The Texas Rangers became the first American League team in 79 years to pitch consecutive one-hitters Saturday as Roger Pavlik held Detroit to a fifth-inning home run in a 3-1 win over the Tigers.
A day after Texas' Ken Hill one-hit Detroit, retiring the last 26 batters he faced, Pavlik set down 14 straight Tigers before Mark Lewis hit a two-out homer in the fifth.Hill and Pavlik enabled the Rangers to become the first AL team to pitch back-to-back one-hitters since the Washington Nationals one-hit the Chicago White Sox in consecutive games in 1917.
Pavlik (4-0) faced just 28 batters - one over the minimum - and retired the last 13.
Mariners 5, Indians 1
At Seattle, Edgar Martinez hit two home runs, giving him 100 for his career, and the Seattle Mariners stopped the Cleveland Indians' five-game winning streak.
Angels 5, Twins 2
At Anaheim, Calif., Jason Grimsley took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and finished with a three-hitter, leading the California Angels over the Minnesota Twins for their fifth straight win.
Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 4
Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 7, completion
At Boston, the Red Sox won two games after winning just six of their first 25.
Former Boston pitcher Frank Viola (0-2), coming back from a severe elbow injury, allowed four runs in the first inning of the regularly scheduled game.
In the completion of the suspended game, Boston survived homers by Alex Gonzalez and Joe Carter and a two-run single in the ninth by Shawn Green.
Orioles 10, Brewers 5
At Baltimore, Brady Anderson homered for the fourth time in three games and Roberto Alomar hit a grand slam.
White Sox 11, Yankees 5
At New York, Frank Thomas drove in the tying run during a four-run eighth inning and Harold Baines hit a grand slam in the ninth as Chicago rallied to snap a four-game losing streak.
Athletics 5, Royals 2
At Kansas City, Mo., Jason Giambi homered and the Oakland Athletics, despite an injury to third baseman Scott Brosius, beat the Kansas City Royals to end a four-game losing streak.
Rockies 17, Marlins 5
At Denver, Andres Galarraga ended a brief but troublesome slump with a pair of three-run homers and tied his own club record with seven RBIs, powering the Colorado Rockies to a rout of the Florida Marlins.
The Rockies tied club records in runs, hits , and homers
Reds 9, Giants 7
At San Francisco, Eric Davis hit a grand slam in the seventh inning to pace the Reds. Eric Anthony homered twice for the Reds, who scored five runs in the seventh to overcome a 5-3 deficit.
Mets 7, Cubs 3
At Chicago, Jeff Kent hit a two-run homer and Butch Huskey drove in two runs for New York. Bobby Jones (2-1) gave up six hits in 61/3 innings for the Mets.
Pirates 7, Dodgers 2
At Pittsburgh, Paul Wagner matched his career high with 11 strikeouts while pitching a five-hitter and Jeff King went 4-for-4 with four RBIs as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Dodgers.
Braves 6, Phillies 3
At Atlanta, Mark Lemke's two-out double in the eighth inning drove in the go-ahead run and the Atlanta Braves ended Philadelphia's three-game winning streak.
Expos 2, Astros 1
At Houston, Henry Rodriguez hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, rallying the Montreal Expos past the Houston Astros.
Cardinals 4, Padres 3
At San Diego, Todd Stottlemyre won for the first time in a month and Ron Gant homered for the first time in three weeks as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Diego Padres.