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Minnesota 7, N.Y. Yankees 3: Carl Pavano quieted an unfriendly Yankee Stadium crowd with seven solid innings, Justin Morneau played in the field for the first time this season and hit a long homer, and the Twins earned a rare victory in New York. Joe Mauer had three hits, including two doubles.

Baltimore 10, Chicago White Sox 4 (10): Matt Wieters homered twice, including a 10th-inning grand slam, lifting the Orioles to a come-from-behind win.

Detroit 3, Kansas City 2: Justin Verlander beat Kansas City once again, surviving a shaky ninth inning in the process. Austin Jackson hit a leadoff homer and Brandon Inge added a two-run shot in the fifth for the Tigers. Verlander ended up throwing 131 pitches while improving to 14-2 in his career against the Royals.

Oakland at L.A. Angels: Albert Pujols of the Angels is hitting .243 with no homers. That's the slowest start, in terms of power, that he's had in his brilliant career.

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>National League

Washington 6, Houston 3: Stephen Strasburg pitched six innings for his second win of the season for the Nationals. He hasn't allowed a home run in 50 1/3 innings -- since Aug. 15, 2010.

N.Y. Mets 6, Atlanta 1: Ike Davis hit a tiebreaking three-run homer and Dillon Gee pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, leading the Mets to another victory over the Braves. The Mets snapped Atlanta's five-game winning streak.

San Diego 7, Colorado 1: Cory Luebke threw seven efficient innings and Chase Headley tied a team record with three doubles, helping the Padres snap a four-game skid. Luebke (1-1) breezed through the Rockies lineup on a brisk night.

Arizona 5, Pittsburgh 1: The Diamondbacks are off to their best start in four years. They are 7-3 and started a 10-game homestand with a win over the Pirates. Joe Saunders pitched seven strong innings for the victory.

Philadelphia at San Francisco: Roy Halladay of the Phillies has been brilliant in early-season play. He has a 2-0 record with a 0.60 earned-run average.

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Around the horn

Atlanta Braves: Announced Monday that John Smoltz will be inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame at Turner Field and that his No. 29 will be retired. He is the only pitcher with at least 200 wins and 150 saves.

San Francisco Giants: Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a six-year contract through the 2017 season, locking up the lefty through his arbitration seasons and his first year of free agency. The deal announced Monday includes this year and also has options for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Roger Clemens: Was back in court Monday in the government's second attempt to prove he misled a House committee at a landmark drugs-and-sports hearing in 2008. The first trial, held last July, ended in a mistrial.

Boston Red Sox: Kevin Youkilis' teammates came to his defense Monday after Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine questioned his commitment to the game and then apologized to his third baseman. During an interview aired Sunday night on WHDH-TV, Valentine said he didn't think Youkilis was "as physically or emotionally into the game." That drew a sharp response from teammate Dustin Pedroia.

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