at Seattle 11, Tampa Bay 2: Russell Branyan broke out of a slump with his first grand slam in six years, Ryan Rowland-Smith rebounded from a shaky beginning to pitch effectively into the seventh inning and the Mariners rolled over the Rays.
at Detroit 8, Minnesota 7: Placido Polanco hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning, helping the Central-leading Tigers beat the Twins.
Oakland 6, at Kansas City 3: Bobby Crosby homered twice, and Ryan Sweeney hit a three-run shot, lifting the Athletics over the Royals.
Cleveland 8, at Chicago 4: Jamey Carroll hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning and had a solo homer in the seventh, leading the Indians to their third straight series win against a division rival.
Texas 7, at Angels 0: Rookie Derek Holland threw a three-hitter against the majors' highest-scoring offense for his first career shutout, and the Rangers gained ground on the AL West-leading Angels.