ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – David Price struck out 11 to earn his first regular-season win in the majors, and Evan Longoria got his 55th RBI of the season to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Saturday.

Price (1-0), who started the season at Triple-A Durham and was recalled Monday, gave up one run, five hits and two walks over 5 2-3 innings in first start at Tropicana Field.

The first overall pick in the 2007 amateur draft was the winner out of the bullpen in Game 2 and picked up the Game 7 save in last year’s AL championship series against Boston.

Longoria had an RBI single during a four-run third for the Rays, who have won two in a row after a season-high five-game skid.

Yankees 10, Indians 5

CLEVELAND – CC Sabathia won in his return to Cleveland, and the Yankees got home runs from Jorge Posada and Nick Swisher in a victory over the Indians.

Sabathia (5-3) didn’t allow a hit until the fifth and worked seven strong innings to beat his former team for the first time since signing a $161 million, seven-year contract with New York as a free agent in December.

The left-hander is 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA in his last five starts. He allowed three runs, five hits and three walks, striking out eight.

Mariners 4, Angels 3

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Jose Lopez hit a game-tying three-run homer in the ninth inning off closer Brian Fuentes and Yuniesky Betancourt delivered the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th, leading the Mariners to a victory over the Angels.

White Sox 5, Royals 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jim Thome drove in two runs and Scott Podsednik and Alexei Ramirez delivered RBI singles in the top of the ninth to lead the White Sox to a victory over the Royals.

Tigers 6, Orioles 3

BALTIMORE – Clete Thomas hit two solo home runs to offset another shot by Baltimore’s Luke Scott, and the Tigers ended the Orioles’ five-game winning streak.

Rangers 14, Athletics 1

ARLINGTON, Texas – Brandon McCarthy recovered from a rocky first inning to pitch six strong innings, Hank Blalock and Marlon Byrd hit back-to-back homers, and the Rangers routed the Athletics.


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