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MLB Report / Scores and fast facts

>American League

Cleveland 2, Toronto 1: Jake Westbrook pitched six solid innings and Jayson Nix's suicide squeeze bunt in the sixth inning scored the go-ahead run. It's the second straight victory for Cleveland.

Kansas City 3, Chicago White Sox 1: Anthony Lerew threw six solid innings for his first major league victory, and Billy Butler drove in two runs.

Detroit 7, Minnesota 5: Reliever Joel Zumaya's painful right arm injury marred Detroit's move into first place. He was in obvious pain after throwing a pitch with one out in the eighth inning.


>National League

Cincinnati 7, Philadelphia 3: Scott Rolen hit his 300th career homer Monday night, and Johnny Cueto shut down the team that gave him an historic loss the last time they faced, boosting the Reds.

Florida 10, N.Y. Mets 3: Cody Ross homered and had three hits, and Ricky Nolasco pitched seven solid innings. Mets starter R.A. Dickey lost his first game in eight starts.

Pittsburgh 2, Chicago 1: Paul Maholm pitched a season-high eight innings, Jose Tabata hit a go-ahead double in the ninth and the Pirates ended a 17-game road losing streak.

Houston 9, Milwaukee 5: Pedro Feliz's RBI double gave the Astros the lead in the seventh inning, capping a comeback from an early deficit.

St. Louis 6, Arizona 5: The Diamondbacks' defense collapsed in the ninth inning, with two throwing errors allowing three runs to score in the Cardinals' win.

Colorado at San Diego: The Rockies are 14-1 with Ubaldo Jimenez on the mound compared to 25-35 in their other games.

L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco: San Francisco has dropped six of nine to fall 4 1/2 games out of first in the NL West, while Los Angeles has gone 4-11 in its last 15 and fallen five back.


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New York Yankees: Outfielder Brett Gardner is listed as day-to-day after X-rays on his right wrist were negative. Gardner left Sunday night's game at Dodger Stadium after being hit by a pitch from Clayton Kershaw.

St. Louis Cardinals: Albert Pujols says he'll pass on the Home Run Derby in this year's All-Star Game. The three-time NL MVP said Monday he's participated three times and felt he could say no this time around.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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