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Wilfredo Ledezma leads Tigers to three-game sweep

AP , DETROITAP, NEW YORK

American LeagueWilfredo Ledezma struck out five in five-and-two-third innings as the replacement starter for Justin Verlander, and the Detroit Tigers took advantage of an error by C.C. Sabathia to beat the Cleveland Indians 1-0 on Sunday and complete a three-game sweep.

Ledezma (2-1) allowed six hits and two walks.

Twins 11, Royals 5

At Kansas City, Missouri, Jason Bartlett had a career-high five hits as the Twins completed a four-game sweep and tied a Minnesota record with their eighth consecutive road win.

Yankees 6, Orioles 1

At Baltimore, Derek Jeter hit the first of four solo homers against Rodrigo Lopez (8-12), and the Yankees opened a season-high two-game lead over second-place Boston in the AL East.

Devil Rays 7, Red Sox 6

At St Petersburg, Florida, Greg Norton hit solo homer in the 10th off Julian Tavarez (2-4) as Tampa Bay rallied from a 5-1 deficit to overcome David Ortiz's major league-high 40th homer.

Blue Jays 7, White Sox 3

At Toronto, A.J. Burnett (3-5) allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings, helping Toronto stop a seven-game losing streak, its longest in four years.

Angels 9, Rangers 1

At Anaheim, California, Garret Anderson and Vladimir Guerrero hit three-run homers for the Angels.

Athletics 7, Mariners 6

At Seattle, Frank Thomas hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs as Oakland beat the Mariners for the 12th straight time and completed its first three-game sweep in Seattle since Sept. 24-26, 1993.

National League

Jose Reyes hit a grand slam to cap a seven-run fourth, John Maine extended his scoreless streak to 23 innings and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1 on Sunday night.

Dodgers 7, Marlins 3

At Miami, Mark Hendrickson earned his first win in seven starts since the Dodgers acquired him from Tampa Bay, and Los Angeles extended its winning streak to nine games.

Cardinals 7, Brewers 1

At St Louis, Jeff Suppan (9-6) matched his season high with seven strikeouts and allowed four hits in seven-and-a-third innings.

Braves 6, Reds 4

At Cincinnati, Jeff Francoeur hit a two-run triple in the eighth against Gary Majewski (4-4) to tie it and scored the go-ahead run on Adam LaRoche's sacrifice fly to help.

Cubs 6, Pirates 1

At Chicago, Ronny Cedeno hit a three-run homer and Rich Hill (2-5) had a career-high nine strikeouts in seven innings, allowing one run and five hits.

Giants 6, Rockies 2

At San Francisco, Matt Cain (8-8) had a career-high 12 strikeouts in seven innings, and Pedro Feliz drove in two runs as San Francisco won for just the second time in 13 games.

Padres 3, Nationals 2

At San Diego, Brian Giles hit a two-run homer and singled home Dave Roberts with the winning run in the 10th off Micah Bowie (0-1).

Diamondbacks 4, Astros 3

At Phoenix, Luis Gonzalez tied Lou Gehrig for 26th place with his 534th double.

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