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Mark Teixeira, A-Rod homer as Yankees defeat Tigers

Joba Chamberlain wins for the first time in more than a month as New York edges Detroit, 2-1.

July 20, 2009|Associated Press

at New York 2, Detroit 1: Joba Chamberlain (5-2) won for the first time in nearly a month and the Yankees got home runs from Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez to complete a three-game sweep of the American League Central leaders.

Tampa Bay 4, at Kansas City 3: Gabe Gross drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the tiebreaking run with two out in the eighth inning. The Royals, who have lost six consecutive games and eight of nine, blew a 3-0 lead.

at Texas 5, Minnesota 3 (12 innings): Ian Kinsler hit a two-run home run with one out in the 12th inning, his second home run of the game, and the Rangers ended a losing streak at four games.

Seattle 5, at Cleveland 3: Ichiro Suzuki had three hits -- raising his batting average to .363 -- scored twice and made a game-saving catch.

Baltimore 10, at Chicago 2: Jeremy Guthrie (7-8) gave up two runs and three hits in eight innings and Gregg Zaun hit a three-run home run.

Angels 1, at Oakland 0 (10 innings): Bobby Abreu's home run was the difference.

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