The Detroit Tigers' Larry Herndon, a .194 hitter less than a week ago, doubled and homered to help Eric King, 22, earn his first major league victory, 6-4, over the Seattle Mariners last night in Detroit.
Herndon tied the score, 4-4, with a leadoff homer in the sixth, then put Detroit ahead in the seventh with his double.
For the third straight time, Frank Tanana of the Tigers got few outs. King (1-0), a throw-in in a winter trade, relieved with no outs in the fourth inning and allowed one hit and one walk thereafter.
"I'm just going out there and going right after the hitters," he said. "I have a hard fastball and a good slider, and I'll just stay with that."
He has yet to give up a run in 11 1/3 innings this season. The Tigers got him with pitcher Dave LaPoint and catcher Matt Nokes in a trade last October that sent catcher Bob Melvin and pitcher Juan Berenguer to the San Francisco Giants.
*Indians 4, Brewers 2: Former Brewer Tom Candiotti returned to Milwaukee and won a four-hitter, with help from Dan Rohn, a last-minute lineup addition.
The Brewers had only one base runner after the second inning. All their hits were singles.
Rohn's two-run single was the big hit in Cleveland's four-run second inning.
Candiotti (3-4) spent five years in the Milwaukee organization and had never pitched against them.
Rohn played because shortstop Julio Franco had an upset stomach.
*Red Sox 3, Twins 2: Steve Lyons doubled and scored Boston's first run in the sixth inning, then singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh in Boston.
It took the Red Sox a long time to win their fifth straight; rain interrupted the game 2 hours at the start of the sixth inning and 40 minutes the next inning.
Sammy Stewart (3-1), who pitched 2 1/3 innings, got the victory.
*Rangers 2, Royals 1: George Wright tripled home the winning run in Arlington, Tex., with two outs in the 10th inning.
Pete O'Brien had singled with two outs off Steve Farr (2-1).
Jose Guzman took a five-hitter and a 1-0 lead into the ninth inning, when the Royals scored their first run in 19 innings.
*Yankees 10, A's 4: In New York, Dan Pasqua, just back from the minors, drove in four runs with a homer and a double.
Playing right field in place of Dave Winfield, he hit one of reliever Eric Plunk's pitches halfway up the bleachers in right-center for a two-run homer in the third inning.
*White Sox 5, Blue Jays 4: In Chicago, pinch hitter Jerry Hairston's RBI single with one out in the eighth inning gave the White Sox their seventh straight victory.
His hit up the middle greeted reliever Mark Eichhorn and scored Tim Hulett, who opened the bottom of the eighth with a single off Jim Acker (1-3). Hulett moved up on a passed ball and Wayne Tolleson's sacrifice. Eichhorn then replaced Acker and Hairston batted for John Cangelosi.