Major League Roundup
The baseball roundup …NEW YORK (AP) ó Jimmy Rollins sent A.J. Burnett’s first pitch of the night deep over the right-field scoreboard, and Jayson Werth, Carlos Ruiz and Raul Ibanez also homered as the Philadelphia Phillies rolled to a 7-3 victory Friday night in the first interleague game at new Yankee Stadium and ended New York’s nine-game winning streak.
Seven homers were hit at the $1.5 billion ballpark, three by the Yankees. Alex Rodriguez hit his sixth since rejoining the Yankees of May 8 and with 559 pulled within four of Reggie Jackson for 11th on the career list. Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira connected in the eighth.
Brett Myers (4-2) allowed three runs and eight hits in eight innings.
Mets 5, Red Sox 3
BOSTON ó Johan Santana pitched out of trouble caused by Boston Red Sox hitters and his own fielders, and the Mets ended a four-game losing streak.
New York made three more errors behind Santana (6-2), bringing its total to 12 in his nine starts.
New York never trailed after Gary Sheffield’s 502nd career homer and third of the season made it 1-0 in the second.
Braves 1, Blue Jays 0
ATLANTA ó Kenshin Kawakami outlasted Roy Halladay and combined with Mike Gonzalez on a four-hitter to lead the Braves past the Blue Jays.
Kawakami (3-5) lasted eight innings ó his longest outing of the season. Casey Kotchman drove in the only run with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly.
Cardinals 5, Royals 0
ST. LOUIS ó Todd Wellemeyer carried a shutout into the seventh inning. The Royals have lost 10 of 13 and dropped to .500 (21-21) for the first time since they were 10-10 on April 28.
Reds 3, Indians 1
CINCINNATI ó Bronson Arroyo pitched eight innings Friday night, and slumping Adam Rosales doubled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth, leading the Reds to a victory.
Tigers 4, Rockies 3
DETROIT ó Brandon Inge homered, rookie Rick Porcello won his fourth straight and the Tigers topped Colorado for their seventh victory in a row.
White Sox 2, Pirates 0
CHICAGO ó Gavin Floyd allowed two hits over eight innings and Alexei Ramirez homered as the White Sox rebounded from one of their worst days by beating the Pirates.
Orioles 4, Nationals 2
WASHINGTON ó Veteran reliever Danys Baez got his first major league hit in the 12th inning to spark a two-run uprising.
Rays 15, Marlins 2
MIAMI ó Andy Sonnanstine allowed only five baserunners.
Rangers 6, Astros 5
HOUSTON ó Nelson Cruz homered with one out in the 10th inning.
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