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>American League

N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore (ppd.): The contest was postponed by rain. No makeup date was immediately announced. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the game would not be played this weekend.

Cleveland at Minnesota (ppd): The Twins and Indians were supposed to start a three-game series Friday night, but a cold rain fell steadily in the afternoon and showed no sign of letting up as game time neared. This is the second postponed game in Target Field history.

Detroit 9, Chicago White Sox 3: Justin Verlander pitched seven impressive innings through a misty rain, and Ryan Raburn drove in four runs to lead the Tigers. Verlander allowed four hits, including home runs by Carlos Quentin and Paul Konerko.

Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 4 (11): John McDonald hit a walkoff two-run home run in the 11th inning for the Blue Jays. McDonald connected for his first home run of the season against Rays right-hander Adam Russell.

Texas 11, Kansas City 6: Mike Napoli, Ian Kinsler and David Murphy were among five Rangers with homers. Texas starter Derek Holland (3-1) struck out nine and gave up five runs and seven hits over seven innings.

Boston at L.A. Angels: Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon has a 0.64 ERA while converting all 12 of his career save chances in 21 games against Los Angeles.

Oakland at Seattle: Mariners rookie Michael Pineda went after his third straight win on Friday. He's 2-1 with a 2.33 ERA.


>National League

L.A. Dodgers 12, Chicago Cubs 2: Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti is operating under the same budgetary guidelines he had before Major League Baseball seized control of the team and said he reports to owner Frank McCourt until an administrator is appointed by Commissioner Bud Selig.

Florida 4, Colorado 1: Marlins' Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before giving up a broken-bat leadoff single to Colorado's Dexter Fowler.

Washington at Pittsburgh (ppd): The game was rained out and will be made up Monday night.

N.Y. Mets 4, Arizona 1: Ike Davis hit a two-run homer and Mike Pelfrey had his first effective start of the season to lead the Mets.

Milwaukee 14, Houston 7: Ryan Braun hit a go-ahead three-run homer in his first game since signing a $105 million, five-year contract extension to lift the Brewers.

Cincinnati at St. Louis: Cardinals star Albert Pujols is rolling after a slow start. He's hitting .351 with five homers and 10 RBIs in his last nine games.

Philadelphia 2, San Diego 0: Cole Hamels held his punchless hometown Padres to four hits in eight innings and the Phillies handed San Diego its second straight shutout and third in five games.

Atlanta at San Francisco: The Braves get a rematch with the Giants; the two teams met in the National League playoffs last year.


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Cincinnati Reds: Third baseman Scott Rolen had two cortisone injections to relieve pain and stiffness in his left shoulder and neck and was not in the starting lineup.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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