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Monday’s games

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American League

Athletics 10, Orioles 5 (12): At Baltimore, Nick Swisher and Mark Ellis homered off Jorge Julio in a five-run 12th inning, and Oakland completed a four-game sweep of the Orioles. Oakland scored all its runs on homers. Jay Payton hit a two-run shot in the first inning and Dan Johnson connected with two on in the sixth. The A’s have 18 home runs in their last six games.

Indians 10, Tigers 8: At Cleveland, Jhonny Peralta, Coco Crisp and Ben Broussard drove in two runs apiece as the Indians kept up their late-season surge by outslugging Detroit. The Indians overcame a five-run deficit in the first inning by scoring six times in their first at-bat and improved to a major league-best 19-7 in August. Bob Wickman pitched the ninth for his league-leading 35th save in 40 attempts.

Rangers 7, White Sox 5: At Arlington, Texas, rookie Juan Dominguez (2-3) allowed seven hits in eight innings, and Mark Teixeira had three hits and two RBIs to lead Texas over Chicago.

Twins 3, Royals 1 (10): At Kansas City, Mo., Nick Punto hit a two-run double in the 10th inning, leading Minnesota over the Royals. Juan Rincon (6-4) worked out of a bases loaded jam in the ninth and pitched two scoreless innings to get the win.

National League

Cardinals 6, Marlins 1: At Miami, Chris Carpenter pitched 7 2/3 innings to become the first 19-game winner in the major leagues, and David Eckstein went 4 for 5 with three RBIs to help St. Louis beat Florida. Carpenter (19-4) beat the Marlins for the second time in August and improved to 11-0 in his past 14 starts.

Dodgers 9, Cubs 6: At Chicago, Jeff Kent drove in four runs and D.J. Houlton got his first win in two months as Los Angeles used a six-run second inning to beat the Cubs. Houlton (5-7) won for the first time in nine starts since June 27, despite giving up four solo homers.

Rockies 2, Giants 1: At San Francisco, Matt Cain pitched five strong innings for the Giants in his major league debut, but Matt Holliday homered to help Colorado beat San Francisco. Rockies closer Brian Fuentes set a team single-season record with his 25th save.

Diamondbacks 7, Padres 5: At San Diego, Kelly Stinnett, Troy Glaus, Chad Tracy and Shawn Green all hit home runs to lead Arizona past the Padres. The win pulled the Diamondbacks to within 4 1/2 games of first-place San Diego in the West.

Nationals vs. Braves, ppd: At Atlanta, as Hurricane Katrina moved inland, the game between Washington and the Atlanta was postponed because of heavy rain expected throughout the night. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday.

Reds vs. Pirates, ppd: At Pittsburgh, the game between Cincinnati and the Pirates was rained out and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sept. 16.

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