Edgar Martinez hit a two-run homer and drove in two more runs with his 500th career double, leading the host Seattle Mariners over the New York Yankees, 6-2, last night. Martinez received a loud standing ovation as he stood at second in the first inning after he became the 39th player since 1900 to hit 500 doubles. It drove in Randy Winn and Scott Spiezio to put the Mariners ahead, 2-0.
Ryan Franklin (2-2) pitched into the seventh inning, and he looked good much of the night.
Franklin retired the side three times in six innings. He struck out the side in the second, sending Jason Giambi, Gary Sheffield, and Jorge Posada back to the dugout after swinging at third strikes.
New York's Jon Lieber (1-1) made his second start of the year after missing last season following Tommy John surgery. He allowed six runs and nine hits in six innings, with two strikeouts and a wild pitch that gave up a run.
The Yankees lost their second straight after an eight-game winning streak.
Franklin allowed two runs on five hits with five strikeouts and four walks, then turned it over to Shigetoshi Hasegawa.
Tigers 8, Rangers 7 -- Ivan Rodriguez hit the tiebreaking homer for Detroit in his return to Texas. After Fernando Vina's one-out infield single in the eighth off Erasmo Ramirez (1-2), Rodriguez homered off Jeff Nelson. It was his fifth homer of the season.
Carlos Guillen went 3 for 4, including a three-run homer and an RBI triple, as the Tigers snapped a four-game losing streak.
Al Levine (3-2), the third Tigers pitcher, worked 1 1/3 innings. Ugueth Urbina, another former Ranger, gave up two runs the ninth and finished for his third save.
Angels 1, Devil Rays 0 -- John Lackey pitched a three-hitter and David Eckstein had an RBI single to help host Anaheim extend its winning streak to seven games. Lackey (3-3) went the distance for the fourth time in 57 career starts, striking out three and walking one. He threw 107 pitches, 73 for strikes, in his third shutout.
Hendrickson (1-3) allowed a run and seven hits in seven innings, striking out five and walking one.
Tampa Bay center fielder Rocco Baldelli robbed Anaheim's Vladimir Guerrero of a home run with a leaping catch in the eighth inning.
Blue Jays 5, White Sox 4 -- In Toronto, Reed Johnson hit a game-winning RBI single in the ninth and Terry Adams (3-1) pitched the ninth for the win over Chicago. Orlando Hudson and Eric Hinske each hit two-run homers for Toronto.
Chicago's Miguel Olivo hit a three-run homer.
Orioles 3, Indians 2 -- In Baltimore, Larry Bigbie, in a 3-for-19 slide, led off the 10th inning with the third game-ending homer this season, off Chad Durbin (2-3). Rafael Palmeiro also homered for the Orioles, who won for only the fourth time in 11 games. Jorge Julio (1-0), the sixth Baltimore pitcher, worked the 10th for the win.