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>American League games

Cleveland 7, Minnesota 1: Derek Lowe shut down Minnesota's lineup with ease for the second time this season and Jason Kipnis hit a grand slam to lead the Indians. Lowe carried a two-hit shutout into the seventh.

N.Y. Yankees 9, Detroit 4: Curtis Granderson hit a grand slam against his former team in the second inning, and CC Sabathia made the lead hold up after a shaky start. Alex Rodriguez added a two-run homer in the ninth for New York.

Boston 7, Toronto 2: David Ortiz homered, Clay Buchholz won his sixth straight start in Toronto, and the Red Sox won their fourth game in their last five starts.

Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 0: David Price scattered three hits over 7 1/3 innings, while Hideki Matsui homered. Price struck out five and walked two.

Kansas City 2, Oakland 0: Felipe Paulino kept the scuffling Athletics at bay for six innings Friday night, and the Royals' bullpen handled the rest.

Chicago White Sox 7, Seattle 4: Alexei Ramirez drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out infield single in the eighth inning as the White Sox won their ninth straight game.

Texas at L.A. Angels: The Angels finally are headed in the right direction. They are 5 1/2 games behind Texas in the AL West, and could make up more ground this weekend.


>National League

Atlanta at Washington (ppd.): Friday's game between the Braves and Nationals was rained out. No makeup date was announced.

Philadelphia 6, Miami 4: Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer, and Hector Luna had three RBIs for the Philllies. Jonathan Papelbon got five outs for his 15th save in 15 chances.

Cincinnati 4, Houston 1: Jay Bruce homered and drove in two runs to back a solid performance by Mike Leake. Houston has dropped seven straight in its longest skid since it lost seven in a row last August.

Pittsburgh 8, Milwaukee 2: The Pirates scored six runs off Randy Wolf in the third inning, then went on to pound the Brewers.

L.A. Dodgers at Colorado: Tony Gwynn Jr. was back in center field on Friday night for the Dodgers. Matt Kemp is expected to miss a month with his strained left hamstring.

Arizona at San Diego: The Padres lost their last six games on a road trip to finish the journey at 1-9. They hit .211 in those six losses.

Chicago Cubs at San Francisco: Melky Cabrera had 51 hits in May to tie a San Francisco team record. Bill Terry had 54 hits for the New York Giants in August 1932.


Around the horn

Toronto Blue Jays: Vladimir Guerrero is going to Las Vegas, moving him one step closer to a return to the major leagues with the Blue Jays. He was assigned there Friday.

Baltimore Orioles: Outfielder Nick Markakis has had surgery for a fractured right wrist. The typical recovery time from this kind of surgery is three to four weeks.

San Francisco Giants: Injured third baseman Pablo Sandoval could begin a rehab assignment in the minors as soon as this weekend. Sandoval probably will play four to five games with Class-A San Jose.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.