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>American League

Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1: After allowing the first four batters of the game to reach base, Bruce Chen (10-5) settled down to hold Cleveland to one run in 7 1/3 innings to win his career-high fifth straight start.

Tampa Bay 12, Toronto 0: David Price recorded a Tampa Bay-record 14 strikeouts in seven dominant innings while yielding three hits. Desmond Jennings hit two solo home runs, drove in three runs in his first-career four-hit game.

Minnesota 11, Detroit 4: Luke Hughes hit two home runs and drove in five runs for the first time in his career to help the Twins, who scored nine runs in their previous seven games before Sunday, stop a seven-game losing streak.

Chicago White Sox 9, Seattle 3: Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run homer in his season debut as Chicago completed the three-game sweep.

Texas 9, L.A. Angels 5: Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with a two-run homer and the tiebreaking RBI single during the Rangers' four-run seventh as they beat Angels ace Jered Weaver, who pitched on three-days rest.


>National League

Cincinnati 5, Washington 4 (14): Joey Votto led off the 14th inning with his second home run of the game to win it for the Reds, who climbed over .500 for the first time since

July 3. Cincinnati pinch-hitter Yonder Alonso tied it 4-4 in the ninth with a homer off Drew Storen. Managers from both teams along with Nats bench coach Pat Corrales were ejected.

Milwaukee 3, Chicago Cubs 2: Zack Greinke pitched effectively into the eighth to improve to 10-0 at Miller Park for the Brewers and also singled and scored on Corey Hart's fifth-inning home run. The victory ensures Milwaukee will finish .500 or better for the third time in the last five years.

St. Louis 7, Pittsburgh 4: Matt Holliday, Skip Schumaker and Ryan Theriot each had two hits to help Kyle Lohse earn his 100th career win.

Houston 4, San Francisco 3 (11): Matt Downs delivered a go-ahead single with one out in the 11th, and Houston split a four-game series with the stumbling Giants.

Arizona 6, San Diego 1: Ian Kennedy pitched seven effective innings to become the NL's first 17-game winner and Collin Cowgill hit his first career homer during a four-hit game as Arizona extended its winning streak to six.

Colorado 7, L.A. Dodgers 6: Kevin Kouzmanoff drove in his first four runs since being acquired from Oakland as the Rockies snapped the Dodgers' five-game winning streak.


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Los Angeles Dodgers: All-Star right fielder Andre Ethier was held out of the starting lineup Sunday because of a sore right knee, and the team wants to find out the exact nature of the injury. Ethier went public with his problem in Sunday's Los Angeles Times, which caused a clamor throughout the clubhouse because it gave the impression he repeatedly told the Dodgers he couldn't play and that they instead insisted he did. L.A. officials denied the implication.


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