MINNEAPOLIS Vladimir Guerrero and Garret Anderson combined for six hits and five RBIs Tuesday night, and Jon Garland breezed through his first start for Los Angeles.
Torii Hunter had another 0-for-4 night for the Angels against his old team, reaching base only when a ninth-inning pitch from Juan Rincon banged off his elbow.
Garland (1-0) went eight innings and gave up just six hits and one walk.
Los Angeles had three hard-hit doubles in the first seven at-bats against Boof Bonser (0-1). Guerrero and Anderson went back-to-back with theirs for a 2-0 lead in the first. Mike Napoli and Casey Kotchman each hit solo homers, Guerrero went 3-for-4 with a walk and three RBIs, and Anderson went 3-for-5 and drove in two.
YANKEES 3, BLUE JAYS 2: At New York, Chien-Ming Wang shut down the Toronto Blue Jays for seven innings, making Joe Girardi a winner in his rain-delayed debut as Yankees manager and sending New York to a record-setting 3-2 victory Tuesday night.
After wet weather postponed the festivities Monday, New York beat Roy Halladay (0-1) to win its major league-best 11th consecutive home opener the 84th and last at Yankee Stadium.
Melky Cabrera homered and made two outstanding catches in center field. Alex Rodriguez scored on Hideki Matsui's grounder in the seventh, breaking a 2-all tie.
Wang (1-0), who lost twice in last year's AL playoffs, got the win. Mariano Rivera worked a perfect ninth for the save.
RED SOX 2, ATHLETICS 1: At Oakland, Calif., Daisuke Matsuzaka did stateside what he couldn't in front of his Japanese countrymen last week. Dice-K struck out nine and didn't walk a batter Tuesday night, allowing two hits and one run over 6 2/3 innings as Boston beat the Athletics. The star right-hander (1-0) received a warm standing ovation from a crowd of 36,067 that included lots of Red Sox fans. Kevin Youkilis went 3-for-4 with a triple and scored twice as these two clubs resumed a season-opening series that began with a split in Tokyo last week. Youkilis hit a two-out triple off the left-field wall in the sixth, then scored on Jason Varitek's controversial double.
Varitek hit a fly ball off Joe Blanton (0-1) that landed above the yellow line on top of the out-of-town scoreboard in right before bouncing back onto the field. As Varitek slowed at second, he signaled home run, but the umpires did not make a call and manager Terry Francona rushed out to argue.
RANGERS 5, MARINERS 4: At Seattle, through two games, Josh Hamilton is fitting in just fine with his newest team. Hamilton hit a two-run homer in the ninth off All-Star closer J.J. Putz, sending Texas to a 5-4 victory over Seattle.
MARLINS 5, METS 4 (10): At Miami, the New York Mets lost Pedro Martinez and the game. Robert Andino's first career home run with two outs in the 10th inning gave Florida a 5-4 win over the Mets after Martinez departed with a leg injury. Already coming off two injury-plagued seasons, Martinez limped with a strained left hamstring in the fourth inning, after just 57 pitches. The Mets bullpen more than picked up the slack in Martinez's absence, until Andino who had just six extra-base hits in his first 81 major league at-bats homered to left field off Matt Wise (0-1), the sixth Mets pitcher. The Marlins went even deeper into their bullpen, with six relievers combining for seven innings of one-run, three-hit ball.
ROCKIES 2, CARDINALS 1: At St. Louis, third baseman Troy Glaus' throwing error allowed the tying run to score and Jayson Nix walked with the bases loaded in a two-run eighth as Colorado began the defense of its NL pennant.
Cardinals castoff Kip Wells pitched into the sixth in his second career opening-day start, Clay Buchholz (1-0) had a scoreless seventh and Manny Corpas threw a perfect ninth for the save.
Colorado won 14 of its final 15 regular-season games to become the NL wild card, then won seven straight in the postseason for its first NL pennant before being swept by Boston in the World Series.
Kyle Lohse allowed three hits in five scoreless innings for St. Louis and Yadier Molina homered. Ryan Franklin (0-1) was the loser.
PADRES 2, ASTROS 1: At San Diego, Trevor Hoffman is back saving games, that is. The 40-year-old Hoffman earned his 525th career save on Tuesday night, pitching the ninth inning in San Diego's win over Houston. As is usual with Hoffmann, it wasn't without some drama. Hunter Pence beat out an infield single before Hoffman struck out Lance Berkman to end the game. Scott Hairston hit a two-run run homer to carry Chris Young and the Padres to their second straight victory.
DODGERS 3, GIANTS 2: At Los Angeles, Rafael Furcal scored from second on pinch hitter Delwyn Young's infield hit with two outs in the ninth inning, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-2 victory over San Francisco. Furcal hit a one-out single off Keiichi Yabu (0-1) and Russell Martin walked before Andre Ethier struck out. Young, batting for winning pitcher Tasaski Saito, followed by grounding a 2-2 pitch between first and second. Ray Durham made a sliding stop, but his throw to first was too late. Furcal never stopped, and slid around the tag of catcher Benjie Molina to beat first baseman Rich Aurilia's throw home.