Phillies beat Martinez, Red Sox 5-2


Omar Daal outdueled Pedro Martinez, and Marlon Anderson hit just the fourth homer off Boston’s ace this season as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Red Sox 5-2 Saturday. Daal (7-1) allowed five hits and two walks in seven shutout innings as he rebounded from his only loss in his last start. Jose Mesa pitched the ninth for his 17th save. Martinez (7-2) struck out nine, but he tired in the eighth inning, failing to get anyone out and allowing four runs. His major-league best earned run average rose from 1.66 to 2.01, the first time since the end of the 1999 season that it’s been over 2.00. Braves 10, Yankees 6 In New York, Chipper Jones had two homers and four runs batted in, and John Rocker escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning. Atlanta rallied against the Yankees’ struggling middle relievers to win for the seventh time in eight games. Jones, who has 17 homers, hit a two-run drive in the first off Ramiro Mendoza and a solo shot in the ninth against Brandon Knight. Javy Lopez and Wes Helms also homered off Yankees relievers. Cubs 4, White Sox 3, 10 innings In Chicago, Tony Graffanino’s defensive lapse in the 10th inning left Eric Young safe at third, and Matt Stairs drove Young home with a sacrifice fly. Sammy Sosa drove in two runs, and Rondell White hit a solo homer for the Cubs, who have won 16 of their last 18 games. Magglio Ordonez drove in two runs, and Ray Durham added another RBI for the White Sox, who lost for just the third time in 15 games. Todd Van Poppel (3-1) worked one inning. Jeff Fassero allowed two hits in the 10th, but he worked himself out of a jam for his 11th save. Dodgers 2, Angels 1 In Los Angeles, Mark Grudzielanek’s bases-loaded, one-out single over a drawn-in outfield in the ninth inning gave Los Angeles the win. Grudzielanek lined an 0-2 pitch from Ben Weber (3-1) over right fielder Tim Salmon’s head for the winning run as the Dodgers took a 12-10 all-time series lead over the Angels. Weber walked Chad Kreuter to lead off the ninth, then pinch-runner Tom Goodwin stole second. Alex Cora followed with a single, and pinch-hitter Dave Hansen was intentionally walked, loading the bases. Devil Rays 5, Mets 2 In St. Petersburg, Florida, Fred McGriff homered, and Greg Vaughn drove in two runs with a double and a sacrifice fly as Tampa Bay gained its first two-game winning streak in six weeks. Tanyon Sturtze (3-4) allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings for the Devil Rays, who had not won consecutive games since April 24-25 against Kansas City. Randy Winn gave the Devil Rays a 5-2 lead with an RBI triple off Turk Wendell in the seventh. Marlins 6, Blue Jays 1 In Toronto, A.J. Burnett pitched a two-hitter, and Cliff Floyd hit a three-run homer before being intentionally walked a record-tying three times for Florida. Both hits off Burnett (4-2) came in the same inning as he pitched the second complete game of his career.

Burnett pitched an NL-high 18 2-3 scoreless innings before the Blue Jays scored their run in the third. Jeff Frye singled, and Chris Woodward hit an RBI double. Tigers 6, Brewers 5 In Detroit, Jose Macias hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning against Curtis Leskanic (2-3) as Detroit rallied past Milwaukee Brewers. It was a wild game with the benches clearing twice and five lead changes. Matt Anderson (3-0) gave up one run and three hits with three strikeouts in 1 2-3 innings. Expos 4, Orioles 2 In Baltimore, Orlando Cabrera snapped a tie with a two-run bloop single in the eighth inning as Montreal snapped a four-game losing streak. The uprising began after B.J. Ryan (2-2) got two quick outs and had an 0-2 count on pinch-hitter Ryan Minor. The former Orioles player drew a walk, Vladimir Guerrero singled, and Lee Stevens walked to load the bases. Cabrera then singled and Stevens scored on center fielder Melvin Mora’s throwing error. Indians 10, Reds 2 In Cleveland, Dave Burba pitched seven strong innings and received his usual run support as Jim Thome homered to lead Cleveland. Burba (8-2) allowed two runs and four hits, walked two and struck out seven against his former team. Royals 3, Diamondbacks 2 In Kansas City, Missouri, Jermaine Dye and A.J. Hinch hit solo homers and Blake Stein pitched seven shutout innings. Stein (3-4) hadn’t lasted past the sixth in six previous starts this season, but he was impressive against Arizona, allowing four hits and striking out five. Roberto Hernandez pitched the ninth inning for his ninth save. Twins 3, Pirates 2 In Minneapolis, Joe Mays took a shutout into the seventh inning, and Matt Lawton had two hits and two RBIs as Minnesota dealt Pittsburgh its fourth straight loss. Mays (8-3) gave up seven hits in six-plus innings and was lifted after giving up a home run to Andy Barkett and a single to Keith Osik to start the seventh. Reliever Travis Miller got Jason Kendall to hit into a double play and then struck out Abraham Nunez to end the seventh. Rangers 16, Astros 4 In Arlington, Texas, Ivan Rodriguez hit two of Texas’ five home runs and drove in five runs, giving Rick Helling (4-7) the hefty run support he’s enjoyed in all his wins this season. Texas also drew even in the first-ever “Lone Star Series” with its cross-state rival, pleasing the 49,603 fans who made the largest regular-season crowd in the seven-year history of The Ballpark. The Rangers jumped all over Houston starter Kent Bottenfield (2-5), scoring six runs off him in 1 2-3 innings and probably costing him his job as a starter. Padres 6, Mariners 3 In Seattle, San Diego snapped Seattle’s 15-game winning streak — the longest in the American League since 1991 — getting three RBIs from Rickey Henderson. Freddy Garcia (6-1) struggled early and allowed four runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings. San Diego starter Bobby Jones (3-8) gave up three runs — two earned — in six innings to snap a four-game losing streak. Trevor Hoffman pitched the ninth for his 12th save. Giants 4, Athletics 3, 11 innings In Oakland, California, Jeff Kent hit a game-winning RBI single in the 11th inning as San Francisco erased an early three-run deficit to beat Oakland. Rich Aurilia doubled off T.J. Mathews (0-1) and Barry Bonds, who leads the majors with 32 home runs, was intentionally walked before Kent’s single to center in the 11th. Felix Rodriguez (2-0) pitched the 10th for the Giants after starter Shawn Estes went nine innings. Robb Nen got three outs for his 15th save. Cardinals 8, Rockies 2 In Denver, Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer and J.D. Drew added a two-run shot as the St. Louis Cardinals snapped a four game losing streak over the Colorado Rockies. Andy Benes (5-4) didn’t allow a hit until Todd Helton’s leadoff single in the fifth inning as St. Louis jumped out to a 7-0 lead. Benes gave up two runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings. The game was delayed for about five minutes in the ninth inning when a message