NEW YORK – Johnny Damon hit the only home run in the first night game at the new Yankee Stadium and Andy Pettitte pitched New York to a 5-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

Brett Gardner came through with a sensational catch and a two-run single, helping the Yankees beat punchless Oakland in their latest home game. The first four games at the $1.5 billion palace between New York and Cleveland featured a record 20 homers.

Rangers 5, Blue Jays 4

TORONTO – Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler each hit two-run homers and the Texas Rangers again roughed up Toronto ace Roy Halladay, beating the Blue Jays 5-4.

Orioles 10, White Sox 3

BALTIMORE – Brad Bergesen allowed one earned run in his major league debut, Aubrey Huff homered twice and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 10-3 to end a five-game losing streak.

Indians 8, Royals 7

CLEVELAND – Grady Sizemore hit a three-run homer and the Cleveland Indians turned double plays in six straight innings in an 8-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Nationals 4, Braves 3

WASHINGTON – Adam Dunn homered, Washington’s beleaguered relievers tossed three scoreless innings for the second day in a row and the Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3.

Pirates 3, Marlins 2

PITTSBURGH – Jeff Karstens pitched six sharp innings, Freddy Sanchez homered and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Florida Marlins 3-2.

Cardinals 6, Mets 4

ST. LOUIS – Rick Ankiel hit a go-ahead RBI double after Daniel Murphy misplayed Brendan Ryan’s liner to left field for a triple, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied from four runs down to beat the New York Mets 6-4.

Phillies 11, Brewers 4

PHILADELPHIA – Pedro Feliz homered and drove in three runs, Jamie Moyer pitched six-plus effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-4.


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