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  • Ibanez, Mariners rough up Yankees

  • NEW YORK — Raul Ibanez again treated Yankee Stadium as his personal playground, hitting a grand slam and two-run homer Wednesday night to help the Seattle Mariners rout New York 12-2.
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  • NEW YORK — Raul Ibanez again treated Yankee Stadium as his personal playground, hitting a grand slam and two-run homer Wednesday night to help the Seattle Mariners rout New York 12-2.
    Ibanez's slam came during a seven-run first inning. Yankees backup shortstop Alberto Gonzalez got the final out in the ninth inning in his first professional pitching appearance.
    The Mariners chased Phil Hughes (2-3) after he got only two outs in the first. Trying to preserve his bullpen, Yankees manager Joe Girardi had Brett Marshall throw 108 pitches in his big league debut, then brought in Gonzalez.
    Ibanez has connected three times in the first two games of his return to the ballpark in which — last year at 40 years old — he electrified crowds in late September and October with several key homers in the Yankees' run to the AL championship series.
    The first-inning burst made it easy for Hisashi Iwakuma (5-1).
    Red Sox 9, Rays 2
    At St. Petersburg, Fla., Jon Lester stayed unbeaten, Stephen Drew hit his second career grand slam and the Boston Red Sox roughed up AL Cy Young winner David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays.
    Price (1-4) departed from the marquee pitching matchup because of left triceps tightness during Boston's eight-run third inning, which Drew finished with his towering homer off Jamey Wright.
    Rangers 6, Athletics 2
    At Oakland, Calif., Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer, leading Alexi Ogando and the Texas Rangers over Oakland.
    Ogando (4-2) didn't allow a hit until Eric Sogard's leadoff double in the sixth inning.
    Lance Berkman hit a two-run single and Adrian Beltre added an RBI single a day after hitting a 10th-inning home run as the Rangers won their first series in Oakland since Sept. 20-22, 2011.
    Astros 7, Tigers 5
    At Detroit, Brandon Barnes caught Miguel Cabrera's bases-loaded drive against the wall in right-center field for the final out, and the Houston Astros avoided a season sweep against the Detroit Tigers.
    White Sox 9, Twins 4
    At Minneapolis, Adam Dunn homered twice, doubled and drove in five runs, powering the Chicago White Sox past Minnesota.
    Dunn hit a pair of two-run shots for his 35th career multihomer game. He's hit three home runs in the last two games and has nine this year.
    Royals 9, Angels 5
    At Anaheim, Calif., Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run double and Billy Butler capped his most productive series of the season with a two-run single, leading Kansas City over Los Angeles.
    National League
    Reds 4, Marlins 0
    At Miami, Shin-Soo Choo hit two homers and four pitchers combined on an 11-hit shutout to help the Cincinnati Reds extend their winning streak to a season-best five games by beating Miami.
    Pirates 3, Brewers 1
    At Pittsburgh, Wandy Rodriguez allowed one run over seven strong innings and Neil Walker hit a two-run single as the Pirates beat the Brewers.
    Rodriguez (4-2) gave up six hits, walking one and striking out five. Jason Grilli worked the ninth for his National League-leading 16th save as the Pirates moved six games above .500 for the first time this season.
    Diamondbacks 5, Braves 3
    At Phoenix, Paul Goldschmidt hit three doubles, Eric Chavez drove in three runs and the Diamondbacks beat Tim Hudson and the Braves.
    Cody Ross added an RBI double as the Diamondbacks won the final two games of the series after a 10-1 loss in the opener.
    Cubs 6, Rockies 3
    At Chicago, Jeff Samardzija hit a two-run home run and pitched eight strong innings for his first win since opening day and the Cubs beat the Rockies.
    David DeJesus led off the first inning with a home run and Anthony Rizzo had two hits for the Cubs, who won back-to-back series for the first time this season.
    Cardinals 4, Mets 2
    At St. Louis, Rookie Shelby Miller followed up his nearly perfect one-hitter with 52/3 scoreless innings and the Cardinals scored the go-ahead run in the seventh on a wild pitch in a victory over the Mets.
    Rick Ankiel's two-run homer off rookie Seth Maness (3-0) tied it in the top of the seventh and was his first against the team that converted the former left-handed pitcher to an outfielder in 2005.
    Dodgers 3, Nationals 1
    At Los Angeles, Zack Greinke pitched 51/3 strong innings in his first start since April 11 and the Dodgers beat the Nationals.
    Greinke came off the disabled list earlier in the day, returning three weeks sooner than expected from a broken left clavicle after a confrontation with San Diego's Carlos Quentin last month.
    The right-hander was expected to be out eight weeks. He underwent surgery on April 13 to fix the injury with a metal plate used to stabilize the break.
    Interleague
    Blue Jays 11, Giants 3
    At Toronto, J.P. Arencibia and Adam Lind each hit two-run home runs, Ramon Ortiz won for the first time since 2011 and the Toronto Blue Jays won their season-high fourth straight game, beating the San Francisco Giants.
    Ortiz (1-1) allowed one run and six hits in seven innings for his first win since beating the Mets in a relief appearance with the Cubs on Sept. 11, 2011. He had not won as a starter since pitching for Minnesota in April 2007. Ryan Vogelsong (1-4) allowed a season-high eight runs, three earned, in two innings. He has an 8.06 ERA this season.
    Padres 8, Orioles 4
    At Baltimore, Alexi Amarista homered and doubled twice as the San Diego Padres matched their season-high with 17 hits, beating Baltimore for a two-game sweep.
    Everth Cabrera had four hits and a walk, and Jedd Gyorko had three singles for the Padres, who are 13-6 after a 5-15 start.
    Indians 10, Phillies 4
    At Philadelphia, Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer, Nick Swisher and Mike Aviles also went deep to back Corey Kluber, and the Indians beat the Phillies.
    Corey Kluber (3-2) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings.
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