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Indians 10, Royals 6
At Kansas City, Mo., Travis Hafner and Luis Valbuena each hit three-run homers to send Kansas City to a fifth straight loss.
Hafner drove in four runs, tacking on an RBI double to help sink the Royals, who took a 5-4 lead in the seventh on Yuniesky Betancourt's sacrifice fly off Jeremy Sowers (5-9).
But Kansas City closer Joakim Soria (3-2) started the eighth and gave up singles to Jhonny Peralta and Hafner before Valbuena hit a 1-1 pitch over the fence in right for a 7-5 lead.
Tigers 10, Angels 7
At Anaheim, Calif., -- Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in five runs, and Carlos Guillen added a three-run shot for the Tigers.
Justin Verlander (14-7) allowed four runs and 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings, struck out seven and walked two. The right-hander was working with a 10-run cushion in the sixth when he gave up four runs and four consecutive two-out hits for the AL Central leaders, who ended a two-game skid.
Bobby Abreu hit a three-run homer for the Angels. Jered Weaver (13-5) allowed five runs and eight hits in 5 1-3 innings, struck out two and walked two.
Fernando Rodney pitched a perfect ninth for his 27th save in 28 chances.
Mariners 3, Athletics 1
At Seattle, Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 625th career homer and the Mariners won the opener of a 10-game homestand.
Jose Lopez hit a solo homer in the third, his career-high 18th, then was plunked on the hip by a fastball from Vin Mazzaro to open the fifth. With the count 1-1, Mazzaro (4-9) tried to sneak a fastball past Griffey.
Ian Snell (2-1) kept Oakland hitless into the fifth inning, before Daric Barton got the A's on the board with a chopping single up the middle that eluded diving shortstop Jack Wilson.
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