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Orioles go level with Yankees

Manny Machado sent Baltimore joint top of American League East as his seventh-inning home run gave the Orioles a 4-3 win over Boston Red Sox.

The Orioles led 3-0 after the fourth, but a two-run homer from Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the fifth and a sacrifice fly from Cody Ross pulled the Red Sox level.

Twenty-year-old Machado then homered to lead off the seventh to ensure Baltimore went level with the Yankees, who earlier had lost 3-2 to the Toronto Blue Jays.

After falling into an early 0-2 hole, the Jays found a hero in Rajai Davis, who had three hits and two RBI, including a solo shot, to lead the fightback.

The Oakland Athletics continued their post-season push as two big home runs saw them to a 7-4 win over the Seattle Mariners in extra innings.

Trailing 4-2 in the ninth, Josh Donaldson sent the game into extras with a two-run shot, then Brandon Moss won it with a walk-off three-run blast in the 10th.

With Texas' game against the Los Angeles Angels postponed, it left the A's two and a half games back on the Rangers in the AL West and in prime position for a Wild Card spot.

Justin Verlander hurled seven innings for just one unearned run as the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 to extend their lead over the Chicago White Sox to two games atop the AL Central.

The White Sox lost 10-4 to the Tampa Bay Rays, who had two homers from Matt Joyce.

The win kept the Rays in touch with the Wild Card race, but the White Sox must catch Detroit if they are to reach the post-season.

Kurt Suzuki hit a two-run double in the 10th to give the Washington Nationals a 6-4 win over the St Louis Cardinals.

But they were prevented from claiming the National League East title as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets on the back of 6 1/3 scoreless innings from Mike Minor.

The Cards' loss allowed the Los Angeles Dodgers to pull to within three games in the NL Wild Card race with a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies.

Matt Kemp homered twice for the Dodgers.

Andrew McCutchen hit a solo shot in the ninth to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 walk-off win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Corey Hart homered twice and Marco Estrada hurled eight shut-out frames as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Houston Astros 9-5, while Trevor Cahill tossed a complete game, allowing two runs on four hits, in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 8-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

The Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-6 in a game which needed 14 innings, the Philadelphia Phillies were 9-5 winners over the Miami Marlins and the San Diego Padres overcame the San Francisco Giants 7-3.