AROUND THE HORN \ Monday's other games
Red Sox 8, Yankees 1
BOSTON -- Boston celebrated its 2004 World Series title with a pre-game ring ceremony, then Tim Wakefield pitched seven innings and Doug Mirabelli homered. Mike Mussina (0-1) allowed seven runs -- four earned -- on seven hits, three walks and five strikeouts in five innings. Alex Rodriguez misplayed a grounder for an error that let in three Red Sox runs as they made it 7-1 in the fifth inning. With manager Terry Francona back in the dugout, the Red Sox took a 2-0 lead on Mirabelli's second-inning homer and made it 4-0 on Kevin Millar's two-run single in the third.
Angels 7, Rangers 6, 10 innings
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Orlando Cabrera hit the first pitch of the 10th inning for a home run for Los Angeles. Cabrera's first homer of the season came off R.A. Dickey (0-1). The Angels tied it in the ninth when Darin Erstad had a leadoff homer off closer Francisco Cordero. Alfonso Soriano hit a leadoff home run in the Rangers home opener. Rod Barajas and Hank Blalock also had solo homers in the first five innings.
Mariners 8, Royals 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Spot starter Ryan Franklin took a three-hitter into the ninth inning and Adrian Beltre homered to lead Seattle over Kansas City. Franklin (1-0), who was 1-10 on the road last year amid a 4-16 campaign, walked two and struck out one and was charged with two runs in 8 2/3 innings. He retired 15 straight before walking Ruben Gotay with one out in the ninth.
Mets 8, Astros 4
NEW YORK -- Kaz Matsui hit a tie-breaking single with two outs in the eighth inning as New York won its home opener. Matsui also drove in a run with a bunt single, Tom Glavine threw six innings and Jose Reyes used his speed to send the Mets to their second consecutive victory. Morgan Ensberg had three hits and an RBI for Houston. Cliff Floyd hit a two-run single off ex-Met John Franco in the eighth.
Padres 1, Cubs 0
CHICAGO -- Adam Eaton outpitched Ryan Dempster for six innings, San Diego took advantage of Jeromy Burnitz's error to beat the Cubs. Eaton (1-0) and Dempster each allowed four hits, but the Padres scored an unearned run in the sixth when Sammy Sosa's replacement in right field dropped Brian Giles' low line drive. Ryan Klesko then doubled off the right-field wall, and Giles scored one out later on Ramon Hernandez's groundout. Eaton struck out three without walking a batter, and Scott Linebrink and Akinori Otsuka each gave up a hit in one inning of relief before Trevor Hoffman finished the six-hitter for his first save. Dempster (0-2) walked three and struck out seven in six innings. He threw 108 pitches in his longest start since July 28, 2003, with the Cincinnati Reds.
Phillies 4, Marlins 1
MIAMI -- Pat Burrell hit a two-run homer into the upper deck in the first inning, extending his streak of at least one RBI in every game. Burrell's fourth homer gave him 17 RBIs, most in the major leagues and five shy of the Phillies' record for April, set by Von Hayes in 1989. Brett Myers (1-0) allowed an unearned run in 5 2/3 innings. Al Leiter (0-1) needed 114 pitches to get through five innings before departing for a pinch-hitter. He allowed five hits, four walks and three runs.
Braves 11, Nationals 2
ATLANTA -- Mike Hampton pitched eight strong innings, Rafael Furcal and Andruw Jones both hit two-run homers for Atlanta. This was nothing new for the team formerly known as the Montreal Expos. Last season, the Braves beat Montreal 15 of 19 times and they've won 10 of the last 11 series between the teams, splitting the other. Zack Day (0-1) lasted only 4 1-3 innings, giving up nine hits and bumping his ERA to 9.00 in two starts. Hampton (1-0) gave up seven hits and a run, and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
Diamondbacks 2, Rockies 0
PHOENIX -- Brad Halsey, making his first start for Arizona, struck out a career-best seven and blanked Colorado for six-plus innings. The 24-year-old left-hander allowed five hits, walked one and hit a batter in front of 18,742, the smallest crowd for an Arizona home game in the franchise's eight seasons. Brian Bruney, Mike Koplove and Brandon Lyon completed the shutout. It was Lyon's third save in four chances. Colorado's 1-5 start is its worst ever, as is its 0-4 road record. Todd Helton was 3-for-3 for Colorado, all singles -- two of them bloopers.