CHICAGO – Joe Mauer hit a grand slam, two doubles and drove in six runs as the Minnesota Twins routed the White Sox 20-1 Thursday, matching Chicago’s most-lopsided loss in team history.

Michael Cuddyer, Joe Crede and Matt Tolbert also homered as Minnesota ended a six-game losing streak Mauer’s second career grand slam capped a six-run sixth inning..

Indians 8, Royals 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Victor Martinez drove in three runs and the Cleveland Indians got past Zack Greinke by getting to the Kansas City bullpen for an 8-3 victory. Greinke’s record stayed at 7-1 with his first no-decision in nine starts. He went six innings, gave up a season-high eight hits.

Rays 6 Athletics 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Pinch-hitter Ben Zobrist tied the game with a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth and Carl Crawford then won it with an RBI single in the Tampa Bay Rays’ 6-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

Zobrist got the Rays even at 5 with the homer off Andrew Bailey. After Dioner Navarro doubled and B.J. Upton walked against Brad Ziegler (0-1),

Tigers 4, Rangers 3

DETROIT – Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers won their sixth straight game, beating the Texas Rangers 4-3.

Curtis Granderson and Clete Thomas homered for the Tigers. Edwin Jackson (4-2) won his third start in a row.

Yankees 7, Orioles 4

NEW YORK – Robinson Cano helped New York race out to a big lead after losing Joba Chamberlain to a leg injury in the first inning, driving in three runs as the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-4 for their ninth straight win.

Cano hit an RBI double in New York’s four-run first and a two-run shot in the second. Melky Cabrera, subbing for a sore Johnny Damon, had a two-run double in the first.

Rockies 9, Braves 0

ATLANTA – Aaron Cook pitched a four-hit shutout and Todd Helton’s grand slam ended Colorado’s power slump as the Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-0. Cook (3-1) retired the final 16 batters for his second career shutout.

Phillies 12, Reds 5

CINCINNATI – Chase Utley homered and drove in four runs, and the Philadelphia Phillies’ powerful offense overcame another disappointing performance by a starter on Thursday in a 12-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Cardinals 3, Cubs 1

ST. LOUIS – Adam Wainwright came within an out of the St. Louis Cardinals’ second complete game during a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs and Albert Pujols hit a first-inning homer that knocked out the “I” on the Big Mac Land sign in left field in a 3-1 victory.

Wainwright (4-2) allowed five hits in 8 2-3 innings, striking out seven with one walk.

Diamondbacks 4, Marlins 3

MIAMI – Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks took advantage of the Florida Marlins’ weary bullpen to rally for a 4-3 victory.

Reynolds’ home run came off Cristhian Martinez, making his major league debut. Florida’s relief corps was spent after a doubleheader split Wednesday, capped by Arizona’s victory in a 13-inning nightcap.

Nationals 5, Pirates 4

WASHINGTON – Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn had RBI singles in the eighth inning, helping the Washington Nationals end a seven-game skid with a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.


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