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>American League

Toronto 5, Baltimore 4: Brett Lawrie got two hits and an RBI in his major league debut, and Aaron Hill drove in two runs for the Blue Jays. The 21-year-old Lawrie is the 17th Canadian to play for the Blue Jays.

Tampa Bay 8, Oakland 4: Jeff Niemann took a four-hitter into the ninth inning en route to winning his fifth consecutive decision. Evan Longoria and Casey Kotchman both had run-scoring doubles for the Rays.

Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 3: Carlos Quentin hit two home runs and had four RBIs, and Mark Buehrle was sharp after a rough first inning, as the White Sox snapped a six-game losing streak.

Detroit 4, Kansas City 3: Brennan Boesch hit a go-ahead RBI single in the 10th inning to give the Tigers a win. Daniel Schlereth worked two scoreless innings and Jose Valverde pitched the bottom of the 10th for his 31st straight save.

Cleveland at Texas: Ubaldo Jimenez made his first start for the Indians Friday; he was acquired from Colorado last weekend. Jimenez was only 6-9 with a 4.46 ERA in 21 starts.

Seattle at L.A. Angels: Angels' ace Jared Weaver was a loser last Sunday in his last start. Before that, he had been 8-0 with a 1.28 ERA in his previous 12 outings following a loss to the Mariners on May 18.


>National League

Atlanta 4, N.Y. Mets 1: Dan Uggla extended his career-best hitting streak to 26 games with a two-run single in the eighth inning, while Tim Hudson pitched seven stellar innings as the Braves beat the Mets.

St. Louis 3, Florida 2: Lance Berkman's second double of the game brought home Albert Pujols with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Cardinals held on to beat the Marlins.

San Diego 15, Pittsburgh 5: Chase Headley's grand slam highlighted San Diego's first four-homer game of the season, and the Padres cruised past the Pirates to hand Pittsburgh their eighth straight loss.

Milwaukee 8, Houston 1: Yovani Gallardo allowed four hits over eight innings as the Brewers picked up their ninth win in 10 games. Gallardo struck out six and walked one. Corey Hart hit his 16th homer in the sixth inning off Aneury Rodriguez.

Washington at Colorado: Juan Nicasio has been impressive at Coors Field this season. The Rockies pitcher has gone 4-09 with a 1.58 earned-run average in six home starts and allowing one or zero runs in four of those outings.

L.A. Dodgers at Arizona: The Diamondbacks had won 8 of 11 entering Friday's game. They briefly had a share of the NL West lead earlier in the week, but then fell back after a Wednesday loss to San Francisco.

Philadelphia at San Francisco: On a pitching staff full of stars, Vance Worley is starting to make a name for himself. The Phillies' starter is 7-1 with a 2.33 ERA. Philadelphia was looking for its eighth straight win Friday night.


Around the horn

Atlanta Braves: Outfielder Nate McLouth had sports hernia surgery and will be out at least six weeks. McLouth was placed on the 15-day disabled list last week with an abdominal strain. The operation was performed in Philadelphia on Thursday.


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