Javier Melian homered, Alex Ayala drove in 3, and 4 Angels pitchers worked around 10 hits and 5 walks as Anaheim stopped Oakland 5-2. Sam Pearson got the start and the win.
In Nashville, Alfredo Torrealba and Hector Franco scattered 6 hits as Texas shut out the Sounds, 4-0. Wilfredo Vazquez homered for the Rangers.
The Yankees opened with a 10-6 win at Baltimore. Alejandro Cruz and Stu Nathan had 3 hits apiece for New York, and Todd Leon struck out 10 over 7 innings to record the win.
Louie Young paid immediate dividends for the White Sox, collecting a homer, 2 singles and 2 RBI in the 9-6 win over Toronto. Jim Chamberlain and Bernard Evert also contributed bombs to the 15-hit assault.