Baltimore 6, Chicago White Sox 0: Chris Tillman allowed one hit over seven innings and Nick Markakis drove in three runs as the Orioles won their fourth in a row and triumphed for the 19th time in their last 26 games to remain in the postseason hunt as the calendar nears September.
Kansas City 9, Detroit 8: Tigers ace Justin Verlander didn't win his fifth straight over the Royals at Kaufmann Stadium as his Tuesday outing looked a bit like his All-Star Game start last month in Kansas City. The Royals tagged the former Cy Young Award winner for 12 hits and eight runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Texas 1, Tampa Bay 0: Yu Darvish struck out 10 over seven innings for the Texas Rangers to win a pitchers' duel against James Shields. Ian Kinsler homered in the fourth as the Ranglers have won nine of 11.
Seattle 5, Minnesota 2: Rookie starter Hisashi Iwakuma gave up just one hit and one unearend run over six innings, while Dustin Ackley provided the huge offensive blow with a three-run homer, Hisashi Iwakuma was hard to hit and the Seattle Mariners beat the stumbling Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Boston at L.A. Angels: Albert Pujols returned to the line up for the first time since last Wednesday and homered in a game that didn't end in time for this edition. The first baseman had been out with a right calf injury since that 7-3 win in Boston.
Pittsburgh 9, St. Louis 0: Pedro Alvarez homered twice and drove in four runs in a 4-for-5 performance as the Pirates drew within two games of St. Louis for the NL's second wild-card spot. The Cards played most of the game without catcher Yadier Molina, who left after the second inning following a violent collision with Josh Harrison. Molina, who complained of a headache afterward, suffered neck, back and shoulder injuries.
Miami 9, Washington 0: Washington ace Stephen Strasburg gave up a career-high seven runs in five innings as the Nationals' losing streak reached five games.
N.Y. Mets 9, Philadelphia 5 (10): Ike Davis hit a tiebreaking double during a four-run 10th inning and Kelly Shoppach had a two-run homer as the Mets snapped Philadephia's four-game winning streak.
San Francisco 3, Houston 2: Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez connected on the go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning.
Milwaukee 4, Chicago Cubs 1: Jeff Bianchi hit a three-run shot for his first big league homer, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to their seventh straight win over the Cubs.
Colorado 8, L.A. Dodgers 4: Wilin Rosario homered among three hits and drove in three runs for the Rockies. The Dodgers lost center fielder Matt Kemp to a right knee contusion after crashing into the wall in the bottom of the first inning.
Cincinnati at Arizona: Bronson Arroyo threw six solid innings and hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the sixth inning of Cincinnati's 3-2 victory Monday at Arizona.
Atlanta at San Diego: Atlanta's Kris Medlen tried to extend his 21-inning scoreless streak and improve to 5-0 as a starter Tuesday night and help the Braves snap San Diego's eight-game winning streak.
Around the horn
ESPN signs new deal: ESPN has reached a new eight-year deal with Major League Baseball, extending the cable network's rights to 10 more regular-season games, studio programming and online coverage through 2021 for $5.6 billion, about double what it currently pays baseball for domestic and international TV rights, digital programming and radio coverage. The deal starting in 2014, also gives ESPN rights to one annual wild-card playoff game and any tiebreakers that may occur.
Compiled from wire reports.