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> American League

Boston 8, Baltimore 7: Jon Lester (15-9) will get the call tonight in Baltimore on three-days rest as the Red Sox hope to keep the postseason dream alive that seemed locked up earlier this month with a nine-game lead in the wild card.

Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Yankees 3: New York rested Derek Jeter and plan to play most -- if not all -- of its regular lineup again today.

Detroit 9, Cleveland 6: Wilson Betemit hit a 423-foot home run in his first game back from left knee soreness for the Tigers, while pitcher Max Scherzer tuned up for the postseason by yielding four runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Minnesota 7, Kansas City 4: Rene Tosoni hit a grand slam and Chris Parmelee also went deep to lift the Twins, who needed to win today to avoid losing 100 games for the second time in franchise history.

Chicago White Sox 2, Toronto 1: Mark Buehrle, a free agent after the season, pitched seven shutout innings in possibly his final start for the White Sox and Tyler Flowers homered to lead Chicago. The White Sox played their first game since Ozzie Guillen was released from his contract after Monday night's victory over the Blue Jays. Pitching coach Don Cooper served as interim manager.

Texas at L.A. Angels: Adrian Beltre is hitting .367 with 11 homers and 27 RBIs in 22 games since returning from a hamstring strain that landed him on the disabled list July 23.

Oakland at Seattle: What started as a promising season for Oakland's Trevor Cahill (11-14, 4.31 ERA) is ending with a career high for losses after he went a career-best 18-8 in 2010.

> National League

Cincinnati 5, N.Y. Mets 4 (13): Juan Francisco, who entered after Reds star Brandon Phillips exited early with a strained left quadriceps, hit a tying double with two outs in the ninth and scored the go-ahead run on Drew Stubbs' squeeze bunt on a day the Mets announced they were extending manager Terry Collins' contract through the 2013 season.

Florida 3, Washington 2: Former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen and the Marlins are working on a contract, according to sources. Meanwhile, Bryan Petersen's walk-off homer in the ninth foiled the Nationals' quest of a winning season for the first time since the franchise's days in Montreal in 2003.

Milwaukee 6, Pittsburgh 4: Prince Fielder homered three times in a game for the first time in his career, including a two-run shot in the seventh inning that lifted the Brewers. Fielder's final homer was the least impressive of the three, barely sailing over the wall in right field after he hit monster shots in the third and fifth innings. But it was the last one that made the biggest difference, breaking a 4-4 tie, for a Milwaukee team hoping to secure the No. 2 seed in the playoffs.

L.A. Dodgers at Arizona: Matt Kemp hit his NL-leading 38th homer Monday and also leads the majors with 123 RBIs but will likely fall short of the triple crown because his .324 batting average trails the .334 of New York's Jose Reyes and Milwaukee's Ryan Braun.

Chicago Cubs at San Diego: Matt Garza (9-10, 3.35 ERA) of the Cubs has allowed more than three earned runs just once in his last 14 starts.

Colorado at San Francisco: Last year, lefty Madison Bumgarner played a key role in the Giants winning the World Series after being called up from Triple-A in June. This year, he entered Tuesday trying to win in order to finish at 13-13.

Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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