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Hamilton lifts Texas past Twins in matchup of divisional leaders
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton hit his 29th home run, Michael Young made up for two errors with the tiebreaking RBI single and Texas beat Minnesota 4-3 on Tuesday night in a matchup of division leaders.
Young’s two-out single in the seventh inning off Carl Pavano (15-9) snapped a 3-all tie and put the AL West leaders ahead to stay and ruined the right-hander’s sixth complete game of the season.
Darren Oliver (1-1) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings after relieving hardluck starter Colby Lewis. Hard-throwing rookie Neftali Feliz worked the ninth for his 32nd save.
Andres Blanco had two doubles for Texas, driving in a run with the first and scoring the go-ahead run after the second.

Yankees 11, Blue Jays 5
TORONTO  — Curtis Granderson hit a three-run homer, Marcus Thames added a two-run drive and three other Yankees hit solo blasts.
Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Mark Teixeira also connected as the Yankees won for the sixth time in eight games.
Teixeira and Posada both went 4 for 5 with two RBIs, while Thames and Granderson both had three hits. New York’s 17 hits were one shy of its season high.
Right-hander Dustin Moseley (4-2) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season.
The Yankees chased Blue Jays starter Marc Rzepczynski (1-2) with a four-run, three-homer third. Teixeira hit his 28th, Thames his fifth and Posada his 16th.

Athletics 5, Indians 0
CLEVELAND — Gio Gonzalez extended Oakland’s strong streak of pitching with seven solid innings.
Jeff Larish had a two-run homer and Coco Crisp a solo shot off Fausto Carmona (11-12) as Oakland snapped its streak without multiple homers at 26 games, longest since a team-record 31 games in 1978. Jack Cust hit a two-run homer in the seventh to make it 5-0.
Gonzalez (11-8) gave up five hits over seven innings, becoming the 22nd consecutive Oakland starter to work at least six innings. The Athletics staff has allowed five runs or fewer in all those games, the longest streak by an AL team since the 1989 California Angels.

White Sox 7, Orioles 5
CHICAGO — Gordon Beckham hit a three-run home run in the seventh and Gavin Floyd pitched seven strong innings for Chicago, which won for the fifth time in 15 games.
Luke Scott homered and Felix Pie had three hits for the Orioles, who have lost eight of 12.
A.J. Pierzynski opened the bottom of seventh with a single off Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie. One out later, Mark Teahen hit a double down the right-field line, moving Pierzynski to third. Beckham followed with his eighth homer to break a 2-all tie.

Cubs 5, Nationals 4
WASHINGTON — Alfonso Soriano and Tyler Colvin homered, Carlos Zambrano continued his resurgence since rejoining the Chicago rotation and the Cubs edged the Washington Nationals.
The Cubs improved to 2-0 under interim manager Mike Quade, who took over when Lou Piniella unexpectedly retired after Sunday’s game. Quade is the first Cubs manager to win his first two games since Jim Riggleman, now the Nationals’ skipper, started 4-0 in 1995.
Zambrano (5-6) yielded a run on five hits over 7 1-3 innings, his longest outing of the year. He walked one and struck out eight.
The Nationals have lost three straight games and dropped a season-worst 20 games under .500.

Pirates 4, Cardinals 3
PITTSBURGH — Pirates rookie Neil Walker drove in three runs and last-place Pittsburgh prevented Adam Wainwright from becoming the majors’ first 18-game winner, holding off a ninth-inning rally to beat St. Louis.
The Cardinals, down 4-2 when the ninth started, loaded the bases with one out and a run in on Jon Jay’s single, but Evan Meek got Matt Holliday and Felipe Lopez to pop up in succession. Meek converted only his second save in eight opportunities.
Pittsburgh won for only the third time in 16 games.

Mets 6, Marlins 5
NEW YORK — Luis Castillo hit a game-ending single with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Mets to a victory over the Marlins.
Castillo, a late-inning replacement, looped a hit to the opposite field off Will Ohman (0-2) to score Ike Davis and help the Mets move into third place in the NL East.
Davis led off the ninth with an infield single that sent second baseman Dan Uggla flipping to the turf trying to make a play. After Jeff Francouer flied out to center, Josh Thole hit a broken-bat single. Pinch-hitter Mike Hessman struck out before Castillo completed the Mets’ rally after they blew a two-run lead in the seventh.
Hisanori Takahashi (8-6) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win.

Dodgers 5, Brewers 3
MILWAUKEE — Rod Barajas made a smashing debut for the Dodgers with a three-run homer and Ted Lilly won his fifth straight in the Dodgers’ victory over the Brewers.
Matt Kemp added a 447-foot homer in the second, but Barajas dealt the biggest blow in the sixth after starting his career in Los Angeles with consecutive doubles.
Barajas was claimed from the Mets on Sunday.

Rockies 5, Braves 2
DENVER — Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven effective innings and Carlos Gonzalez hit his 26th home run to lead the Rockies to a victory over the Braves.
Seth Smith also homered and Eric Young had a career-high three hits for the Rockies.
Huston Street worked the ninth for his 12th save.
Alex Gonzalez homered and had two RBIs for Atlanta, which has lost three straight for the first time in two months.