Indians 3, Tigers 1, 10 inn.
Detroit - Jake Westbrook and Nate Robertson kept the game scoreless through eight innings. Then in a battle of the bullpens, the Cleveland Indians did better - barely.
Pinch-hitter Kenny Lofton's infield single off Joel Zumaya drove in the go-ahead run with two outs in the 10th inning, and the Indians beat Detroit to open a 21â2-game lead over the Tigers in the AL Central.
Down 3-0, the Tigers still had a chance to win a series for the first time since mid-July. Marcus Thames hit an RBI double with two outs in the 10th off Joe Borowski, putting a pair of runners in scoring position, but Ivan Rodriguez popped up to end it.
Westbrook allowed five hits and two walks - one intentional - over eight innings. He seems to have turned his season around, winning three of his previous five outings after starting 1-6.
Twins 5, Orioles 2
Baltimore - Boof Bonser pitched seven innings of three-hit ball to earn his first win since June 10, and Minnesota took advantage of shoddy fielding by Baltimore. Steve Trachsel (6-8) took a three-hitter and a 1-0 lead into the eighth inning, but the Twins capitalized on three walks and two errors to score four runs.
Athletics 12, Devil Rays 2
St. Petersburg, Fla. - Mike Piazza hit his 424th homer, had four hits and drove in a season-high five runs. Piazza hit a two-run shot - his fifth of the year - off Brian Stokes to extendthe A's lead to 10-1 in the sixth. Chad Gaudin (10-9) allowed one run over seven innings, and Jack Cust hit a two-run homer.
Mariners 9, Rangers 3
Arlington, Texas - Ichiro Suzuki had a three-run double between homers by Jose Guillen and Jose Vidro during a seven-run inning. Jeff Weaver (6-10) won his fourth straight start in August.
Blue Jays 5, Angels 4
Anaheim, Calif. - Toronto rookie Jesse Litsch scattered six hits and pitched into the seventh inning.