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>American League

Minnesota 11, Detroit 7: Minnesota's Justin Morneau returned to the lineup after a stint on the 15-day disabled list due to a sore left wrist, going 1 for 5. Jamey Carroll hit a two-run double in the sixth inning to give the Twins the lead for good.

Cleveland 9, Seattle 3: Travis Hafner hit his fifth homer and drove in three runs, while Shin-Soo Choo had three hits as Cleveland won its third in row, chasing Seattle ace Feliz Hernandez after 3 2/3 innings. Hernandez gave up six earned runs and 10 hits.

Tampa Bay 2, Boston 1: Jeremy Hellickson pitched six solid innings and Luke Scott had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly as the Rays snapped Boston's five-game winning streak.

Texas 4, Oakland 1: Yu Darvish struck out seven and yielded four hits in 7 2/3 innings to win his fourth start in as many chances at Rangers Ballpark, improving to 6-1 overall, while Adrian Beltre homered during a four-run fourth.

Baltimore 4, Kansas City 3 (15): AL East co-leading Baltimore handed the Royals just their second loss in eight games as Adam Jones' solo homer in the 15th broke a 3-all tie.

L.A. Angels 7, Chicago White Sox 2: Following a 3-for-4 day, Albert Pujols hit his second homer of the season, a three-run shot, to lead the Angels.


>National League

San Diego 4, L.A. Dodgers 2: Chase Headley homered, doubled and drove in three runs as the Padres beat L.A. for just the fourth time in 20 meetings.

Washington 7, Pittsburgh 4: Adam LaRoche broke open a tight game with a three-run double for his 1,000th career hit after homering for No. 999.

Miami 8, Atlanta 4: Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer and possibly saved two runs with a diving catch as Miami improved to 12-3 this month.

Houston 8, Milwaukee 3: Carlos Lee had three hits, including his first homer since April 22, and three RBIs to back another solid outing by Bud Norris as the Astros snapped a four-game losing streak.

Philadelphia 9, Chicago Cubs 2: Carlos Ruiz hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies used Hector Luna's first career grand slam during a sixth-run ninth inning to pull away from the Cubs.

Colorado 6, Arizona 1: Jamie Moyer won for the second time this year, breaking his own mark for oldest pitcher to record a major-league win, as the 49-year-old pitched into the seventh and drove in two runs by legging out an infield single.

St. Louis at San Francisco: Madison Bumgarner was looking to become just the fourth pitcher in history to win nine straight home starts since the Giants' move to San Francisco.


Around the horn

Texas Rangers: Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler was scratched from the lineup Wednesday night in the opener of a two-game set against Oakland because of a stomach virus.

Cleveland Indians: Josh Tomlin isn't quite sure when he will be back on the mound for the Indians. The righty said he's scheduled for a second MRI on his injured right wrist.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.