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Tigers 4, Royals 3
At Detroit, Placido Polanco hit a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning and Zach Miner (7-5) and three other relievers kept the Royals scoreless over the final five innings to help the Tigers stay 4 1/2 games ahead of Minnesota in the AL Central.
Twins 7, Indians 3
At Minneapolis, Michael Cuddyer homered, doubled and drove in three runs as the Twins completed a three-game sweep.
Joe Mauer singled twice, raising his major league-leading batting average to .374, and drove in two runs.
Orioles 4, Rays 2
At Baltimore, rookie Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth.
The Rays went up 2-1 in the top half when Ben Zobrist hit a 3-2 pitch from Jim Johnson over the center-field wall. It was the fifth blown save for Johnson (4-5).
But in the bottom half, Luke Scott drew a leadoff walk from Russ Springer (0-4) before Wieters hit his seventh homer.
Mariners 4, White Sox 1
At Seattle, Ryan Rowland-Smith (4-3) pitched eight innings, allowing nine hits while striking out two.
Closer David Aardsma, who last pitched on Sept. 2, worked the ninth for his 35th save.
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