Red Sox 8, Yankees 5
BOSTON -- Jason Varitek had a homer and a two-run triple to lead Boston. Varitek, Jay Payton and Edgar Renteria homered off Yankees starter Randy Johnson, who allowed five runs in seven innings. Tom Gordon (0-1) gave up three runs in two-thirds of an inning, including Renteria's go-ahead double.
Keith Foulke (1-1) pitched two innings to help Boston take two of three from its rival and even the season series at three games apiece.
Blue Jays 2, Rangers 1
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Roy Halladay pitched a five-hitter for his 16th career complete game, and pinch-hitter Russ Adams drove in the go-ahead run with a groundout. Halladay (2-0) started the night with a 9.20 ERA in six career appearances at the Rangers' hitter-friendly ballpark, but he was in control as he struck out nine and walked one in his third start of the season.
Mariners 10, Royals 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Richie Sexson and Jeremy Reed had three RBIs apiece to help Seattle beat the punchless Royals for a three-game sweep. Jamie Moyer (2-0) went seven innings for his 12th victory in 20 career decisions against the Royals.
Reed's three-run double keyed a six-run fourth inning against rookie right-hander Denny Bautista (0-1). Sexson had an RBI double in the fourth and a two-run home run off reliever Mike Wood in the sixth.
Devil Rays 12, Orioles 7
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Carl Crawford hit a three-run homer and Travis Lee and Josh Phelps also drove in three runs apiece for Tampa Bay. The Devil Rays snapped a three-game losing streak with a season-high 14 hits in support of right-hander Rob Bell (1-0), who allowed nine hits and four earned runs in six innings, including a two-run homer to Melvin Mora. Crawford's second homer of the season was the big blow in a seven-run fourth inning against Sidney Ponson (1-1). Mora went 3-for-5 and had three RBI's for the Orioles, and Sammy Sosa drove in a run for the third straight game. Alex Sanchez, the first player disciplined for violating baseball's new policy on performance-enhancing drugs, returned after a 10-day suspension and had two hits for Tampa Bay.
Twins 10, Tigers 4
MINNEAPOLIS -- Brad Radke pitched six strong innings and the Twins broke the game open with a big sixth inning to complete a three-game sweep. Radke (1-2) retired 11 straight at one point and left after allowing three runs on six hits. Lew Ford's three-run homer off reliever Kyle Farnsworth highlighted a four-run sixth inning for the Twins, who won their fourth straight. Jacque Jones went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs. Nate Robertson (0-1) gave up six runs, walked five and hit two batters in five innings for the Tigers, who lost their fourth straight.
Nationals 5, Diamondbacks 4
WASHINGTON -- Vinny Castilla had three hits and four RBIs, Livan Hernandez was nearly flawless until the ninth, and the first-place Nationals beat Arizona in Washington's first regular-season baseball game since Sept. 30, 1971. Castilla, who sat out the past two games with a sore right shoulder, went 3-for-3 with a double in the second, a two-run triple in the fourth and a two-run homer in the sixth -- all off Arizona starter Javier Vazquez (0-2). Hernandez (1-1) gave up just one hit before the ninth. After a walk and a single, Hernandez allowed Chad Tracy's three-run homer with one out. Chad Cordero got the last two outs for his second save.
Mets 4, Astros 3
NEW YORK -- Jose Reyes' speed keyed a three-run seventh inning and the Mets rallied for their fourth straight victory.
New York was trailing 3-1 against Brandon Backe when David Wright walked to open the seventh, and Victor Diaz doubled a batter later. Wright scored on a grounder and Reyes hit an infield single against ex-Met John Franco (0-1) , scoring Diaz with the tying run. Reyes stole second and scored when third baseman Mike Lamb booted Miguel Cairo's grounder for an error. Mike Matthews (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the win and Braden Looper pitched the ninth for his first save.
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