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Twins open new park with win

| April 13, 2010 9:00 PM

By The Associated Press


After nearly three decades inside the Metrodome, the Minnesota Twins moved outdoors and beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 Monday at Target Field behind hometown star Joe Mauer in the first regular-season game at their new ballpark in Minneapolis.

Jason Kubel hit the first home run and Carl Pavano earned the first victory.

White Sox 8, Blue Jays 7, 11 inn.: Mark Teahen tripled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning to lift visiting Chicago over Toronto.

Rays 5, Orioles 1: Matt Garza allowed one run in eight innings and Carl Crawford went 4 for 4 with a homer and visiting Tampa Bay beat Baltimore.

The game drew 9,129 fans, the smallest crowd in the 19-year history of Camden Yards.

Rangers 4, Indians 2, 10 inn.: Nelson Cruz hit his fifth home run of the season, connecting in the 10th inning and sending visiting Texas over Cleveland and spoiling the Indians' sold-out opener and manager Manny Acta's home debut.

Royals 10, Tigers 5: Jose Guillen hit a two-run homer after his two-out foul popup was dropped by Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera, helping Kansas City end the host Tigers' four-game winning streak.


Cardinals 5, Astros 0: Albert Pujols homered and drove in four runs to lift St. Louis over winless Houston.

Phillies 7, Nationals 4: Placido Polanco hit a go-ahead single, Chase Utley had a two-run homer as host Philadelphia beat Washington.

Cubs 9, Brewers 5: Xavier Nady, Jeff Baker and Aramis Ramirez homered as Chicago put on a power display for new owner Tom Ricketts to beat Milwaukee.

Padres 17, Braves 2: Will Venable's two-run homer highlighted a 10-run fourth inning and host San Diego routed Atlanta.

Reds 6, Marlins 5, 10 inn.: At Miami, Scott Rolen homered twice and drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, helping Cincinnati beat Florida.

Giants 9, Pirates 3: Bengie Molina went 4 for 4 with a homer and 4 RBIs and host San Francisco beat Pittsburgh.

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