Angels 10, White Sox 5: At Chicago, Bartolo Colon won his eighth straight decision to become the league’s first 19-game winner and Garret Anderson backed him with a three-run homer to lead Los Angeles over the White Sox.
Red Sox 9, Yankees 2: At New York, Curt Schilling allowed five hits in eight sharp innings for his first victory since returning to Boston’s rotation, and Manny Ramirez busted out of a rare slump with a homer and three RBIs to lead Boston past the Yankees.
Blue Jays 3, Devil Rays 2: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Gregg Zaun and Russ Adams hit consecutive RBI singles off Danys Baez as Toronto overcame a 3-2, ninth-inning deficit to defeat Tampa Bay.
Indians 7, Twins 5: At Cleveland, Coco Crisp and Jhonny Peralta homered as the Indians rallied twice to beat Minnesota. Cleveland has won 17 of its last 22 games.
Tigers 4, Royals 3: At Detroit, Carlos Pena hit a tiebreaking home run off Andrew Sisco leading off the eighth as the Tigers stopped a nine-game losing streak by beating Kansas City.
Athletics 5, Rangers 4: At Arlington, Texas, rookie Dan Johnson hit his first career grand slam to lead Oakland over Texas and keep the A’s one game behind Los Angeles in the West.
Braves 4, Nationals 0: At Washington, Brian McCann hit a three-run homer and Jorge Sosa threw eight shutout innings to win his eighth straight road start and lead Atlanta over Washington.
Cubs 5, Giants 2: At San Francisco, Henry Blanco hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the sixth off Brad Hennessey and Derrek Lee had a pair of doubles and drove in a run to lead Chicago past the Giants.
Dodgers 3, Padres 1: At Los Angeles, Derek Lowe allowed one run and seven hits in 7 2/3 innings in just his second win since Aug. 5, and Willy Aybar had two hits in his first major league start as the Dodgers beat San Diego.
Astros 7, Brewers 5: At Milwaukee, Andy Pettitte won his fifth straight start and became a 15-game winner for the seventh time, helping Houston remain on top in the wild-card race with a win over the Brewers.
Marlins 7, Phillies 6: At Philadelphia, Florida pinch hitter Paul Lo Duca had a two-run single in the seventh inning as Philadelphia’s bullpen failed to hold a lead for the second time in three games.
Reds 6, Pirates 2: At Cincinnati, Rich Aurilia’s bases-loaded double in the fourth inning sparked a five-run rally and Ramon Ortiz threw his first complete game since 2003 to lead the Reds over Pittsburgh.
Cardinals 4, Mets 2: At St. Louis, Jeff Suppan earned the win and hit his first career home run to lead the Cardinals and hand New York its season-long sixth straight loss.
Diamondbacks 8, Rockies 5: At Denver, Troy Glaus hit his 32nd homer and drove in two runs, Shawn Green had three hits and a home run, and Arizona beat Colorado. Kelly Stinnett and Chad Tracy also connected for Arizona.
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