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The MLB Report / Scores and fast facts

>American League

Cleveland 8, Minnesota 2, 1st game: Shelley Duncan drove in three runs to lead the Indians past the Twins.

Cleveland 7, Minnesota 6, 2nd game: Duncan's two-run single off Matt Capps put Cleveland ahead by a run in the seventh inning of the nightcap. The Twins have lost 19 of 21 games.

Texas 7, Seattle 3: Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was forced out of the game when he took a line drive off his right forearm.

Baltimore 6, Detroit 5: Justin Verlander lost his streak of 12 consecutive winning starts. Verlander allowed five runs and eight hits in seven innings.

Chicago White Sox 6, Kansas City 3: Alex Rios and Brent Morel homered to back John Danks and lead the White Sox.

Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 2: The Rays moved within 1 1/2 games of Boston in the AL wild-card race, getting a clutch three-run homer from Johnny Damon in the eighth inning.

Oakland at L.A. Angels: The Athletics have won four of their last six in L.A., after losing eight straight there.


>National League

Washington 4, Atlanta 1: Chien-Ming Wang had a strong finish to his comeback from shoulder surgery and drove in a run with his first career hit for the Nats.

St. Louis 2, Chicago Cubs 1: The Cardinals kept their faint wild-card hopes alive when Carlos Marmol forced home the tying run with a bases-loaded walk to Ryan Theriot with two outs in the ninth inning and followed with a game-ending wild pitch.

N.Y. Mets 2, Philadelphia 1, 1st game: R.A. Dickey took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, while David Wright hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth for the Mets.

N.Y. Mets 6, Philadelphia 3: The Phillies haven't won a game (eight straight) since clinching the division title last weekend.

Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 3: Rookie Josh Harrison had four hits to boost the Pirates and assure the Reds of a losing season a year after they won the NL Central.

Colorado 4, Houston 2 (13): Chris Nelson walked with the bases loaded in the 13th inning and the Rockies snapped a nine-game losing streak.

Milwaukee 6, Florida 4: Pinch-hitter Corey Hart had a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning. The Brewers wrapped up the division title Friday night.

San Francisco at Arizona: The Giants are on the verge of becoming the first World Series champion in five years to miss the playoffs the following year.

San Diego 3, L.A. Dodgers 0: Matt Kemp's pursuit of the Triple Crown took a hit when Aaron Harang threw eight sharp innings.


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Mike Flanagan: Police records show the former Baltimore Orioles pitcher threatened to kill himself several times before committing suicide. Records obtained by The Baltimore Sun reveal that Flanagan had previously threatened to shoot himself and had walked outside with a gun several times. His wife, Alex, had discouraged him from suicide each time.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.