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Baseball: Tigers Pound Devil Rays


The Detroit Tigers pounded the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 10-4 Tuesday during major league baseball action.

Detroit's Carlos Guillen hit for the cycle against the Devil Rays - a single, a double, a triple and a home run in one game. Tigers's pitcher Justin Verlander struck out four Tampa Bay batters over five innings in winning his seventh straight game.

In addition to Detroit, Tuesday's other winners in the American League include Cleveland, New York, Baltimore, Texas, the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Angels. In the National League, Florida, Atlanta, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers were victorious.

The Cleveland Indians beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3. The New York Yankees downed the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1, and have now taken over first place in the American League East division from the Red Sox. The Baltimore Orioles recorded a 2-0 shutout win over the Seattle Mariners.

The Texas Rangers trounced the Minnesota Twins 9-0. The Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-5 in 10 innings. The Los Angeles Angels eked out a 3-2 win over the Oakland A's.

The Florida Marlins downed the New York Mets 6-5 in 10 innings. Atlanta pitcher John Smoltz struck out six batters to lead the Braves to a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Los Angeles Dodgers pounded the Cincinnati Reds 10-4, extending its current winning streak to four games.

The Chicago Cubs got home runs from Aramis Ramirez, Matt Murton, Michael Barrett and Jacque Jones as they defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-3. The Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3. Philadelphia's Chase Utley had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 33 games. The Milwaukee Brewers recorded a 1-0 shutout victory over the Colorado Rockies.

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