Arlington, Tex. — Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey allowed six home runs to Detroit on Thursday night, tying the post-1900 major-league record in the Texas Rangers' 10-6 loss to the Tigers.
Five of the homers were solo shots. The only major-league pitcher to give up more homers was Charlie Sweeney of the St. Louis Maroons, who allowed seven at the Detroit Wolverines in an American Association game on June 12, 1886.
Magglio Ordonez and Chris Shelton both homered twice for the Tigers, who hit seven in all and raised their total to a major-league-leading 14 in three games. Dickey (0-1) gave up eight hits, only two of which weren't homers, and seven runs.
Brandon Inge started the power show on the game's second pitch, and Ordonez hit another in the first inning.
Mariners 6, Athletics 2
Seattle - Gil Meche put together another strong outing for a Seattle starter, and Carl Everett hit his first homer with the Mariners.
Blue Jays 6, Twins 3
Toronto - Gustavo Chacin made a strong first start, Jason Phillips hit a tiebreaking double, and B.J. Ryan gained his second save. Chacin (1-0) allowed three runs and six hits in 62â3 innings.
Devil Rays 2, Orioles 0
Baltimore - Mark Hendrickson pitched a three-hitter, and Tampa Bay won its first game for rookie manager Joe Maddon.