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The MLB Report / Scores and fast facts

American League

Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 4: Jhonny Peralta's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Tigers the victory. Jose Valverde (2-0) pitched the top of the ninth for the win.

Cleveland 6, Texas 3: Johnny Damon hit a two-run triple and Jeanmar Gomez pitched seven strong innings to lead the Indians. Gomez (2-1) gave up seven hits and three runs.

Baltimore at Boston: Jon Lester was on the mound for the Red Sox Friday night. He took a lifetime 14-0 record against the Orioles into that game. Lester is 7-0 in Fenway Park.

Tampa Bay 7, Oakland 2: David Price struck out 12 over eight strong innings and Jose Molina hit his first homer of the season to lead the Rays to their sixth straight win.

Toronto at L.A. Angels: The unusual woes of Albert Pujols continue. He is hitting .202 with no home runs and only five runs batted in, easily the worst start of his career.

Minnesota at Seattle: Twins manager Ron Gardenhire won't watch his team try to get out of a 1-9 slump this weekend. He's off to watch his daughter graduate from college. Minnesota hasn't scored in 19 innings.


>National League

Chicago Cubs 5, L.A. Dodgers 4: Paul Maholm pitched six crisp innings for his third consecutive win and the Cubs held on for a win.

Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 1: Johnny Cueto remained unbeaten, giving up seven hits in his first complete game of the season as the Reds won.

Washington 4, Philadelphia 3 (11): Pinch-hitter Wilson Ramos delivered an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Nationals.

Arizona 5, N.Y. Mets 4: Cody Ransom hit a two-run homer and a go-ahead single in the eighth inning to help the Diamondbacks hand the Mets their fourth straight loss. Arizona improved to 1-7 when trailing after seven innings.

Houston 5, St. Louis 4: Jose Altuve put the Astros on top with a three-run homer in the second inning and they held on for a victory.

Atlanta at Colorado: The Rockies won in walk-off fashion in their last start. Now they'll try to win consecutive games for the first time in two weeks.

Miami at San Diego: Josh Johnson of the Marlins is 0-3 with an earned-run average above 5.00. He was hoping to turn things around against the Padres Friday.

Milwaukee at San Francisco: Ryan Braun of the Brewers has a sore Achilles from a slide on Wednesday night. Milwaukee has been blanked in its last two starts.


Around the horn

Baseball sale: The baseball that rolled through the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series was sold at auction Friday for $418,250. The buyer wishes to remain anonymous.

Texas Rangers: Josh Hamilton returned to the Rangers' lineup after missing three games with a back injury. He came into the game hitting .395.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Bobby Abreu signed with the Dodgers, insisting he was OK with a reserve role after years as a regular. The outfielder had been released by the Angels.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.