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The MLB Report / Scores and fast facts

American League

Baltimore 6, Boston 5 (1st game): The reeling Red Sox lost for the 12th time in 15 games when Jeremy Guthrie pitched the last-place Orioles to a win in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. Robert Andino hit a two-run homer and Nolan Reimold followed with his 12th.

Boston 18, Baltimore 9 (2nd game): Jacoby Ellsbury hit an inside-the-park homer and Conor Jackson added a grand slam to cap a much-needed offensive outburst that helped the Red Sox split their doubleheader with the Orioles. They stayed two games ahead in the wild-card race.

Seattle 12, Cleveland 6: Mike Carp hit a grand slam into the second deck in right field and drove in five runs during Seattle's nine-run third inning, leading the Mariners to a rain-shortened win.

Toronto 3, L.A. Angels 2 (10): Adam Lind drove in the winning run with a grounder in the 10th inning for the Blue Jays. Los Angeles lost for the third time in four games, further denting its chances of reaching the playoffs.


National League

St. Louis 4, Philadelphia 3: Kyle Lohse outpitched Roy Halladay, and the Cardinals held off the Phillies to keep up the pressure on Atlanta in the NL wild-card chase. Lance Berkman homered and had an RBI single.

Houston 3, Cincinnati 2: Matt Downs hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning for the Astros. Brandon Phillips hit a leadoff homer in the first for Cincinnati, which has lost four straight.

Florida 6, Atlanta 5: The sliding Braves stumbled again Monday night, losing to the Marlins on Omar Infante's game-ending two-run homer.

Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee 2: Geovany Soto hit two two-run homers and drove in all the Cubs' runs. All three of Soto's career two-homer games have come against the Brewers. With Milwaukee's loss, the NL East champion Phillies clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason.

San Diego 8, Colorado 2: Cory Luebke took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and Cameron Maybin and Aaron Cunningham homered as the Padres beat the slumping Rockies. Colorado has lost five straight and six of seven.

Arizona 1, Pittsburgh 0: Ian Kennedy won his 20th win for the Diamondbacks. He became the first 20-game winner for Arizona since Brandon Webb did it in 2008. Kennedy is 12-1 in his last 14 starts.


Around the horn

San Francisco Giants: Agent Scott Boras says slugger Carlos Beltran is happy playing in San Francisco and might consider returning to the Giants beyond this season. Boras plans to have lunch with his client on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He expects to know more about what Beltran wants after that, perhaps such specifics such as how many years he might seek in a new deal.

Chicago Cubs: Kerry Wood's first season back with the Cubs is over. Wood is done for the year, he said Monday, because of a tear in his left knee. The 34-year-old right-hander will have arthroscopic surgery after the season.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.