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The Twins overcame an early 5-1 deficit and defeated the Red Sox for the second straight night.

Jeff Gray (6-1) pitched 1 1-3 innings for the win. Jared Burton picked up his fourth save in six chances.

Carl Crawford homered, doubled, singled and drove in three runs for the Red Sox.

Twins starter Brian Duensing went six innings and gave up five runs, only two earned. The Twins bullpen didn’t allow a run over the final four innings.

Red Sox starter Felix Doubront couldn’t hold a 5-1 lead. He went five innings and allowed five runs and eight hits.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Matt Harrison gave the beleaguered Texas pitching staff a strong start and Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer.

The Rangers starters had allowed at least six runs in the previous four games, but Harrison (13-6) held the Royals to two runs and eight hits in 6 2-3 innings. Harrison, who went 1-3 in July, walked three and struck out three, departing after 109 pitches.

Moreland’s home run in the seventh came off Royals lefty reliever Jose Mijares, who had not yielded a home run to a left-handed hitter this season.

Jeremy Guthrie (3-11) held the Rangers to three runs and six hits over six-plus innings. He is winless in three Kansas City starts since being acquired in a July 20 trade with Colorado.

Alexi Ogando worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save in five opportunities.


CHICAGO (AP) _ Alex Rios hit his second homer of the game, a two-run shot in the 10th inning, to lift Chicago.

Rios also hit a solo homer as the White Sox won their third straight. The Angels lost their third straight, with starter Zack Greinke roughed up in his second start for his new team.

Adam Dunn singled off Hisanori Takahashi (0-3) to open the 10th. Pinch-runner Jordan Danks stole second with one out before Rios hit his 18th home run.

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