OAKLAND AP — Kurt Suzuki’s knee was throbbing. So was his foot, painful reminders of the foul balls that that hit off his body earlier in the night.
Still, the Oakland catcher managed to smile as he stood beside his locker after delivering the game-winning hit.
“At my position you expect to get foul tips,” said Suzuki, who doubled in pinch runner Jack Hannahan with the winning run in the 11th inning as the A’s withstood four home runs by Florida to beat the Marlins 7-6 on Friday night.
“You just have to keep going and take care of it. I’m going to sit in the cold tub right now and take care of that stuff but everything’s fine and I’ll be ready to go tomorrow, that’s for sure.”
Cubs 4, White Sox 3
In Chicago, Aramis Ramirez led off the bottom of the ninth with his second homer of the game to send the Cubs past the White Sox in a clash of division leaders at Wrigley Field.
Kosuke Fukudome went 2-for-4 and scored a run for the hosts.
Mariners 10, Braves 2
In Atlanta, Jose Lopez drove in four runs with three hits, including a three-run double in the eighth, and Seattle enjoyed one of its best offensive games of the year, routing the Braves in Jim Riggleman’s managerial debut.
Ichiro Suzuki went 1-for-4 for Seatte, while pinch hitter Kenji Johjima failed to get a hit.
Reds 4, Yankees 2
In New York, Edinson Volquez pitched seven sharp innings in Cincinnati’s first game at Yankee Stadium in 32 years, and the Reds beat Mike Mussina and New York to end a five-game skid.
Hideki Matsui went 2-for-4.
Indians 6, Dodgers 4 (10)
In Los Angeles, Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run double with two out in the 10th after the Cleveland bullpen blew a four-run lead for Cliff Lee, and the Indians won their first regular-season meeting at Chavez Ravine.
Angels 7, Phillies 1
In Philadelphia, Ervin Santana struck out nine in seven impressive innings, Vladimir Guerrero hit a two-run homer and Los Angeles beat the hosts in a matchup of division leaders.
Astros 4, Rays 3
In St. Petersburg, Fla., Carlos Lee had a two-run double and Houston snapped an eight-game losing streak.
The Astros’ Kazuo Matsui smacked an RBI double in the fifth.
Twins 7, Diamondbacks 2
In Minneapolis, Scott Baker won for the first time in more than two months, Craig Monroe homered and the hosts beat Randy Johnson and Arizona.
Pirates 1, Blue Jays 0 (12)
In Pittsburgh, shortstop John McDonald misplayed Jason Michaels’ hard-hit grounder with the bases loaded and none out for a game-ending error in the 12th, and the Pirates ruined Cito Gaston’s return as Toronto’s manager.
Nationals 4, Rangers 3 (14)
In Washington, Elijah Dukes drove in the winning run with two outs in the 14th with his fifth hit.
Giants 9, Royals 4
In Kansas City, Ray Durham had three hits, including a bases-clearing double in a four-run sixth, and the Giants snapped the Royals’ five-game winning streak.
Cardinals 5, Red Sox 4
In Boston, Kyle Lohse won his sixth straight start and St. Louis hit three homers to beat the Red Sox in their first game in Boston since Curt Schilling’s “bloody sock” victory in the 2004 World Series.
Orioles 8, Brewers 5
In Milwaukee, Aubrey Huff went 4-for-5 with two homers, and Baltimore’s bullpen pitched seven scoreless innings.
Padres 6, Tigers 2
In San Diego, Adrian Gonzalez drove in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded single in the eighth and the Padres snapped a four-game losing streak.
Mets 7, Rockies 2
In Denver, Carlos Delgado hit a two-run homer as part of a five-run second inning and starter John Maine composed himself after a shaky first, lifting New York over Colorado.