Chase Headly's grounder with the bases loaded was enough to give the New York Yankees a 8-7 win over the Minnesota Twins in the 10th inning at Yankee Stadium in Monday.
The Yankees lost pitcher Bryan Mitchell to a nasal fracture after taking a ball to the face off a line drive early in the game.
Brian McCann played a starring role as he homered and drove home five runs for the Yankees. Carlos Beltran homered in the sixth to tie the game at seven-all after giving up a five-run lead in the fifth.
San Diego Padres rookie pitcher Colin Rea improved to 2-0 after limiting the Atlanta Braves to two runs in 5 2/3 inning in a 5-3 series opening win at Petco Park.
It was a second start for Rea on Monday as he allowed just two earned runs on five hits in his stint on the mound, striking out four.
Matt Kemp and Yonder Alonso both hit solo shots to set the Padres on their way, while Daniel Norris and Will Venable drove in RBIs.
The Texas Rangers made it five wins on the trot with a 4-3 defeat of the Seattle Mariners for an eighth consecutive victory at home.
Adrian Beltre walked after four balls from Seattle reliever Fernando Rodney with the bases load to score the go-ahead in the bottom of the ninth.
Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels allowed three runs on seven hits, four walks and eight strikeouts in seven innings on the hill, while Mariners starter Taijuan Walker allowed three runs in six off ten hits and a walk.
The San Francisco Giants will be kicking themselves after fielding error in the eighth inning cost them a 2-1 defeat to the St Louis Cardinals on Monday evening.
Stephen Piscotty sparked the go-ahead rally, hitting a one-out triple off reliever Hunter Strickland with a tied ballgame in the bottom of the eighth.
Strickland nearly got out of the hole, but a wild throw from shortstop Brandon Crawford as he tried for the double-play on a Mark Reynolds grounder, saw Piscotty make home to secure the win.
Despite another assured display from rookie pitcher Carlos Rodon, his first career complete game, the Chicago White Sox fell to a 2-1 defeat to the Los Angeles Angels in a series opener at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
The White Sox only managed a single run off Andrew Heaney after an attempted double-play was thwarted by an errant throw to first base.
Rodon, though, allowed just two runs off solo shots from Albert Pujols in the first and C.J. Cron in the seventh in only his 10th MLB start.
Oakland Athletics 2, Baltimore Orioles 4
Minnesota Twins 7, New York Yankees 8
Arizona Diamondbacks 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Cleveland Indians 8, Boston Red Sox 2
Seattle Mariners 3, Texas Rangers 4
San Francisco Giants 1, St Louis Cardinals 2
Miami Marlins 6, Milwaukee Brewers 2
Tampa Bay Rays 9, Houston Astros 2
Chicago White Sox 1, Los Angeles Angels 2
Atlanta Braves 3, San Diego Padres 5