Yankees 8, Blue Jays 4: At New York, Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, Gary Sheffield added a three-run shot in the eighth and the Yankees defeated Toronto.
Red Sox 9, Orioles 3: At Baltimore, Manny Ramirez hit his 41st homer in a five-run first inning and Johnny Damon connected in a four-run fifth, leading Boston past the Orioles for a three-game sweep.
Royals 5, Indians 4: At Kansas City, Mo., Cleveland center fielder Grady Sizemore lost Paul Phillips’ ninth-inning double in the sun, allowing Angel Berroa to score the winning run for the Royals.
White Sox 4, Twins 1: At Chicago, Mark Buehrle pitched a four-hitter and Paul Konerko homered to help the White Sox beat Minnesota, pushing their A.L. Central lead back to 2 1/2 games over Cleveland.
Devil Rays 8, Angels 4: At Anaheim, Calif., Jorge Cantu and Aubrey Huff homered on consecutive pitches from Bartolo Colon, and Tampa Bay ended Los Angeles’ eight-game winning streak.
Rangers 6, Athletics 2: At Oakland, Calif., Rod Barajas hit a three-run homer and Michael Young extended his career-best hitting streak to 22 games with an RBI double, leading Texas past the Athletics.
Braves 5, Marlins 3: At Atlanta, Marcus Giles hit a tying two-run homer, then drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly as the Braves beat Florida.
Mets 6, Nationals 5: At Washington, Mike Piazza hit two of New York’s four homers, and New York eliminated the Nationals from playoff contention.
Phillies 6, Reds 3: At Cincinnati, Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff home run and fell a double short of the cycle as Philadelphia defeated the Reds.
Cardinals 2, Brewers 0: At Milwaukee, Jim Edmonds homered as St. Louis beat the Brewers to snap a three-game losing streak.
Cubs 3, Astros 2: At Chicago, Jeromy Burnitz hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, Derrek Lee also connected and the Cubs beat Houston to cut the Astros’ N.L. wild-card lead to one game.
Giants 6, Rockies 2: At Denver, Barry Bonds went hitless in a surprise start, but San Francisco scored four runs in the ninth to beat Colorado.
Dodgers 9, Pirates 2: At Los Angeles, Derek Lowe pitched six solid innings, pinch-hitter Jason Phillips drove in the go-ahead runs in a six-run sixth and the Dodgers beat Pittsburgh.
Diamondbacks 4, Padres 3 (10): At Phoenix, Chad Tracy singled home Andy Green in the 10th inning, and Arizona dropped San Diego (77-78) below .500.
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