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Texas stayed a game ahead of Detroit for the second-best record in the AL and homefield advantage in the first round. Charlie Furbush (4-10) was the loser.
Tigers 10, Orioles 6
DETROIT (AP) _ Miguel Cabrera homered and singled to raise his average to .341 in his push for the AL batting title, then left because of lightheadedness.
Brad Penny (11-11) allowed three runs and five hits in 5 1-3 innings for the win.
Brian Matusz (1-9) gave up six runs and seven hits in five innings. Assuming he doesn’t pitch again this year, Matusz will finish with a 10.69 ERA, a record high for a pitcher with at least 40 innings in a season, according to STATS.
Twins 6, Indians 4
CLEVELAND (AP) _ Rene Tosoni led off the 10th inning with a home run off Tony Sipp (6-3) to give Kyle Waldrop (1-0) his first career win. Chris Parmelee added an RBI single later in the inning.
Cleveland had a four-game winning streak snapped. The crowd got a surprise in the ninth when 41-year-old Jim Thome made what could be his last appearance at Progressive Field _ as a third baseman, a position he had not played since 1996.
Royals 2, White Sox 1
CHICAGO (AP) _ Luis Mendoza (2-0) allowed one run and five hits in 7 2-3 innings, Jarrod Dyson hit a two-run double and Kansas City sent Chicago to its 11th loss in 15 games, ensuring the third losing record for the White Sox in eight seasons under manager Ozzie Guillen.
Gavin Floyd (12-13) matched his season high with 10 strikeouts and held Kansas City to two runs and three hits in eight innings. Greg Holland struck four in his fourth save.
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