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Tigers sweep double-header from White Sox

Late bases-loaded walk is key in the second game after Verlander looks sharp in first game for Detroit.

July 25, 2009|Associated Press

at Detroit 5-4, Chicago 1-3: Clete Thomas drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning to force home the tiebreaking run in the second game and the Tigers swept the day-night doubleheader. Justin Verlander (11-5) threw a six-hitter in the opener.

Tampa Bay 4, at Toronto 2 (10 innings): Evan Longoria hit a two-run double in the 10th inning and the Rays spoiled what could have been Roy Halladay's final start for the Blue Jays.

at New York 8, Oakland 3: Joba Chamberlain pitched into the eighth inning and gave up two hits and Johnny Damon drove in three runs to lead the Yankees to their eighth straight win.

at Boston 3, Baltimore 1: Brad Penny scattered five hits over 6 1/3 innings to help the Red Sox end a season-high five-game losing streak.

Cleveland 9, at Seattle 0: Travis Hafner hit a two-run homer and Ryan Garko had a three-run shot to give the Indians all they needed.

at Angels 6, Minnesota 3: John Lackey won his third straight start.

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