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>American League

Kansas City 4, Cleveland 2: Jeff Francoeur had a go-ahead single in a three-run fifth for the Royals, who have won back-to-back games after losing 12 in a row and have won consecutive games for the second time this season. The Indians have lost six of eight at home.

Seattle 5, Detroit 4: Chone Figgins hit a tiebreaking double with two outs in the seventh inning, and the Mariners completed a three-game sweep of the Tigers to move to .500. Detroit lost for the sixth time in seven games.

Tampa Bay 4, L.A. Angels 3: Brandon Allen, recently acquired off waivers from Oakland, hit a two-run pinch-hit homer in the ninth for the Rays, who have won five straight. Albert Pujols went 1 for 4, ending his hitless streak at 21 at-bats when he singled but was thrown out when attempting to stretch it into a double.

Baltimore 5, Toronto 2: Adam Jones led off the eighth inning with a tiebreaking homer and the Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays with their fourth straight victory.

Boston 10, Chicago White Sox 3: Kevin Youkilis hit a grand slam, Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered twice and the Red Sox roughed up Philip Humber, who pitched a perfect game in his last start. Youkilis, mired in an early-season slump, hit his second career slam into the right-field bullpen during a five-run third inning against Humber.


>National League

San Francisco 6, Cincinnati 5: Angel Pagan hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Giants, who won in Great American Ball Park for the first time in eight games. Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval went 1 for 5, extending his season-opening hitting streak to 19 games, a franchise record.

Washington at San Diego: The first-place Nationals have won six straight series to open the season thanks to a 1.71 ERA from their starters. The Padres are batting .211 as a team and have scored two or fewer runs nine times.


Late Wednesday

Atlanta 4, L.A. Dodgers 2: The Braves' Chipper Jones singled home the go-ahead run in his final regular season at-bat at Dodger Stadium after Dan Uggla tied it with his second RBI single earlier in the ninth inning.


Around the horn

Detroit Tigers: Released slumping third baseman Brandon Inge, who was batting just .100 with a home run and two RBIs this season. The 34-year-old Inge is in his 12th season in the majors, all in Detroit. He played mostly third base for the Tigers, but has also caught, played in the outfield and second base. Inge is a career .234 hitter.

Boston Red Sox: Carl Crawford has a sprained ligament in his throwing elbow and the outfielder will remain sidelined for a while. The team released a statement saying Crawford's diagnosis was made by the Red Sox medical staff and confirmed by Dr. James Andrews. He is expected to miss at least another month or two -- maybe more.

Kansas City Royals: Pitcher Danny Duffy will miss his scheduled start against Minnesota tonight because of tightness in his left elbow. The injury isn't considered serious and the Royals expect Duffy to start next week against Detroit.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.