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Yankees 11, Orioles 2

New York finally got its first win, using standout performances Thursday by newcomers A.J. Burnett, Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira to win in Baltimore.

After being outscored 17-10 in their first two games against the Orioles, the Yankees certainly looked like a $201 million team in the finale of the opening series.

Burnett (1-0) allowed two runs in 5\u2153 innings in his New York debut, Swisher went 3 for 5 with a homer and a career-high tying five RBIs and Teixeira had two hits and a home run.

Robinson Cano homered and scored four runs for the Yankees, who avoided their first 0-3 start since 1998.

Blue Jays 6, Tigers 2

Ricky Romero outpitched Rick Porcello in the first match-up of former first-round draft picks making their major league debuts, and Toronto won at home.

Marco Scutaro hit a two-run homer, and Aaron Hill and Adam Lind added solo shots for Toronto. Lind went 3 for 4, raising his average to .583.

Detroit's Brandon Inge, who had homered in the first three games, went 0 for 3 with a walk.

Rangers 12, Indians 8

Marlon Byrd and Ian Kinsler hit long home runs and Texas won at home to sweep its three-game, season-opening series against Cleveland.

Byrd's homer was a three-run shot that capped a five-run first off Carl Pavano (0-1), making his first start for Cleveland after being a free-agent bust with the Yankees the past four seasons. Byrd matched a career high with five RBIs.

Pavano retired only three of the 12 batters he faced.

Red Sox 4, Rays 3

Matt Garza pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, Tampa Bay hit three homers off Daisuke Matsuzaka and the Rays won in Boston.

Evan Longoria had three hits, including a two-run homer, and Matt Joyce and Shawn Riggans also homered for the defending AL champions.

Garza (1-0) allowed one run and three walks and struck out five to improve to 6-1 against the Red Sox.

Matsuzaka (0-1) gave up four runs, nine hits and three walks in 5\u2153 innings. The three homers matched his career high.

Royals 2, White Sox 1

Coco Crisp's two-run homer in the ninth inning broke a scoreless tie and Kansas City won in Chicago.

The Royals took 2 of 3 from the AL Central champion White Sox in the season-opening series, getting strong starting pitching in every game.

Alberto Callaspo doubled with one out in the ninth, and Crisp hit the next pitch off Bobby Jenks for his first home run of the season.

The White Sox scored on Jermaine Dye's RBI grounder in the ninth, then put two runners on base before Joakim Soria struck out Wilson Betemit to end it.

Mariners 2, Twins 0

Jarrod Washburn gave up five hits in eight innings and Brandon Morrow got his first save of the season to lead Seattle in Minneapolis.

Washburn (1-0) struck out four with just one walk to get his first victory since July 27. Adrian Beltre and Rob Johnson had RBI singles for the Mariners.

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