jamie Walker, who entered the game after Guthrie retired the first batter of the inning. He then drew the bases-loaded walk off Dennis Sarfate (2-1) on a check swing that could have been called a third strike to put Tampa Bay ahead 6-5.

Al Reyes (1-1) pitched two-thirds of an inning to get the win after being arrested early Friday at a Tampa bar and charged with being in a fight that disturbed the peace.

Twins 5, Royals 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Livan Hernandez scattered seven hits over seven innings to win his third straight start, and is off to his best start since 2002 with San Francisco.

Six of the hits Hernandez allowed were singles. He struck out three and walked one.

Carlos Gomez doubled, tripled and drove in two runs, while Justin Morneau homered to lead off the third inning on the first pitch from Gil Meche. Morneau also hit a three-run homer off Meche last Saturday in a 6-4 Twins victory.

Meche (0-3) was pulled after six innings. He allowed five runs on five hits and four walks, while striking out six. His earned run average rose to 7.13.

Blue Jays 8, Rangers 5

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Lyle Overbay hit a three-run double, Vernon Wells drove in two runs and the Blue Jays ended a three-game losing streak.

Jesse Litsch (2-0) allowed two runs and six hits over 5 2-3 innings. Toronto was swept at home by Oakland in a three-game series before opening a five-game road trip.

Scott Downs got two outs for his first save of the season.

Josh Hamilton homered and had a career-high four RBIs for the Rangers.

Vicente Padilla (1-1) was perfect over the first three innings, but Toronto broke through for four runs in the fourth. The Rangers, trying to go two games over .500 for the first time since they were 78-76 on Sept. 22, 2006, made three errors and several mental mistakes.

Tigers 5, White Sox 2

CHICAGO (AP) -- Detroit regrouped after losing Dontrelle Willis to a knee injury in the first inning, and Magglio Ordonez had a bases-loaded single to help the Tigers to their third win.

Willis slipped as he delivered a pitch in the first, hyperextended his right knee and managed to throw only 14 pitches before being removed. But Detroit's bullpen was solid on a blustery, cold and wet night at U.S. Cellular Field.

Aquilino Lopez (1-0) gave up three hits and a run in four innings to earn the win.

Jose Contreras (0-1) allowed six hits and four runs in 6 2-3 innings.



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