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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Tigers earn split with Royals

• DETROIT 6, KANSAS CITY 4: Anibal Sanchez once again breezed through the American League champions, carrying a perfect game into the sixth inning, and the Tigers beat the host Royals on Sunday for a split of the four-game series between the top two teams in the AL Central. Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Alex Avila also drove in three runs. Sanchez improved to 6-2 over his past eight starts against Kansas City. "I guess I just know them really well," he said. "We'll see. I face them again in my next start."

• BALTIMORE 4, TAMPA BAY 2: Adam Jones got four hits, including a tiebreaking single in the seventh as the Orioles took two of three in a series shifted to St. Petersburg, Fla., following the rioting that broke out in Baltimore last week.

• CLEVELAND 10, TORONTO 7: Pinch hitter Ryan Raburn's tiebreaking, two-run double capped a six-run fifth, and Jason Kipnis had four hits as the host Indians beat the Blue Jays.

• OAKLAND 7, TEXAS 1: Stephen Vogt hit a solo homer and a three-run drive for the Athletics, and Sonny Gray (4-0) extended his shutout streak against the host Rangers to 23⅔ innings.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Grandal the 13th-inning hero

• LOS ANGELES 1, ARIZONA 0 (13): Catcher Yasmani Grandal threw out a runner at the plate after an errant pitch in the top of the 13th inning, then homered off Evan Marshall leading off the bottom half for the Dodgers. Arizona had runners at the corners with two outs in the 13th when J.P. Howell bounced a pitch that Grandal had to chase to the right of home plate. Grandal threw to Howell covering the plate, and the pitcher reached down behind with his glove to make a blind tag on Aaron Hill. "The most important thing was getting to the ball as fast as I could and give him a good toss," Grandal said.

• ST. LOUIS 3, PITTSBURGH 2 (14): Kolten Wong homered off Radhames Liz in the 14th inning, giving the Cardinals extra-inning victories in three consecutive games for the first time since July 2006. St. Louis became the first major league team to sweep a three-game series with three walkoff victories since Cincinnati against the Boston Braves in June 1925, according to STATS.

• MILWAUKEE 5, CHICAGO 3: Aramis Ramirez homered and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single as the Brewers defeated the host Cubs hours before firing manager Ron Roenicke.

• WASHINGTON 1, NEW YORK 0: Doug Fister combined with four relievers on a five-hitter and Ryan Zimmerman blooped an RBI single as the visiting Nationals won back-to-back 1-0 games.

• ATLANTA 5, CINCINNATI 0: Julio Teheran gave up three singles in six sharp innings as the host Braves gained a four-game split.

• PHILADELPHIA 6, MIAMI 2: Ryan Howard had a pair of RBI hits and the visiting Phillies ended a five-game losing streak.

• SAN DIEGO 8, COLORADO 6: Jedd Gyorko, Justin Upton and Derek Norris hit two-run homers for the host Padres.

INTERLEAGUE

• SAN FRANCISCO 5, L.A. ANGELS 0: Tim Lincecum pitched three-hit ball over eight innings, and the host Giants swept the Angels. Lincecum (2-2) lowered his ERA to 2.40.

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