Baltimore 6, Minnesota 1: Mark Reynolds hit a three-run homer and Jo Jo Reyes went six innings as the Orioles extended their winning streak to four.
Detroit 2, Tampa Bay 0: Doug Fister allowed five hits over seven scoreless innings to improve to 3-1 in five starts since being acquired from Seattle. The Tigers have won 16 of their last 25 road games.
Kansas City 9, Toronto 6: Jeff Francis pitched six-plus innings to win for the first time since July 29, Melky Cabrera homered and the Royals won a series in Toronto for the first time since August 2002.
Boston 6, Texas 0: Adrian Gonzalez homered twice to give him five in four games and Andrew Miller pitched three-hit ball in a spot start for the Red Sox.
Atlanta 8, Chicago Cubs 3: Brian McCann homered twice for his eighth career multi-homer game and Michael Bourn had a career high-tying four hits for the Braves.
Arizona 8, Washington 1: Wade Miley threw six scoreless innings to get his first major league victory, and Chris Young and Paul Goldschmidt homered for the Arizona.
St. Louis 8, Pittsburgh 4: Matt Holliday had a three-run homer and Edwin Jackson pitched six innings of one-run ball for the Cardinals.
Houston at San Francisco: The Giants have taken five of the last six matchups in San Francisco.
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Flanagan death ruled suicide: Former Cy Young award winner Mike Flanagan died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head, the Maryland medical examiner ruled Thursday. A police investigation revealed that the 59-year-old pitcher was upset about financial issues. He left no note. Flanagan won the Cy Young Award in 1979 and helped the Baltimore Orioles win the 1983 World Series.
'Irene' day-nighters added: With weather a concern in Pennsylvania throughout the weekend, the Phillies elected to move Sunday's game vs. Florida at Citizens Bank Park to Saturday, creating a day-night doubleheader at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. Also, the Boston Red Sox have moved Sunday's series finale against the Oakland Athletics to Saturday night as part of a day-nighter, with games at noon and 5 p.m.
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