INDIANS 8, WHITE SOX 2

CLEVELAND - Franklin Gutierrez hit a grand slam in the first inning and the Cleveland Indians pulled off a rare triple steal in an 8-2 win over the Chicago White Sox last night.

Gutierrez hit a 2-1 pitch into the left-field bleachers off Mark Buehrle (2-6) for his first career grand slam. Gutierrez hit a three-run homer off Buehrle on opening day and is batting .417 (5 for 12) with two homers and seven RBIs in his career against the lefthander.

Buehrle, who has lost six of his last seven decisions, allowed seven runs in five innings. He was pulled after back-to-back doubles by Jhonny Peralta and Ryan Garko in a bizarre sixth inning that featured the official scorer crediting the Indians with a triple steal.

With the bases loaded and Ben Francisco batting, White Sox pitcher Ehren Wasserman faked a throw to third and threw to first, which caught Jamey Carroll off the bag. First baseman Paul Konerko got Carroll in a brief rundown. David Dellucci broke from third, and Konerko's throw to catcher Toby Hall was in the dirt, allowing Dellucci to score. Dellucci, Carroll and Grady Sizemore, who was on second when the play began, were given stolen bases.

Carroll started the first-inning rally with a one-out double, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on Francisco's sacrifice fly.

Chicago 002 000 000–2 10 1

Cleveland 500 003 00x–8 9 2

Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Cleveland AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

OCabrera ss 4   0   2   1   .246      Sizemore cf 4   0   1   0   .254

Ozuna 3b 5   0   2   0   .250      JCarroll 2b 5   1   1   0   .213

Quentin lf 3   0   0   0   .297      BFrancisco lf-rf 2   0   1   1   .342

Wise lf 1   0   0   0   .000      VMartinez c 3   1   0   0   .299

Dye dh 4   0   1   0   .284      Peralta dh 4   2   2   0   .225

Konerko 1b 4   0   1   0   .205      Garko 1b 3   2   1   1   .235

Swisher rf 4   0   1   0   .206      FGutierrez rf 2   1   1   4   .237

AlRamirez 2b 4   0   1   0   .215      1-Dellucci pr-lf 1   1   0   0   .226

BAnderson cf 4   1   0   0   .234      AMarte 3b 3   0   1   0   .138

THall c 3   1   2   1   .375      ACabrera ss 4   0   1   0   .184

Totals 36   2   10   2         Totals 31   8   9   6      

1-ran for Gutierrez in the 6th. E: Konerko (4), ACabrera 2 (3). LOB: Chicago 9, Cleveland 6. 2B: OCabrera (8), Ozuna (1), THall (3), JCarroll (2), Peralta (6), Garko (9), AMarte (1). HR: FGutierrez (3), off Buehrle. RBIs: OCabrera (13), THall (2), BFrancisco (12), Garko (20), FGutierrez 4 (16). SB: AlRamirez (2), Sizemore (12), JCarroll (4), Dellucci (2). S: AMarte. SF: BFrancisco. GIDP: Dye, Swisher, JCarroll. RLSP: Chicago 5 (Ozuna 2, Dye, Konerko 2); Cleveland 3 (VMartinez 2, ACabrera). RA: Quentin. DP: Chicago 1 (AlRamirez, OCabrera and Konerko); Cleveland 3 (JCarroll, ACabrera and Garko), (ACabrera, JCarroll and Garko), (BFrancisco and JCarroll).

Chicago walks (2): OCabrera, THall.

Cle. walks (4): Sizemore, BFrancisco, VMartinez, Garko.

Chicago strikeouts (2): OCabrera, Swisher.

Cle. strikeouts (4): VMartinez, FGutierrez, Dellucci, ACabrera.

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   Buehrle(L) 5   8   7   6   2   1   106   5.26   Wassermann 3   1   1   0   2   3   54   14.85   Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   Laffey(W) 6   7   2   1   2   0   99   1.59   Kobayashi 2   1   0   0   0   2   24   2.84   Mujica 1   2   0   0   0   0   13   0.00   W: Laffey, 3-3. L: Buehrle, 2-6.

