Yankees rough up Phillies ace Halladay in Series rematch
Even after adding Roy Halladay, the Philadelphia Phillies can't seem to stop that New York Yankees lineup.
Nick Swisher and the Yankees handed Halladay a rare thumping, beating visiting Philadelphia and its new ace 8-3 Tuesday night in a World Series rematch.
"We had a great approach," Swisher said. "We did a good job of getting him up in the zone and getting him on the plate."
Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson and Swisher all homered off Halladay to build a comfortable cushion for CC Sabathia in a marquee pitching matchup that fizzled early.
Brett Gardner laced a two-run triple in the second inning and the Yankees, still missing injured slugger Alex Rodriguez (groin), won their ninth straight home game - the club's best streak in its second-year ballpark.
Royals 15, Astros 7: Yuniesky Betancourt's bases-loaded double keyed a seven-run, two-out rally in the fifth and carried Kansas City past visiting Houston.
Padres 8, Blue Jays 2: Aaron Cunningham hit his first career grand slam and Mat Latos outpitched Brett Cecil to carry San Diego over visiting Toronto.
Athletics 9, Cubs 5: Rajai Davis and Kevin Kouzmanoff had three hits apiece, and Oakland took advantage of four errors in a victory at Chicago.
Tigers 7, Nationals 4: Slumping Ryan Raburn hit his first homer of the season and drove in four runs, leading Detroit past visiting Washington.
Mets 7, Indians 6: Johan Santana won for the first time in four starts and New York rallied at Cleveland.
White Sox 6, Pirates 4: Gordon Beckham drove in three runs and Chicago spoiled former first-round draft pick Brad Lincoln's first start at home, extending last-place Pittsburgh's losing streak to nine games.
Red Sox 6, Diamondbacks 3: David Ortiz homered, Dustin Pedroia scored three runs and Clay Buchholz had another solid start to help Boston send Arizona to its 11th straight road loss.
Rangers 3, Marlins 2: At Miami, Matt Treanor's pinch-hit, two-run triple in the ninth inning lifted Texas past Florida.
Twins 9, Rockies 3: At Minneapolis, Carl Pavano allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings and Jason Kubel homered to lead Minnesota past Colorado.
Brewers 7, Angels 1: At Anaheim, Calif., Dave Bush took a shutout into the eighth inning, Prince Fielder homered and Corey Hart hit a three-run double to lead Milwaukee past Los Angeles.
Orioles 4, Giants 1: Jake Arrieta gave up three hits over seven-plus innings, Adam Jones hit a home run and Baltimore ended a four-game losing streak with a win at San Francisco.
Rays 10, Braves 4: David Price pitched out of trouble to become the AL's first 10-game winner, Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and Tampa Bay posted a victory at Atlanta, which learned that longtime star Chipper Jones is considering retirement.
The Braves' day began with Jones saying that he's considering retirement at the end of another disappointing season. He met with team officials before the game and indicated that an official announcement could be coming soon.
But the 38-year-old Jones showed he's still got some pop in his bat. He doubled and scored in the third, then hit a solo homer into the center-field seats in the eighth.
Dodgers 12, Reds 0: Manny Ramirez homered and drove in four runs and Rafael Furcal tied his career high with five hits to help Los Angeles snap a three-game losing streak with a win at Cincinnati.