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Cabrera and Hunter lead Tigers over Yankees 9-3

TIGERS WITH TEETH:Miguel Cabrera hit his 35th homer with a bandaged leg, while the last-place Marlins ended the Atlanta Braves’ 14-game win streak with a 1-0 victory

AP, NEW YORK

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Miguel Cabrera homered against the Yankees again and had three hits while playing on a bandaged leg, while Torii Hunter connected and drove in four runs on Saturday, leading the Detroit Tigers over New York 9-3 in the American League.

Anibal Sanchez (10-7) tossed seven easy innings against a Yankees lineup that was without Alex Rodriguez. Manager Joe Girardi said he was giving the third baseman a day off after he struck out three times in his season debut in the Bronx.

Austin Jackson followed a four-hit, three-double night on Friday with a homer and triple against the team that drafted him. Don Kelly had a two-run single off Phil Hughes (4-11) as the AL Central division leaders won for the 17th time in 21 games.

Cabrera hit his 35th home run.

BLUE JAYS 5, ATHLETICS 4

In Toronto, Josh Reddick hit two home runs, a day after connecting three times for Oakland, but the Toronto Blue Jays got shots from Jose Bautista and Jose Reyes to beat the Athletics.

Reddick had homered only five times this season, before launching a trio of long balls on Friday night in a 14-6 romp. He tied the MLB record for homers over two games.

Reddick hit a two-run drive off Mark Buehrle (8-7) in the second inning and a leadoff home run in the ninth against Casey Janssen, who got his 21st save.

The A’s lost for the seventh time in nine games.

Buehrle (8-7) won his third straight decision. He allowed three runs and seven hits in 5-1/3 innings.

Sonny Gray (0-1) went six innings in his first MLB start.

WHITE SOX 5, TWINS 4

In Chicago, Conor Gillaspie lined a go-ahead single in the sixth inning as the Chicago White Sox rallied past Minnesota.

Jordan Danks homered and rookie Andre Rienzo pitched 5-1/3 innings in his home debut as the White Sox ended a five-game losing streak against the Twins.

Justin Morneau and Oswaldo Arcia homered for the Twins.

David Purcey (1-1) struck out two in an inning for the win. Addison Reed earned his 28th save in 33 chances.

Mike Pelfrey (4-10) allowed five runs in five-plus innings.

ANGELS 7, INDIANS 2

In Cleveland, Ohio, C.J. Wilson won his fourth consecutive decision as Los Angeles sent Cleveland to their sixth straight loss.

Wilson (12-6) allowed two runs in 5-1/3 innings for his eighth win in his last 11 decisions. The left-hander has not lost since July 5.

Ubaldo Jimenez (8-7) allowed three runs in 6-1/3 innings for the reeling Indians, who committed a season-high four errors and trail Detroit by eight games in the AL Central division. Cleveland began their seven-game homestand three games out of first, but were swept in four games by the Tigers and have dropped the first two to the Angels.

Mike Trout reached base for a 40th consecutive game.

RANGERS 5, ASTROS 4

In Houston, Texas, Alex Rios starred in his Texas debut, tying the game with an RBI triple in the eighth inning and scoring the go-ahead run in a comeback victory over Houston.

Elvis Andrus added a two-run homer as the Rangers extended their winning streak to a season-high six games.

Rios, who was acquired from the Chicago White Sox on Friday, tripled off reliever Lucas Harrell (5-13) in the eighth inning to tie it after a double by A.J. Pierzynski. Rios then slid feet first into home on a ball hit by Mitch Moreland, scoring when catcher Jason Castro dropped the ball for an error to put Texas up 5-4.

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