DETROIT - Last year, the Tigers couldn't win at the start of the season. This season, they can't lose.
Fernando Vina scored the go-ahead run on Brad Thomas' wild pitch in a five-run seventh inning, and the Tigers rallied to beat the Twins 10-6 Thursday in their home opener.
"I'm kind of speechless," Tigers manager Alan Trammell said.
"I couldn't be happier. It gives us a breath of fresh air, but I don't want it to stop."
It's been simple for several Tigers to leave last year's miserable season in the past. They weren't around for it.
"It's big because I don't think about what they went through. It's a fresh start," said Vina, who joined the team during an aggressive offseason reshaping that also added Ivan Rodriguez.
Detroit is 4-0 for the first time since 1985. Last season, the Tigers started 0-9, didn't win their fourth game until May 4 and finished with an AL-record 119 losses.
"It's a very different lineup over there," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said.
"They took their beating last year and they're not ready to do that again."
Detroit trailed 3-0 before scoring four runs in the sixth and five in the seventh.
Bobby Higginson, who has been a part of many miserable seasons with the Tigers since 1995, hit a go-ahead, two-out, two-run double in the sixth. He capped the seventh-inning rally with a two-run triple.
"It's the most fun I've had in my whole career," said Higginson, who has not been a part of a winning season because the Tigers' most recent was in 1993.
In his home debut for Detroit, Rodriguez singled twice and walked. The 10-time All-Star catcher caught a runner trying to steal second and another who wandered too far from first base after a pitch.
Nate Cornejo earned the win in his first start of the season after giving up four runs and seven hits over seven innings.
The Twins were 44-12 against the Tigers the past three seasons, but Jacque Jones said they can't expect to keep that pace up.
"They're for real," Jones said.
YANKEES 3, WHITE SOX 1: Alex Rodriguez was a winner in his home debut at Yankee Stadium, thanks to a fellow New York newcomer.
Javier Vazquez pitched three-hit ball for eight innings in his first game with the Yankees, Jorge Posada hit his third homer and New York won its seventh straight home opener.
Rodriguez chipped in with two walks and scored a run. He went hitless in two at-bats, robbed of a hit by third baseman Joe Crede, who made three fine plays for Chicago.
But mostly A-Rod spent the day soaking in the adulation and applause from 55,290 fans who got their first chance to welcome baseball's best all-around player to the Bronx.
The Yankees also trotted out the rest of their $183-million team, including Vazquez, acquired during the offseason from Montreal.
Wearing David Wells' old No.33, Vazquez retired his final 13 batters following Paul Konerko's two-out RBI single in the fourth. He struck out five and walked two.
Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth for his second save in two days.
ORIOLES 3, RED SOX 2 (13): Bobby Jones' fourth walk of the 13th inning forced in Javy Lopez with the winning run for host Baltimore. Jones (0-1) loaded the bases on walks before throwing a high fastball to Larry Bigbie on a 3-and-2 pitch. It was the 13th walk allowed by the Red Sox, who used six pitchers. Boston got two singles in the first inning, then produced only one more hit, a homer by Ellis Burks, until the 11th. Boston managed only one earned run against six Baltimore pitchers. Rodrigo Lopez (1-0) worked 11/3 innings to cap a terrific performance by the Orioles bullpen, which yielded three hits over 62/3 innings. Baltimore's Matt Riley, making his sixth career start, gave up two runs, one earned, and three hits in 61/3 innings. The left-hander struck out five and walked four. Javy Lopez led off the 13th with a walk. After Jose Bautista struck out, David Segui and Luis Matos walked to load the bases for Bigbie, who fouled off a 3-2 pitch before taking ball four. Segui drove in two runs for the Orioles, who gained a split of the four-game series.
ANGELS 5, MARINERS 1: Adam Kennedy hit a go-ahead, two-run single during a five-run rally in the ninth inning, leading the visiting Angels to a three-game sweep and their third 3-0 start in their 44-year history. Anaheim came back after a solid effort by Seattle starter Freddy Garcia. He limited the high-powered Angels - who also were 3-0 in 1970 and 1991 - to four hits over seven innings, struck out seven and walked two.
INDIANS 6, ROYALS 1: Jeff D'Amico pitched seven strong innings, and Casey Blake drove in two runs for visiting Cleveland. D'Amico (1-0), who was 9-16 with Pittsburgh last year and led the National League in losses, gave up one run and four hits in seven innings for his first AL win since Sept. 17, 1997, when he beat Baltimore for Milwaukee. Jack Cressend and Rafael Betancourt combined on one-hit relief. Jeremy Affeldt (0-1) gave up six runs and nine hits in 52/3 innings and had two balks.