Red Sox 8, Yankees 1: Tim Wakefield pitched seven strong innings and Doug Mirabelli homered to give Boston a win over visiting New York. Mike Mussina allowed seven runs – four earned – on seven hits, three walks and five strikeouts in five innings for the Yankees.
White Sox 2, Indians 1: Freddy Garcia, who went 9-0 in day games last season, pitched eight dominant innings and Scott Podsednik drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh as Chicago won in the daylight at Cleveland.
Angles 7, Rangers 6 (10): Orlando Cabrera hit the first pitch of the 10th inning for a home run as Los Angeles spoiled Texas’ home opener. The Angels had tied the game when Darin Erstad hit a leadoff homer in the ninth off closer Francisco Cordero, who had allowed just one home run in 67 appearances last season.
Blue Jays 10, Athletics 3: Frank Catalanotto had a two-run triple and a sacrifice fly and Eric Hinske had three hits and two RBIs, leading Toronto to a win in Oakland, Calif.
Mets 8, Astros 4: Kaz Matsui hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning, and New York won its home opener by rallying past Houston. Matsui also drove in a run with a bunt single and Tom Glavine threw six solid innings to send the Mets to their second straight win.
Phillies 4, Marlins 1: Pat Burrell hit a two-run homer into the upper deck in the first inning, extending his streak of at least one RBI in every game, as Philadelphia beat Florida in Miami. Brett Myers allowed an unearned run in 5 2/3 innings against Florida’s fitful attack. In three wins, the Marlins have outscored opponents 26-0; in four losses, they’ve been outscored 13-6.
Padres 1, Cubs 0: Adam Eaton outpitched Ryan Dempster for six innings as San Diego took advantage of Jeromy Burnitz’s error to win in Chicago. Eaton and Dempster each allowed four hits, but the Padres scored an unearned run in the sixth when Burnitz, Sammy Sosa’s replacement in right field, dropped Brian Giles’ low line drive.
Brewers 6, Pirates 2: Russell Branyan homered twice off Kip Wells as Milwaukee beat visiting Pittsburgh. Doug Davis beat Wells for the second time in a week, scattering seven hits and allowing two runs in seven innings. He walked four and struck out seven.
Diamondbacks 2, Rockies 0: Brad Halsey, making his first start for Arizona, struck out a career-best seven and blanked Colorado for six-plus innings to lead the Diamondbacks past the Rockies.
Braves 11, Nationals 2: Mike Hampton pitched eight strong innings, Rafael Furcal and Andruw Jones both hit two-run homers, and Atlanta routed visiting Washington.
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