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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Holland throws shutout for Texas

• TEXAS 6, BALTIMORE 0: Derek Holland struck out every Baltimore batter while throwing a three-hitter for his eighth career shutout, leading the host Rangers over the Orioles. The Orioles have lost 10 of 11.

• TAMPA BAY 3, KANSAS CITY 2: The host Rays prevented Kansas City from a 7-0 sweep of their season series, a feat the Royals have not accomplished since 1988. With the Royals down 3-2 with runners on first and third in the eighth, Kansas City designated hitter Kendrys Morales hit into an inning-ending double play. Ben Zobrist was tagged out at home by catcher Rene Rivera, and Rivera then tagged out Morales, who never ran to first base because he thought his grounder to first base was foul. "You go back and look at the replay, obviously it's not [a fair ball]," Royals manager Ned Yost said.

• TORONTO 9, DETROIT 2: The host Blue Jays hit four home runs and completed a three-game sweep.

• CLEVELAND 9, LOS ANGELES 2: Abraham Almonte hit his first career grand slam as the host Indians won their fifth in a row. The Angels fell back to .500 for the first time since June 26.

• CHICAGO 6, SEATTLE 5 (11): White Sox pitchers struck out 19 to tie a franchise record.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Pirates blanked by Rockies

• COLORADO 5, PITTSBURGH 0: Jorge De La Rosa pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning before being ejected for arguing with home plate umpire Jeff Nelson.

• ST. LOUIS 7, SAN FRANCISCO 5: Matt Carpenter, Brandon Moss and Mark Reynolds homered for the visiting Cardinals.

• WASHINGTON 7, MIAMI 4: Jayson Werth homered and drove in three runs for the host Nationals.

• SAN DIEGO 9, PHILADELPHIA 4: James Shields pitched seven innings for his first road win since May

• MILWAUKEE 4, CINCINNATI 1: Wily Peralta held the Reds to one run and seven hits in seven innings for the host Brewers.

INTERLEAGUE

Yankees score 20 against Braves

• N.Y. YANKEES 20, ATLANTA 6: The visiting Yankees sent 14 batters to the plate in a nine-run seventh.

• N.Y. METS 5, BOSTON 4: The Mets stopped their five-game home skid. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz hit his 494th home run, moving past Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 27th place on the career list.

• OAKLAND 7, ARIZONA 4 (11): Marcus Semien's two-run single won it in the 11th for the visiting Athletics.

NOTES

• Pitcher Tim Lincecum encountered another setback with his hip and back discomfort, forcing him to acknowledge the possibility that he has thrown his last pitch of the season. And, because he'll be a free agent, his last pitch as a Giant.

• The Mets acquired reliever Addison Reed from Arizona for two minor leaguers pitchers. Reed is 2-2 with a 4.20 ERA this year.

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