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Royals 8-6, Tigers 5-10

DETROIT — Jose Macias hit a grand slam for his first homer of the season and the Detroit Tigers rallied past the Kansas City Royals 10-6 Saturday for a split of their day-night doubleheader.

In the opener, Gregg Zaun drove in three runs as the Royals won 8-5 for their fifth straight victory

The Tigers trailed twice in the nightcap, including 6-5 after Johnny Damon hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh. But Detroit scored five times with two outs in the home half.

MARINERS 13, RANGERS 5: At Seattle, Joe Oliver hit a grand slam shortly after Seattle's first rain delay in 31 seasons as the Mariners beat the Texas Rangers.

The game was halted for 54 minutes after the third inning when a rainstorm drenched fans at Safeco Field and the $517.6 million stadium's retractable roof would not shut because of a computer problem.

DEVIL RAYS 12, YANKEES 4: At New York, David Cone lost his career-high seventh straight decision despite making his strongest start in a month, allowing a home run to Greg Vaughn as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays snapped a four-game skid with a win over the New York Yankees.

Ryan Rupe (2-4), who entered the game with a 9.39 ERA, shut down the Yankees after they scored 11 runs in the series opener. He allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings.

RED SOX 8, WHITE SOX 6: At Boston, Jeff Fassero pitched his best game in over two months and Scott Hatteberg hit a three-run homer as the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 8-6.

Troy O'Leary went 3-for-4 and drove in a run for Boston, which has won seven of 10 games since the All-Star break. Nomar Garciaparra was 2-for-4 with an RBI, raising his major league-leading average to .395.

Fassero (7-3), winless in his previous five starts, kept the highest-scoring team in the majors off the board with only two hits in six scoreless innings. He left with a cramp in his left calf before the seventh.

Jon Garland (1-2) allowed six runs — five earned — and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.

ATHLETICS 10, ANGELS 3: At Oakland, Calif., Ben Grieve hit a grand slam and Barry Zito won his major league debut, escaping a fifth-inning jam in impressive fashion, as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Anaheim Angels.

Grieve's slam was his second of the season and the ninth for the A's this year, a franchise record.

Zito (1-0) allowed one run on two hits in five innings to join Mark Mulder as the second A's pitcher to win his major league debut this season and the eighth since the A's moved to Oakland in 1968.

ORIOLES 8, BLUE JAYS 2: At Toronto, Jose Mercedes threw seven sharp innings and the Baltimore Orioles won their third straight game, beating Esteban Loaiza and the Toronto Blue Jays.

Loaiza (5-7) lost in his Blue Jays debut, allowing six runs — five earned — in five innings. He was acquired from Texas on July 19 for two minor leaguers.

Mercedes (5-4) pitched five scoreless innings before allowing a homer to Brad Fullmer in the sixth.

TWINS 10, INDIANS 6: At Minneapolis, Ron Coomer had four hits and David Ortiz added three, giving him 13 hits in 17 at-bats, as Minnesota sent the Indians to their fourth straight loss.

Ortiz had an RBI single in a four-run first inning, another single in the second and a double in the fourth. He also scored twice.

Coomer had two doubles, two singles and drove in two runs for the Twins, who collected a season-high 18 hits.

Richie Sexson's grand slam off Twins starter Mike Lincoln in the fourth inning erased a 5-2 deficit.