DETROIT – Phil Hughes went six innings in his first start and left fielder Josh Anderson’s error led to a 10-run seventh inning as the New York Yankees ended a four-game losing streak with an 11-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

Hughes (1-0), who was called up from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and Edwin Jackson dueled through six innings. Hughes, who replaced the injured Chien-Ming Wang in the rotation, allowed two hits, while Jackson gave up four.

Nick Swisher led off the seventh against Ryan Perry (0-1) with a single and Melky Cabrera walked. After a sacrifice, pinch-hitter Jorge Posada lifted what looked like a routine fly ball to left but Anderson missed the ball for a two-base, two-run error that started the big inning.

Angels 7, Orioles 5

BALTIMORE – Joe Saunders allowed two earned runs in six innings, Howie Kendrick homered, and the Angels beat the Orioles to secure their first winning streak of the season.

Kendry Morales had two doubles and two RBIs for the Angels, who became the last team in the majors to win two in a row. Los Angeles was coming off an 8-0 victory over Seattle on Sunday.

White Sox 2, Mariners 1

CHICAGO – Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings and Paul Konerko hit a two-run double, leading the White Sox to a brisk victory over the Mariners in the first game of a doubleheader.

Colon bounced back after struggling in his previous start at Baltimore. The burly right-hander allowed only an unearned run and four hits, pitching out of a jam in the seventh. He struck out six and walked one in a game that took just 1 hour, 52 minutes – the fastest in the majors this season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Rangers 5, Athletics 4

ARLINGTON, Texas – Nelson Cruz hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to make up for a costly error, and the Rangers beat the Athletics.

Hank Blalock reached on a two-base error in the eighth when his sharp grounder went under the glove of first baseman Jason Giambi into the right-field corner. Cruz followed with a single to left off Michael Wuertz (1-1).

Phillies 7, Nationals 1

PHILADELPHIA – Chase Utley homered twice and drove in three runs, Pedro Feliz added a three-run shot and the Phillies beat the Nationals for their fifth straight victory.

Raul Ibanez also went deep for the Phillies, who won despite losing ace Cole Hamels early for the second consecutive start.

Marlins 7, Mets 4

NEW YORK – Jorge Cantu homered twice and drove in five runs and the Marlins ended one of the wilder rides in baseball history, beating the Mets to snap a seven-game losing streak.

Braves 2, Cardinals 1

ATLANTA – Matt Diaz drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single off Kyle McClellan in the eighth inning, rallying the Braves to a win over the Cardinals.

Astros 8, Reds 3

CINCINNATI – Wandy Rodriguez allowed one run in seven innings and Ivan Rodriguez homered and doubled, helping the Astros extend their three-year winning streak at Great American Ball Park.

over the Reds.

The Astros have won their last 11 games in Cincinnati, a streak that started late in the 2007 season and is the longest current run of dominance in the majors. Houston is 32-15-1 at the hitter-friendly ballpark that opened in 2003.

It’s not only their hitters who like it.

Wandy Rodriguez (2-2) leads a staff that has prospered at Great American, going 3-0 at the ballpark. His batterymate, Ivan Rodriguez, homered off Aaron Harang (2-3), who lasted only five innings.


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