BoSox ace sets record



Pedro Martinez pitched his 69th game with 10 or more strikeouts.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
DETROIT -- Pedro Martinez struck out 11 for the second straight start and David Ortiz drove in two runs in his first game since serving a five-game suspension, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.
It was Martinez's 69th game with 10 or more strikeouts with Boston, breaking the team record he shared with Roger Clemens. He allowed two runs -- one earned -- and five singles in seven innings.
Martinez (12-4) struck out the first five Tigers he faced, and seven through three innings, in helping the Red Sox end a two-game losing streak. He improved to 5-0 in nine career starts against the Tigers.
Jeremy Bonderman (6-9) dropped to 0-3 in his last five starts, allowing three runs on four hits in five innings. The loss was Detroit's fifth in six games.
In the first, Ortiz gave the Red Sox a 1-0 lead with a run-scoring groundout.
BOSTONDETROIT
abrhbiabrhbi
Damon cf4210ASnchz cf4011
Yukilis 3b4111Infante 2b4110
Millar lf2011CGillen ss4110
Kapler rf0100DYong 1b3012
DOrtiz dh4012RoWhte lf4000
Varitek c4000CPena dh3110
Mntkw 1b4000Hggnsn rf4000
OCbera ss4110Munson 3b4111
Mueller 2b4110Inge c3010
DRbrts rf2122
Totals32786Totals33474
Boston110100400--7
Detroit000110011--4
E--Mueller (10). DP--Boston 1, Detroit 1. LOB--Boston 4, Detroit 5. 2B--DRoberts (1), Infante (14). HR--Munson (15). SB--OCabrera (1). CS--DYoung (1). SF--DRoberts.
IPHRERBBSO
Boston
PMartinez W,12-47521211
Timlin111100
Foulke111102
Detroit
Bndrm L,6-9543321
Ennis1 1-302221
Levine022200
JWalker1 2-310000
Yan110000
Levine pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. HBP--by PMartinez (DYoung), by Bonderman (Youkilis). WP--PMartinez, Bonderman. Balk--Ennis. Umpires--Home, Gerry Davis; First, Greg Gibson; Second, Bruce Dreckman; Third, Larry Poncino. T--2:41. A--42,607.
Mariners 5, Devil Rays 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ron Villone allowed two runs in six-plus innings and Miguel Olivo hit a three-run homer for Seattle.
Mariners manager Bob Melvin was ejected while exchanging lineup cards before the game. He argued with crew chief Joe West.
Coming off a poor start, Villone (4-2) gave up four hits, three walks and struck out two. He allowed seven runs over 3 2-3 innings in the Mariners' 9-7 loss Tuesday at Baltimore.
Olivo made it 4-0 with his three-run shot in the second for Seattle, which is 3-10 on a 14-game road trip. Two of the wins have come in the past three games against Tampa Bay.
J.J. Putz pitched the ninth for his first career save.
Melvin's ejection came one day after the Mariners lost to Tampa Bay when the winning run scored on a disputed obstruction call in the 10th inning.
Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-5 and is hitting an AL-best .357. He has 32 hits in last 62 at-bats.
Aubrey Huff hit his 20th homer of the season for Tampa Bay. It's his third straight year of 20 or more.
SEATTLETAMPA BAY
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ISuzuki rf5120Crwfrd lf4000
Winn cf4110Rolls 3b4000
BBoone 2b4021Baldelli cf4000
EMrtnz dh4020Huff dh4121
Jcbsen 1b3021JoCruz rf4000
Spiezio 1b0000Lugo ss3110
JoCbra lf4000THall c2000
Lopez ss4110Blum 1b3000
Leone 3b4110RSnchz 2b2011
Olivo c4113
Totals365125Totals30242
Seattle130000100--5
Tampa Bay000100100--2
E--JoCabrera (6). DP--Tampa Bay 1. LOB--Seattle 8, Tampa Bay 5. 2B--ISuzuki 2 (20), BBoone (19), Jacobsen (3), Lugo (27). HR--Olivo (10), Huff (20). SB--Winn (15). S--Winn. SF--Jacobsen, RSanchez.
IPHRERBBSO
Seattle
Villone W,4-2642232
Atchison200003
Putz S,1100000
Tampa Bay
Hndrck L,8-106 1-3115514
JeGonzalez2 2-310013
Villone pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. Umpires--Home, Mike DiMuro; First, Joe West; Second, Paul Emmel; Third, Troy Fullwood. T--2:30. A--21,000.
Angels 7, Royals 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bartolo Colon won his sixth straight start and Darin Erstad drove in three runs for Anaheim.
Colon (11-8) gave up four runs on eight hits and struck out seven for the Angels, who have won six of their last eight to move within 11/2 games of first-place Oakland and a half-game of second-place Texas in the AL West.
Troy Percival pitched out of a jam in the ninth for his 20th save in 25 chances, making him the sixth pitcher with nine straight seasons of 20 or more saves. With runners on first and second and one out, Percival got Mike Sweeney to ground into a game-ending double play in a close play at first.
Erstad was 2-for-4, including a two-run double in the seventh that gave the Angels the lead for good.
ANAHEIMKANSAS CITY
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Eckstin ss4110DJesus cf4120
Figgins cf4220Randa 3b5010
VGrero rf2101Berroa pr0000
GAndsn dh4210MiSwy dh5121
JGillen lf4112Harvey 1b4231
Erstad 1b5023Nunez rf4120
Quinlan 3b3011Rlaford ss2011
Amzga 3b1000DBrwn lf4012
AKndy 2b3020Buck c4000
JMolna c4000Gotay 2b4000
Totals347107Totals365125
Anaheim010030300--7
Kansas City021001010--5
DP--Anaheim 1. LOB--Anaheim 9, Kansas City 7. 2B--GAnderson (9), JGuillen (21), Erstad (19), Quinlan (13), DeJesus (7), MiSweeney 2 (20), Harvey 2 (19), Nunez (3). SB--Figgins 2 (24), VGuerrero (10). CS--VGuerrero (1). S--AKennedy. SF--VGuerrero, Relaford.
IPHRERBBSO
Anaheim
Colon W,11-8684407
Shields231113
Percival S,20110011
Kansas City
Serrano4 2-374433
DReyes L,3-51 2-323333
Camp1 2-310013
Cerda100000
Umpires--Home, Jeff Kellogg; First, Dan Iassogna; Second, Charlie Reliford; Third, Doug Eddings. T--3:35. A--27,046.
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