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The MLB Report / Scores and fast facts

American League

Baltimore 6, Texas 5 (first game): The Orioles became the first AL team to open a game with three straight home runs, and added two more long balls against Colby Lewis, the only hits the Rangers' pitcher allowed.

Texas 7, Baltimore 3 (second game): Josh Hamilton hit his major league-leading 15th homer, Derek Holland pitched six innings of four-hit ball, and the Rangers split the doubleheader.

Cleveland 8, Boston 3: Embattled Red Sox starter Josh Beckett, under fire for reportedly playing golf while injured, did nothing to help restore his reputation, getting booed off the field at Fenway Park after giving up seven runs on seven hits in just 2 1/3 innings.

Toronto 6, Minnesota 2: Henderson Alvarez pitched seven strong innings to win his third straight start for the Blue Jays. Alvarez stretched his scoreless streak to 17 innings before second baseman Kelly Johnson's throwing error allowed the Twins to score in the third.

Detroit at Oakland: Prince Fielder is batting .370 with four homers in Detroit's victories this season, compared with a .250 average and one home run in the losses.


National League

Washington 4, Pittsburgh 2: Stephen Strasburg struck out a season-high 13 over six innings and the Nationals snapped a three-game losing streak. Roger Bernadina and Adam LaRoche both homered in the sixth off Pittsburgh's Kevin Correia.


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Toronto Blue Jays: Signed 2004 AL MVP Vladimir Guerrero to a minor-league deal. The 37-year-old nine-time All-Star played with Baltimore last season.

L.A. Angels: Catcher Chris Iannetta will be out six to eight weeks because of an injury to his right wrist. The Angels announced that Iannetta will undergo surgery today.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.