|Victor Martinez salutes his two-run single in the ninth that capped the Indians' comeback. (Tony Dejak/Associated Press)|
Tribe rallies from 10 down
Jays lose 7th straight; Padres win 10th in row
Trailing by 10 runs, Victor Martinez told his teammates they could win.
Martinez, in an 0-for-18 slump, backed up his words by lining a two-out, two-run single to cap a seven-run ninth inning that gave the Indians an 11-10 win over the Tampa Bay Rays last night in Cleveland.
"You never know what's going to happen," Martinez said after his hit off Jason Isringhausen (0-1) ruined the Rays' night, which began with the much-awaited season debut of starter David Price. The lefthander was staked to a 10-0 lead but lasted only 3 1/3 innings.
The Indians became the first team to make up a 10-run deficit and win since the Rangers vs. the Tigers, 16-15, May 8, 2004, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
Ryan Garko's two-run homer off Price in the fourth started the comeback. His three-run shot in the ninth off Grant Balfour made it 10-7.
Jeremy Sowers (1-2) pitched five scoreless innings for the win in his first relief appearance after 51 career starts.
Orioles 4, Blue Jays 1 - Jeremy Guthrie allowed one run in seven innings, Aubrey Huff had two RBIs, and host Baltimore extended Toronto's losing streak to seven.
Brian Roberts had two hits and scored twice for the Orioles, who were 3-14 against Toronto since June 7, 2008.
Vernon Wells had the lone RBI for the Blue Jays, who lost three in Boston and three more in Atlanta before yesterday.
Padres 9, Diamondbacks 7 - Chase Headley hit a two-run homer in the 10th as visiting San Diego rallied from a six-run deficit to win its 10th straight.
San Diego, which snapped an 11-game road losing streak, trailed, 7-1, entering the eighth, but scored five in that inning, one in the ninth, and two in the 10th.
Henry Blanco led off the 10th with a single, then Headley launched a 1-1 pitch from Tony Pena (4-2) to left-center.
Mets 5, Nationals 2 - Gary Sheffield hit a disputed tiebreaking three-run homer in the sixth inning that was upheld by a video review for the host Mets.
On Sheffield's drive in the sixth, a fan reached out and the ball bounced back to the field. Third base umpire Adrian Johnson signaled a homer, and Washington manager Manny Acta argued. The Mets' Omir Santos had a winning homer upheld by video review Saturday night at Fenway Park against Jonathan Papelbon.
White Sox 17, Angels 3 - Jim Thome surpassed Mike Schmidt for 13th place on the career home run list, Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko also went deep, and visiting Chicago routed Los Angeles.
John Danks (4-3) breezed after Thome helped stake the lefthander to an 11-3 lead in the third with his 549th home run and eighth this season.
Tigers 13, Royals 1 - Justin Verlander held Kansas City to five hits through seven scoreless innings and Miguel Cabrera had three RBIs and four of Detroit's season-high 19 hits.
Gerald Laird, Brandon Inge, and Clete Thomas had two RBIs each for the Tigers, who won for the 23d time in their last 31 outings at Kauffman Stadium.
Pirates 10, Cubs 8 - Freddy Sanchez had Pittsburgh's first six-hit game in 19 years, scored four runs, and drove in three, helping send host Chicago to its eighth straight loss.
Despite scoring three more runs than they did on their entire winless six-game road trip that ended Sunday, the Cubs fell to 21-22 and were booed repeatedly.
Brewers 1, Cardinals 0 - Bill Hall, in a 1-for-28 slump, hit a two-out RBI single in the 10th to lift host Milwaukee.
The Cardinals' Chris Carpenter was perfect into the seventh, and the Brewers' Yovani Gallardo allowed no hits into the sixth before each finished allowing just two hits over eight innings.
Marlins 5, Phillies 3 - Wes Helms homered and drove in four runs, Chris Volstad pitched 6 2/3 strong innings, and Florida prevailed in Philadelphia.
Ryan Howard hit a pair of homers for the NL East-leading Phillies.
Dodgers 16, Rockies 6 - Los Angeles had a seven-run fourth and an eight-run seventh at Coors Field; James Loney, Russell Martin, Juan Castro, and Matt Kemp had three hits each and Juan Pierre had a bases-loaded triple.
Reds 8, Astros 5 - Jonny Gomes had three hits and three RBIs and host Cincinnati scored eight unearned runs.
Giants 8, Braves 2 - Travis Ishikawa had a three-run homer and Jonathan Sanchez won for the first time in more than a month for host San Francisco.
Athletics 6, Mariners 1 - Travis Buck homered and scored three runs and Adam Kennedy had a career high-tying four hits and two RBIs for host Oakland.