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Phillies end Yankees' streak

Seven more homers exit NY's new playpen

Randy Johnson returned to Seattle in a San Francisco uniform. This time the Big Unit, who won 130 with the Mariners, is looking for his 299th victory. Randy Johnson returned to Seattle in a San Francisco uniform. This time the Big Unit, who won 130 with the Mariners, is looking for his 299th victory. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)
Associated Press / May 23, 2009
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Jimmy Rollins sent A.J. Burnett's first pitch of the night deep over the right-field scoreboard. A few innings later, Jayson Werth became the first player to reach the left field second deck at baseball's newest launching pad. In the eighth inning, Mark Teixeira hit the first drive into the suite level.

It was a night of long balls when the top home run-hitting teams in each league faced off.

Carlos Ruiz and Raul Ibanez also homered as the Phillies rolled to a 7-3 victory last night in the first interleague game at new Yankee Stadium and ended New York's nine-game winning streak.

Seven homers were hit at the $1.5 billion ballpark, three by the Yankees. Alex Rodriguez hit his sixth since rejoining the team May 8, and with 559 pulled within four of Reggie Jackson for 11th on the career list. Derek Jeter and Teixeira connected in the eighth.

Brett Myers (4-2) allowed three runs and eight hits in eight innings with no walks and five strikeouts as the World Series champions won for the seventh time in eight games.

Burnett (2-2) gave up five runs and eight hits in six innings, tying his career high for homers allowed with three. Chien-Ming Wang, activated before the game after nearly a month on the disabled list, followed with his third career relief appearance and gave up a homer deep over the Yankees bullpen to Ibanez.

Tigers 4, Rockies 3 - Brandon Inge homered, rookie Rick Porcello won his fourth straight start, and host Detroit topped Colorado for its seventh victory in a row.

Porcello (5-3) gave up six hits and the lone Rockies run in the first six innings. A pair of defensive plays helped him leave the game with the lead.

Detroit got its first two runs off Ubaldo Jimenez (3-5) in the second when Gerald Laird came home on a wild pitch and on Placido Polanco's RBI single. Inge hit his 12th homer of the season an inning later and drove in the final run in the eighth.

Angels 3, Dodgers 1 - Chone Figgins hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning and saved two runs with a sparkling play at third base, leading the Angels over the host Dodgers.

Braves 1, Blue Jays 0 - Kenshin Kawakami outlasted Roy Halladay and combined with Mike Gonzalez on a four-hitter to lead host Atlanta past Toronto.

Rays 15, Marlins 2 - Andy Sonnanstine allowed only five base runners and one run in six innings, and Tampa Bay had three homers among its 17 hits to beat Florida in Miami.

Orioles 4, Nationals 2 - Veteran reliever Danys Baez got his first major league hit in the 12th inning to spark a two-run uprising, and Baltimore won in Washington to end a four-game losing streak.

Padres 4, Cubs 0 - Jake Peavy (4-5) struck out 10 and host San Diego beat Carlos Zambrano and Chicago to extend its winning streak to a season-high seven games.

Diamondbacks 2, Athletics 1 - Chris Young homered for the first time in more than a month, Billy Buckner won in his first start since 2007, and Arizona won in Oakland.

Reds 3, Indians 1 - Bronson Arroyo pitched eight innings and slumping Adam Rosales doubled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth, leading host Cincinnati over Cleveland.

White Sox 2, Pirates 0 - Gavin Floyd allowed two hits over eight innings and Alexei Ramirez homered as host Chicago rebounded from its franchise record-tying 20-1 loss to Minnesota by shutting out Pittsburgh.

Rangers 6, Astros 5 - Nelson Cruz homered off LaTroy Hawkins with one out in the 10th inning to lift Texas to victory in Houston.

Twins 11, Brewers 3 - Michael Cuddyer hit for the cycle and matched his career high with five RBIs as host Minnesota defeated Milwaukee. The Twins have scored 31 runs in their last two games.

Cardinals 5, Royals 0 - Todd Wellemeyer carried a shutout into the seventh inning to bounce back from two poor starts and host St. Louis leaned on rookies for offense in its win over Kansas City.

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