Yankee Stadium had never seen a game like this in its storied 75-year history. The A's and Yankees should have played this one on a softball field in Central Park.
Oakland and New York opened the famed ballpark's 75th anniversary season with the highest scoring game ever in Yankee Stadium, a 17-13 Yankees victory that was anything but major league caliber.Tino Martinez hit a three-run homer, drove in five runs and scored four to lead New York. The 30 combined runs eclipsed the previous high, a 17-11 win by New York over the Philadelphia Athletics on June 3, 1933.
RED SOX 9, MARINERS 7: At Boston, Mo Vaughn's grand slam capped a seven-run ninth inning against Seattle's shaky bullpen and the Boston Red Sox overcame Randy Johnson's brilliant pitching to beat the Mariners.
Johnson struck out 15 and allowed just two hits in eight innings. But he threw 131 pitches and Seattle manager Lou Piniella decided to lift him.
Four relievers faced seven batters in the ninth, and every batter scored as the Red Sox ended a three-game losing streak by winning their home opener.
INDIANS 8, ANGELS 5 : Finally, Cleveland got to have the celebration it's been waiting for since October.
Jim Thome hit a three-run, game-winning homer in the 10th off Troy Percival as the Indians came back to win their home opener over the Anaheim Angels.
WHITE SOX 3, DEVIL RAYS 0: Robin Ventura went 4-for-4 with a triple and two doubles, leading Mike Sirotka and the Chicago White Sox over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 3-0.
ROYALS 5, TWINS 4: Terry Pendleton's two-out single capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning and gave the Kansas City Royals a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Twins.
TIGERS 7, ORIOLES 1: Speed, power and defense. Brian Hunter had it all for Detroit as the Tigers ended Baltimore's winning streak at seven games with a 7-1 victory.
Baltimore, which hadn't lost since opening day, was bidding to become the third Orioles team to start a season 8-1, matching the 1966 and 1996 clubs.
RANGERS 4, BLUE JAYS 3: The Texas Rangers overcame two home runs by Jose Canseco, taking advantage of third baseman Ed Sprague's error to score three times in the seventh inning Friday night for a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.