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Tuesday’s games

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American League

Twins 9, Tigers 3: At Detroit, Matthew LeCroy, Luis Rivas and Jason Bartlett hit home runs and Minnesota beat the Tigers in a matchup of slumping teams.

Blue Jays 9, Red Sox 3: At Toronto, Gabe Gross hit his first home run in nearly a year during a five-run second inning, and the Blue Jays beat Boston for their ninth win in 13 games against the Red Sox this season.

Yankees 17, Devil Rays 3: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Jason Giambi hit his 30th homer and drove in five runs, helping New York rout Tampa Bay to nudge closer to first-place Boston in the East. The Yankees climbed a season-high 19 games better than .500 to pull within 2 1/2 games of the Red Sox.

Indians 5, Athletics 2: At Cleveland, Ben Broussard’s second homer of the game, a tiebreaking three-run shot in the eighth inning, sent the Indians to a victory over Oakland.

Orioles 4, Rangers 3: At Arlington, Texas, Luis Matos drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the ninth inning and Baltimore won its fourth straight game.

White Sox 6, Royals 4: At Kansas City, Mo., Jose Contreras won his fifth straight start and Chicago beat the Royals for the 13th time in 16 games this season.

National League

Phillies 5, Braves 4: At Philadelphia, Mike Lieberthal drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the sixth inning, leading the Phillies to a victory over Atlanta.

Nationals 4, Mets 2: At New York, Hector Carrasco filled a hole in Washington’s rotation with a solid spot start, and the Nationals used a three-run third inning to beat Tom Glavine and New York.

Cardinals 5, Pirates 4: At St. Louis, Chris Carpenter blew a four-run lead in his worst outing since his 13-game winning streak began in mid-June, but the Cardinals rallied on David Eckstein’s ninth-inning RBI single to beat Pittsburgh.

Marlins 4, Astros 2: At Houston, Juan Pierre walked in the seventh inning when umpires said Houston pitcher Wandy Rodriguez touched his mouth with his hand while on the mound, and Paul Lo Duca followed with a tiebreaking, two-run homer that sent Florida on to a victory over the Astros.

Cubs 4, Reds 3 (10): At Chicago, Todd Walker’s long single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Cubs a victory over Cincinnati.

Brewers 3, Diamondbacks 1: At Phoenix, Carlos Lee and Geoff Jenkins hit back-to-back solo homers, helping Chris Capuano beat Arizona to become Milwaukee’s first 17-game winner in 13 years.

Giants 5, Padres 4: At San Francisco, Mike Matheny hit a pair of RBI doubles, leading the Giants over slumping San Diego.

Rockies 6, Dodgers 4: At Los Angeles, Clint Barmes triggered a six-run second with a bases-loaded, two-run single and Colorado held on for a win over the Dodgers.

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