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Sunday’s games

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American League

Twins 9, Yankees 3: At Minneapolis, Carlos Silva pitched seven strong innings, a diluted Minnesota lineup knocked out Kevin Brown during a five-run sixth and the Twins defeated New York.

Rangers 8, Royals 1: At Kansas City, Mo., Kenny Rogers won his career-best eighth consecutive start with seven sharp innings as Texas beat Kansas City. Rogers, who last lost on April 18 at Tampa Bay, gave up five hits and a run.

Red Sox 6, Angels 3: At Boston, Mark Bellhorn’s sacrifice fly broke a seventh-inning tie, David Ortiz doubled in two more runs and Boston’s bullpen held on to protect a victory over Los Angeles.

Orioles 6, Tigers 2: At Detroit, Daniel Cabrera pitched seven strong innings, Melvin Mora drove in a pair of runs and Baltimore took advantage of three Detroit errors en route to the victory.

Athletics 12, Blue Jays 4: At Oakland, Calif., Scott Hatteberg hit a three-run homer, Eric Chavez hit a two-run shot and Marco Scutaro also connected to help Oakland’s defeat Toronto.

Indians 6, White Sox 4 (12): At Chicago, Cleveland scored the go-ahead run in the 12th on two walks and reliever Dustan Hermanson’s throwing error to beat Chicago.

National League

Nationals 6, Marlins 3: At Washington, Ryan Church hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, lifting Washington to a sweep of Florida. The Nationals, who lead the East, have come from behind for 21 of their 31 victories.

Astros 6, Cardinals 4: At Houston, Morgan Ensberg and Jason Lane homered during a five-run first inning and Willy Taveras had a career-high four hits to help Roger Clemens (4-3) overcome some early struggles en route to a victory over St. Louis.

Pirates 5, Braves 2: At Pittsburgh, Rob Mackowiak hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Matt Lawton added a solo shot and Oliver Perez pitched seven strong innings in the Pirates’ win over Atlanta.

Phillies 7, Diamondbacks 6: At Philadelphia, Mike Lieberthal hit a three-run homer and Randy Wolf pitched seven solid innings to lead Philadelphia over Arizona for its sixth straight win.

Dodgers 10, Brewers 6: At Los Angeles, Jeff Kent had four hits and four RBIs and Jayson Werth had a two-run triple among his four hits in the Dodgers’ win over Milwaukee.

Cubs 4, Padres 0: At San Diego, Carlos Zambrano pitched seven scoreless innings to help Chicago beat the Padres for its ninth win in 10 games.

Rockies 8, Reds 6: At Denver, Todd Greene homered and had three RBIs in Colorado’s fourth straight victory, a win over Cincinnati.

Giants 6-1, Mets 3-12: At New York, Cliff Floyd homered twice and drove in four runs, Kris Benson pitched three-hit ball for seven innings and New York routed San Francisco for a doubleheader split. In the opener, Brett Tomko just about ended San Francisco’s eight-game losing streak all by himself. He hit a three-run double and pitched into the eighth, leading the Giants to a victory.

Associated Press