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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Rays beat Boston rookie

• TAMPA BAY 5, BOSTON 2: Mikie Mahtook hit a two-run homer and Matt Moore recovered from a difficult start to strike out seven as the Rays beat the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Moore allowed two hits and walked two in the first inning as Boston took a 2-0 lead. Boston rookie Henry Owens was perfect through four innings, but Logan Forsythe led off the fifth with a double for Tampa Bay's first hit and he scored on a sacrifice fly. The Rays scored two more runs in the sixth on Evan Longoria'a sacrifice fly and a throwing error.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cubs' Arrieta gets 20th victory

• CHICAGO 4, MILWAUKEE 0: Jake Arrieta of the Cubs won his 20th game, pitching a three-hitter to shut out the visiting Brewers. He struck out 11 and walked only one. Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer, his 26th, for Chicago.

• ATLANTA 6, NEW YORK 2: Rookie righthander Matt Wisler stopped his nine-start winless drought as the Braves stalled the Mets' push toward the NL East title in New York. David Wright homered but the Mets lost for the fifth time in seven games.

• PHILADELPHIA 6, MIAMI 2: Cody Asche hit two home runs to help Aaron Harang get his first victory in over a month as the Phillies beat the Marlins in Miami.

INTERLEAGUE

Jimenez wins 100th career game

• BALTIMORE 4 WASHINGTON 1: Ubaldo Jimenez pitched six gritty innings to earn his 100th career win and added an RBI single as the Orioles beat the host Nationals in the rain-delayed opener of a series between teams fighting to remain in the playoff race.

NOTES

Tigers send closer home

•The Tigers sent closer Bruce Rondon home for the rest of the season. Manager Brad Ausmus gave very little explanation, only saying that Rondon had been sent home because of his "effort level". The 25-year-old took over the closer's role in early August after Joakim Soria was traded, and converted his first two chances. In his last 14 outings, though, he blew four out of seven save chances and posted a 6.08 ERA with 12 walks and 10 strikeouts

• A person familiar with the situation says former major league manager Manny Acta has interviewed for the Miami Marlins' managerial job. That's the strongest indication yet that current manager Dan Jennings won't be back in that job next year.

• Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina said he plans to return before the end of the regular season despite a thumb injury. Molina sustained a slight tear of his left thumb ligament Sunday while tagging out Cubs' player Anthony Rizzo at the plate.

• Greg Holland is out and Wade Davis is in as the Kansas City Royals' closer. Holland is being bothered by a sore elbow.

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