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Royals 5, Tigers 1
At Kansas City, Mo., Robinson Tejeda tossed six shutout innings to outpitch Justin Verlander, Billy Butler hit three doubles and the Royals earned their first three-game winning streak since July.
Tejeda (2-1) matched his career high with eight strikeouts and allowed three hits. He has struck out 25 during a 19-inning scoreless streak.
Verlander (16-8) struck out eight in six innings.
White Sox 4, Athletics 3, 13 innings
At Chicago, A.J. Pierzynski hit a game-ending RBI double in the 13th inning, and Scott Podsednik had four hits.
Alexei Ramirez singled with one out in the 13th against Edgar Gonzalez (0-2) and Pierzynski followed with a double off the wall in left-center.
Twins 4, Blue Jays 1
At Toronto, Justin Morneau and Orlando Cabrera homered and Minnesota finally got the best of Roy Halladay.
Halladay (14-9) allowed nine hits, struck out nine and walked one in his major league-leading seventh complete game. The right-hander dropped to 8-1 with a 2.90 ERA in 13 games, 11 starts, against Minnesota, which was the only AL team that hadn't pinned a loss on him.
Carl Pavano (12-11) allowed one run and six hits in 7 1-3 innings to win for the first time in three starts.
Rangers 10, Indians 0
At Cleveland, Scott Feldman pitched seven innings, Esteban German went 5 for 5 and Marlon Byrd hit a three-run homer as Texas completed a three-game sweep.
Feldman (16-4) allowed five hits and struck out five to win his eighth consecutive road start, a club record. His 12 road victories are a new team mark and tops in the AL.
Fausto Carmona (3-10) recorded just two outs in the shortest start of his career, allowing five runs and six hits.
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