|Reds starter Bronson Arroyo confers with catcher Paul Bako in the first inning, when he gave up six runs. (Frank Gunn/Associated Press)|
For one night, it was 1960 all over again for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Jose Bautista and Ryan Doumit homered and the host Pirates turned back the clock nearly a half-century, beating the New York Yankees, 12-5, last night for their first victory against them since Bill Mazeroski's historic homer decided the '60 World Series.
The Pirates were the only team in the majors that hadn't beaten the Yankees, losing six in a row against them in 2005 and 2007.
Hall of Famer Mazeroski threw out the ceremonial first pitch to commemorate the only homer to end a World Series Game 7, and the Pirates took it from there by opening a 7-1 lead in the fifth. They finished with 19 hits, nine for extra bases.
And the Pirates' first homer against the Yankees in Pittsburgh since No. 9 Mazeroski's famous shot? Bautista, who wears No. 19, hit a two-run drive in the fourth - coincidentally, Bautista's ninth homer.
Darrell Rasner (4-5) got his fifth loss in six decisions, giving up seven runs in five innings.
Blue Jays 14, Reds 1 - Scott Rolen hit one of Toronto's three homers and A.J. Burnett (7-7) pitched eight strong innings in a rout of Bronson Arroyo and visiting Cincinnati.
Alex Rios and Gregg Zaun also connected for the Blue Jays, who battered Arroyo for 10 runs in an inning-plus. Rios and Marco Scutaro each had four hits as Toronto established season highs for runs and hits (22).
Arroyo (4-7) allowed a career-high 10 earned runs and 11 hits in the shortest start of his career. The righthander's ERA rose from 5.55 to 6.52, and he is winless in five June starts.
Mariners 11, Mets 0 - Raul Ibanez homered and drove in three runs and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey tossed seven sharp innings for visiting Seattle.
Dickey (2-3) allowed six hits and struck out five against New York, which absorbed its second consecutive loss since coming home from a road trip. A couple of Mets lost their tempers, too, as new manager Jerry Manuel and slugger Carlos Beltran were ejected for arguing balls and strikes.
Orioles 7, Cubs 5 - Brian Roberts had three hits and Baltimore made its first visit to Wrigley Field a memorable one, ending Chicago's home winning streak at 14 games.
Orioles closer George Sherrill struck out Ronny Cedeno, Kosuke Fukudome, and Henry Blanco to escape a no-out, bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth to get his 26th save.
Rays 6, Marlins 4 - Dioner Navarro and Eric Hinske drew bases-loaded walks in the eighth inning, Evan Longoria hit a two-run double in the ninth, and Troy Percival earned his 342d save - moving him past Rollie Fingers for ninth place - despite walking four batters in visiting Tampa Bay's win over Florida.
Twins 3, Padres 1 - Brendan Harris and Brian Buscher hit solo home runs on consecutive pitches against Trevor Hoffman (1-5) in the ninth inning, and visiting Minnesota won its seventh straight.
Athletics 5, Phillies 2 - Emil Brown hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh to spoil a strong outing by Jamie Moyer, Joe Blanton (4-10) ended a four-start losing streak, and host Oakland beat Philadelphia.
Angels 8, Nationals 3 - Mike Napoli had an RBI double in the first inning and a two-run homer in the third, and visiting Los Angeles took advantage of four Washington errors to win its fifth straight.
Cardinals 8, Tigers 4 - Brian Barton, Skip Schumaker, and Brendan Ryan each drove in two runs, leading visiting St. Louis over Detroit.
Giants 3, Indians 2 - Jonathan Sanchez (7-4) won for the fifth time in six starts and Omar Vizquel dropped down a suicide squeeze in his emotional homecoming as San Francisco beat the Indians in the first game between the clubs in Cleveland since the 1954 World Series.
Royals 7, Rockies 3 - Zack Greinke (7-4) matched a career high with 10 strikeouts and Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer as host Kansas City won its fourth straight and ninth in the last 10 games, all against National League clubs.
Astros 4, Rangers 3 - Lance Berkman had a two-run homer as he broke out of a three-game hitless streak and led host Houston past Texas.
Brewers 4, Braves 3 - Dave Bush (4-7) earned his first road win of the season, scattering four hits over seven innings, and Milwaukee held on in the ninth to beat Atlanta.
White Sox 6, Dodgers 1 - Mark Buehrle (5-6) pitched eight solid innings, Jermaine Dye hit a two-run homer, and Chicago snapped a nine-game road losing streak.