The Blue Jays got a taste of their own medicine.
One night after being on the positive end of an 11-0 rout in Detroit, Toronto was pummeled at home by the Baltimore Orioles, 11-2, last night.
Javy Lopez homered to spark a six-run Baltimore second inning, and Matt Riley pitched one-hit ball for seven dominant innings. The Jays managed just two hits.
The Orioles, boosted by the offseason signings of Lopez, Miguel Tejada, and Rafael Palmeiro, took full advantage of Miguel Batista (0-2), who had poor command throughout his four-plus innings. Palmeiro also homered off Batista, who gave up seven runs, seven hits, and three walks.
Athletics 3, Angels 0 -- Tim Hudson outpitched Bartolo Colon, who surrendered three Oakland home runs in an A's win in Anaheim, Calif.
Adam Melhuse, Eric Byrnes, and Jermaine Dye each homered off Colon (2-1) to back Hudson.
He allowed six hits, struck out seven, and walked none in 7 1/3 innings to improve his record against the Angels to 13-5.
Devil Rays 3, White Sox 0 -- In St. Petersburg, Fla., Paul Abbott allowed four hits in seven innings and Tampa Bay got home runs from Carl Crawford and Julio Lugo in the shutout of Chicago.
Abbott (1-1) struck out five and walked two. Only one runner -- Willie Harris in the first inning -- reached second base against the righthander.
Indians 10, Tigers 3 -- Jody Gerut went 5 for 5 with three RBIs to help C.C. Sabathia get his first win this season, as host Cleveland routed Detroit.
Gerut homered, doubled three times, and singled as the Indians battered Nate Cornejo (1-1). The righthander was tagged for career highs in runs (eight) and hits (14) in five-plus innings.
Twins 9, Royals 7 -- Lew Ford went 3 for 4 with a two-run homer and a clutch RBI triple as Minnesota sent visiting Kansas City to its fourth straight loss.
Carlos Beltran capped a Royals rally with a three-run homer that tied it at 7 in the seventh, but reliever Jason Grimsley gave up an RBI single to Jacque Jones in the bottom of the inning before Ford drove him in with a triple.
Rangers 5, Mariners 0 -- In Seattle, Chan Ho Park pitched seven scoreless innings, and Hank Blalock and Laynce Nix each homered, doubled, and drove in two runs to lead Texas to victory.