Making his first start since his wife and children defected from Cuba last week, Jose Contreras struck out a career-high 10 in six scoreless innings yesterday, and the New York Yankees beat the visiting New York Mets, 8-1, in the opener of a day-night doubleheader sweep.
A day after the Mets tripped up their wealthy cross-town neighbors, 9-3, in the opener of this year's Subway Series, Contreras (5-3) stifled them on two hits until a forearm cramp forced him out of the game three pitches into the seventh.
"During the game, I didn't think about my family," Contreras said through an interpreter. "I concentrated on getting one out after another. I knew after the game my family would be here."
In the second game, Mike Mussina (9-4) improved to 8-0 in his past 11 starts with an 11-6 victory.
The Yankees have won nine of their past 10 games against their cross-town rival.
* MARLINS 11, DEVIL RAYS 4: Carl Pavano pitched seven strong innings to earn his career-high sixth straight victory and stop host Tampa Bay's 13-game interleague winning streak.
Pavano (9-2) yielded one run on five hits and matched a season high with eight strikeouts. He hasn't lost since May 19 at Houston, and each of his last five starts have followed Marlins losses.
The Devil Rays, whose interleague winning streak tied a major league record, lost for just the second time in 17 games.
* RED SOX 12, PHILLIES 3: Curt Schilling beat his former team for his 10th win of the season and David Ortiz homered and drove in three runs to lead host Boston, which took two of three from Philadelphia.
Schilling (10-4), who pitched for the Phillies from 1992 to 2000, yielded three runs on eight hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in six innings.
Boston, which avoided losing consecutive home series for the first time this season, rallied for four runs against Brett Myers (5-5) in the third.
* WHITE SOX 9, CUBS 4: Miguel Olivo and Timo Perez homered and the White Sox roughed up Greg Maddux and overcame two homers by Sammy Sosa to win at home.
The White Sox won two of three in their first cross-town series of the season. The teams meet again next weekend at Wrigley Field.
* GIANTS 5, ATHLETICS 2: Barry Bonds hit his first home run in 13 games and Marquis Grissom also homered in visiting San Francisco's 12th win in 14 games.
Bonds hit an 0-1 pitch from Mark Redman into the seats in right-center for his 19th homer -- and No. 677 of his career. He hadn't homered since June 13 at Baltimore, a span of 32 at-bats.
* EXPOS 9, BLUE JAYS 4: Tony Batista homered and drove in five runs and Brad Wilkerson also hit a home run to lead visiting Montreal, which salvaged the last game of the three-game series.
Staked to an 8-0 lead in the second, Livan Hernandez (5-7) allowed four runs and nine hits in seven innings. Toronto starter Pat Hentgen (2-8) has lost a career-high six straight decisions.
* INDIANS 5, ROCKIES 3: Matt Lawton doubled home two runs in the seventh inning off Jason Jennings (6-7), scoring Casey Blake and Ronnie Belliard to break a 2-2 tie and lift Cleveland at home.
Matt Miller (2-0), one of three former Rockies pitchers used by Indians Manager Eric Wedge, struck out two in one scoreless inning for the win. Ex-Colorado closer Jose Jimenez worked the ninth for his eighth save in 11 chances.
* TIGERS 9, DIAMONDBACKS 5: Carlos Pena's grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning sent visiting Arizona to its franchise-record ninth straight loss.
It was the fourth win in a row for Detroit, which finished off a three-game sweep and won on a game-ending homer for the second consecutive game. Eric Munson homered in the ninth Saturday night.
Rondell White hit a two-run shot for Detroit, which tied it at 5 in the seventh on back-to-back doubles by Bobby Higginson and Carlos Guillen.
* ASTROS 1, RANGERS 0: Roy Oswalt struck out nine while throwing eight shutout innings, benefiting from a home run-robbing catch by newly acquired Carlos Beltran, and visiting Houston ended Texas's eight-game winning streak.
Beltran, acquired from Kansas City in a three-way trade Thursday, scored the lone run for Houston. He also saved a run with his incredible catch in the first, robbing Michael Young by leaping with his glove extended over the top of the wall.
* BREWERS 7, TWINS 3: Doug Davis won his fourth straight start and Lyle Overbay homered for visiting Milwaukee.
Davis (8-5) became the first Brewers left-hander -- and fifth Milwaukee pitcher overall -- to post five wins in June. He yielded three runs and eight hits in 61/3 innings, striking out six and walking three. Cristian Guzman tied a career high by going 4 for 5 and Matthew LeCroy had two RBI for Minnesota.
* CARDINALS 10, ROYALS 3: Mike Matheny had four RBI and Scott Rolen and Edgar Renteria each had three hits and scored three runs to lead visiting St. Louis to a sweep of the three-game series.
* PADRES 5, MARINERS 1: Jeff Cirillo hit a three-run homer against his former team and Adam Eaton pitched into the seventh inning to lead San Diego on the road.
* DODGERS 10, ANGELS 5: Adrian Beltre hit two homers and drove in a season-high five runs and host Los Angeles snapped a six-game losing streak.
* PIRATES 14, REDS 4: Jason Bay hit a three-run homer and Josh Fogg allowed two runs in six innings to lift visiting Pittsburgh over Cincinnati.