If this was his final start of the season, Pedro Martinez is finishing the year the same way he began his career: winless in seven starts.
Martinez lasted just three innings in his third start back from the disabled list, and the New York Yankees beat the fading Boston Red Sox 3-2 Friday night.
He left Yankee Stadium shortly after he was taken out of the game and issued a statement that was read by team spokesman Kevin Shea.
"My arm got heavy after throwing all those pitches in the second inning, so I didn't want to run the chance of hurting my arm anymore," he said. "We'll see how it goes. I'll talk to Joe and we'll make a decision depending on how I feel."
Earlier this week, Martinez said he had a slightly torn rotator cuff, a diagnosis the team disputed, and criticized general manager Dan Duquette for saying he was healthy.
Martinez (7-3), who matched his longest winless streak, allowed three runs in the second inning -- more than he gave up in 13 of his first 17 starts this year.
In other games it was Seattle 10, Baltimore 1; Oakland 9, Tampa Bay 3; Anaheim 7, Minnesota 3; Chicago 10, Cleveland 7; Texas 8, Kansas City 2; and Toronto 2, Detroit 1.
In the National League, from the day they debuted as the Bridegrooms to their years as Dem Bums to the move out West, the Dodgers have had plenty of big hitters -- Jackie Robinson, Steve Garvey and Mike Piazza, among them.
But never has anyone in team history hit as many home runs in a season as Shawn Green.
Green set the franchise record with his 44th home run Friday night and later added No. 45 as Los Angeles beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1.
"I'm just enjoying this and trying to ride it out as long as I can," Green said. "It's something I never expected to accomplish."
Green broke the mark of 43 shared by Duke Snider and Gary Sheffield.
A surprisingly low total, considering the Dodgers began in Brooklyn in 1890. In fact, every team in existence before expansion in 1962 has someone who has hit at least 47 home runs.
Green's homers and Kevin Brown's pitching put Los Angeles into the top spot in the NL wild card race, a half-game ahead of San Francisco and Chicago.
The Dodgers trail Arizona by one game in the NL West.
"It just feels better that it's happening this year when we're in a pennant race," Green said.
In other NL games, Colorado beat San Francisco 3-2 in 12 innings, San Diego stopped Arizona 4-3, Houston downed Milwaukee 5-3, Atlanta beat Chicago 3-2, New York topped Florida 6-1, Montreal defeated Philadelphia 4-2 and Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati 3-1.
Green joined the Dodgers last year and endured a frustrating season, batting .269 with only 24 home runs and 99 RBIs.
Los Angeles manager Jim Tracy said he was not surprised by Green's numbers this year.
"Yeah, I envisioned something like it," Tracy said. "I felt the guy was capable of hitting 40 homers. OK, so I didn't envision 50."
Green hit a solo homer in the first inning and a two-run drive in the sixth off Dustin Hermanson.
Brown, making his third start since coming off the disabled list from an elbow injury, pitched well before tiring in the seventh at Busch Stadium.
"You'd love to throw a complete game, domination, stuff like that," Brown said. "But it's a situation where we don't have to have that every game."
Rockies 3, Giants 2, 12 innings
Barry Bonds reached base six times, but Colorado kept him in the ballpark and beat San Francisco.
Pinch-hitter Ben Petrick singled home the winning run with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning at Coors Field.
Bonds went 3-for-3, including a tying double in the eighth, and walked three times. He needs 10 home runs in the Giants' last 20 games to match Mark McGwire's record of 70 homers set in 1998. Padres 4, Diamondbacks 3
Recently promoted Mike Colangelo hit a solo home run in the eighth inning and San Diego won at Bank One Ballpark.
Randy Johnson, bidding for his 19th victory, wound up with a no-decision as Arizona lost for the sixth time in seven games.
Colangelo, called up from Triple-A Portland on Sunday, connected off Greg Swindell. Astros 5, Brewers 3
Houston increased its NL Central lead to a season-high 5 1/2 games as Wade Miller improved to 5-0 this year against Milwaukee.
Miller tied the team record for most wins over one team in a season, a mark shared by Mike Scott, Joe Niekro and Jim Golden.
Miller is the first pitcher in the majors to go 5-0 against a team since Orel Hershiser did it against Atlanta in 1989.
Overall, Miller is 7-0 against the Brewers -- he has a total of 22 victories in the big leagues.
The Brewers scored twice in the ninth inning and had the bases loaded before Mark Loretta lined out against Billy Wagner to end it at Enron Field. Braves 3, Cubs 2
Andruw Jones hit his 30th home run in the ninth inning and Atlanta won at Wrigley Field.
The Braves took a season-best lead of 3 1/2 games over Philadelphia in the NL East. The Cubs lost their third in a row and fell 5 1/2 games behind Houston.
Atlanta starter Greg Maddux gave up two hits in six innings. Kerry Wood, out since Aug. 4 because of tendinitis in his right shoulder, allowed five hits in six innings. Expos 4, Phillies 2
Javier Vazquez won his sixth straight start and Montreal beat slumping Philadelphia at Olympic Stadium.
The Phillies lost for the fifth time in six games.
Vazquez, picked the previous day as the NL Pitcher of the Month for August, beat Philadelphia for the second start in a row. Mets 6, Marlins 1
Tsuyoshi Shinjo exchanged autographed bats with Florida's Preston Wilson before the game, then used the souvenir to hit a home run for streaking New York.
The Mets have won five in a row and 16 of 20. Glendon Rusch stopped his four-game losing streak, pitching his first complete game of the season.
A.J. Burnett took the loss at Pro Player Stadium. He also broke the side window of a truck carrying mascot Billy the Marlin with a wild pitch while warming up in the fourth inning. Pirates 3, Reds 1
Tony McKnight pitched 6 2-3 neat innings and Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati at PNC Park.
Earlier in the day, the Pirates found out pitcher Francisco Cordova -- already sidelined for more than a year -- will miss at least another season after reconstructive elbow surgery.
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