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Rays 8, Orioles 6
At Baltimore, Willie Aybar hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the sixth inning to lift the Rays, who scored four times in the ninth off Bob McCrory and held on after the Orioles rallied in the bottom half.
Jason Bartlett homered and Dioner Navarro had two RBIs for the Rays.
Jeff Niemann (3-3) picked up his third victory in four decisions. The right-hander allowed two runs and eight hits. J.P. Howell got the final two outs for his first save.
Ty Wigginton homered for the Orioles.
Rangers 6, Mariners 5, 11 innings
At Arlington, Texas, Hank Blalock hit a two-run double in the 11th inning off Mariners closer Brandon Morrow (0-2) to lift the Rangers.
Wladimir Balentien's RBI double in the top of the 11th had given the Mariners a 5-4 lead.
C.J. Wilson (2-2) pitched two innings of relief as Texas won for the ninth time in 11 games.
Adrian Beltre, Kenji Johjima and Russell Branyan homered for the Mariners, who have lost eight of nine.
Angels 8, Red Sox 4
At Anaheim, Calif., Matt Palmer overcame a shaky start before retiring the last 19 batters to lead the Angels.
Mike Napoli hit a go-ahead three-run homer and Torii Hunter also went deep against knuckleballer Tim Wakefield (4-2).
Palmer (4-0) allowed five hits, struck out eight and walked two.
Athletics 7, Royals 2
Ay Oakland, Calif., Jack Cust's three-run double broke open a close game and Josh Outman (1-0) allowed just three hits and a run in six innings in his first win for the A's.
Outman walked two while striking out four as Oakland swept the two-game series.
Brian Bannister (3-1) gave up two runs in 5 2-3 innings and lost for the first time this season.
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