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>American League games

Boston 8, Baltimore 6: David Ortiz homered in the sixth inning to start Boston's comeback from a three-run deficit, and the Red Sox got three hits from Will Middlebrooks in beating Baltimore. The Red Sox are tied with the New York Yankees in the AL East cellar.

Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 2: Kyle Drabek overcame command issues to win for the first time on the road this season, while Yunel Escobar hit a tiebreaking homer for the Blue Jays.

L.A. Angels at Oakland: The Angels went 1 for 21 with runners in scoring position as they lost two straight to the Padres over the weekend. Los Angeles took an 18-24 record into Monday's game in Oakland.

Texas at Seattle: Yu Darvish of the Rangers is off to a strong start this season. Darvish took a 6-1 record into Monday's night's game against Ichiro Suzuki and the Mariners.


>National League

Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Mets 4: Neil Walker scored on Clint Barmes' tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and the Pirates rallied against Johan Santana and the Mets to win. David Wright had two hits for the Mets to lift his batting average to a major league-best .415.

Washington 2, Philadelphia 1: Gio Gonzalez allowed three hits over six innings and Ian Desmond homered and drove in both runs to lead the Nationals.

Cincinnati 4, Atlanta 1: Right-hander Mike Leake hit his first career homer -- part of three solo shots in a row by the Cincinnati Reds -- and allowed only two hits over eight innings in beating the Braves. Drew Stubbs hit two round-trippers for Cincinnati.

Houston 8, Chicago Cubs 4: Jason Castro and Chris Johnson each hit three-run homers and Bud Norris threw seven scoreless innings for the Astros.

Miami 7, Colorado 4: Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam off Jamie Moyer in a five-run fourth inning, and Mark Buehrle was dominant after a shaky first inning for the Marlins. Austin Kearns tied a career-best with four hits for Miami.

San Francisco at Milwaukee: The Brewers pounded out 17 hits in scoring 16 runs against the Twins on Sunday. It was a good boost for Milwaukee, which had lost six of seven.

St. Louis 4, San Diego 3: Tyler Greene hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth, trumping Jesus Guzman's two-run double in the top half.

L.A. Dodgers at Arizona: The Dodgers have won four games in a row, and have hit .336 in that stretch. Los Angeles has the best record in baseball.


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Roger Clemens trial: Brian McNamee finally got to name names in front of the jury, as he testified that Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knoblauch and Mike Stanton had also used steroids and HGH while they were with the Yankees. Lawyers indicated to the judge that the government might wrap up its case this week.

Texas Rangers: Placed closer-turned-starter Neftali Feliz on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation Monday, three days after wildness cut short a start and cost the right-hander a win.

Boston Red Sox: Outfielder Cody Ross has a broken bone in his left foot and could be sidelined six to eight weeks. Ross has been out since fouling a ball off his foot Friday night against Philadelphia.


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