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Sunday’s games

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American League

Orioles 4, Red Sox 1: At Baltimore, Rafael Palmeiro and Jay Gibbons hit solo home runs to back a strong pitching performance by Rodrigo Lopez, leading Baltimore over Boston for the third time in four games. Palmeiro is two hits short of becoming the fourth player in baseball history to have 3,000 hits and 500 home runs.

Yankees 9, Indians 4: At New York, Jason Giambi hit a two-run homer, and Ruben Sierra drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single to lift New York to its seventh win in eight games with a victory over Cleveland.

Tigers 9, Devil Rays 4: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Magglio Ordonez drove in three runs, and Dmitri Young hit a two-run homer to lead Detroit past Tampa Bay.

Rangers 9, Blue Jays 8: At Arlington, Texas, Mark Teixeira hit his A.L.-leading 25th home run and Mark DeRosa had a two-run shot in a four-run eighth inning as Texas completed a three-game sweep of Toronto.

Twins 3, Royals 2 (12): At Kansas City, Mo., Nick Punto scored on third baseman Mark Teahen’s fielding error with two outs in the 12th and Minnesota overcame Mike Sweeney’s two home runs to beat Kansas City.

Athletics 9, White Sox 8 (11): At Chicago, Nick Swisher hit an RBI double in the 11th as Oakland beat Chicago, completing a three-game sweep of the team with the majors’ best record.

National League

Cubs 9, Marlins 2: At Miami, Derrek Lee hit his 27th home run of the season and drove in four runs, Greg Maddux allowed four hits in eight innings, and Chicago beat Florida to complete a three-game sweep.

Mets 6, Pirates 1: At Pittsburgh, Pedro Martinez improved to 10-3 by picking up his first win in Pittsburgh in eight seasons, and Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer in the first inning to help New York avoid a sweep by beating Pittsburgh.

Brewers 8, Braves 4: At Atlanta, Geoff Jenkins homered and drove in three runs, and N.L. leader Carlos Lee had two more RBIs, helping Milwaukee beat Atlanta.

Astros 6, Dodgers 5: At Houston, Brad Ausmus snapped an eighth-inning tie with an RBI single and Houston rallied from four runs down to beat Los Angeles and sweep the three-game series.

Phillies 5, Nationals 4 (12): At Philadelphia, Ryan Howard hit a tying two-run homer in the eighth, and pinch-hitter Ramon Martinez singled in the winning run in the 12th to lift Philadelphia to a win over Washington.

Padres 8, Rockies 5: At Denver, Brian Giles tripled and drove in three runs, Damian Jackson had three hits, and Xavier Nady and Khalil Greene added solo home runs to lead San Diego to a victory over Colorado.

Diamondbacks 2, Reds 0: At Phoenix, Tony Clark broke up a scoreless game with a seventh-inning home run, and Arizona beat Cincinnati.

Cardinals 4, Giants 3: At San Francisco, Jeff Suppan pitched into the seventh inning, had two hits and drove in a run to help St. Louis beat San Francisco.

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