Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez follows through on a home run during the sixth inning against the Phillies on Friday in New York. It was his sixth homer since rejoining the Yankees in May.AP photo
NEW YORK — Jimmy Rollins sent A.J. Burnett’s first pitch of the night deep over the right-field scoreboard, and Jayson Werth, Carlos Ruiz and Raul Ibanez also homered as the Philadelphia Phillies rolled to a 7-3 victory Friday night in the first interleague game at new Yankee Stadium and ended New York’s nine-game winning streak.
Seven homers were hit at the $1.5 billion ballpark, three by the Yankees. Alex Rodriguez hit his sixth since rejoining the Yankees of May 8 and with 559 pulled within four of Reggie Jackson for 11th on the career list. Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira connected in the eighth.
Brett Myers (4-2) allowed three runs and eight hits in eight innings as the World Series champions won for the seventh time in eight games.
BOSTON — Johan Santana pitched out of trouble caused by Boston hitters and his own fielders, and New York ended a four-game losing streak.
The Mets made three more errors behind Santana (6-2), bringing their total to 12 in his nine starts. They’ve made 35 all season. But only one led to a run Friday.
New York never trailed after Gary Sheffield’s 502nd career homer and third of the season made it 1-0 in the second. Jason Varitek’s eighth homer tied it in the bottom of the inning before New York took the lead for good against Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2) with three runs in the fourth.
WASHINGTON — Veteran reliever Danys Baez got his first major league hit in the 12th inning to spark a two-run uprising, and Baltimore beat Washington to end a four-game losing streak.
With the Baltimore bench down to one player in this interleague duel, Baez reached on a squibber down the third-base line against Kip Wells (0-2) with two outs and no one on base. After Brian Roberts followed with a ground-rule double, Adam Jones lined a two-run double into the left-field corner.
The 31-year-old Baez (3-1) had not batted since 2003. The right-hander also pitched two shutout innings, and George Sherrill worked the 12th for his eighth save in 10 tries.
DETROIT — Brandon Inge homered, rookie Rick Porcello won his fourth straight start and Detroit topped Colorado for its seventh victory in a row.
Porcello (5-3) gave up six hits and the lone Rockies run in the first six innings. A pair of defensive plays helped him leave the game with the lead.
The right-hander, who won’t turn 21 until December, matched Dave Rozema’s 1977 team record for consecutive wins by a rookie.
CINCINNATI — Bronson Arroyo pitched eight innings Friday night, and slumping Adam Rosales doubled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth, leading Cincinnati to a victory over Cleveland in the renewal of their annual intrastate series.
Arroyo (6-3) gave up five hits and was helped by three double plays. Grady Sizemore had two of the hits off Arroyo, including a homer in the first inning.
CHICAGO — Gavin Floyd allowed two hits over eight innings and Alexei Ramirez homered as Chicago rebounded from one of their worst days by beating Pittsburgh.
Floyd gave the White Sox just what they needed after a day after their franchise record-tying 20-1 trouncing by Minnesota and rejection by Jake Peavy, outpitching Zach Duke to lift the White Sox to just their third win in nine games.
MIAMI — Andy Sonnanstine allowed only five baserunners and one run in six innings, and Tampa Bay had three homers among their 17 hits to beat Florida.
The Rays scored eight runs in the first two innings off Ricky Nolasco. They batted around in the second inning and again in the third to take a 13-0 lead.
ATLANTA — Kenshin Kawakami outlasted Roy Halladay and combined with Mike Gonzalez on a four-hitter to lead Atlanta past Toronto in the interleague opener for both teams.
Kawakami (3-5) lasted eight innings — his longest outing of the season — and gave up only three hits with no walks and seven strikeouts. Casey Kotchman drove in the only run with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly.
MINNEAPOLIS — Michael Cuddyer hit for the cycle and matched his career high with five RBI as Minnesota defeated Milwaukee, giving them 31 runs in their last two games.
Cuddyer hit a three-run homer in the first inning, doubled in the third and singled in the fourth before completing the cycle by tripling on a broken-bat liner into the left-field corner in the sixth.