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|Saturday, 12 April 2008 19:17|
Floyd (2-0) had never pitched more than seven innings in the majors. His no-hit bid ended when Renteria hit a liner to right-center that fell in front of right fielder Jermaine Dye.
A first-round draft pick of Philadelphia in 2001, Floyd struck out four and walked four in 7 1-3 innings on a 39-degree day.
Floyd is now 2-0 with a 1.71 ERA in four starts against Detroit since last September. He is 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA in three starts against other teams in that span.
Chicago took a 1-0 lead off Justin Verlander (0-2) on Orlando Cabrera's first home run for the White Sox, a solo shot in the third. In the eighth, Verlander beaned Cabrera in the helmet and the White Sox went on to score six more runs.
Verlander allowed four hits and was charged with six runs in 7 2-3 innings. He fell to 1-6 against the White Sox in his career, including 0-4 at U.S. Cellular Field.
Red Sox 4, Yankees 3
BOSTON (AP) - Manny Ramirez homered and added a two-run double to give the Red Sox the lead, and Josh Beckett rebounded from a bad season debut to lead Boston over New York.
Beckett (1-1) allowed just one questionable hit in the first five innings, and five hits in all. He walked one, struck out five and threw two wild pitches in 6 2-3 innings.
Mike Mussina (1-2) allowed four runs and eight hits before leaving after Ramirez doubled with two out in the sixth to give Boston a 3-2 lead.
The game was delayed 2 hours and 11 minutes with New York runners on first and second and two outs in the eighth. Jonathan Papelbon had come on to face Alex Rodriguez but hadn't thrown a pitch when the tarp came out.
Papelbon finally fanned Rodriguez on three pitches to end the threat. He strike out two more in a perfect ninth for his fourth save in four tries.
Twins 2, Royals 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Boof Bonser pitched six innings and Jason Kubel homered and scored twice as Minnesota shut out Kansas City for the second straight night.
Bonser (1-2) did not give up a hit until Ross Gload singled with one out in the fifth. The right-hander allowed three hits, two walks and struck out four.
Kubel hit a solo shot off Brett Tomko (1-1) in the third. Tomko gave up six hits and two runs in six-plus innings, with one walk, one strikeout and a painful stop of a hard grounder off his left leg that he somehow turned into an out.
Joe Nathan worked the ninth for his fourth save in four opportunities.
Orioles 3, Rays 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Ramon Hernandez hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth inning, after a run-scoring triple, and the Orioles stopped a three-game skid.
Hernandez hit his two-out homer off Dan Wheeler (0-1).
Chad Bradford (1-1) worked a scoreless inning for the victory. George Sherrill pitched the ninth for his fifth save in five opportunities.
Carlos Pena homered for the second straight day off Orioles reliever Jamie Walker, a solo shot in the eighth that tied it at 2. Pena has three homers and seven RBIs in the first two games of the three-game series.
Athletics 7, Indians 3
CLEVELAND (AP) - Bobby Crosby hit a three-run homer and Oakland took advantage of 10 walks issued by Cleveland pitchers.
Fausto Carmona (1-1), two days after signing a four-year, $15 million contract, gave up a career-high eight walks in 3 1-3 innings. Crosby's homer capped a four-run seventh off reliever Rafael Perez.
Lenny DiNardo (1-0), starting in place of injured Rich Harden, gave up two runs on six hits over five-plus innings for his first win since last Aug. 19. The soft-tossing left-hander struck out two without issuing a walk, leaving with two on in the sixth.
Blue Jays 4, Rangers 1
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Roy Halladay threw a six-hit complete game, and Aaron Hill drove in three runs to lead Toronto.
Marlon Byrd broke up Halladay's shutout bid with an RBI double with one out in the ninth. Halladay (2-1) struck out six, walked one and threw 109 pitches for his 32nd complete game.
Hill had an RBI double in the first inning and a two-run single in the fourth. Matt Stairs and Joe Inglett added three hits for the Blue Jays, who won for just the fifth time in their last 21 games at Texas.
Luis Mendoza (0-1) made his first start of the season for the Rangers after coming off the disabled list earlier in the day. He allowed four runs - only one earned - and eight hits in five innings before Josh Rupe relieved him. Mendoza walked three and hit two batters.
Mariners 8, Angels 3
SEATTLE (AP) - Richie Sexson hit a tie-breaking, two-run home run, Carlos Silva went eight effective innings, and the Mariners beat their AL West nemesis again.
Raul Ibanez homered for the second consecutive night. Seattle lost 13 of 19 games to Los Angeles then while finishing six games behind the Angels for the division title.
Silva (2-0) gave up 11 hits, his most since Aug. 27, 2006, when he was with Minnesota. He walked one and threw 98 pitches before Sean Green finished the ninth.
Jon Garland (1-2) allowed 12 hits and six runs, three earned, in 5 1-3 innings.