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AL RESULTS

Minnesota defeats Texas, 5-3

The Rangers fall to five games behind the Angels in the American League West.

August 31, 2009|Associated Press

at Minnesota 5, Texas 3: Pinch-runner Carlos Gomez scored the go-ahead run as the Twins scored three times in the eighth inning. The second-place Rangers fell to five games behind the Angels in the American League West.

at New York 8, Chicago 3: Mark Teixeira hit a home run and drove in four runs, and the Yankees completed a three-game sweep. Alfredo Aceves (9-1) gave up two hits in three scoreless innings of relief.

Kansas City 3, at Seattle 0: Zack Greinke (13-8) pitched a one-hitter, a second-inning single by Kenji Johjima, and retired the last 22 batters. Greinke leads the majors with three shutouts and six complete games, and his 2.32 earned-run average is the best in the AL.

at Detroit 4, Tampa Bay 3: Placido Polanco hit a three-run home run with two outs in the eighth inning to back Justin Verlander (15-7), who gave up three runs in eight innings.

at Baltimore 5, Cleveland 2: Rookie Brian Matusz (3-2) gave up four hits in seven innings, and Felix Pie hit a home run for the Orioles.

at Angels 9, Oakland 1

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