Pedro Martinez struck out 12 and gave up just two singles in nine innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 Saturday in Boston.
Martinez (2-0) allowed only six balls out of the infield in his first home game with the Red Sox, who dealt top pitching prospect Carl Pavano to Montreal for him and signed the right-hander to a guaranteed six-year, $75 million contract.He walked only two and lowered his ERA to 0.39. The only hits he allowed were singles to Joey Cora in the fourth and Alex Rodriguez in the sixth.
ORIOLES 2, TIGERS 0: Mike Mussina allowed only two hits in eight innings and notched his 1,000th career strikeout, leading Baltimore over Detroit.
Mussina (2-1) struck out nine and walked two - his first in 23 innings this season - and allowed singles in the second and fourth innings. Armando Benitez walked the leadoff hitter in the ninth before getting his third save.
INDIANS 8, ANGELS 5: Jim Thome and Brian Giles hit two-run homers and Charles Nagy won despite allowing three homers as Cleveland beat Anaheim. Thome homered for the second straight day, a 453-foot blast off Jason Dickson (0-2).
YANKEES 3, ATHLETICS 1: Andy Pettitte and two relievers restored a sense of order as New York defeated Oakland in a low-scoring game one day after the highest-scoring affair in Yankee Stadium's 75-year history.
Pettite (1-2) allowed only one run and five hits in six innings before being relieved by Jeff Nelson, who pitched a perfect seventh. Mike Stanton pitched the final two innings for his second save.
DEVIL RAYS 5, WHITE SOX 1: Rich Gorecki gave up three hits over seven innings, Kevin Stocker hit a solo homer and Bobby Smith added a two-run single to lead Tampa Bay to its first road win.
TWINS 8, ROYALS 3: Rookie Eric Milton beat Kansas City for the second time this week, and Paul Molitor homered and drove in two runs for Minnesota. Milton, a 22-year-old left-hander acquired from New York in the Chuck Knoblauch deal, allowed six hits in 62/3 innings.
BLUE JAYS 9, RANGERS 8: Jose Canseco hit his AL-leading fifth homer of the season, all against Texas, as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Rangers. Canseco's three-run shot highlighted a five-run first inning for Toronto, which finished with 13 hits. Every Blue Jays starter either scored a run or drove one in.