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>American League games

Baltimore 4, Boston 1: Brian Matusz allowed two hits and struck out nine in 6 1/3 innings, Steve Tolleson and Wilson Betemit both hit two-run homers for the Orioles.

Tampa Bay 8, Toronto 5: Slumping Carlos Pena hit a three-run homer during a five-run fourth for the Rays, while reliever Wade Davis earned the win.

Cleveland 5, Detroit 3: Chris Perez worked another scary ninth inning for his 14th save as the Indians ended a 10-game losing streak to Detroit. Perez hasn't blown a save since Opening Day.

Minnesota 9, Chicago White Sox 2: P.J. Walters tossed his first career complete game and Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer. In just his third start of the season, Walters struck out eight and walked two.

L.A. Angels at Oakland: The Angels only produced three singles and two doubles on Monday night against the Athletics, and it led to a loss. Los Angeles has lost its last three games.

Texas 3, Seattle 1: Elvis Andrus lined a two-strike pitch into the left-center field gap for a two-run triple, while Josh Hamilton made two tremendous catches in center field and added an RBI double.


>National League

N.Y. Mets 3, Pittsburgh 2: Lucas Duda smacked a go-ahead RBI-single in the top of the eighth in support of starter R.A. Dickey.

Washington 5, Philadelphia 2: Jordan Zimmermann pitched six solid innings, and Ian Desmond and Rick Ankiel homered to lead the Nationals.

Cincinnati 4, Atlanta 3: Brandon Phillips drove in three runs with a pair of homers off Brandon Beachy. The Reds moved a season-high four games over .500 at 23-19.

Miami 7, Colorado 6: Ricky Nolasco gave up three runs in the first inning, then settled down to set a franchise record for career victories. He had been tied with Dontrelle Willis for the most victories at 68.

Chicago Cubs at Houston: The Astros are quite good when they score at least six runs in a game; going 12-1. However, Houston is 7-22 when the number is five or fewer.

San Francisco 6, Milwaukee 4: Buster Posey homered off the Miller Park scoreboard and had three RBIs for the Giants. San Francisco won for the eighth time in 11 games despite being outhit, 11-5.

St. Louis 4, San Diego 0: Adam Wainwright threw a four-hitter for the Cardinals. It was his first shutout victory since Aug. 6, 2010, and third in his career.

L.A. Dodgers at Arizona: The Dodgers have played their last eight games without star outfielder Matt Kemp. Still, they have won 10 of their last 12 games.


Around the horn

Boston Red Sox: Activated Kevin Youkilis from the 15-day disabled list and put outfielder Ryan Sweeney on the 7-day concussion DL. Youkilis is batting .219 with two homers and nine RBIs in 18 games.

Washington Nationals: Activated right-hander Chien-Ming Wang from the disabled list. A left hamstring injury in spring training has kept Wang out all season.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.