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The MLB Report / Scores and fast facts

>American League

Kansas City 3, Detroit 2: Chris Getz's infield single in the ninth inning put Kansas City ahead as the Royals completed a 4-3 road trip after losing 12 straight games.

Toronto 11, Texas 5: Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, Kelly Johnson added a two-run drive and the Blue Jays handed the Texas Rangers consecutive defeats for the first time this season.

Oakland 4, Boston 2: It's early May but this is the latest the Red Sox have been at the bottom of the AL East in 16 years.

Tampa Bay 5, Seattle 4: Sean Rodriguez and Luke Scott homered for Tampa Bay, helping Rays right-hander James Shields become the AL's first five-game winner.

Cleveland 6, Chicago White Sox 3: Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer and Johnny Damon went 0 for 3 with a walk in his Cleveland debut. Chicago's Phil Humber earned a no-decision but walked six two starts after pitching the 21st perfect game in major-league history.


>National League

Washington 5, Arizona 4: Bryce Harper made a tumbling barehanded catch in center field and then led off the ninth inning with a double to set the stage for Ian Desmond's two-out game-ending home run as the Nationals ended their five-game losing streak.

Houston 8, N.Y. Mets 1: Chris Johnson hit two homers in consecutive at-bats and drove in a career-high six runs to help Wandy Rodriguez earn his third straight win.

Chicago Cubs 3, Cincinnati 1: Bryan LaHair and Ian Stewart hit solo homers for the Cubs, who had just their third multi-homer game of the season.

Atlanta 15, Philadelphia 13 (11): Chipper Jones' walk-off, two-run homer capped a wild game that featured four-lead changes and the Braves rallying from deficits of 6-0 and 12-8.

St. Louis 12, Pittsburgh 3: St. Louis' Lance Lynn, in the starting rotation only because of a shoulder injury to ace Chris Carpenter, joined Shields as the only five-game winners in the majors, and Carlos Beltran homered twice.

Colorado 8, L.A. Dodgers 5: Pinch-hitter Jason Giambi launched a three-run homer off Scott Elbert in the ninth inning to win it for host Colorado. Carlos Gonzalez, who was standing in the on-deck circle with first-base open during Giambi's at-bat, homered twice.

San Diego 5, Milwaukee 0: Jeff Suppan pitched five solid innings to win his first game since 2010. In his first major league game since Oct. 3, 2010, the 37-year-old Suppan limited the Brewers to four singles, combining with three relievers.


Around the horn

Boston Red Sox: Have placed third baseman Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained back. Manager Bobby Valentine also said Josh Beckett would miss his next start Saturday because of soreness in his right side.

Clemens Trial: Andy Pettitte called into question the validity of his testimony against Roger Clemens. When cross-examined by Clemens' lawyers Wednesday if he could have misunderstood when the seven-time Cy Young Award winner supposedly acknowledged using human growth hormone to Pettitte in a conversation during the 1999-2000 offseason, Pettitte answered, "I could have."


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.