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Cincinnati 5, N.Y. Yankees 2: Johnny Cueto pitched effectively into the eighth, Ryan Ludwick delivered two big hits and the Reds sent the Yankees to their fifth loss in six games.

Boston 5, Philadelphia 1: Josh Beckett pitched 7 2/3 strong innings and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a three-run homer to lead the Red Sox. Mike Aviles also homered and drove in two runs for Boston, which has won eight of 10 games overall after taking the final two of this three-game series.

Miami 5, Cleveland 3: Josh Johnson twice worked out of jams to earn his second straight win and help the Marlins win an interleague series with the Indians. The Marlins improved to 14-5 in May, the best record in the majors this month.

Oakland 6, San Francisco 2: Collin Cowgill drove in the go-ahead runs and scored in a home plate collision with pitcher Tim Lincecum, and the Athletics snapped an 11-game losing streak in San Francisco. Lincecum (2-4) gave up five hits and four runs in four innings to push his ERA to 6.04 this season.

Milwaukee 16, Minnesota 4: Jonathan Lucroy homered twice and had a career-high seven RBIs for the Brewers, and Zack Greinke pitched six strong innings to improve to 14-0 at Milwaukee's Miller Park.

Chicago White Sox 6, Chicago Cubs 0: Jake Peavy pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, Adam Dunn hit his 14th homer and the White Sox beat the crosstown Cubs to complete the weekend sweep.

Detroit 4, Pittsburgh 3: Max Scherzer struck out 15 -- the most by a Detroit pitcher in 40 years -- and the Tigers rallied for him with three runs in the seventh inning.

Atlanta 2, Tampa Bay 0: Tim Hudson scattered four hits over 7 2/3 innings and David Ross homered for the Braves. Hudson (3-1), who is 8-1 overall against the Rays, retired nine in a row before Ben Zobrist opened the fourth with a line single to right.

San Diego 3, Anaheim 2 (13): Pitcher Clayton Richard scored the winning run from first base on an error by fill-in left fielder Howie Kendrick with two outs in the 13th inning as the Padres prevailed in an unusual extra-inning game.

Seattle 6, Colorado 4: Jesus Montero and Justin Smoak hit back-to-back home runs, Blake Beavan tied a season-high with seven strikeouts and the Mariners held on to complete a three-game sweep.


>National League

Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 5: The Dodgers completed the three-game sweep as pinch-hitter Scott Van Slyke, the son of former All-Star Andy Van Slyke, belted a three-run homer in the seventh to erase St. Louis' 5-3 lead.


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Auction record: A baseball jersey worn by Babe Ruth has sold for more than $4.4 million, a record for any item of sports memorabilia, according to the buyer and seller. SCP Auctions says the circa 1920 New York Yankees uniform top is the earliest known jersey worn by The Bambino and it fetched $4,415,658 at the company's April auction, which ended Sunday. SCP Auctions says that price broke the previous record of $4,338,500 set in 2010 for James Naismith's founding rules of basketball.


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