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The MLB Report / Scores and fast facts

> American League

Cleveland 2, Detroit 1: Justin Masterson matched Justin Verlander pitch for pitch for his career win over Detroit, and the first-place Indians completed a three-game sweep. Shin-Soo Choo homered on the third pitch from Verlander as Cleveland won for the eighth time in 10 games and opened a six-game lead over third-place Detroit.

Chicago White Sox 11, Minnesota 8: Paul Konerko and Alex Rios hit back-to-back homers and Alejandro De Aza a grand slam in a six-run sixth for the Sox.

L.A. Angels at Seattle: Angels starter Dan Haren was looking to avoid losing five straight starts for the first time in his career. He was facing a good opponent, as Haren is 10-5 versus Seattle for his most wins against any club.

> National League

Cincinnati 6, Atlanta 3: Rookie catcher Devin Mesoraco hit his first career grand slam, capping the Reds' first four-game sweep of the Braves since 1980.

San Diego 11, N.Y. Mets 5: Will Venable hit a pair of RBI doubles and Cameron Maybin had two run-scoring singles as the Padres broke out the offense after a long rain delay.

San Francisco 14, Miami 7: Melky Cabrera had three hits and drove in four runs for the Giants, who gave Ryan Vogelsong robust run support for a change.

Philadelphia 10, St. Louis 9: Placido Polanco, Carlos Ruiz, Ty Wiggington and Freddy Galvis all had three hits each for the Phillies, who overcame a poor start by Joe Blanton.

> Around the horn

N.Y. Yankees: The New York Daily News reported Thursday there were rumors in Major League Baseball and New York banking circles the Steinbrenner family "is exploring the possibility of selling the Yankees." Not so, says managing partner Hal Steinbrenner. "It is pure fiction," he said. "The Yankees are not for sale. I expect the Yankees will be in my family for many years to come."

Miami Marlins: Major league stolen base leader Emilio Bonifacio will have surgery on his injured left thumb Friday and the center fielder is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.

Chicago White Sox: Starter John Danks is headed to the 15-day disabled list because of soreness in his left shoulder. Manager Robin Ventura said Jose Quintana will be called up from the minors and start today in his place against AL Central leader Cleveland.

Seattle Mariners: Catcher Miguel Olivo has been activated from the 15-day disabled list after missing close to a month with a strained right groin muscle. Olivo was in the starting lineup for the series opener against the Angels.

Compiled from News and wire service reports.