Roger Clemens allowed just two hits and extended his scoreless streak to 13 2/3 innings before giving up a run as the Houston Astros defeated the Cardinals, 5-3, last night in St. Louis.
Clemens (2-0) struck out three, walked three, and hit a batter in 6 2/3 innings. Last week in his Houston debut, he allowed one hit in seven shutout innings against San Francisco.
The win was No. 312 for Clemens, moving him past Tom Seaver into 16th place on the career list.
Adam Everett and Lance Berkman hit solo homers for Houston, and Jeff Kent doubled in two runs.
Marlins 5, Expos 0 -- Miguel Cabrera hit two more home runs and Brad Penny allowed only two hits in Florida's victory over Montreal in San Juan. Cabrera has four home runs in his last nine at-bats and five this season.
The 20-year-old slugger hit solo homers in the first and sixth innings, and had an RBI single in the third. He finished 3 for 3 with three RBIs and a walk.
Penny (1-1) retired the first 10 batters and did not allow a runner before walking Jose Vidro in the fourth. Orlando Cabrera followed with a bloop single to left, the Expos' first hit.
Padres 8, Dodgers 3 -- Adam Eaton allowed two runs in seven innings and host San Diego had a six-run fourth inning in its victory over Los Angeles.
Eaton (1-0) allowed six hits, struck out six, and didn't walk a batter in his second start of the season, both against the Dodgers. In his other start, he gave up one run in eight innings.
The Padres matched their biggest inning of the season when they scored six runs in the fourth on six hits off Jeff Weaver (0-1). They put together five hits in a row following a leadoff walk in taking a 6-1 lead.
White Sox 12, Royals 5 -- Ozzie Guillen's homecoming was a winner, thanks to an offense Chicago figures will make it a contender.
Paul Konerko hit a go-ahead three-run homer, helping struggling Esteban Loaiza get his second win, and the White Sox beat Kansas City in Guillen's Chicago debut as manager.
Guillen got a rousing ovation before the game, taking his cap off at home plate and waving to the crowd. The former shortstop spent 13 of his 16 major league seasons with the White Sox before he left after the 1997 season.
Blue Jays 7, Tigers 5 -- Josh Phelps broke a ninth-inning tie with an RBI single, giving visiting Toronto a comeback victory over Detroit.
A's 10, Rangers 9 -- Damian Miller had three hits, including a three-run homer, and Oakland's big bats overcame a poor start by Barry Zito in a win over host Texas.
Angels 7, Mariners 5 -- Vladimir Guerrero hit a two-run homer, and Jose Guillen doubled home two runs to break a tie in the seventh inning, to help Anaheim rally in its home opener. . . .
Last night's scheduled game between the Yankees and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in New York was postponed because of rain. No makeup date was announced.