Ryan Sweeney went 2-for-5 with the game-winning RBI triple to lead the Oakland Athletics past the Toronto Blue Jays, 9-8, at Rogers Centre last night.

Aaron Hill went 4-for-4 with a two-run home run for Toronto, which saw its three-game win streak halted.

A.J. Burnett went 4 2/3 innings, but yielded six runs on 10 hits. Jeremy Accardo (0-1) got the loss after giving up a run on two hits in the ninth.

Red Sox 5 Tigers 0
— Daisuke Matsuzaka combined with two relievers on a five-hit shutout as Boston blanked Detroit, 5-0, in the home opener at historic Fenway Park.

Matsuzaka (2-0) allowed just four hits, while walking four and striking out seven for the defending World Series champion Red Sox.

The Tigers have opened the year with seven straight losses — their most since beginning the 2003 campaign with nine consecutive defeats en route to an American League-record 119 defeats.

Royals 5 Yankees 2 —Ross Gload went 2-for-3 with two RBI as Kansas City upended the New York Yankees, 5-2, in the opener of a three-game set at Kauffman Stadium.

Mark Grudzielanek and Mark Teahen each collected two hits and drove in a run for the Royals.

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