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>American League

Detroit 5, Tampa Bay 2: Prince Fielder's single up the middle drove in Miguel Cabrera from second, part of a snowy eighth-inning rally that gave kept the Tigers unbeaten and handed the Rays their first defeat. Austin Jackson homered for Detroit. Tampa Bay used a starting pitcher, Matt Moore, age 30 or younger for a 900th consecutive game, a streak dating to 2006.

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, ppd: Catcher Carlos Santana signed a five-year, $21 million contract with the Indians two days after his 26th birthday. Rain and cold weather postponed Tuesday's game, which may be played in mid-May.

Toronto 7, Boston 3: Kyle Drabek won for the first time since June, beating a Red Sox team that roughed him up for 12 runs and 15 hits in two starts last season. Edwin Encarnacion homered and drove in two runs for the Jays.

Texas 1, Seattle 0: Neftali Feliz pitched seven crisp innings in his first major league start, keeping alive his streak of never allowing a run against the Mariners. He gave up four hits, the first he's surrendered to the M's.

Kansas City at Oakland: Danny Duffy will start for the Royals, facing the team against which he recorded two of his four victories last season. A's right-hander Joey Devine will miss the season after having reconstructive surgery on his right elbow for the second time in three years.


>National League

L.A. Dodgers 2, Pittsburgh 1: Andre Ethier hit a tie-breaking homer with two outs in the eighth inning on the 50th anniversary of the opening of Dodger Stadium.

Milwaukee 7, Chicago Cubs 4: Alex Gonzalez's three-run homer capped a five-run first and Jonathan Lucroy hit a solo shot in the third to drop Pat Maholm to 1-9 in his last 17 starts against the Brewers.

St. Louis 3, Cincinnati 1: Carlos Beltran and David Freese homered as the Cardinals improved to 5-1.

Washington 6, N.Y. Mets 2: Jayson Werth had four hits and Ian Desmond homered to beat the Mets, who played without third baseman David Wright (broken pinkie).

Atlanta 6, Houston 4: Third baseman Chipper Jones homered in his first game back from the disabled list (knee surgery) to put the Braves in the win column.

Arizona at San Diego: Padres pitcher Dustin Moseley's right shoulder has "extensive damage," according to San Diego manager Bud Black.


Around the horn

Cincinnati Reds: Agreed to a six-year, $72.5 million contract extention with second baseman Brandon Phillips that will keep him with the team through the 2017 season.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Fox is objecting to the proposed sale of the team, saying the incoming ownership group has not disclosed whether Time Warner Cable is involved in the purchase. Fox has an exclusive 45-day period starting in October to try to negotiate a new contract with the team. MLB also filed an objection, saying not enough money had been set aside to satisfy what it is owed by the Dodgers. While the Dodgers have put aside $322,065 for MLB's claims, the league said it was owed at least $8 million as of Feb. 22.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.