Buehrle pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. IR-S: Wassermann 1-1. IBB: off Wassermann (Sizemore) 1. HBP: by Wassermann (FGutierrez). WP: Buehrle. Umpires: Home, James Hoye; First, Brian O'Nora; Second, Gerry Davis; Third, Paul Nauert.

T: 2:50. A: 25,426 (43,545).

ORIOLES 10, YANKEES 9

BALTIMORE - Aubrey Huff doubled in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning and scored the game-winner on a long single by Alex Cintron, giving Baltimore a win over New York.

The game featured nine home runs.

New York 040 400 000 01– 9 15 3

Baltimore 040 040 000 02–10 16 2

New York AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Baltimore AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Damon cf-lf 5   2   4   3   .280      BRoberts 2b 5   1   2   0   .262

Jeter ss 5   1   2   1   .286      Mora 3b 6   2   3   2   .247

BAbreu rf 4   2   2   2   .292      Markakis rf 6   0   0   0   .250

ARodriguez 3b 5   1   1   1   .286      Huff dh 6   2   2   1   .249

HMatsui lf 6   0   1   1   .326      Scott lf 5   1   1   1   .248

MlCabrera cf 0   0   0   0   .249      Millar 1b 5   2   3   3   .246

Giambi dh 6   1   2   1   .235      2-LHrnandez pr 0   0   0   0   .241

Betemit 1b 5   1   2   0   .290      RHernandez c 5   1   3   1   .229

Cano 2b 5   1   1   0   .223      1-Cintron pr-ss 1   0   1   1   .500

JMolina c 5   0   0   0   .206      AJones cf 4   1   1   0   .253

Totals 46   9   15   9         Bynum ss 3   0   0   0   .220

a-Payton ph 0   0   0   0   .237

Quiroz c 0   0   0   0   .244

Totals 46   10   16   9      

One out when winning run scored.a-walked for Bynum in the 10th.1-ran for R.Hernandez in the 10th. 2-ran for Millar in the 11th. E: Rodriguez 2 (4), Cano (5), Mora 2 (7). LOB: N.Y. 9, Baltimore 11. 2B: Damon 2 (16), Giambi (9), Huff (12), Millar (5), RHernandez (6). HR: Scott (6), off Ohlendorf; Mora (6), off Ohlendorf; Rodriguez (7), off Burres; Abreu (7), off Burres; RHernandez (4), off Kennedy; Millar 2 (8), off Ohlendorf, Kennedy; Damon (6), off Burres; Giambi (10), off Burres. RBIs: Damon 3 (23), Jeter (24), Abreu 2 (34), Rodriguez (17), Matsui (24), Giambi (25), Mora 2 (27), Huff (29), Scott (19), Millar 3 (25), RHernandez (20), Cintron (1). SB: Damon (7), Jeter (4), Rodriguez (4). S: Bynum. GIDP: Rodriguez, Mora, Jones. RLSP: N.Y. 5 (Matsui 2, Giambi 2, Betemit); Baltimore 3 (Roberts, Mora, Markakis). RA: Bynum. DP: N.Y. 2 (Jeter, Cano and Betemit), (Cano and Betemit); Baltimore 1 (Roberts, Quiroz and Mora).

N.Y. walks (4): Damon, BAbreu 2, ARodriguez.

Baltimore walks (5): BRoberts, Scott, Millar, AJones, Payton.

N.Y. strikeouts (6): Jeter, BAbreu, ARodriguez, Giambi 2, Betemit.

Baltimore strikeouts (8): Mora 2, Markakis, Huff 2, Scott, RHernandez, AJones.

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

IKennedy 3   4   4   3   0   3   51   7.41

Ohlendorf 21/3   4   4   4   0   2   28   6.37

ERamirez 11/3   3   0   0   0   0   22   0.00

Farnsworth 11/3   1   0   0   2   0   18   4.24

MRivera 2   1   0   0   1   3   31   0.41

Hawkins (L)(BS) 1/3   3   2   2   2   0   19   6.75

Baltimore IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Burres 32/3   10   8   8   0   0   61   4.15

Cormier 2   1   0   0   1   2   34   1.59

Sarfate 11/3   0   0   0   0   1   14   3.38

JJohnson 1   0   0   0   0   0   4   1.27

Sherrill 1   1   0   0   1   2   21   3.57

Albers (W) 2   3   1   1   2   1   33   2.25

W: Albers, 3-1. L: Hawkins, 1-1. BS: Hawkins, 1.

