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A big night for homers in AL

Yankees hit five, Tigers and Red Sox hit three apiece in victories.

September 02, 2009|Associated Press

New York 9, at Baltimore 6: Jorge Posada homered twice, and Nick Swisher and Eric Hinske hit successive drives in a three-run seventh inning that carried the Yankees over the Orioles. Robinson Cano also connected for the Yankees.

at Detroit 8, Cleveland 5: Placido Polanco and Carlos Guillen homered on successive pitches and Brandon Inge also went deep, lifting the Tigers. Edwin Jackson (11-6) gave up four runs and nine hits in five innings.

Boston 8, at Tampa Bay 4: Jonathan Papelbon bailed Boston out of an eighth-inning jam, and Jason Bay, J.D. Drew and Kevin Youkilis homered in the opener of a series crucial to the AL wild-card race.

at Minnesota 4, Chicago 3: Pinch-hitter Jose Morales singled home Nick Punto with two out in the bottom of the ninth. Michael Cuddyer hit two homers for the Twins.

Kansas City 4, at Oakland 3: Alberto Callaspo hit a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning and Kyle Davies (6-9) won consecutive starts for the first time all season.

at Seattle 2, Angels 1

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