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Royals 7, Tigers 5
At Kansas City, Mo., Billy Butler drove in two runs and the Royals' bullpen pitched 4 1-3 scoreless innings to end Detroit's six-game winning streak.
The Royals won consecutive games for the first time since July 27-28 against Baltimore.
Yasuhiko Yabuta (1-1) allowed two hits in 2 1-3 innings and Joakim Soria earned his 23rd save.
Athletics 11, White Sox 3
At Chicago, Jack Cust hit a three-run homer and Mark Ellis followed with a solo shot in Oakland's five-run first inning.
Ryan Sweeney matched a career high with four hits, all singles, and had two RBIs.
Brett Tomko (4-3) allowed three runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings for the A's, who had 20 hits.
Rangers 11, Indians 9, 1st game
Rangers 10, Indians 5, 2nd game
At Cleveland, rookie Julio Borbon homered twice in the first game and Marlon Byrd had seven hits in Texas' doubleheader sweep.
The Rangers won the first game 11-9 and the nightcap 10-5 to pull within two games of Boston for the AL wild card.
Byrd went 4 for 4 in the first game, including a three-run homer, and was 3 for 5 in the nightcap.
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