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AL ROUNDUP

Rangers sweep Indians, stay close in wild-card race

Texas pulls to within two games of Boston, the AL wild-card leader.

September 09, 2009|Associated Press

Texas 11-10, at Cleveland 9-5: Rookie Julio Borbon homered twice in the first game and Marlon Byrd had seven hits in the doubleheader to help the Rangers sweep and pull within two games of AL wild-card leader Boston.

at Boston 10, Baltimore 0: David Ortiz tied Frank Thomas for the most home runs as a designated hitter, hitting his 269th. Clay Buchholz pitched seven innings of three-hit ball.

at New York, Tampa Bay 2: Nick Swisher's ninth-inning homer, his second of the game, helped the Yankees hand the Rays their season-high seventh straight loss.

Oakland 11, at Chicago 3: Jack Cust hit a three-run homer and Mark Ellis followed with a solo shot, fueling a five-run first inning.

at Toronto 6, Twins 3: John McDonald's three-run homer keyed Toronto's six-run sixth inning.

at Angels 3, Seattle 2 (10 innings): Erick Aybar's two-out single drove home Bobby Abreu in the 10th after Brian Fuentes' blown save.

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