Harold Baines hurried into Jacobs Field last night, quickly threw on his new jersey and drove in two runs in his first at-bat for Cleveland, leading the Indians over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 2-1.
Baines, acquired hours earlier in a trade with Baltimore, arrived at the ballpark 50 minutes before the first pitch. Batting fifth as the designated hitter, Baines hit a two-run single in the first inning off Rolando Arrojo (4-9).
"That pretty much sums up what he's all about," Indians Manager Mike Hargrove said.
The Indians' Dave Burba (11-7) pitched around trouble all night, allowing one run -- a homer by Paul Sorrento -- and six hits in eight innings. He walked four, struck out five and was helped by three Cleveland double plays.
Manny Ramirez went 3 for 4 and Roberto Alomar had two hits and stole his 30th base for Cleveland.
RANGERS 8, BLUE JAYS 2: Rafael Palmeiro reached 40 homers for the second straight year, hitting his 10th in 11 games as Texas routed host Toronto behind Rick Helling's six-hitter.
Palmeiro had three RBI, raising his season total to 124, second in the major leagues behind Cleveland's Ramirez, who has 130. Palmeiro hit a sacrifice fly in the third, a solo homer in the sixth and a RBI grounder in the seventh.
Helling (11-7) struck out eight and walked two in his eighth career complete game, his third this season.
RED SOX 4, ANGELS 3: Troy O'Leary had a two-run double in the eighth inning to give Boston the win over Anaheim at home.
With Boston trailing 3-2 in the eighth, Mike Stanley hit a two-out single against Mark Petkovsek. Troy Percival (3-3) entered and walked pinch hitter Brain Daubach before O'Leary hit his game-winning hit off the left field wall.
Rich Garces (2-1) pitched two scoreless innings for the win. Derek Lowe pitched the ninth for his eighth save.
YANKEES 8, MARINERS 0: Roger Clemens escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first inning and then settled into a groove to lead New York to the win over Seattle at Yankee Stadium. Clemens (12-6) allowed four singles and struck out nine in eight innings.
Mariners rookie Gil Meche (4-4) lasted 3 1/3 innings, giving up six runs, six hits and four walks.
The Yankees scored four times in the fourth, with Derek Jeter's third single of the night chasing Meche.
ATHLETICS 9, WHITE SOX 6: Omar Olivares won his career-high 12th game and Jason Giambi drove in three runs as Oakland defeated the White Sox on the road.
TWINS 4, ROYALS 1: Eric Milton (6-10) struck out 11 in eight shutout innings, leading Minnesota over visiting Kansas City.