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Royals 9, Tigers 2
At Detroit, Zack Greinke lowered his major league-leading ERA to 2.14 with five scoreless innings for Kansas City.
Greinke (14-8) allowed three hits, struck out eight and walked two. He has allowed only one earned run in his past four starts, lowering his ERA from 2.43.
The Tigers (78-68) AL Central lead over second-place Minnesota (74-72) was cut to four games. Detroit starts a three-game series at the Metrodome on Friday.
Mariners 4, White Sox 3, 14 innings
At Seattle, Ichiro Suzuki hit a game-ending single to center in the bottom of the 14th inning, leading the Mariners over the White Sox. Jose Lopez and Bill Hall each homered off Chicago closer Bobby Jenks in the ninth to tie it and deny the White Sox a chance to gain on AL Central-leading Detroit. Chicago, third in the division, trails the Tigers by 6 1/2 games and Minnesota by 4.
Athletics 5, Indians 2
At Oakland, Calif., Kurt Suzuki hit a three-run homer and Oakland beat Cleveland.
Adam Kennedy doubled twice and drove in a run for the A's, who have won four straight and nine of 11. Clayton Mortensen (2-2) pitched five innings to win his second consecutive start.
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