Amer­i­can League roundup

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New York 7, Toronto 6: Pinch-hit­ter Mar­cus Thames had a game-end­ing sin­gle in the bot­tom of the 10th in­ning to give the Yan­kees a win de­spite hav­ing three run­ners thrown out at home plate. Mar­i­ano Rivera blew his first save since May 25 and only his sec­ond of the year. But New York pulled out the win on Ge­orge Stein­bren­ner’s 80th birth­day.

Tampa Bay 7, Min­nesota 4: Evan Longoria had three hits and three RBIs, and Sean Ro­driguez home­red among his three hits, lead­ing the Rays. Longoria’s two-run sin­gle high­lighted a five-run sev­enth in­ning for Tampa Bay, which won its first se­ries in nearly a month. Tampa Bay starter James Shields earned his first win in eight starts.

Bal­ti­more 6, Bos­ton 1: Brian Ma­tusz (3-9) pitched shutout ball for seven in­nings, and the aw­ful Ori­oles picked up a rare win at Fen­way Park. Bal­ti­more has an MLB-worst nine road wins and is 3-17 in its last 20 at Bos­ton.

Los An­ge­les 11, Kansas City 0: Torii Hunter cel­e­brated his fourth ca­reer All-Star se­lec­tion with two homers and tied a ca­reer high with seven RBIs to lead the An­gels to a blowout win.

Seat­tle 8, Detroit 1: Rus­sell Branyan and Casey Kotch­man each hit a three-run homer, and All-Star Cliff Lee fell an in­ning short of a com­plete game. Lee (8-3) im­proved to 7-1 in his last nine starts.

Oak­land 3, Cleve­land 1: Vin Maz­zaro pitched into the eighth in­ning and up­staged In­di­ans’ All-Star Fausto Car­mona, pac­ing the Ath­let­ics.

Seth Wenig

New York’s Mar­cus Thames, sec­ond from right, is mobbed by team­mates af­ter driv­ing in the game-win­ning run in the 10th in­ning against the Blue Jays on Sun­day.

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