Alex Rodriguez snapped an 0-for-12 skid with a run-scoring single in the 10th inning, helping the New York Yankees complete a come-from-behind, 4-2 victory over the host Tampa Bay Devil Rays last night.
Rodriguez, who has two hits in his past 18 at-bats, broke a 2-2 tie with a line drive to center field off Ruddy Lugo, driving in Johnny Damon, who led off the 10th with a ground-rule double off Tyler Walker (0-2).
Hideki Matsui followed with a run-scoring single to make it 4-2.
Kyle Farnsworth (1-0), the fourth of five Yankees pitchers, worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings to get the victory. Mariano Rivera pitched the 10th for his fifth save in six opportunities.
Light-hitting Tomas Perez hit a two-run homer off Yankees righthander Jaret Wright to give the Devil Rays a 2-0 lead in the fifth. Pinch hitters Jorge Posada and Miguel Cairo drove in runs charged to Tampa Bay starter Casey Fossum to make it 2-2 in the seventh.
Indians 14, Athletics 3 -- Casey Blake hit a three-run homer in a nine-run seventh inning, and Travis Hafner had four RBIs as Cleveland ended host Oakland's season-best, five-game winning streak.
White Sox 6, Mariners 5 -- Pablo Ozuna hit his first major league homer to tie the score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and then scored the winning run in the 11th on Juan Uribe's single.
Tigers 2, Angels 1 -- Alexis Gomez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, and host Detroit beat slumping Los Angeles to extend its winning streak to six.
Rangers 2, Orioles 1 -- Mark DeRosa homered with one out in the 12th inning to lift host Texas over Baltimore.
DeRosa, in his fourth game back from the disabled list, hit a full-count pitch off John Halama (1-1) to right-center field, giving the Rangers their 10th win in 13 games.
Twins 6, Royals 1 -- Brad Radke (3-3) pitched his best game of the season, giving up four hits in seven innings to lead host Minnesota over reeling Kansas City.
Giants 2, Brewers 0 -- Barry Bonds didn't come any closer to catching Babe Ruth, remaining at 712 career homers after going 0 for 4.
Instead it was Pedro Feliz who went deep, and Jason Schmidt (2-2) scattered five hits and struck out seven for his ninth career shutout to lead San Francisco to the victory at Milwaukee.
Padres 11, Dodgers 5 -- Josh Barfield hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in a five-run eighth inning, and visiting San Diego extended its winning streak to four games. Mark Bellhorn and Geoff Blum also homered for the Padres.
Phillies 5, Braves 4 -- Aaron Rowand's two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted host Philadelphia to its third straight comeback victory.
Brett Myers pitched seven solid innings and Rheal Cormier (2-0) got one out in the eighth inning for the victory.
Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 1 -- Chad Tracy hit a three-run home run and host Arizona continued its dominance of Greg Maddux, who failed in his bid to become's baseball's first six-game winner. Maddux (5-1) fell to 1-9 lifetime against Arizona, with a 5.21 ERA in 14 starts. The Diamondbacks are the only National League team with a winning record against Maddux.
Astros 5, Cardinals 4 -- Roy Oswalt (5-1) pitched eight strong innings and Lance Berkman drove in three runs to lead host Houston over St. Louis.
Marlins 6, Nationals 5 -- Rookie Hanley Ramirez delivered a go-ahead, pinch-hit run-scoring single off Washington closer Chad Cordero in the ninth to help visiting Florida end a five-game losing streak.
Rockies 3, Reds 0 -- Jeff Francis (1-2) surrendered four hits over seven innings for his first win in six starts this season and host Colorado beat Cincinnati.