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Rookie pitches Yanks past Indians

A-ROD TEES OFF Meanwhile, New York's slugger, the youngest hitter ever to belt 500 homers, bashed his 37th of the season in the second inning to reach a career 501

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The St. Louis Cardinals' Adam Kennedy leaps over the Los Angeles Dodgers' Luis Gonzalez after throwing to first to get Nomar Garciaparra for a double play in the second inning of their game on Friday in St. Louis. The Dodgers won 2-1.

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Rookie pitcher Phil Hughes dominated Cleveland for six innings as the New York Yankees began a challenging stretch of games with a 6-1 win over the Indians on Friday.

Alex Rodriguez, who became the youngest player to reach the 500-homer plateau last week, connected for his 37th homer in the second inning off Fausto Carmona (13-7) to lift his total to 501.

The shot to straightaway center set the tone for the Yankees, who improved to 21-8 since July 12.

Hughes (2-1) allowed one run and four hits in six innings. It was his second start since spending three months on the disabled list with a hamstring injury.

Derek Jeter had three hits and Bobby Abreu drove in a pair of runs for the Yankees, who were managed by bench coach Don Mattingly while Joe Torre served a one-game suspension.

Josh Barfield homered for the Indians, who all wore uniform No. 14 in a tribute to late Hall of Famer Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League.

Athletics 16, Tigers 10

At Detroit, Jack Cust hit a grand slam and drove in seven runs and Oakland rallied after blowing a seven-run lead to beat Detroit.

Travis Buck had four hits, scored three times and drove in three runs for Oakland. Donnie Murphy homered and drove in three runs as the Athletics handed Detroit its seventh loss in nine games.

Blue Jays 2, Royals 1

At Kansas City, Missouri, Shaun Marcum carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Toronto held on to beat Kansas City.

Marcum (9-4) left after Billy Butler's infield single with two outs broke up the no-hit bid.

Orioles 6, Red Sox 5

At Baltimore, Brian Roberts led off the ninth inning with a double and scored the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly by Nick Markakis, giving Baltimore a win over Boston.

The Orioles rallied from a 5-1 deficit with a four-run eighth against Eric Gagne, then won it in the ninth against Hideki Okajima (3-1).

White Sox 5, Mariners 3

At Chicago, rookie Josh Fields hit two homers, Jermaine Dye went deep and Juan Uribe doubled in the go-ahead run in the seventh to power Chicago past Seattle.

Tied at 3, the Mariners failed to capitalize after loading the bases with one out in the seventh and paid for it in the bottom half.

Rangers 7, Devil Rays 4

At Arlington, Frank Catalanotto hit the go-ahead homer and had a career-high five RBIs to lead Texas over Tampa Bay.

Catalanotto went 3-for-4 and is 11-for-24 (.458) with nine RBIs in his last seven games.

Cubs 6, Rockies 2

At Denver, Jason Marquis held the Rockies to five hits and added a key double as Chicago beat Colorado for the second straight night.

Marquis (9-7) lasted six innings, allowing only an unearned run. He didn't walk a batter and struck out five to win his first road game since May 2. He was 0-4 in his previous seven road starts since beating the Pirates 7-1 in Pittsburgh.

Angels 10, Twins 1

At Anaheim, California, Maicer Izturis hit his first career grand slam to help Kelvim Escobar end a personal three-game losing streak for Los Angeles and help the Angels beat Minnesota.

Escobar (12-6) allowed a run and five hits over six innings. He struck out four, walked one and escaped bases-loaded jams in the third and sixth innings.

Barry Bonds hit career homer No. 758 and his third home run of the week and rookie Rajai Davis singled, doubled, tripled and scored four runs, but it wasn't enough as the San Francisco Giants' lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 on Friday.

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