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The MLB Report / Scores and fast facts

>American League

Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 1: Cesar Ramos got his first career win after replacing the injured Jeff Niemann, and Ben Zobrist homered for the Rays. Niemann is expected to miss four to six weeks after fracturing his right leg.

Boston 6, Seattle 1: Jon Lester pitched his second complete game of the season and Daniel Nava and Kelly Shoppach each homered as the Red Sox won their fourth straight game.

Kansas City 3, Texas 1: Bruce Chen pitched into the seventh inning for his second straight win and the Royals took advantage of Adrian Beltre's throwing error.

Cleveland 5, Minnesota 4: Shin-Soo Choo hit the go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning to back Jeanmar Gomez's seven superb innings.

Chicago White Sox 7, Detroit 5: Dayan Viciedo homered and hit a go-ahead two-run single to finish with four RBIs for the White Sox.

Oakland at L.A. Angels: The Angels' pitching staff was battered in Texas, giving up 25 runs in three games.


>National League

Chicago Cubs 6, St. Louis 4: Alfonso Soriano singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Cubs sent the Cardinals to their fourth straight loss at home.

Philadelphia 5, Houston 1: Joe Blanton pitched seven-plus strong innings and Placido Polanco homered for his 2,000th career hit to lead the Phillies.

Washington 8, San Diego 5: Bryce Harper hit his first big league home run and Chad Tracy and Xavier Nady each connected in the eighth inning for the Nationals.

Cincinnati 3, Atlanta 1: Brandon Phillips drove in the go-ahead run with a double off the center field wall and the Reds scored two runs off Jonny Venters in the eighth inning.

N.Y. Mets 3, Milwaukee 1: Miguel Batista pitched seven shutout innings of four-hit ball for the Mets.

Pittsburgh 3, Miami 2: Brad Lincoln pitched six innings to earn a victory in his first start of the season. The Pirates, who rank last in the majors in runs, won with only six hits.

Arizona at L.A. Dodgers: Matt Kemp has a sore hamstring and was considered questionable for Monday's game. He had played in 399 consecutive games.

Colorado at San Francisco: The Rockies, who are in the midst of an eight-game road trip, lost three straight to the Dodgers over the weekend.


Around the horn

Roger Clemens: Brian McNamee testified about the life-changing moment when, he said, he first gave Clemens a "booty shot" of steroids. The government's star witness in the Clemens perjury retrial took the stand Monday.

Ryan Braun: Major League Baseball management has fired Shyam Das, the arbitrator who overturned Ryan Braun's drug suspension in February. MLB informed Das and the players' association of its decision last week.

Andy Pettitte: Andy Pettitte will be guaranteed his full $2.5 million from the Yankees come Thursday. Pettitte was put on the major league roster Sunday after missing the 2011 season. His contract calls for a $2 million base salary.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.