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BASEBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Detroit 44 38 .537 —

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Minnesota 43 40 .518 11⁄2

Chicago 42 40 .512 2

Kansas City 36 46 .439 8

Cleveland 33 50 .398 111⁄2

East Division

Boston 49 33 .598 —

New York 48 34 .585 1

Tampa Bay 44 39 .530 51⁄2

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Toronto 43 41 .512 7

Baltimore 36 47 .434 131⁄2

West Division

Los Angeles 46 35 .568 —

Texas 45 36 .556 1

Seattle 43 39 .524 31⁄2

Oakland 35 46 .432 11

MONDAY

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Toronto 7, N.Y. Yankees 6

Kansas City 4, Detroit 3

Oakland 6, Boston 0

Seattle 5, Baltimore 0

L.A. Angels 9, Texas 4

TODAY

Kansas City (Chen 0-2) at Detroit (Verlander 8-4), 6:05 p.m.

Toronto (Rzepczynski 0-0) at Tampa Bay (J.Shields 6-6), 6:08 p.m.

Oakland (Eveland 1-2) at Boston (Beckett 9-3), 6:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 7-5) at Minnesota (S.Baker 6-6), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Sowers 2-6) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 8-2), 7:11 p.m.

Texas (Nippert 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Lackey 3-3), 9:05 p.m.

Baltimore (Guthrie 6-8) at Seattle (Bedard 5-2), 9:10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Baltimore at Seattle, 3:40 p.m.

Kansas City at Detroit, 6:05 p.m.

Toronto at Tampa Bay, 6:08 p.m.

Oakland at Boston, 6:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 7:11 p.m.

Texas at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Central Division

W L Pct GB

St. Louis 45 39 .536 —

Milwaukee 43 39 .524 1

Chicago 41 39 .513 2

Cincinnati 40 41 .494 31⁄2

Houston 39 41 .488 4

Pittsburgh 37 45 .451 7

East Division

Philadelphia 43 37 .538 —

Florida 43 41 .512 2

New York 39 42 .481 41⁄2

Atlanta 39 43 .476 5

Washington 24 55 .304 181⁄2

West Division

Los Angeles 52 30 .634 —

San Francisco 45 37 .549 7

Colorado 42 39 .519 91⁄2

San Diego 35 46 .432 161⁄2

Arizona 33 49 .402 19

MONDAY

Chicago Cubs 4, Atlanta 2

Philadelphia 22, Cincinnati 1

Pittsburgh at Houston, 7:05 p.m.

Washington at Colorado, 7:40 p.m.

San Francisco 5, Florida 4

San Diego at Arizona, 8:40 p.m.

TODAY

Cincinnati (Harang 5-8) at Philadelphia (Happ 5-0), 6:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 5-5) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 6-3), 6:10 p.m.

Atlanta (J.Vazquez 5-7) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 5-5), 7:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Maholm 5-4) at Houston (Moehler 5-4), 7:05 p.m.

St. Louis (Wainwright 8-5) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 8-5), 7:05 p.m.

Washington (Zimmermann 3-3) at Colorado (Hammel 5-4), 7:40 p.m.

San Diego (Correia 5-6) at Arizona (D.Davis 3-8), 8:40 p.m.

Florida (Jo.Johnson 7-1) at San Francisco (Zito 4-8), 9:15 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Pittsburgh at Houston, 1:05 p.m.

Atlanta at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m.

Washington at Colorado, 2:10 p.m.

San Diego at Arizona, 2:40 p.m.

Florida at San Francisco, 2:45 p.m.

Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m.

St. Louis at Milwaukee, 7:05 p.m.

Players of the Week

AMERICAN LEAGUE

July 6 — 1B Justin Morneau, Minnesota

June 29 — OF Jermaine Dye, Chicago, and RHP Mariano Rivera, New York

June 22 — OF B.J. Upton, Tampa Bay

June 15 — RHP Jose Contreras, Chicago

June 8 — 1B Lyle Overbay, Toronto

June 1 — OF Luke Scott, Baltimore

May 25 — C Joe Mauer, Minnesota

May 18 — RHP Roy Halladay, Toronto

May 11 — OF Johnny Damon, New York

May 4 — 3B Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay

April 27 — 3B Mike Lowell, Boston

April 20 — RHP Zach Greinke, Kansas City, and 2B Ian Kinsler, Texas

April 13 — 3B Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay

NATIONAL LEAGUE

July 6 — INF Martin Prado, Atlanta

June 29 — SS Hanley Ramirez, Florida, and RHP Chad Gaudin, San Diego

June 22 — 1B Albert Pujols, St. Louis

June 15 — 3B Mark Reynolds, Arizona, and RHP Huston Street, Colorado

June 8 — UTL Ian Stewart, Colorado

June 1 — 1B Ryan Howard, Philadelphia, and 1B Adrian Gonzalez, San Diego

May 25 — SS Miguel Tejada, Houston

May 18 — OF Raul Ibanez, Philadelphia

May 11 — OF Ryan Braun, Milwaukee

May 4 — 1B Jorge Cantu, Florida

April 27 — 1B Albert Pujols, St. Louis

April 20 — RF Andre Ethier, Los Angeles

April 13 — RHP Josh Johnson, Florida

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Placed 1B Jeff Bailey on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of 1B-OF Aaron Bates from Pawtucket (IL). Transferred SS Jed Lowrie from the 15- to the 60-day DL and assigned him to Portland (EL).

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Acquired INF-OF Ryan Freel and cash considerations from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Named Rod Carew executive representative.

TEXAS RANGERS — Activated OF Josh Hamilton from the 15-day DL. Optioned 1B Chris Davis to Oklahoma City (PCL).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS — Activated 3B Aramis Ramirez, OF Reed Johnson and RHP Angel Guzman from the 15-day DL.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Placed LHP Randy Johnson on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Kevin Frandsen from Fresno (PCL).

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

FLORIDA PANTHERS — Signed C Jeff Taffe to a two-year contract.

OTTAWA SENATORS — Signed RW Alex Kovalev to a two-year contract.

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS — Agreed to terms with D Francois Beauchemin on a three-year contract. Signed C Nazem Kadri and F Richard Greenop to three-year contracts. Re-signed F Ben Ondrus, F Ryan Hamilton and F Tim Brent to one-year contracts, and F Jay Rosehill to a two-year contract.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Signed G Andrew Raycroft.

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