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Wednesday’s games

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American League

Royals 1, Twins 0: At Kansas City, Mo., Emil Brown singled home Denny Hocking with one out in the ninth to lead the Royals to a victory over Minnesota, which set a team record by getting 13 hits in a shutout.

Angels 2, Athletics 1: At Anaheim, Calif., John Lackey held Oakland to three hits over seven shutout innings as Los Angeles beat the A’s to climb back within a game of the West-leading Athletics.

Rangers 9, White Sox 2: At Arlington, Texas, Michael Young and Alfonso Soriano hit two-run homers in the sixth inning against struggling Orlando Hernandez, and Texas beat Chicago.

Orioles 7, Blue Jays 0: At Toronto, Bruce Chen and Chris Ray combined on a two-hitter, and Baltimore ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Blue Jays.

Red Sox 7, Devil Rays 6: At Boston, Kevin Millar hit two homers and David Ortiz hit his fifth in five games, helping the Red Sox rally from a big deficit for the second consecutive night and beat Tampa Bay.

Tigers 4, Indians 3: At Cleveland, Ivan Rodriguez homered to break an eighth-inning tie, Mike Maroth pitched seven innings, and Detroit beat the Indians.

National League

Cardinals 10, Marlins 5: At Miami, Albert Pujols had a season-high three extra-base hits, scored twice and reached the 100-RBI mark for the fifth consecutive season as St. Louis beat Florida. The loss put Florida one game behind Philadelphia in the wild-card race.

Brewers 6, Pirates 5: At Milwaukee, rookie Prince Fielder hit a two-run, pinch-hit homer off Jose Mesa in the ninth to give the Brewers a win over Pittsburgh.

Braves 5-3, Nationals 3-4: At Atlanta, Brad Wilkerson scored on a wild throw in the ninth inning as Washington beat Atlanta to earn a split of a doubleheader. In the Game 1, Andruw Jones homered and drove in all five runs to lead the Braves to a win.

Dodgers 7, Cubs 0: At Chicago, Derek Lowe pitched a one-hitter for his second shutout and complete game of the season, leading Los Angeles over the Cubs.

Giants 5, Rockies 3: At San Francisco, Moises Alou hit the first of San Francisco’s four solo home runs, and the Giants rebounded from an injury to starter Kevin Correia to beat Colorado.

Phillies 8, Mets 2: At New York, Chase Utley hit two of Philadelphia’s four homers off Pedro Martinez, Brett Myers pitched seven strong innings and the Phillies beat the Mets.

Padres 9, Diamondbacks 5: At San Diego, Ben Johnson hit his first career homer, a three-run drive, and the Padres beat Arizona to move up to the .500 mark.

Astros 10, Reds 0: At Houston, Andy Pettitte allowed four hits in seven innings as the Astros beat Cincinnati.

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