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Yankees hammer Mets in interleague play Sunday

REUTERS , NEW YORK

Jose Contreras pitched a two-hit shutout over six-plus innings and struck out 10 as the New York Yankees hammered the New York Mets 8-1 in the first game of their doubleheader in interleague play on Sunday.

Contreras (5-3) walked four batters before leaving the game with a forearm cramp after throwing just three pitches to start the seventh inning.

In other interleague play, Tony Batista homered and drove in five runs, leading the Montreal Expos to a 9-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Livan Hernandez (5-7) allowed four runs on nine hits over seven innings for the win.

In Cleveland, Matt Lawton doubled home two runs in the seventh inning to give the Indians a 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies.

Carl Pavano scattered five hits over seven innings as the Florida Marlins beat the Devil Rays 11-4, ending Tampa Bay's 13-game interleague winning streak.

In Detroit, Carlos Pena hit a walk-off grand slam home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, leading the Tigers to a 9-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

J.D. Drew homered to key a seven-run eighth inning as the Atlanta Braves rallied from a 7-0 deficit to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-7.

In Arlington, Roy Oswalt pitched eight shutout innings, leading the Houston Astros to a 1-0 win over the Texas Rangers.

Mark Bellhorn and David Ortiz both homered and drove in three runs as the Boston Red Sox cruised to a 12-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

In Minneapolis, Lyle Overbay homered and Doug Davis pitched 6 1/3 solid innings in a 7-3 win for the Milwaukee Brewers over the Minnesota Twins.

In Oakland, Barry Bonds hit his first home run in 13 games as the San Francisco Giants beat the Athletics 5-2.

Mike Matheny drove in four runs, leading the St Louis Cardinals to a 10-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.

In Chicago, Miguel Olivo and Timo Perez both homered, leading the White Sox past the Cubs 9-4.

In Los Angeles, Adrian Beltre hit a pair of home runs and drove in five runs, giving the Dodgers a 10-5 win over the Anaheim Angels.

In the only National League game, Jason Bay homered and drove in four runs to guide the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 14-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Jack Wilson had three hits and three RBI for the Pirates, who scored eight runs in the ninth.

Adam Dunn hit two solo homers for the Reds.

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