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Roundup: Orioles keep rolling

Zach Britton (4-1) struck out a career-high 10 in eight innings, Taylor Teagarden and Adam Jones homered, and the Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox, 5-3, Thursday in Baltimore for their eighth win in 11 games.

The victory moved the Orioles within three games of the AL East-leading New York Yankees, who were idle Thursday and host Baltimore in a three-game series that begins Friday.

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Britton gave up one run, seven hits, and did not issue a walk.

Athletics 12, Indians 7 — Jarrod Parker (9-7) pitched into the sixth and visiting Oakland hit four home runs while picking up its sixth straight win.

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Blue Jays 2, Rays 0 — Carlos Villanueva pitched six sharp innings to help Toronto beat visiting Tampa Bay, which dropped 1½ games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild-card berth.

Mariners 5, Twins 4 — Blake Beavan (9-8) scattered five hits and Trayvon Robinson had two RBIs to lift visiting Seattle.

Nationals 8, Cardinals 1 — Bryce Harper hit his third homer in two games, Jayson Werth homered for the first time since May, and Edwin Jackson struck out 10 to power host Washington.

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Phillies 3, Mets 2 — Kyle Kendrick (8-9) went 7 strong innings to help host Philadelphia avoid a three-game sweep. Jonathan Papelbon tossed a scoreless ninth for his 30th save.

Cubs 12, Brewers 11 — Alfonso Soriano’s RBI single capped a three-run comeback in the ninth to lift Chicago at Wrigley Field.

Royals 2, Tigers 1 — Jeremy Guthrie pitched effectively into the eighth and Alex Gordon homered for host Kansas City.

Giants 8, Astros 4 — Hunter Pence hit a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh and visiting San Francisco rallied from a 4-0 deficit for the win.

Diamondbacks 2, Dodgers 0 — Ian Kennedy pitched two-hit ball into the seventh to help visiting Arizona end a six-game skid.

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