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>American League

Tampa Bay 4, Seattle 3: Jeff Keppinger hit a two-run homer and Desmond Jennings added a two-run triple to help the Rays complete a four-game sweep. Jeff Niemann (2-3) allowed three runs and seven hits over 5 2/3 innings as the Rays extended their winning streak to five.

Cleveland 7, Chicago White Sox 5: Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer and finished with a career-high four RBIs, leading the Indians. Kipnis, a native of suburban Chicago, also tripled in a run, walked and scored twice.

Toronto 5, L.A. Angels 0: Brandon Morrow pitched a three-hitter for his second career shutout and J.P. Arencibia hit a three-run homer to lead the Blue Jays. Morrow (3-1) won his third straight start, striking out eight and walking none to help the Blue Jays open an 11-game trip with their fifth win in their last six games overall.


>National League

Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 0: Randall Delgado threw eight strong innings in the longest start of his career but was overshadowed by Joe Blanton's three-hit shutout as the Braves lost to the Phillies. Blanton threw his first shutout in five years, and Shane Victorino and Laynce Nix homered.

Cincinnati 4, Chicago Cubs 3: The Reds scored three runs in the ninth off Cubs closer Carlos Marmol to tie it, and Scott Rolen hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning. Marmol had 34 saves in 44 chances last season.

Pittsburgh 6, St. Louis 3: Erik Bedard struck out a season-high 11, including seven straight batters, and Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead home run for the Pirates, who completed a 3-4 trip and will have 18 of the next 25 at home to end May.

Miami 3, San Francisco 2: Hanley Ramirez drove in a pair of runs without a hit to back Anibal Sanchez's first win in four starts, and the Marlins completed a three-game sweep, their second sweep at AT&T Park in as many visits.

Washington 2, Arizona 1: Bryce Harper showed why his manager put him in the No. 3 spot for his fifth career game. The 19-year-old phenom hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the sixth inning, lifting the Nationals.


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San Francisco Giants: The Giants are suddenly without their best hitter. Pablo Sandoval has a broken hamate bone in his left hand that will require surgery, and the free-swinging slugger is expected to miss four to six weeks -- the same injury he had last year on the other hand.

Detroit Tigers: Outfielder Delmon Young will be eligible to return from his seven-day suspension when the Tigers resume a homestand tonight against the Chicago White Sox. Young has been sitting out since police say he yelled anti-Semitic epithets during a late-night, drunken tussle before he was arrested in New York last week.

Clemens trial: For the first time Thursday, the jury in the Roger Clemens trial saw in person the physical evidence the government says will link the 11-time All-Star baseball pitcher to anabolic steroids, evidence that Clemens' lawyer has called a "mixed-up hodgepodge of garbage." The items were presented on Day 10 of the retrial on charges that Clemens committed perjury when he told Congress in 2008 that he had never taken steroids or human growth hormone. The first trial last July ended in a mistrial.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.