Yankees 6, Cubs 3: At New York, Mike Mussina won his third straight start, Alex Rodriguez got a big hit with the bases loaded and suddenly surging New York polished off a three-game sweep of Chicago.
Indians 3, Diamondbacks 2: At Cleveland, Jake Westbrook pitched eight strong innings and Cleveland extended its winning streak to nine games with a victory over Arizona.
Brewers 5, Blue Jays 2: At Toronto, Carlos Lee drove in his N.L.-leading 60th run, and Chris Capuano and three relievers combined on a seven-hitter to lead Milwaukee over Toronto.
Orioles 4, Rockies 2: At Baltimore, Rafael Palmeiro hit his 560th career home run to give Baltimore a sixth-inning lead, and the Orioles shook off manager Lee Mazzilli’s first career ejection to beat Colorado.
Padres 5, Twins 1: At Minneapolis, Damian Jackson hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the seventh, and Darrell May outpitched A.L. Cy Young winner Johan Santana to help San Diego beat Minnesota.
Royals 7, Astros 1: At Kansas City, Mo., Runelvys Hernandez pitched one-hit ball for seven innings and Emil Brown hit a three-run homer as Kansas City beat Houston.
Red Sox 8, Pirates 0: At Boston, Matt Clement gave up three hits in seven innings, Jay Payton hit a two-run homer, and Boston beat Pittsburgh.
Tigers 10, Giants 8 (10): At Detroit, Placido Polanco homered with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning and Chris Shelton hit a tying two-run shot in the ninth, leading Detroit over San Francisco.
Nationals 8, Rangers 2: At Arlington, Texas, Travis Hughes struck out three of the five batters he faced for his first major league win, Brad Wilkerson drove in four runs and Washington avoided a three-game series sweep to Texas. Mark Teixeira hit his major league-leading 20th homer.
Cardinals 8, Devil Rays 5: At St. Petersburg, Fla., John Mabry drove in four runs and Albert Pujols had three hits and two RBIs, leading St. Louis over Tampa Bay. The victory moved St. Louis manager Tony La Russa ahead of Bucky Harris for fourth on the career wins list with 2,158.
Athletics 5, Phillies 2: At Oakland, Calif., Joe Blanton pitched effectively into the eighth inning and Eric Chavez homered, leading Oakland over Philadelphia.
Marlins 7, Angels 5: At Anaheim, Calif., Jeff Conine homered and drove in four runs, and Florida bounced back from consecutive extra-inning losses to beat Los Angeles and avoid a three-game sweep.
White Sox 4, Dodgers 3: At Chicago, Aaron Rowand singled in two runs in the eighth, helping Chicago beat Los Angles for its fourth straight win.
Reds 11, Braves 8: At Cincinnati, Ken Griffey Jr. hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth, rallying Cincinnati to a slump-busting victory over Atlanta. Griffey’s 513th homer moved him into sole possession of 16th place on the career list.
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