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Indians set new Yankee venue ablaze

THE Cleveland Indians set the bar for Yankee Stadium's new record book on Saturday, scoring 14 runs in the second inning of a 22-4 victory over New York.

Asdrubal Cabrera hit a grand slam and an RBI single in the second as the Indians chased struggling starter Wang Chien-ming (0-3) and set several marks that could stand for a while at New York's swanky new home.

Mark DeRosa and Shin Soo-choo each hit a three-run homer, Travis Hafner, Grady Sizemore and Victor Martinez had solo shots and manager Eric Wedge earned his 500th win. It was the most runs for the Indians since they beat New York 22-0 on August 31, 2004, at the old Yankee Stadium. The 22 runs also tied the Yankees' record for most allowed in a home game.

Fausto Carmona (1-2) was the beneficiary of the Indians' big day at the plate, working six innings in his first victory of the season. He allowed four runs and six hits.

In Toronto, Lyle Overbay hit a two-out, two-run homer off Dan Giese in the 12th inning as Toronto beat Oakland 4-2. After a two-out walk to Jose Bautista, Overbay hit a towering drive to center off Giese (0-1), who was called up from Triple-A earlier in the day.

Right-hander Jason Frasor (2-0) got two outs for the win for Toronto. Blue Jays starter Brian Tallet gave up two runs - one earned - and four hits in 5 1-3 innings. He walked one and struck out one.

Trevor Cahill allowed two runs and five hits in 5 1-3 innings, walking five for Oakland.

In Seattle, Edwin Jackson baffled Seattle again, allowing five hits while working into the eighth inning for Detroit as the Tigers topped the Mariners 2-0.

Jackson (1-0), who beat the Mariners twice last season and has a career ERA of 0.40 against them, struck out six and walked one in 7 2-3 innings.

He outpitched Seattle's Erik Bedard (1-1), who allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings. He struck out eight in his first start at Safeco since be beat Detroit on July 4.

Brandon Inge singled in a run in the sixth and another run scored on right fielder Ichiro Suzuki's throwing error.

Elsewhere in the American League, it was: White Sox 8, Rays 3; Twins 9, Angels 2; Red Sox 6, Orioles 4; and Royals 2, Rangers 0.

In the National League, Johan Santana breezed through seven innings in his first start at Citi Field as the New York Mets took advantage of a key error to scratch out the only run they needed in a 1-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. A hard-luck loser so often his first season-plus in New York, Santana (2-1) allowed five hits and struck out seven without issuing a walk.

He never allowed a Brewers baserunner past first.

Yovani Gallardo was just as good for Milwaukee, cruising through six scoreless innings before giving way to reliever Carlos Villanueva (1-2), who gave up an RBI fielder's choice to Jose Reyes.

Also, it was: Pirates 10, Braves 0; Dodgers 9, Rockies 5; Cubs 7, Cardinals 5, 11 innings; Padres 8, Phillies 5; and Astros 7, Reds 0.


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