The No. 13 and the San Diego Padres seem to be linked this season.
The Padres, who set a club record with 13 straight losses earlier this month, matched a club record by scoring 13 times in the second inning Tuesday night en route to a 15-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.After two innings, the Pirates were probably hoping the umpires could enact a mercy rule like the one used in some recreational softball league blowouts.
"You almost feel guilty at 13-0," said San Diego's Tony Gwynn, who singled in his first at-bat but left the game after his second plate appearance.
"The next time up there, I don't think I was as aggressive as I'd like to be. When it happens, what are you going to do?"
Pittsburgh players were probably thinking the same thing while the first 11 Padres reached base. San Diego matched a club mark for runs and hits in an inning set last Aug. 24 in the first inning against St. Louis.
In addition, San Diego's 13 runs is the most ever scored in a second inning.
"That's one of those innings where everyone just hit," said Phil Plantier, who went 3-for-4. "It's not something that happens a whole lot. You just kind of enjoy it when it happens and play it out."
The outburst enabled Andy Benes (3-9) to break a personal four-game losing streak.
Benes, who had lost 17 of his previous 21 decisions, allowed four runs and six hits in 62/3 innings. He walked two and struck out 10, increasing his NL-leading total to 83.
Giants 6, Braves 3
At San Francisco, Javier Lopez broke a ninth-inning tie with a leadoff homer, his 10th, off Dave Burba (0-4).
Matt Williams homered in the first inning, tying the NL record for homers in the first two months of the season at 19 set in 1987 by Eric Davis of Cincinnati.
Roberto Kelly hit a two-run homer, his first since Atlanta acquired him from Cincinnati on Sunday for Deion Sanders.
Rockies 3, Mets 2
At New York, Greg Harris allowed five hits in eight innings to lead the Rockies.
Walt Weiss went 3-for-4 and and drove in a run, and ex-Met Howard Johnson went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Colorado.
Astros 5, Marlins 3
At Houston, Andujar Cedeno hit a two-run single to break an eighth-inning tie for the Astros.
In the eighth, Luis Gonzalez and Chris Donnels hit two-out singles, and pinch-hitter Kevin Bass walked. Cedeno followed with a single to left off Richie Lewis (1-3).
Phillies 8, Cubs 7
At Chicago, Jim Eisenreich hit a two-out RBI single in the eighth as the Phillies snapped Chicago's seven-game winning streak at Wrigley Field.
Reds 5, Expos 4
At Cincinnati, Reggie Sanders led off the bottom of the 13th inning with his second homer to end a 4-hour, 29-minute game.
Cardinals 6, Dodgers 0
At Los Angeles, Rick Sutcliffe pitched a solid 72/3 innings and Tom Pagnozzi and Bernard Gilkey hit two-run doubles for the Cardinals.
Yankees 10, White Sox 1
Wade Boggs showed more of his surprising power Tuesday night, homering and driving in two runs as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 10-1.
Boggs, known for putting the ball in play, suddenly has popped a bunch of balls out of the park. He has six home runs this season - all of them since May 15 - and is batting .342.
"I don't care if it's juiced, you still have to hit it," Boggs said, trying to dispel the lively ball debate. "Just because it's juiced doesn't mean I can pop up to second base and have it go out of the ballpark."
Boggs hit only two home runs last season, his first year with the Yankees. He has 93 homers in a career that started with Boston in 1982.
Only once has Boggs reached double figures in home runs - he hit 24 in 1987, the last time there was so much speculation about lively balls.
Royals 9, Red Sox 7
Mike Macfarlane hit a grand slam and Brian McRae went 5-for-5 as Kansas City won at Fenway Park.
Tigers 7, Orioles 6
Cecil Fielder, Kirk Gibson and Junior Felix each homered during a five-run fifth inning as Detroit won at Camden Yards.
Leo Gomez, Harold Baines and Mark McLemore homered for Baltimore, which has lost four of five.
Mike Moore (5-4) got his 150th career win and Mike Henneman got his seventh save. Mike Oquist (1-1) lost in his first major league start.
Athletics 7, Blue Jays 2
Rickey Henderson and Troy Neel each homered and drove in three runs, leading Ron Darling and Oakland over Toronto.
Darling (4-6) gave up two hits in 71/3 innings and struck out eight. Dennis Eckersley got his fifth save as the A's beat the host Blue Jays for the fourth straight time.
Rangers 7, Brewers 4
Oddibe McDowell hit a two-run single in the first inning and a sacrifice fly in the third, sending Texas over host Milwaukee.
Twins 6, Mariners 2
Scott Erickson, activated from the disabled list before the game, pitched six strong innings and Minnesota defeated Seattle.
Erickson (5-4), who had been out because of strained muscles in his side, gave up four hits and struck out seven. He is 4-0 at the Metrodome this season. Carl Willis got nine outs for his third save.
The Twins ended a 19-inning scoreless streak with four runs in the sixth. Shane Mack's RBI single off Dave Fleming (3-7) tied it at 1 and Kirby Puckett drew a bases-loaded walk from Bill Risley. In the seventh, Puckett hit a two-run single with the bases loaded against Jeff Nelson.