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MLB roundup: Minnesota can't figure out Blue Jays

AP photo Minnesota Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning of Thursday's game at the Metrodome.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Roy Halladay reared back and stifled the Twins again for seven dominant innings, and the Toronto Blue Jays breezed past Minnesota 9-2 on Thursday with another round of relentless swings.

Light-hitting leadoff man Marco Scutaro hustled home for a first-inning run off Francisco Liriano (0-3) and broke the game open with a two-run shot in a seven-run seventh highlighted by Kevin Millar's fourth career grand slam. Halladay improved to 8-0 with a 2.77 ERA in his career against the Twins.

Toronto won three of four in the series and has taken 12 of the past 13 from Minnesota. Halladay (3-0) allowed eight hits and struck out eight without a walk. The 6-foot-6 right-hander allowed one run in the second inning via fielder's choice grounder.

Indians 10, Yankees 2

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees flopped in their first game at the new $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium, getting blown out by the Cleveland Indians 10-2.

White Sox 3, Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- John Danks pitched six strong innings and Jermaine Dye hit a two-run homer to lead the White Sox.

Astros 6, Pirates 3

PITTSBURGH -- Lance Berkman made up for an earlier missed opportunity with a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Houston Astros overcame an early two-run deficit.

Cardinals 7, Cubs 4

CHICAGO -- Cris Duncan atoned for some shoddy defense with a homer and three RBIs, and Yadier Molina drove in the go-ahead run that sent the St. Louis Cardinals to victory over the Cubs

Marlins 6, Braves 2

ATLANTA -- Cody Ross drove in four runs to snap an early slump, and the Florida Marlins beat the Braves to complete their first three-game sweep in Atlanta.

Nationals 8, Phillies 2

WASHINGTON -- Adam Dunn and the Washington Nationals finally won a game, because they finally got decent pitching.

Dunn hit one of Washington's four homers, Shairon Martis threw 6 1-3 solid innings, and the Nationals avoided setting a club record for most consecutive losses to start a season by beating the Philadelphia Phillies.

Padres 6, Mets 5

NEW YORK -- Chase Headley tied a career high with four hits and the San Diego Padres beat the New York Mets to win the first regular-season series at Citi Field.

Jake Peavy settled down after allowing Carlos Delgado's long three-run homer in the first and surprising San Diego held on for its sixth win in seven games.