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American League Roundup: Twins move into first-place tie

September 14, 2008

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Twins 12-12, Orioles 2-6

Baltimore - Justin Morneau and Carlos Gomez drove in two runs each during a six-run first inning, and Minnesota moved into a first-place tie in the AL Central.

Blue Jays 8-5, Red Sox 1-7

Boston - Jacoby Ellsbury drove in the go-ahead run on a 30-foot single when pitcher Scott Downs fell going after the ball, and Boston rallied to split its day-night doubleheader with Toronto.

Rays 7-5, Yankees 1-6

New York - Xavier Nady hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, and New York rallied to beat Tampa Bay, salvaging a split of the day-night doubleheader.

Athletics 7, Rangers 1

Oakland, Calif. - Jack Cust homered and Bobby Crosby hit a three-run double, helping Josh Outman earn his first major league victory.

Angels 5, Mariners 2

Anaheim, Calif. - Francisco Rodriguez set the major league record with his 58th save this season. Rodriguez two days earlier tied the 1990 mark of 57 set by Bobby Thigpen with the White Sox.

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