NEW YORK – Roger Clemens reached a rare milestone, pitching eight innings of two-hit ball to lead the New York Yankees past the Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Monday night.
Clemens became the first major leaguer to win 350 games since Hall of Famer Warren Spahn of the Milwaukee Braves accomplished the feat by beating the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on Sept. 29, 1963 .
Indians 10, Devil Rays 2
CLEVELAND – Fausto Carmona won his ninth game of the season, rookie outfielder Ben Francisco homered and drove in three runs and the Cleveland Indians completed a four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays with a 10-2 win.
Orioles 7, White Sox 6
CHICAGO – Kevin Millar singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth off Chicago closer Bobby Jenks as the Baltimore Orioles came from four runs down in the final two innings to beat the White Sox 7-6.
Cubs 7, Nationals 2
WASHINGTON – Alfonso Soriano returned to the stadium that helped earn him a nine-digit contract and looked right at home again, getting two hits, a run, an RBI and a stolen base in the Chicago Cubs’ 7-2 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Brewers 10, Pirates 3
PITTSBURGH – Backup catcher Damian Miller homered twice during a four-hit night, including a grand slam in Milwaukee’s seven-run seventh inning, and his seven RBIs matched a club record as the Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3.
Astros 7, Phillies 5
HOUSTON – Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer and the Houston Astros scored twice in the seventh inning on bases-loaded walks in a 7-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Cardinals 11, Diamondbacks 3
ST. LOUIS – Albert Pujols hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the seventh inning and Scott Rolen had four RBIs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-3.