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The MLB Report / Scores and fast facts

American League games

Cleveland 9, Detroit 6: Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer after a Detroit error kept a first-inning rally going, and Johnny Damon added a two-run single and an impressive catch in left field.

Baltimore 2, Boston 1: Wei-Yin Chen scattered seven hits over seven innings and the Orioles set a franchise record with their seventh straight victory in Boston. Endy Chavez drove in the go-ahead run with a grounder in the sixth.

Minnesota 4, Kansas City 2: Nick Blackburn shook off a slow start and pitched five effective innings for the Twins. Justin Morneau hit a go-ahead, two-run single with two out in the fifth.

Toronto 4, Chicago White Sox 0: Brandon Morrow pitched a two-hitter for his third shutout of the season, and Jose Bautista and Rajai Davis homered for the Blue Jays.

Oakland 2, Texas 0: Colby Lewis of the Rangers was 4-0 against the Athletics last year, but he took the loss Wednesday in his first start of the season against Oakland.

Seattle at L.A. Angels: Mark Trumbo leads the Angels with a .337 batting average, and he has 12 homers and 31 runs batted in.


National League

San Francisco 6, San Diego 5: Gregor Blanco homered and scored twice. The Giants have won eight of 10 overall and 14 of their last 19 against the Padres, who have the worst record in the majors.

L.A. Dodgers 6, Philadelphia 5: Dee Gordon hit a go-ahead single to back Chris Capuano as the Dodgers handed the Phillies their fifth straight loss.

Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 3: Edwin Jackson pitched seven effective innings, and Adam LaRoche hit a three-run homer for the Nationals. Jackson allowed three runs, two earned, and three hits to earn his first win since April 14 against Cincinnati.

Atlanta 2, Miami 1: Randall Delgado pitched 6 1/3 innings and contributed his first RBI of the year, and three relievers completed a two-hitter for the Braves.

Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 4: Johnny Cueto allowed six hits over 7 2/3 innings, and Ryan Ludwick drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double to help the Reds win.

St. Louis 4, Houston 3: Allen Craig and Daniel Descalso homered to back Adam Wainwright, who yielded seven hits and three runs with eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings to improve to 5-0 in six starts at Minute Maid Park.

Milwaukee 8, Chicago Cubs 0: Zack Greinke had a season-high 12 strikeouts and the Brewers rediscovered their offense in an easy victory.

Arizona 6, Colorado 1: The Diamondbacks are 12-16 in Chase Field this season, but have won five of their last seven in their home park.


Around the horn

Boston Red Sox: Right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka is expected to start Saturday against the Nationals, one day short of a year after he had elbow reconstructive surgery.

New York Mets: Activated outfielder Jason Bay from the 15-day disabled list. Bay spent six weeks on the DL due to a rib fracture. New York also placed right-handed pitcher Chris Young, who started Tuesday's game, on the paternity list.


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Compiled from News and wire service reports.