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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Orioles rally from six runs down

• BALTIMORE 8, DETROIT 7: Adam Jones and Manny Machado homered, and the host Orioles rallied from a six-run deficit to beat the trade-ravaged Tigers on Friday night. Down 6-0 in the fourth inning, the Orioles teed off against the pitching-poor Tigers and went ahead 7-6 in the sixth when Machado hit a two-run drive off rookie Jose Valdez, making his big-league debut. The Orioles pulled one game behind the Twins in the AL wild-card chase and bolstered their roster for a playoff run by obtaining outfielder Gerardo Parra from Milwaukee.

• NEW YORK 13, CHICAGO 6: Mark Teixeira homered from both sides of the plate for the record 14th time, hitting his 10th grand slam and a two-run homer that led the Yankees over the host White Sox.

• CLEVELAND 2, OAKLAND 1: Danny Salazar pitched eight innings of one-hit ball, Michael Bourn doubled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth, and the Indians beat the host Athletics.

• BOSTON 7, TAMPA BAY 5: The Red Sox held on to Mike Napoli at the trading deadline, and he responded with a two-run homer off the top of the Green Monster against the Rays.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Flores is Mets' walk-off hero

• NEW YORK 2, WASHINGTON 1: New fan favorite Wilmer Flores hit a leadoff homer in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Mets a victory over the Nationals in the opener of a pivotal series between the top teams in the NL East. Two nights after endearing himself to Mets rooters when they saw him wiping tears away at shortstop after he thought he had been traded, Flores received four standing ovations.

• PITTSBURGH 5, CINCINNATI 4: Andrew McCutchen hit another homer at Great American Ball Park, and the rebuilt Pirates bullpen was shaky but delivered against the host Reds. The Pirates finished July with a 17-9 record, the best in the NL.

• ST. LOUIS 7, COLORADO 0: Matt Carpenter homered for the third time in two games, Michael Wacha pitched seven crisp innings and the host Cardinals beat the Rockies.

• PHILADELPHIA 9, ATLANTA 3: Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard drove in four runs, helping the host Phillies improve to 11-2 since the All-Star break.

• CHICAGO 4, MILWAUKEE 1: Jason Hammel improved to 7-0 vs. the Brewers with his victory in almost two months and Anthony Rizzo homered for the visiting Cubs.

• SAN DIEGO 8, MIAMI 3 (11): Yonder Alonso and Derek Norris walked with the bases loaded during a five-run 11th inning as the Padres beat the host Marlins.

INTERLEAGUE

• L.A. DODGERS 5, L.A. ANGELS 3: Zack Greinke struck out eight over eight innings against his old team, Howie Kendrick and Alex Guerrero homered and the host Dodgers beat the Angels.

• TEXAS 6, SAN FRANCISCO 3: Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre homered off Madison Bumgarner as the Rangers won in the Giants' first visit to Texas since clinching the 2010 World Series.

• ARIZONA 6, HOUSTON 4 (10): Welington Castillo hit a go-ahead homer in the 10th inning, his third homer in two games, and the Diamondbacks beat the host Astros.

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