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> American League

Detroit 7, Boston 3: Max Scherzer pitched into the seventh inning and recorded his third straight victory, Delmon Young homered and the Tigers avoided a four-game series sweep. The Red Sox are still last in the AL East but lost for just the sixth time in their last 20 games.

> National League

Colorado 11, Houston 5: Carlos Gonzalez added another home run after hitting three Wednesday and Jeremy Guthrie pitched seven innings for the Rockies. Gonzalez had three hits in the game as did teammate Michael Cuddyer. Astros starter Bud Norris suffered his first loss in May after four victories.

Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers: L.A. slugger Matt Kemp re-injured his left hamstring and he was unlikely to play in this game as the Dodgers tried to avoid being swept by the visiting Brewers. Kemp had just returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing two weeks with the injury.

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Clemens trial: Phil Garner, the longtime infielder and Roger Clemens' manager for 2 1/2 years with the Houston Astros, became the latest in a string of witnesses to speak glowingly of Clemens' leadership and work ethic. The testimony is part of an effort to portray Clemens as someone who achieved great success late in his career through hard work, intelligence and unrivaled intensity. Prosecutors say Clemens used steroids and human growth hormone to help prolong his career.

Baltimore Orioles: Outfielder Nick Markakis has a hamate fracture of his right wrist and will undergo surgery today in Florida. He is expected to miss 3-4 weeks. The injury is believed to have occurred more than a week ago when Markakis slid into a base. He then aggravated his ailing wrist during his final at-bat Tuesday in Toronto.

Cleveland Indians: Designated hitter Travis Hafner underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday and is expected to miss at least one month and possibly six weeks. Hafner, who will turn 35 on Sunday and is batting .242 this season, is on the DL for the sixth time in his career.

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