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The MLB Report / Scores and fast facts

>American League

N.Y. Yankees 6, Texas 5: Eric Chavez, filling in for an ailing Alex Rodriguez, singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning. Robinson Cano, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson all homered for New York.

Los Angeles Angels 4, Chicago White Sox 2: Maicer Izturis had three hits and drove in two runs Friday to help the Angels, who have won three straight and seven of nine.

Minnesota 4, Tampa Bay 2: Brian Duensing allowed two runs over seven innings and Matt Tolbert had an RBI triple as the Twins stopped a four-game losing streak.

Boston 8, Toronto 1: Jacoby Ellsbury hit a three-run homer, Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in three runs and Jon Lester pitched a solid six innings to help the Red Sox win their second in a row.

Seattle 3, Kansas City 2: Michael Pineda pitched six strong innings and Brendan Ryan had a two-run tiebreaking single as the Mariners snapped a four-game losing streak.

Cleveland 4, Baltimore 2: Grady Sizemore homered in his return for the Indians after undergoing major knee surgery last year. It was one of three solo shots for Cleveland, which completed a three-game sweep.

Oakland 5, Detroit 1: Trevor Cahill pitched eight solid innings, while Josh Willingham broke out of a slump with a two-run single in the fifth for the Athletics.


>National League

N.Y. Mets 3, Atlanta 2: The Mets won despite a tough day for third baseman David Wright, who had three strikeouts and hit into a double play.

San Diego 8, Houston 6: Will Venable hit a two-run single in a four-run eighth inning and the Padres rallied for a win.

Philadelphia 3, Florida 2: Carlos Ruiz hit the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning after an error by the Marlins defense.

Washington 8, Milwaukee 4 (first game): Danny Espinosa and Ivan Rodriguez each hit three-run home runs, and Jason Marquis pitched into the eighth inning.

Washington 5, Milwaukee 1 (second game): Jerry Hairston homered, doubled and singled for the Nationals in the nightcap. He entered the game with one single in 23 at-bats this season.

Pittsburgh 7, Cincinnati 6: Andrew McCutchen opened the game with a homer against slow-starting Edinson Volquez, then singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning.

Colorado 9, Chicago Cubs 5: Dexter Fowler hit a two-out, two-run double to ignite a four-run eighth inning for the Rockies.

Los Angeles Dodgers 2, St. Louis 1: Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, ending the Dodgers' five-game skid.

Arizona 6, San Francisco 5 (12): Stephen Drew drove in Justin Upton with one out in the 12th inning to complete a Diamondbacks' rally. Ryan Roberts tied the game at 5-5 for Arizona in the eighth with a single.


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Minnesota Twins: Matt Capps is taking over as the Twins closer so Joe Nathan can work on regaining his form in non-save situations.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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