Cincinnati Reds

Reds beat Brewers, seek series sweep

Reds 6, Brewers 1: Bronson Arroyo held host Milwaukee to four hits in six-plus innings, and Jerry Hairston Jr. hit a two-run homer for Cincinnati.

Arroyo (2-0) was bothered by a flare-up of carpal tunnel syndrome during spring training and didn't look particularly sharp in winning his first outing of the season. But on Tuesday he gave up his only run on a solo homer by Milwaukee's J.J. Hardy in the second inning.

After holding Milwaukee to a run and three hits through the first six innings, Arroyo got into trouble in the seventh. Reliever Daniel Herrera came in with one out and runners on first and second, then ran the count to 3-2 on pinch hitter Rickie Weeks before inducing a double-play grounder to end the inning.

Willy Taveras stole a pair of bases for the Reds, who will go for the three-game sweep Wednesday.

Marlins 5, Braves 1: Dan Uggla drove in three runs, Chris Volstad (2-0) and two relievers combined on a four-hitter and Florida beat host Atlanta. The Marlins are 6-1, their best start since opening 1997 with an 8-1 record.

American League

Yankees 7, Rays 2: Free-agent catch A.J. Burnett took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and Nick Swisher homered for the third time in four games to help New York beat host Tampa Bay.

Burnett (2-0) lost his no-hitter when Carl Crawford lined a single to left in the seventh. Burnett allowed two runs and three hits, walked one and struck out nine in eight innings.

Twins 3, Blue Jays 2 (11): Joe Crede's double off the center-field fence in the 11th inning scored Justin Morneau from first base, lifting host Minnesota.

Mariners 3, Angels 2 (10): Ken Griffey Jr. was a winner in his return to Seattle.

Franklin Gutierrez hit a leadoff double in the 10th inning and scored the winning run on a throwing error by pitcher Scot Shields (0-1).

Griffey, the designated hitter, went 1-for-3 with a walk in his first home game for the Mariners since Sept. 26, 1999. The 39-year-old slugger has the same corner locker inside "The House that Junior Built" that he had for half a season before Seattle granted his request and traded him to his hometown Cincinnati Reds nine years ago.

Seemingly every one of the 45,958 fans in attendance was standing for Griffey in the first inning, and he tipped his batting helmet to both sides of the stadium. He singled in his first at-bat, prompting another roar from the crowd.

The only fielding Griffey did was catching the ceremonial first pitch from ex-Mariners teammate Harold Reynolds.

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