After a shaky first inning in which he surrendered three runs, Erik Bedard settled down and retired 11 straight. Kevin Millar got two of those runs back with one swing, and journeyman catcher Paul Bako connected on his first homer since 2004.
Alex Rodriguez homered in his first at-bat, Robinson Cano extended his hitting streak to five games and Johnny Damon hit a pinch-hit triple. But the pitching struggles continued, with Darrell Rasner taking the loss.
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