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The MLB Report / Scores and fast facts

>American League

Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 1: Brandon Morrow pitched seven scoreless innings, pushing the Rays 2 1/2 games behind the Red Sox in the wild-card race.

Detroit 4, Baltimore 3 (11): Victor Martinez's run-scoring double in the 11th inning gave the Tigers a victory. Rookie Zach Phillips gave up the hit.

Cleveland 6, Minnesota 5: Jim Thome gave Cleveland fans one more memory with a homer, and so did Carlos Santana, whose pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the ninth gave the Indians a win.

Texas 5, Seattle 3: Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre hit long home runs and Craig Gentry had an inside-the-park homer for AL West-leading Texas. The Rangers' magic number dropped to one.

Kansas City 11, Chicago White Sox 1: Bruce Chen allowed two hits in eight innings and the Royals backed him with four home runs.

Oakland at L.A. Angels: Jered Weaver pitched for the Angels Friday night. Los Angeles must rebound from a difficult loss in Toronto Thursday that damaged its wild-card hopes.


>National League

Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets (ppd): The scheduled game has been postponed because of rain. The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader today (1:10 p.m. & 7:10 p.m.).

Atlanta 7, Washington 4: Dan Uggla and the Braves knocked around Stephen Strasburg a bit in a three-run first inning, and Atlanta helped its bid for a playoff berth.

Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 3: Ryan Ludwick's single in the bottom of the ninth drove in the winning run as the Pirates came back from a blown save.

Houston 11, Colorado 2: Carlos Lee drove in four runs for the second straight game, and Brett Myers won his fourth consecutive decision.

Milwaukee 4, Florida 1: Ryan Braun hit a three-run, go-ahead homer in the eighth and the Brewers beat the Marlins and wrapped up the division title.

Chicago Cubs 5, St. Louis 1: Alfonso Soriano dealt the St. Louis' wild-card hopes another serious blow with his first home run of the month, a tiebreaking three-run shot.

Arizona 3, San Francisco 1: The Diamondbacks completed an improbable run to their first NL West crown in four years, as manager Kirk Gibson guided Arizona to the title in his first full season.

L.A. Dodgers at San Diego: Matt Kemp of the Dodgers has a chance to win the National League Triple Crown. That hasn't been done in either league since Carl Yastrzemski's great 1967 season for the Red Sox.


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Denny McLain: The former Tigers pitcher has been arrested at the Michigan border with Canada on a fugitive fraud warrant issued in Louisiana. The alleged fraud involved more than $1,500, St. Charles Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Dwayne LaGrange said.

Florida Marlins: A government official in the Dominican Republic says closer Leo Nunez has admitted to using fake documents and a fake ID to sign a professional contract more than a year ago. The Marlins placed Nunez on Major League Baseball's restricted list.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.