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Giants edge Braves in 13

| April 10, 2010 9:00 PM


Aaron Rowand drove in the winning run with two outs in the 13th inning, salvaging the San Francisco Giants' (4-0) home opener and unbeaten season with a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

It was the fifth game-ending hit of his career and scored Juan Uribe, who drew a one-out walk from Kris Medlen before stealing second. Uribe went to third on catcher Brian McCann's throwing error, and Rowand brought him home.

Jeremy Affeldt pitched one inning for the win in the longest game in the majors this season and the longest home opener in San Francisco history.

Diamondbacks 9, Pirates 1: At Phoenix, Chris Young hit a grand slam for his second homer in two games and matched a career high with five RBIs, leading Arizona past Pittsburgh.

Mets 8, Nationals 2: Rod Barajas and Jeff Francoeur hit two homers apiece, leading host New York past Washington.

Phillies 8, Astros 0: Placido Polanco had four hits and two RBIs, leading Philadelphia at Houston.

Cardinals 5, Brewers 4: Pinch-hitter Nick Stavinoha's two-run homer off Trevor Hoffman with two outs in the ninth inning lifted St. Louis at Milwaukee.

Reds 5, Cubs 4: Drew Stubbs tripled and hit his first career grand slam in the eighth, rallying Cincinnati past visiting Chicago.

Dodgers 7, Marlins 3: At Miami, Hiroki Kuroda limited Florida to five hits and an unearned run in eight innings to lead Los Angeles.

Rockies 7, Padres 0: At Denver, Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, and Clint Barmes hit a late three-run homer to lead Colorado past San Diego.


Tigers 5, Indians 2: Jhonny Peralta bobbled Magglio Ordonez's grounder, and the third baseman's throwing error cleared the bases in a four-run fifth inning that lifted host Detroit past Cleveland.

Blue Jays 7, Orioles 6: Travis Snider scored the winning run after his RBI double tied the game in the ninth and Toronto rallied at Baltimore.

Athletics 10, Angels 4: At Anaheim, Calif., Daric Barton and Rajai Davis each had three hits and two RBIs, leading Oakland past Los Angeles.

Rays 9, Yankees 3: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Carlos Pena and Willy Aybar hit two-run homers to lead Tampa Bay past New York.

Royals 4, Red Sox 3: Rick Ankiel homered and hit a broken-bat, two-run single off Daniel Bard in the eighth, lifting host Kansas City past Boston.

Twins 4, White Sox 3, 11 inn.: J.J. Hardy drove in Joe Mauer with a single in the 11th inning, and Minnesota won at Chicago for its fourth straight victory.

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