MLB roundup: Griffey back in SeattleKen Griffey Jr. was a winner in his return to Seattle. Franklin Gutierrez hit a leadoff double in the 10th inning and scoring the winning run on a throwing error by pitcher Scot Shields, giving the Mariners a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. Griffey went 1-for-3 with a walk in his first home game for the Mariners since Sept. 26, 1999.
SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Griffey Jr. was a winner in his return to Seattle.
Franklin Gutierrez hit a leadoff double in the 10th inning and scoring the winning run on a throwing error by pitcher Scot Shields, giving the Mariners a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.
Griffey went 1-for-3 with a walk in his first home game for the Mariners since Sept. 26, 1999.
Yankees 7, Rays 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A.J. Burnett is already paying dividends on his big contract with the New York Yankees.
The free-agent catch took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning in his second start since signing an $82.5 million, five-year deal, and Nick Swisher homered for the third time in four games to help Burnett beat the Tampa Bay Rays.
Mark Teixeira, another of the Yankees’ high-priced offseason acquisitions, drove in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly off J.P. Howell (0-1) after missing New York’s previous three games with tendinitis in left wrist.
Royals 9, Indians 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — John Buck broke open a tight game with a grand slam for his second homer of the night and had a career-high five RBIs, lifting the Kansas City Royals to a 9-3 win over the struggling Cleveland Indians.
Buck made history on Sunday, hitting the first homer at renovated Kauffman Stadium against the Yankees. Back in the lineup after a day off, he hit a leadoff home run off Carl Pavano (0-2) in the fifth inning, then launched his second career grand slam off Vinnie Chulk in the eighth to put the Royals up 9-3.
Orioles 7, Rangers 5 (10)
ARLINGTON, Texas — Adam Jones hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th inning and the Baltimore Orioles held on to hand the Texas Rangers their fifth straight loss, 7-5.
With the score tied at 3, Brian Roberts singled with one out in the 10th off Eddie Guardado (0-1). Jones, who had three RBIs, followed with his first homer of the season into the Baltimore bullpen in left-center.
Marlins 5, Braves 1
ATLANTA — Dan Uggla drove in three runs, Chris Volstad and two relievers combined on a four-hitter and Florida beat Atlanta.
The Marlins are 6-1 — all against NL East opponents — for their best start since opening 1997 with an 8-1 record.
Reds 6, Brewers 1
MILWAUKEE — Bronson Arroyo held the Milwaukee Brewers to four hits in six-plus innings, leading the Cincinnati Reds to victory.
Arroyo (2-0) was bothered by a flare-up of carpal tunnel syndrome during spring training and didn’t look particularly sharp in winning his first outing of the season.