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Yankees triumph over Tigers 12-8

DETROIT -- New York's Curtis Granderson snapped out of a short slump by hitting his 30th homer of the season and driving in four runs to help the Yankees beat Detroit 12-8 on Wednesday, ending the Tigers' six-game winning streak.

Granderson batted sixth in the lineup for the first time since May because he had two straight 0-for-5 games and just four hits in his previous 25 at-bats. The change seemed to work as he had an RBI single in the first, a home run in the third and a double in the seventh. He matched his season high for RBIs.

Down 7-0 at one point, the Tigers closed to 8-7 in the seventh, ending the game for New York starter C.C. Sabathia (12-3), who gave up eight hits and struck out seven over 6-2/3 innings.

The AL East-leading Yankees then pulled away. Detroit had won 10 straight at home, matching its best streak in 13 seasons at Comerica Park.

Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez (1-2) gave up seven runs and hit two batters over three-plus innings.

Rangers 10, Red Sox 9 At Boston, Adrian Beltre had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth inning as Texas recovered from blowing a late four-run lead and squeezed past Boston.

Josh Hamilton homered among his three hits and had four RBIs for the Rangers, which couldn't hold a 9-5 lead but still snuck home.

Texas' Alexi Ogando (2-0) worked two perfect innings of relief for the win. Joe Nathan pitched the ninth for the save.

With the score tied 9-9, Elvis Andrus walked and moved to third on Hamilton's single off Clayton Mortensen (1-1), and was brought home by Beltre's sacrifice fly.

Athletics 9, Angels 8 At Oakland, California, Chris Carter hit a two-run homer to cap a five-run sixth inning which lifted Oakland over Los Angeles.

A's rookie Dan Straily gave up four homers in his second career start, and reliever Pat Neshek (1-0) took the win. Ryan Cook gave up two runs in the ninth before escaping with the save.

Orioles 9, Mariners 2 At Baltimore, Steve Johnson struck out nine over six innings in his first major league start, guiding Baltimore to a three-game sweep of Seattle.

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Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees singles to right field scoring Mark Teixeira #25 during the first inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, Wednesday, Aug. 8. (AFP)

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