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American League Game Capsules

Nick Swisher clubbed three hits, including an RBI single, as the New York Yankees downed the Cleveland Indians, 4-2, in the finale of a three-game set Sunday at Progressive Field. Curtis Granderson added a solo home run and Ichiro Suzuki registered two hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Yankees, who wrapped up a six-game road trip at 2-4. Boone Logan (5-2) earned the victory after tossing 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter Freddy Garcia, who gave up two runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings. Rafael Soriano recorded the final out of the eighth and worked around a leadoff single in the ninth to nail down his 33rd save of the season. Ubaldo Jimenez (9-13) yielded three runs on eight hits and a walk over five frames to take the loss. Carlos Santana knocked in both runs for the Indians, who have lost 10 of their last 11 games.

Final Score: Detroit 5, LA Angels of Anaheim 2

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Ervin Santana has struggled to prevent home runs all season. On Sunday, it cost the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in a 5-2 loss against the Detroit Tigers. Prince Fielder and Delmon Young slammed back- to-back home runs to break a sixth-inning tie and lift the Tigers to their fifth win in their last six games. Max Scherzer (14-6) was the beneficiary, picking up his fourth straight win in the rubber match of the three-game series. Scherzer gave up one run on four hits and a pair of walks with nine strikeouts in seven innings. Over his last four starts, Scherzer has pitched to a 1.33 earned run average. The Angels' five-game win streak in Santana (7-11) starts came to an end after the right-hander allowed four runs on only five hits in seven innings. With the two home run balls, Santana moved into sole possession of second place in the majors with 31 home runs allowed. Mike Trout scored the Angels' only run in the first inning and became the second rookie in franchise history to cross home 100 times.

Final Score: Boston 8, Kansas City 6

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Pedro Ciriaco went 3-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and a pair of runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 8-6 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Dustin Pedroia also homered and Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Aviles each had two hits and drove in a run for the Red Sox, who won for just the second time in seven tries. James Loney added an RBI single in his Boston debut. Pedro Beato (1-0) got the win despite giving up two runs on three hits in two-plus innings. Beato was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket prior to the game. Mark Melancon stranded a runner in the ninth to earn his first save of the season. Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer and Tony Abreu had two hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Royals, who have dropped three of their last four. Will Smith (4-6) gave up five runs -- four earned -- on nine hits and two walks to absorb the loss.

Toronto at Baltimore, postponed

Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Sunday's series finale between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles has been postponed due to rain. Chris Tillman was scheduled to make the start for the O's, while Henderson Alvarez was to take the bump for Toronto. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Monday September 24 with game one beginning at 4:05 p.m. (et).

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