Westbrook, Indians Get Past Rangers
Jake Westbrook won for the fifth time in six starts, and the Cleveland Indians moved to within 2 1/2 games of Oakland in the wild-card race with a 9-4 victory over the Texas Rangers at Cleveland.
Cleveland won for the second time in six games at Jacobs Field after completing a 6-0 trip to Detroit and Kansas City. Texas lost for the eighth time in nine games -- all on the road.
Westbrook (11-13) yielded four runs and 10 hits in six innings to improve to 9-4 in 13 starts since June 14. He got Mark DeRosa to ground into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded in the sixth, preserving a 5-4 lead.
Minnesota 7, Seattle 3 -- Matthew LeCroy hit his third home run in two games, leading the Twins over the Mariners at Minneapolis for their fifth consecutive victory. LeCroy gave the Twins a 3-0 lead in the first inning when he hit a two-run homer.