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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Indians win sixth straight at home

• CLEVELAND 7, DETROIT 5: Michael Brantley hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking two-run drive in the eighth inning, for the host Indians. With their sixth straight home win, the Indians closed within four games of Texas for the AL's second wild card.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cardinals suffer worst loss of season

• CINCINNATI 11, ST. LOUIS 0: Todd Frazier and Brandon Phillips both homered and drove in three runs as the last-place Reds sent the visiting Cardinals to their most lopsided loss of the season.

• COLORADO 4, SAN DIEGO 3: Center fielder Charlie Blackmon made a leaping catch in the ninth inning to help preserve the Rockies' road victory.

• MILWAUKEE 6, PITTSBURGH 4 (13): Logan Shafer singled home Nevin Ashley with the go-ahead run in the top of the 13th and the visiting Brewers spoiled A.J. Burnett's return to the Pirates rotation.

• NEW YORK 7, ATLANTA 2: Bartolo Colon's shutout streak ended at 31 innings while he won his fourth straight start for the visiting Mets. The Braves dropped their ninth straight at home, matching a franchise record. Shelby Miller's winless streak reached 21 straight starts.

NOTES

• Two games were postponed by rain Thursday. The AL East-leading Blue Jays and the second-place Yankees will make theirs up as part of a doubleheader Saturday. The Cubs and Phillies will play two on Friday.

• Texas designated hitter Josh Hamilton will have an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee Friday, and the Rangers hope he'll return before the end of the season.

• Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen was taken to an Atlanta hospital after experiencing an irregular heartbeat before Thursday night's game.

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