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Orioles 10, Rays 5
At Baltimore, rookie Matt Wieters homered and had a career-high five RBIs, and Luke Scott also connected as the Orioles rallied from a five-run deficit.
Brian Roberts and Cesar Izturis had three hits apiece for Baltimore, which trailed 5-0 in the third before scoring six runs over a three-inning stretch against Jeff Niemann (12-6), who allowed six runs and a career-high 11 hits in 4 1-3 innings.
Twins 5, Indians 4
At Minneapolis, Nick Punto had three hits and two RBIs, Brian Buscher had a go-ahead RBI single in a two-run sixth inning and Jon Rauch (3-1) pitched 1 1-3 innings of scoreless relief to help the Twins pull within 4 1/2 games of Detroit in the AL Central.
Joe Nathan gave up a one-out solo homer to Matt LaPorta in the ninth but got his 40th save, reaching that figure for the third time and first since recording 43 in 2005.
Athletics 6, Rangers 1
At Arlington, Texas, Rajai Davis scored the first run then matched a career best with four RBIs for Oakland.
David Murphy's leadoff homer in the fourth snapped the Rangers' 22-inning scoreless streak, their longest in five years.
Michael Young returned to the Texas lineup as the designated hitter after missing two weeks because of a strained left hamstring, but the All-Star third baseman left after he flied out in his only at-bat in the first inning.
White Sox 6, Mariners 3
At Seattle, A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run, go-ahead single in the seventh inning for Chicago.
Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 626th home run -- his 15th this season -- for the Mariners in the second off former Seattle ace Freddy Garcia -- the 404th pitcher to give up a homer to Griffey.
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