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  • Verlander, Tigers blow by Blue Jays

  • At Toronto, Justin Verlander pitched seven shutout innings, Austin Jackson hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers routed the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 11-1 on Thursday night.
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  • At Toronto, Justin Verlander pitched seven shutout innings, Austin Jackson hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers routed the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 11-1 on Thursday night.
    Jackson went 4 for 5 with a walk and scored four times as the Tigers pounded out 16 hits while playing without achy slugger Miguel Cabrera.
    Torii Hunter had three RBIs and Prince Fielder drove in a pair of runs as the Tigers won for the ninth time in 11 meetings with Toronto.
    Verlander (9-5) allowed three hits, all singles, while winning for the first time since June 7 at Cleveland. It was his first start in Toronto since he pitched his second career no-hitter on May 7, 2011.
    The Blue Jays lost for the eighth time in 11 games since matching a franchise record with an 11-game winning streak.
    Cabrera was held out of the lineup with a sore back. It was the first day off this season for Cabrera, the reigning AL Triple Crown winner.
    Toronto starter Esmil Rogers (3-4) allowed season worsts of seven runs and 11 hits in five-plus innings.
    White Sox 3, Orioles 2
    At Chicago, Adam Dunn hit a game-ending solo homer off Tommy Hunter in the ninth inning, lifting the White Sox to the win.
    Dayan Viciedo flied out to left before Dunn drove a full-count pitch from Hunter (3-2) over the wall in left for his 23rd homer. It was the third hit of the game for Dunn, who also had two RBIs.
    Royals 10, Indians 7
    At Kansas City, Mo., Lorenzo Cain hit his first career grand slam, Salvador Perez provided a bases-loaded double in the eighth inning and the Royals rallied to get the win.
    Yankees 9, Twins 5
    At Minneapolis, Vernon Wells drove in three runs, and the Yankees pounded rookie Kyle Gibson while finishing a four-game sweep.
    Travis Hafner had three hits and scored twice, and Ichiro Suzuki had a two-run triple among his three hits for the Yankees, who scored 29 runs in the series.
    Rangers 5, Mariners 4
    At Arlington, Texas, Adrian Beltre homered twice and the Rangers used a four-run seventh inning to avoid a series sweep.
    Beltre finished with three hits and two RBIs, and Mitch Moreland and Elvis Andrus each drove in a run.
    With Texas trailing 3-1, Beltre led off the seventh with a drive to center against Hisashi Iwakuma (7-4). A.J. Pierzynski then singled and Lance Berkman walked before Moreland bounced a tying single up the middle against Charlie Furbush.
    Rays 7, Astros 5, 11 innings
    At Houston, Yunel Escobar drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking double in the 11th inning that sent Tampa Bay to the victory.
    National League
    Diamondbacks 5, Mets 4,
    At Washington, Wilson Ramos hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning in his return to Washington.
    Back after missing 44 games with a strained left hamstring, Ramos had three hits and a career-high five RBIs as the Nationals earned a split of the four-game series and moved back above .500 in their seesaw season.
    Diamondbacks 5, Mets 4, 15 innings
    At New York, Cliff Pennington hit an RBI single with two outs in the 15th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks, boosted early by Gerardo Parra's bunt double, outlasted the Mets to split an exhausting series at Citi Field.
    Arizona scored in the final three innings but couldn't close out the feisty Mets until Brad Ziegler retired Kirk Nieuwenhuis on a grounder with runners at second and third to end a game that lasted 5 hours, 46 minutes.
    Phillies 6, Pirates 4
    At Pittsburgh, major league loss leader Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings, Carlos Ruiz hit a tiebreaking single and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
    Hamels (3-11) gave up one earned run and five hits, striking out eight without a walk. The former World Series MVP won for the first time since June 5.
    Marlins 4, Braves 3
    At Atlanta, Donovan Solano had a pinch-hit, go-ahead single off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning to lift Miami.
    The Marlins won two of three in the series and have won eight of their last 10 overall.
    Rockies 9, Dodgers 5
    At Denver, Michael Cuddyer hit a solo homer and drove in three runs to help Colorado avoid getting swept by Los Angeles in their three-game series.
    Cuddyer, who recently had his team-record, 27-game hitting streak snapped, also added a two-run double.
    Carlos Gonzalez contributed an RBI double before leaving late in the game with an apparent injury.
    Interleague
    Angels 6, Cardinals 5
    At Anaheim, Calif., Josh Hamilton hit a tying two-run homer in Los Angeles' three-run ninth inning, leading the Angels to the win.
    Mark Trumbo belted his 19th homer and Mike Trout had two RBIs for Los Angeles, which took two of three in the series. Scott Downs (2-2) got three outs for the victory.
    Red Sox 8, Padres 2
    At Boston, Dustin Pedroia hit a two-run double, David Ortiz had a two-run single and the Red Sox handed the Padres their season-high sixth straight loss.
    Eric Stults (6-7) gave up four runs and nine hits over 41/3 innings for San Diego.
    Athletics 1, Cubs 0
    At Oakland, Calif., Derek Norris scored on a passed ball with two outs in the seventh inning and that was enough for Oakland to get the victory.
    Dan Straily (5-2) pitched seven innings of one-hit ball after being recalled from Triple-A Sacramento earlier in the day. He made the start to allow a sore Jarrod Parker to get two extra days of rest.
    Norris walked with two outs and went to third on Seth Smith's single.
    Oakland then sent Eric Sogard to the plate to hit for Adam Rosales, and Matt Guerrier threw an 0-1 pitch to the outside part of the plate. Sogard swung and missed, and it went off the glove of Welington Castillo, allowing Norris to score the unearned run.
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