Twins edge O's in ninth
The Associated Press
Justin Morneau singled in the tiebreaking run with two outs in the ninth inning after an error by Chris Davis, and the Minnesota Twins got a home run from Chris Parmalee in a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.
Although Davis picked up his 17th RBI, he failed to become the first player in major league history to homer in the first five games of the season. The first baseman also opened the door for the Twins to snatch their first win in Baltimore since April 21, 2011.
With the score tied at 5, Baltimore turned to closer Jim Johnson (0-1) in the ninth. Davis let a one-out grounder by Aaron Hicks roll through his legs, and after a two-out walk to Josh Willingham, Morneau singled up the middle.
It was Johnson's first loss since last July 27.
Josh Roenicke (1-0) pitched three innings of one-hit relief and Glen Perkins got three straight outs for his first save.
Orioles starter Chris Tillman allowed five runs, seven hits and four walks in 3 2-3 rocky innings. Activated off the disabled list before the game after being sidelined with an abdominal strain, Tillman needed 93 pitches to get 11 outs.
He was replaced by T.J. McFarland, a Rule 5 signee making his major league debut. The 23-year-old lefty allowed one hit and struck out five over 3 1-3 innings.
Angels 8, Rangers 4: Albert Pujols homered twice to offset another tough day for Josh Hamilton in his second game back in Texas.
White Sox 4, Mariners 3: Alex Rios hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer off Felix Hernandez in the sixth inning for Chicago.
Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 0: John Lackey left with a strained biceps in his first start since September 2011, coming out in the fifth inning.
Athletics 6, Astros 3: Coco Crisp, Jed Lowrie and Seth Smith homered to back up a solid performance by starter Bartolo Colon in his return from a drug suspension.
Tigers 8, Yankees 4: Miguel Cabrera drove in one of four runs in the fifth inning on a 4-for-4 day for Detroit.
Rays 6, Indians 0: Alex Cobb scattered four hits in 7 1-3 innings, and Kelly Johnson homered for Tampa Bay. n