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Monday’s games

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American League

Yankees 7, Blue Jays 0: In New York, Jaret Wright won his second straight game since coming back from a shoulder injury, pitching seven sharp innings as New York beat Toronto and moved into a tie for the A.L. wild-card lead. Hideki Matsui drove in three runs and Alex Rodriguez reached 100 RBIs with an eighth-inning double. New York, which broke open a close game with a four-run seventh, moved within 3 1/2 games of idle Boston, the A.L. East leader, and tied Oakland in the wild-card race.

Indians 11, Devil Rays 4: In St. Petersburg, Fla., Victor Martinez and Ben Broussard hit two-run homers in a seven-run seventh inning, leading Cleveland past Tampa Bay. Coco Crisp, Grady Sizemore and Jhonny Peralta also homered for Cleveland, which has won five straight to move within a percentage point of Oakland and the New York Yankees in the A.L. wild-card race.

National League

Braves 4, Cubs 2: In Chicago, Tim Hudson pitched his first complete game of the season and Chipper Jones hit two two-run homers, the second in the ninth inning off reliever Kerry Wood, to lead Atlanta past Chicago. It was Jones’ first multihomer game since Aug. 25, 2004, against Colorado, and the 31st of his career.

Mets 4, Diamondbacks 1: In Phoenix, Tom Glavine pitched into the ninth inning, and Jose Reyes and Victor Diaz homered as New York beat Arizona. Cliff Floyd drove in two runs for the Mets, who got another strong outing from Glavine in the opener of a seven-game road trip.

Marlins 5, Dodgers 2: In Miami, Dontrelle Willis struggled through five innings, but gave enough as Florida beat Los Angeles. Willis gave up two runs but stranded four runners in scoring position and drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly. Carlos Delgado went 3 for 4 with two RBIs, and Damion Easley reached base five times for Florida.

Cardinals 3, Pirates 1: In Pittsburgh, Mark Mulder beat the Pirates for the fifth time in as many career starts against them, limiting Pittsburgh to three hits in eight innings as St. Louis started a 13-game road trip with a win over Pittsburgh.

Giants 5, Phillies 0: In San Francisco, Noah Lowry pitched into the ninth inning to win his fourth straight start and become a 10-game winner in his first full big league season, and Moises Alou hit a three-run homer to lead the Giants past Philadelphia.

Astros 6, Padres 2: In San Diego, Roy Oswalt threw six strong innings for his 15th win and Lance Berkman hit a two-run homer as Houston beat the N.L. West-leading Padres to take the wild-card lead. Oswalt and three relievers combined on a five-hitter for the Astros, who moved a half-game in front of Philadelphia and Florida in the wild-card race.

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