IR-S: Farnsworth 1-0, Sarfate 2-0. IBB: off Hawkins (Millar) 1, off Hawkins (Scott) 1, off Albers (BAbreu) 1, off Sherrill (ARodriguez) 1, off Farnsworth (BRoberts) 1. HBP: by Burres (Jeter). WP: IKennedy. PB–JMolina. Umpires: Home, Doug Eddings; First, Ted Barrett; Second, Dana DeMuth; Third, Lance Barksdale.

T: 3:52. A: 24,030 (48,290).

RANGERS 12, RAYS 6

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - One-time Tampa Bay prospect Josh Hamilton hit a grand slam and matched his career high with five RBIs, helping Vicente Padilla and Texas beat the Rays.

Padilla won his fifth straight decision and stopped Tampa Bay's four-game winning streak.

Hamilton hit his second grand slam of the season in the eighth off J.P. Howell.

Texas 250 000 050–12 16 0

Tampa Bay 020 201 010– 6 10 1

Texas AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Tampa Bay AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Kinsler 2b 6   2   2   1   .294      Iwamura 2b 4   0   2   0   .271

MiYoung ss 5   2   1   0   .279      b-Zobrist ph-2b 1   0   0   0   .231

Hamilton cf 5   3   2   5   .329      Crawford lf 3   0   1   0   .281

Bradley dh 4   1   2   1   .329      Gomes lf 1   0   0   0   .222

DaMurphy rf 5   1   2   1   .289      Upton cf 2   0   0   0   .304

Boggs lf 5   0   3   3   .273      c-Riggans ph 1   0   0   0   .231

Catalanotto 1b 3   0   1   0   .276      CPena 1b 5   0   0   0   .231

a-Shlton ph-1b 2   0   0   0   .220      Longoria 3b 3   2   1   0   .248

Sltalamacchia c 5   2   3   0   .250      CFloyd dh 2   3   2   2   .281

RVazquez 3b 3   1   0   0   .354      Navarro c 4   0   2   0   .374

Totals 43   12   16   11         Hinske rf 4   1   1   2   .257

Bartlett ss 3   0   1   1   .249

Totals 33   6   10   5      

a-flied out for Catalanotto in the 7th. b-flied out for Iwamura in the 8th. c-struck out for Upton in the 9th. E: Longoria (3). LOB: Texas 8, Tampa Bay 7. 2B: MiYoung (13), Hamilton (15), Boggs (5), Sltalamacchia 2 (4), Crawford (6). HR: Hamilton (13), off Howell; Hinske (10), off Padilla; CFloyd (3), off Padilla. RBIs: Kinsler (32), Hamilton 5 (58), Bradley (29), DaMurphy (36), Boggs 3 (13), CFloyd 2 (11), Hinske 2 (27), Bartlett (9). SB: Kinsler (15), DaMurphy (5), Crawford (14), Bartlett (7). S: RVazquez. SF: Bartlett. GIDP: Kinsler, Crawford, Upton, Hinske. RLSP: Texas 4 (Catalanotto 2, Shelton, Sltalamacchia); Tampa Bay 4 (Iwamura, Zobrist, CPena, Longoria). RA: Shelton. DP: Texas 3 (MiYoung, Kinsler and Catalanotto), (Catalanotto, MiYoung and Catalanotto), (MiYoung, Kinsler and Shelton); Tampa Bay 1 (Bartlett, Zobrist and CPena).

Texas walks (3): MiYoung, Bradley, RVazquez.

Tampa Bay walks (6): Crawford, Upton 2, Longoria, CFloyd 2.

Texas strikeouts (9): Kinsler 2, MiYoung 2, Hamilton, Boggs, Catalanotto, Sltalamacchia, RVazquez.

Tampa Bay strikeouts (14): Iwamura 2, Gomes, Upton, Riggans, CPena 3, Navarro 2, Hinske 2, Bartlett 2.

