Baseball - Highlights from Tuesday's Major League Baseball games

August 27 (Sports Xchange) - Highlights from Tuesday's Major League Baseball games

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A's 6, Tigers 3 (5 1/2)

Jed Lowrie hit a two-run double in the first inning and Brandon Moss added a two-run home run in the fifth to power the Oakland Athletics to a rain-shortened victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Tommy Milone (10-9) gave up three runs in the first but followed with four scoreless innings to give Oakland its second consecutive win over Detroit.

The game was halted with the Athletics loading the bases and no outs in the top of the sixth and declared official after waiting for 80 minutes.

Detroit's Justin Verlander (12-10) took the loss after allowing five runs, three of them earned.

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Red Sox 13, Orioles 2

Shane Victorino homered twice, drove in seven runs and scored four times as the Boston Red Sox routed the Baltimore Orioles.

Mike Napoli also homered to back Felix Doubront, who pitched 6-2/3 innings for only two runs as the Red Sox grew their American League East lead to 2-1/2 games.

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Blue Jays 7, Yankees 1

Alfonso Soriano hit two homers and drove in four runs as the New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays.

Brett Gardner and Alex Rodriguez also homered for the Yankees and left-hander Andy Pettitte (10-9) held the Blue Jays to five hits over seven scoreless innings to pick up his third consecutive win.

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Brewers 7, Pirates 6

Aramis Ramirez lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to victory over the Pirates with three hits, four RBIs and the 350th home run of his 16-year career.

Caleb Gindl gave the Brewers the win with a pinch-sacrifice fly in the eighth inning that broke a 6-6 tie.

The Pirates were half-a-game behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central race but lost their third successive game.

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Braves 2, Indians 0

Rookie Alex Wood continued to make his case for staying in the starting rotation with 5-2/3 scoreless innings in the Atlanta Braves' win over the Cleveland Indians.

Wood (3-2) has allowed no more than one run in his last five starts and has a 0.90 ERA in the past 30 innings.

He gave up five hits and four walks and struck out five to win his second successive start.

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Nationals 2, Marlins 1

Ross Ohlendorf and four relievers held Miami to four hits as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins.

Ohlendorf (3-0) got the win allowing just one run while the Washington bullpen of Tanner Roark, Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard and Rafael Soriano allowed just one hit over the final four innings.

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Mets 5, Phillies 0

Jonathon Niese threw a three-hit shutout for his first complete game in more than three years, leading the New York Mets to a win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Mets (59-71) snapped a five-game losing streak just hours after they dealt outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck, as well as cash considerations, to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for minor league second baseman Dilson Herrera and a player to be named.

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