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The MLB Report / Scores and fast facts

>American League

Cleveland 4, Chicago White Sox 2: Justin Masterson pitched six effective innings, Kosuke Fukudome had a tiebreaking RBI triple and the Indians inched closer to the top of the AL Central.

Boston 4, Kansas City 3: Dustin Pedroia drove in three runs with a pair of well-timed singles, Josh Beckett survived a shaky start to go seven and the Red Sox got back on track.

Texas at L.A. Angels: Angels starter Jered Weaver has gone 7-0 with a 2.32 ERA in 11 career starts against the Rangers.

Toronto at Oakland: The Blue Jays are one of the top home run-hitting teams in the majors with 144 while the A's have one of the AL's lowest ERAs at 3.57.

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>National League

Washington 3, Cincinnati 1: Jesus Flores hit his first home run in more than two years and Jordan Zimmermann pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning for the Nats.

Atlanta 1, San Francisco 0: Mike Minor pitched six crisp innings to outduel Tim Lincecum, and Chipper Jones homered for the only run for the Braves.

Philadelphia 4, Arizona 1: John Mayberry Jr. hit a two-run homer and David Herndon threw three scoreless innings for the Phillies.

L.A. Dodgers 5, Milwaukee 1: Clayton Kershaw throttled the streaking Brewers with eight scoreless innings for the Dodgers.

Florida at San Diego: The Padres have won nine of their last 11 meetings with Florida, but both losses came during the only series played at Petco Park during that span in 2010.

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Colorado Rockies: Minor leaguer Mike Jacobs became the first North American pro athlete to be suspended for testing positive for human growth hormone. Jacobs was suspended 50 games and released by the team.

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