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Padilla(W) 6   7   5   5   4   10   108   3.67

Guardado(H) 1   1   0   0   1   1   19   3.21

Loe 2   2   1   1   1   3   33   3.86

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Sonnanstine(L) 5   10   7   2   1   7   94   4.98

Howell 2   4   5   5   1   2   44   3.74

Glover 2   2   0   0   1   0   33   4.86

W: Padilla, 7-2. L: Sonnanstine, 6-3. H: Guardado, 3.

Howell pitched to 5 batters in the 8th. Umpires: Home, Tim Welke; First, Chuck Meriwether; Second, Bill Welke; Third, Chris Guccione.

T: 3:17. A: 10,511 (36,048).

TWINS 4, ROYALS 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Minnesota's Michael Cuddyer singled home Joe Mauer in the 12th inning, sending Kansas City to its ninth straight defeat.

Jesse Crain (2-2) picked up the victory, and Matt Guerrier worked the 12th to earn his first save and third of his career.

The Royals, who have been outscored by 53-19 in the nine losses, have had only six longer losing streaks ever.

Minnesota 000 210 000 001–4 12 0

Kansas City 000 000 003 000–3 11 0

Minnesota AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Kansas City AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

CaGomez cf 5   0   1   0   .277      Dejesus rf 5   0   2   0   .275

ACasilla 2b 6   0   3   1   .306      Gathright cf 5   0   1   0   .254

Mauer c 4   2   0   0   .329      AGordon 3b 4   1   0   0   .281

Morneau 1b 5   1   3   0   .313      JGuillen lf 5   0   0   0   .242

Cuddyer rf 6   0   3   2   .237      Olivo dh 5   1   3   0   .307

Kubel dh 5   0   0   1   .247      Teahen 1b 5   1   2   3   .253

DYoung lf 6   0   0   0   .262      JBuck c 5   0   0   0   .248

Lamb 3b 5   0   0   0   .238      EGerman 2b 2   0   0   0   .132

BHarris ss 4   1   2   0   .253      a-Cllaspo ph-2b 3   0   1   0   .269

Totals 46   4   12   4         Pena Jr. ss 4   0   1   0   .164

b-Butler ph 1   0   1   0   .265

1-Gload pr 0   0   0   0   .245

Totals 44   3   11   3      

a-singled for German in the 8th. b-singled for Pena in the 12th.1-ran for Butler in the 12th. LOB: Minnesota 12, Kansas City 8. 2B: BHarris (8), Teahen (7). HR: Teahen (3), off Nathan. RBIs: ACasilla (11), Cuddyer 2 (18), Kubel (26), Teahen 3 (16). SB: ACasilla (1). S: Gathright. GIDP: Kubel, DYoung, JBuck. RLSP: Minnesota 6 (ACasilla, Mauer, Cuddyer 2, DYoung 2); Kansas City 3 (Gathright, AGordon, JBuck). RA: Kubel, Dejesus. DP: Minnesota 2 (BHarris, ACasilla and Morneau), (Lamb); Kansas City 2 (Teahen, Pena and Bannister), (Callaspo and Teahen).

Minn. walks (5): CaGomez, Mauer 2, Morneau, Kubel.

Minn. strikeouts (6): CaGomez, Cuddyer 2, Kubel, Lamb, BHarris.

Kansas City strikeouts (8): DeJesus, Gathright, AGordon 2, Teahen, JBuck 2, Pena.

Minnesota IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Blackburn 81/3   8   2   2   0   4   92   3.39

Nathan (BS) 2/3   1   1   1   0   1   10   1.74

DReyes 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   3.07

Crain (W) 1   1   0   0   0   1   12   3.86

Guerrier (S) 1   1   0   0   0   1   15   3.34

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Bannister 5   7   3   3   2   3   111   4.97

Mahay 2   1   0   0   0   0   17   2.74

Gobble 2   1   0   0   1   1   33   4.80

Soria 2   1   0   0   0   2   31   0.84

Nunez (L) 1   2   1   1   2   0   23   1.71

W: Crain, 2-2. L: Nunez, 3-1. S: Guerrier, 1. BS: Nathan, 1.

IR-S: Nathan 2-2. HBP: by Soria (BHarris), by DReyes (DeJesus), by Blackburn (AGordon). Umpires: Home, Tim Timmons; First, Gary Cederstrom; Second, Fieldin Culbreth; Third, Jim Reynolds.

T: 3:42. A: 17,191 (38,030).