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A-10-tion: Yanks big inning stuns Leyland

Home plate umpire Derryl Cousins calls New York Yankees' Angel Berroa (right) safe ahead of a tag by  Gerald Laird's in Tuesday's game against Detroit.

Home plate umpire Derryl Cousins calls New York Yankees' Angel Berroa (right) safe ahead of a tag by Gerald Laird's in Tuesday's game against Detroit.

DETROIT – Nothing in Jim Leyland’s 46 years in professional baseball prepared him for Tuesday.

Leyland’s Detroit Tigers were in a scoreless duel with the New York Yankees through six innings. New York then scored 10 runs in the seventh en route to an 11-0 victory.

“I’ve never seen anything like that in my life,” the 64-year-old Leyland said. “You are 0-0 through six, and then it is 10-0? That’s not something I ever remember.”

Leyland wasn’t having a memory lapse. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no team had broken up a scoreless tie after the sixth with a 10-run inning since the Cincinnati Reds scored 10 in the top of the 13th against the Brooklyn Dodgers on May 15, 1919.

New York, which ended a four-game losing streak, sent 14 batters to the plate against three pitchers in the 56-pitch, 40-minute inning set up when left fielder Josh Anderson missed a fly ball that would have been the second out.

“That was great,” said Jose Molina, who had a sacrifice bunt and a grand slam in the inning. “I was just doing what the manager wanted me to do.”

Indians 9, Red Sox 8: In Cleveland, Mark DeRosa had four hits and scored from second base on an error with two outs in the ninth. The Indians won for only the second time in their last 11 games against the Red Sox. Kerry Wood (1-1), worked a shaky ninth to earn his first AL win.

White Sox 2, Mariners 1, Game 1; Mariners 9, White Sox 1, Game 2: In Chicago, Yuniesky Betancourt drove in five runs, Russell Branyan had a career-high five hits and Seattle salvaged a doubleheader split. In the opener, Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings, leading Chicago to a win.

Angels 7, Orioles 5: In Baltimore, Joe Saunders allowed two earned runs in six innings, Howie Kendrick homered, and the Angels beat the Orioles to secure their first winning streak of the season.

Rangers 5, Athletics 4: In Arlington, Texas, Nelson Cruz hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to make up for a costly error to lead Texas.

Twins 4, Rays 3: In Minneapolis, Justin Morneau hustled to beat out a potential double play and allow the winning run to score in the ninth and hit an early two-run homer, leading the Twins past the Rays.

Blue Jays 8, Royals 1: In Kansas City, Mo., Scott Richmond pitched seven sharp innings as Toronto won. Royals starter Gil Meche left after 3 2/3 innings with lower back stiffness.

Dodgers get past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Andre Ethier doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3.

Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton (2-0) blew his first save after six successful chances – and kept starter Chad Billingsley from going to 5-0.

Marlins 7, Mets 4: In New York, Jorge Cantu homered twice as Florida snapped a seven-game losing streak. Florida became the first NL team to win at least seven straight and also lose at least seven straight in April.

Braves 2, Cardinals 1: In Atlanta, Matt Diaz drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single off Kyle McClellan in the eighth inning, rallying the Braves to a win over the Cardinals.

Astros 8, Reds 3: In Cincinnati, Wandy Rodriguez allowed one run in seven innings and Ivan Rodriguez homered and doubled, helping the Astros win their 11th straight game at Great American Ball Park.

Brewers 6, Pirates 5: In Milwaukee, ex-UA Wildcat Trevor Hoffman saved his first game with the Brewers and Bill Hall and Rickie Weeks homered in the sixth inning.

Padres 4, Rockies 3: In Denver, Luis Rodriguez laced a run-scoring pinch-hit single through a drawn-in infield in the ninth to lift San Diego.

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