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Baseball: Tigers Shut Out White Sox

The Detroit Tigers scored a 4-0 shutout win over the Chicago White Sox Tuesday in major league baseball action.

Detroit starting pitcher Kenny Rogers held the White Sox to just four hits over seven innings. The slumping White Sox have now lost six of their last eight games, and are seven and a half games behind the Tigers in the American League Central division.

Tuesday's other winners in the American League were Baltimore, Toronto, Kansas City, Los Angeles and Seattle. The National League winners were New York, Florida, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, San Diego and San Francisco.

The Baltimore Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3. The Toronto Blue Jays eked out a 4-3 win over the Oakland A's. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays downed the Texas Rangers 5-3.

The Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2. The Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3. The loss was the sixth straight for the Red Sox. Seattle's Adrian Beltre hit a ninth-inning home run to help the Mariners beat the New York Yankees 6-5, and end an 11-game losing streak.

In the National League, the New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 8-7. The Mets rallied from a 7-1 deficit in a game that featured grand slams a home run with runners on all three bases, from Cardinals' star Albert Pujols and New York's Carlos Delgado. Carlos Beltran hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning to seal the win for the Mets.

The Florida Marlins downed the Washington Nationals 7-5. The Cincinnati Reds routed the Houston Astros in a 14-0 shutout. The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-3.

The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3. The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-1. The San Diego Padres eked out a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the San Francisco Giants downed the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.