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The MLB Report / Scores and fast facts

American League

Kansas City at Detroit (ppd): The scheduled game between the Royals and Tigers has been postponed because of rain. It will be made up Sept. 24 at 7:05 p.m.

Texas 4, Toronto 1: Yu Darvish won his third straight start, while Mitch Moreland and Craig Gentry homered for the Rangers.

Boston 11, Oakland 6: David Ortiz finished the best April of his career with a pair of solo homers, and Mike Aviles hit a three-run shot. It was Boston's seventh win in eight games.

Tampa Bay 3, Seattle 2 (12): Elliot Johnson hit an RBI single with one out in the 12th inning, giving the Rays a comeback victory.

Minnesota at L.A. Angels: The Angels have forgotten how to hit. They batted just .165 and scored nine runs in going 1-5 on their just completed road trip.

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National League

Arizona 9, Miami 5: Left-hander Patrick Corbin pitched 5 2/3 innings to win his major league debut. The 22-year-old Corbin, who was called up from Double-A Mobile, struck out six and allowed three runs.

Philadelphia 6, Chicago Cubs 4: Placido Polanco hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Phillies past the Cubs.

Pittsburgh 9, Atlanta 3: Pedro Alvarez and Yamaico Navarro each hit two-run homers, and the Pirates enjoyed a long-awaited offensive breakthrough.

Houston 4, N.Y. Mets 3: Matt Downs hit a two-run homer and Jed Lowrie had the go-ahead single in the eighth inning to propel the Astros.

Colorado 6, L.A. Dodgers 2: Juan Nicasio pitched six solid innings, Troy Tulowitzki snapped an early tie with a two-run double and the Rockies won the first of 18 meetings this season between the NL West rivals.

Milwaukee at San Diego: Joe Wieland of the Padres is still looking for his first major league victory; he's 0-3 this season.

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Around the horn

Roger Clemens: A federal court jury saw snippets of Clemens denying steroid use at a now-famous 2008 congressional hearing, then listened Monday as Clemens' lawyer tried in fits and starts to declare that proceeding to be "nothing more than a show trial" that shouldn't have taken place. Clemens' lawyers added that Clemens' former strength coach Brian McNamee has a past that "contains more dirt than a pitcher's mound."

Tampa Bay Rays: Hideki Matsui has signed a minor league contract with the Rays, and the two-time AL All-Star will report Wednesday to extended spring training in Port Charlotte. The 37-year-old has played nine seasons in the major leagues, including seven with the New York Yankees.

Cleveland Indians: Johnny Damon, who has spent the past few weeks at the club's facility in Goodyear, Ariz., warming up a swing that has produced nearly 3,000 hits, will join the AL Central-leading Indians today in Chicago when they open a three-game series against the White Sox.

Detroit Tigers: Delmon Young was suspended for seven days without pay following his arrest on a hate crime harassment charge last week in New York. The commissioner's office said the suspension is retroactive to Friday.

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Compiled from News and wire service reports.