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Dempster bounces back for Rangers

BOSTON — Ryan Dempster rebounded from a rough debut with Texas by pitching shutout ball into the seventh inning as the Rangers defeated the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Tuesday.

Ian Kinsler had a pair of RBI singles for the Rangers, who snapped a two-game skid. Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz each had two hits and drove in a run for Texas.

Pinch-hitter Will Middlebrooks had a three-run homer for the Red Sox, who have lost five of seven.

Acquired from the Cubs at the July 31 trade deadline, Dempster (1-0) gave up Middlebrooks' homer after a two-out error by Kinsler. He allowed three unearned runs in 62/3 innings.

Jon Lester (5-10) gave up four runs on six hits in 62/3 innings. He is 0-5 in his last six starts.

Joe Nathan worked the ninth for his 22nd save.

Orioles 8, Mariners 7, 14 innings

At Baltimore, Adam Jones singled home the winning run in the 14th inning and Baltimore beat Seattle after rallying from a five-run deficit.

It was the fourth straight victory for the Orioles, who moved eight games over .500 (59-51) for the first time since June 29.

Matt Wieters homered twice, J.J. Hardy contributed a pivotal three-run drive and Nick Markakis had four hits for the Orioles, who trailed 5-0 in the second inning and 7-2 in the sixth. Baltimore has won 11 straight one-run games and a club-record 12 in a row in extra innings.

Athletics 10, Angels 4

At Oakland, Calif., Bartolo Colon took a shutout into the seventh inning and four Oakland players hit home runs.

Colon extended his scoreless streak to a career-high 221/3 innings as the A's snapped a three-game losing streak and moved a half-game ahead of the Angels into second place in the AL West.

Jonny Gomes, Derek Norris, Adam Rosales and Josh Reddick hit home runs and accounted for eight RBIs for the A's. Jemile Weeks also drove in a run.

Tigers 6, Yankees 5

At Detroit, Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs, and the Detroit Tigers held off the New York Yankees for their sixth straight victory.

New York scored twice off closer Jose Valverde in the ninth inning and had runners at second and third when Curtis Granderson popped up for the final out. The AL East leaders have lost 12 of 18.

Twins 7, Indians 5

At Cleveland, Tsuyoshi Nishioka's sacrifice fly scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and Minnesota rallied past Cleveland, sending the Indians to their 11th straight loss.

Rays 4, Blue Jays 1

At St. Petersburg, Fla., James Shields threw eight strong innings, Evan Longoria drove in a run in his return from an injury and Tampa Bay beat Toronto.

Longoria rejoined the Rays after missing 85 games because of a partially torn left hamstring. He went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly as the designated hitter.

Royals 5, White Sox 2

At Chicago, Bruce Chen outpitched Jake Peavy for his first win in six weeks, Billy Butler hit his career-high 22nd homer and Kansas City beat Chicago.

Gordon Beckham hit his first career leadoff homer for Chicago, and the White Sox scored again in the sixth after Kansas City tied it in the top half. But RBI singles by Tony Abreu and Alex Gordon off Peavy (9-8) in the seventh gave Kansas City a 3-2 lead.

Giants 4, Cardinals 2

At St. Louis, Buster Posey continued his second-half tear with a three-run homer and Barry Zito pitched 62/3 innings of two-run ball for San Francisco.

Posey leads the major leagues with a .448 batting average and 30 RBIs since the All-Star break, including 12 in his last six games. The home run extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

Joaquin Arias drove in the Giants' other run with an RBI double. Melky Cabrera doubled for San Francisco, giving him a big league leading 152 hits.

Zito (9-8) allowed two solo home runs by Allen Craig. He gave up eight hits overall with four strikeouts and no walks. Jeremy Affeldt got the last four outs for his third save in four chances.

Phillies 3, Braves 0

At Philadelphia, Cole Hamels threw a five-hitter for his fifth career shutout and Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer as Philadelphia beat Atlanta to snap a seven-game losing streak against the Braves.

Hamels (12-6) struck out six and didn't walk a batter to record his 11th career complete game and his first win in three tries since signing a $144 million, six-year contract on July 25. The All-Star left-hander is 4-5 since going 8-1 in the first two months of the season.

Diamondbacks 10, Pirates 4

At Pittsburgh, Chris Johnson homered in the eighth and ninth innings, giving him five in eight games since being acquired in a trade by Arizona.

Johnson's homer in the eighth capped a four-run rally against Jason Grilli (1-4) that put Arizona ahead 7-4. Pittsburgh had just taken a 4-3 lead with two runs in the seventh.

Marlins 4, Mets 2

At New York, Jose Reyes extended his hitting streak to a career-high 25 games with an infield single that set up Miami's big inning, and the Marlins extended New York's home losing skid to a month.

Brewers 3, Reds 1

At Milwaukee, rookie Mike Fiers took a perfect game into the seventh inning and Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer off Johnny Cueto to lead Milwaukee.

Nationals 3, Astros 2, 12 innings

At Houston, Danny Espinosa hit a two-run homer early, and his RBI single in the 12th inning gave Washington the victory.

Michael Morse was 0-for-4 when he doubled to start the 12th inning and extend his career-high hitting streak to 16 games.

Padres 7, Cubs 4

At San Diego, Carlos Quentin hit a three-run homer, Ross Ohlendorf pitched effectively into the seventh inning and San Diego ruined Brooks Raley's major league debut.

Chase Headley and Everth Cabrera both drove in two runs for San Diego, which has won eight of 10 at home.

Rockies 3, Dodgers 1

At Los Angeles, rookie Jeff Rutledge drove in three runs and had three doubles among his career-high four hits for Colorado.

Josh Roenicke (4-0) pitched three innings of scoreless relief for the victory.