|Yankees starter Mike Mussina left in the third with a strained left hamstring. (JIM MONE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)|
Twins muzzle Yankees
Mussina forced out with injury
Ramon Ortiz dominated for eight innings, and his Minnesota Twins teammates revived their bats against Kyle Farnsworth in a 5-1 victory over the New York Yankees last night in Minneapolis.
Alex Rodriguez's fourth-inning sacrifice fly was the only damage against Ortiz (2-0), who allowed three hits and one walk before yielding to Joe Nathan for the ninth. Ortiz struck out Rodriguez twice and stopped A-Rod's home run streak at four games.
New York starter Mike Mussina strained his left hamstring and departed in the third inning.
Reliever Sean Henn pitched well for 3 1/3 innings.
Farnsworth (0-1) got only one out in the eighth inning, which began with a walk to Luis Castillo. Singles by Joe Mauer and Cuddyer and doubles by Justin Morneau and Torii Hunter drove in runs to break open the game.
Angels 4, Indians 1 -- Joe Saunders allowed a run and four hits in 6 2/3 innings as Los Angeles beat Cleveland indoors at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
It was the second game in a three-game series that was moved from Cleveland to Milwaukee after snow showers wiped out the Indians' four-game series against the Seattle Mariners over the weekend, leaving unplayable conditions at Jacobs Field.
Heavy snow and wind gusts pelted Milwaukee throughout the day and were expected to continue through this morning.
Tigers 4, Orioles 1 -- Craig Monroe hit a grand slam with two outs in the 12th inning, powering Detroit at Baltimore.
Monroe's first homer of the season was his third hit of the game and third career grand slam.
Ivan Rodriguez opened the 12th with a single off Kurt Birkins (0-1), the eighth Baltimore pitcher. With two outs, Magglio Ordonez reached on an infield hit and Carlos Guillen walked before Monroe got his clutch hit on a 1-1 pitch.
Blue Jays 7, Royals 4 -- Troy Glaus homered and reached base four times, and Aaron Hill had three hits and three RBIs to power host Toronto.
Gustavo Chacin (1-0) allowed three runs and five hits in five-plus innings as the Blue Jays won for the fourth time in five games. B.J. Ryan pitched a perfect ninth for his third save in four chances.
Brewers sweep, 3-2, 5-2 -- Rickie Weeks scored on Prince Fielder's 13th-inning single as Milwaukee beat host Florida in the completion of a suspended game. Weeks then homered, tripled, and scored three runs in the scheduled game.
Tuesday's game was suspended with the score 2-2 after 10 innings and three rain delays that totaled 1 hour 42 minutes. Before this year, it would have been replayed from the start.
Phillies 5, Mets 2 -- Adam Eaton pitched seven steady innings and Philadelphia walked its way to victory at Shea Stadium.
The Phillies took advantage of seven early walks by Oliver Perez (1-1) and avoided starting 1-7 for the first time since 1987. Still looking for their big bats to bust out, they drew 11 free passes but stranded 14 runners.
Padres 4, Giants 0 -- Pitching three days before his 41st birthday, Greg Maddux (1-1) earned his first victory with host San Diego, combining on a six-hitter with Cla Meredith, Scott Linebrink, and Doug Brocail, and the quartet retired San Francisco's final 13 batters.
Maddux allowed six hits, struck out six, and walked none in six innings to earn his 334th career victory.
Dodgers 3, Rockies 0 -- Brad Penny (2-0) allowed two hits over 6 1/3 innings and Nomar Garciaparra hit a tiebreaking two-run single, leading host Los Angeles over Colorado.
Cardinals 3, Pirates 2 -- Chris Duncan hit a pinch-hit homer off Salomon Torres in the ninth to give St. Louis a three-game sweep at Pittsburgh.
Braves 8, Nationals 3 -- Andruw Jones and Chipper Jones homered in the same game for the 56th time, and host Atlanta won its fourth straight.
Devil Rays 6, Rangers 5 -- Carlos Pena homered in a four-run third inning, and Tampa Bay hung on to beat host Texas to snap a four-game losing streak.
Reds 3, Diamondbacks 2 -- Josh Hamilton homered and Javier Valentin hit a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh to lift Cincinnati at Phoenix.
The Houston Astros-Chicago Cubs game scheduled for Wrigley Field was postponed because of rain and snow and is scheduled to be made up July 12.