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DETROIT - Max Scherzer pitched three-hit ball and struck out nine over eight innings, leading the Detroit Tigers past the Houston Astros 2-0 Monday night for their season-high sixth straight victory.

Rajai Davis broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the seventh and Victor Martinez hit a solo homer in the eighth. Catcher Alex Avila threw out two runners in the late innings for the Tigers, who have the best record in the AL.

Houston, which has the worst record in the majors, has lost three in a row.

Scherzer (4-1) earned his fourth straight win.

Joe Nathan pitched the ninth for his sixth save in eight chances.

Jarred Cosart (1-3) allowed an unearned run and four hits in seven innings.

TWINS 1, INDIANS 0, 10 INNINGS

CLEVELAND (AP) — Eduardo Escobar homered leading off the 10th inning against Cleveland closer John Axford, giving the Twins a win.

Escobar, who entered as a pinch-hitter in the seventh, connected on a 1-0 pitch from Axford (0-3), driving it over the wall in right for his first homer since June 20 and fourth of his career in 344 at-bats.

Caleb Thielbar (2-0) pitched a perfect ninth and Glen Perkins struck out two in the 10th for his eighth save.

MARINERS 4, ATHLETICS 2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stefen Romero hit his first major league home run to break a tie in the fifth inning, and the Mariners beat the Athletics for their third straight victory and eighth in 10 games.

Chris Young (2-0) allowed two hits over six strong innings to win his second straight start.

The right-hander faced the minimum through three and didn't allow a hit until Jed Lowrie's one-out single in the fourth. Brandon Moss hit a tying two-run homer two batters later.

Scott Kazmir (4-1), off to the best start in his career, was tagged for eight hits and four runs in six innings.

ANGELS 4, YANKEES 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Angels scored three runs on five straight walks in the eighth inning after Jered Weaver escaped a based-loaded jam with no outs in the top half, and Los Angeles beat the Yankees.

Yankees relievers Shawn Kelley (0-2), Matt Thornton and Preston Claiborne walked six overall in the eighth, the most walks in an inning by New York since 1990.

Weaver (3-2) allowed a run and six hits in eight innings, struck out seven and walked one.

Weaver bounded off the mound pumping his fist and shouting in excitement after getting Derek Jeter to ground into an inning-ending double play in the eighth.

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