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>American League

Cleveland 4, Chicago White Sox 3 (1st game): Asdrubal Cabrera, Travis Hafner and Kosuke Fukudome homered off of Gavin Floyd, 0-2 with a 5.16 ERA in four September starts.

Chicago White Sox 5, Cleveland 4 (2nd game): Alexei Ramirez's seventh-inning single broke the game's final tie and capped a two-run rally.

L.A. Angels 10, Toronto 6: Mark Trumbo hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs and Erick Aybar stole home as the Angels made sure they didn't lost ground in the playoff races. Toronto left-hander Brett Cecil's scheduled start last Friday was pushed back after he sliced open his left index finger while cleaning a blender.

Baltimore 7, Boston 5: Orioles' Robert Andino hit a three-run double in the eighth inning off Jonathan Papelbon, who had gone 21 games since last allowing a run July 16.

Detroit at Kansas City: Brad Penny (10-10, 5.07 ERA) posted a 9.00 ERA over his previous three starts before giving up five runs -- only one earned -- in six innings of a 6-5, 10-inning win over Chicago last Wednesday.

Seattle at Minnesota: The Twins have lost nine straight for the second time this season. They ended their previous slide May 7-16 by beating the Mariners.

Texas at Oakland: Adrian Beltre has homered seven times for the Rangers in his last eight games.


>National League

Washington 4, Philadelphia 3 (1st game): Pinch-hitter Ryan Zimmerman singled home a run in the 10th and reliever Drew Storen got Ross Gload to ground out with runners on first and second and two outs in the bottom of the inning to give the Nationals their eighth win in 11 games.

Washington 3, Philadelphia 0 (2nd game:) Ross Detwiler tossed 7 1/3 impressive innings to hand Cliff Lee his first loss since July 25 and the Phillies their fourth straight.

Atlanta 4, Florida 0: Rookie Randall Delgado pitched five innings for his first major-league win.

Houston at Cincinnati: Reds' Homer Bailey has gone 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA in three starts against the Astros.

Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs: Cubs pitcher Shaun Marcum has never lost three straight starts in the majors. He has lost his last two while surrendering 11 runs and 17 hits, including three homers, in 11 2/3 innings.

N.Y. Mets at St. Louis: The Cardinals have won 10 of 12; their starters have gone 7-1 during that run with a 2.09 ERA -- the lowest mark in the majors since Sept. 6.

San Diego at Colorado: Jhoulys Chacin of the Rockies, Tuesday's starter, has walked 4.18 batters per nine innings, the most among qualifying major league pitchers.

Pittsburgh at Arizona: Diamondbacks' right-hander Daniel Hudson has compiled a 1.13 ERA while winning his last three starts at Chase Field.

San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw can become the first Dodger in two decades to win 20 games.


Around the horn

Chicago White Sox: Manager Ozzie Guillen says he does not want to be a lame duck manager going into 2012 and wants a contract extension soon.


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