Mike Mussina labored through six innings yet still won his third straight start, and the New York Yankees took advantage of a wild night by Seattle's pitchers to beat the Mariners, 9-5, last night at Yankee Stadium.
Tony Clark drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth, and Bernie Williams broke open the game with a two-run double in the seventh.
The first four Seattle pitchers combined for 10 walks, including four with the bases loaded, and also had two errors and a run-scoring wild pitch.
Seattle lost its season-high sixth straight game despite peppering Mussina (4-4) for 11 hits and five runs in the first 31/3 innings.
"It was not the way I envisioned it when I came to the park," said Mussina, who walked just one and got better as the game went along.
* RED SOX 9, BLUE JAYS 3: Brian Daubach hit a tiebreaking double in a six-run eighth inning, and Boston won at SkyDome.
The Red Sox, who had lost four of their previous five games, sent 10 batters to the plate in the eighth. Kerry Ligtenberg (1-1) didn't get an out in the inning, allowing five straight batters to reach.
"Hopefully, this carries over," Daubach said. "We've been on this crazy streak where we win a few in a row and lose a few in a row. Hopefully, we can win a few in a row now."
* INDIANS 8, DEVIL RAYS 7: After Julio Lugo hit a tying, two-run homer for Tampa Bay in the ninth inning, Casey Blake homered in the 10th to give Cleveland the victory at home.
Blake, back in the lineup after missing three games with a strained right hamstring, homered off Lance Carter (1-2) leading off the inning.
The Devil Rays (10-24) have lost seven of eight and have not won consecutive games all year, tying the 1945 Philadelphia Phillies for the ninth-longest streak without back-to-back wins at the start of the season.
* TIGERS 7, RANGERS 1: Gary Knotts did not allow a hit until the fifth inning in his first start of the season, and Brandon Inge and Omar Infante hit consecutive homers in the second for visiting Detroit.
Knotts (1-0) retired the first eight batters he faced before hitting Rod Barajas with a pitch with two outs in the third. He gave up a double to Mark Teixeira leading off the fifth and was pulled after Michael Young tripled to start the sixth.
* ATHLETICS 6, ROYALS 2: Tim Hudson moved into second place on the career winning percentage list, going eight innings to lead visiting Oakland.
Hudson (4-1) improved to 84-34 with a .712 winning percentage, second only to Spud Chandler (.717) among pitchers with 50 or more wins. Boston's Pedro Martinez is at .711.
* TWINS 3, WHITE SOX 2: In Chicago, Jacque Jones went 3 for 3 and tied the game with an RBI single, and Lew Ford drove in the go-ahead run to rally Minnesota.