at Minnesota 2, Detroit 1: Between starter Boof Bonser, Pat Neshek and closer Joe Nathan, the Twins retired the last 17 Tigers batters to pull to within three games of the Tigers.
at Chicago 10, Cleveland 8: White Sox pitcher Jon Garland (17-4), who is 5-0 in his last six starts, left with a 10-1 lead before the Indians produced a seven-run seventh inning.
Kansas City 10, at Boston 4: Jeff Keppinger's three-run homer for the Royals broke a tie in their six-run 12th inning.
New York 3, at Baltimore 2: Derek Jeter had two hits and an RBI to lead the Yankees, who were playing without first baseman Jason Giambi, who's nursing a hand injury; third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who was ill; and closer Mariano Rivera, who has a sore forearm.
at Seattle 3, Texas 2: Jose Lopez singled with the bases loaded in the 13th inning for the Mariners. John Rheinecker walked Raul Ibanez and Eduardo Perez to lead off the inning.