Return of the Rocket

Clemens threw 108 pitches over six innings in his major league season debut, allowing three runs and five hits while striking out seven. He gave up an R-B-I single to Adam LaRoche and a game-tying two-run double to Jack Wilson in the fourth.

Clemens was on a major league mound for the first time since signing a one-year, 27 and a-half million-dollar contract last month.

Jorge Posada snapped a three-all tie with a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 with an R-B-I single and a run scored. Alex Rodriguez drove in two runs with an R-B-I grounder and a sacrifice fly as the Yankees won their fifth in a row.

Paul Maholm was lifted in the sixth, charged with three earned runs and six hits. He's 2-and-9.