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Scutaro's slam in 8th leads Red Sox

Marco Scutaro hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the eighth inning, and the visiting Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep with a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday.

Kevin Youkilis tied it with a seventh-inning homer as the Red Sox improved to 7-0 this season against the team that sent them home from last season's playoffs.

Josh Beckett (2-1) yielded five hits in seven innings in his first victory since April 10 for Boston.

Angels starter Joel Piñeiro strained a muscle in his left side moments before the first pitch, sidelining him with an injury that will keep him out for six to eight weeks.

Twins 6, Royals 4

Delmon Young had a three-run homer and Jason Repko also homered as visiting Minnesota completed a three-game sweep. Young has hit safely in 13 of 15 games and is hitting .439 in July with six homers and 28 RBIs.

Reds 10, Brewers 2

Brandon Phillips hit a 450-foot grand slam that landed in Bernie Brewer's slide in deep leftfield and Travis Wood (1-1) earned his first win in the majors for visiting Cincinnati. The Reds scored 10 unanswered runs, capped by Phillips' shot and Joey Votto's solo homer in the eighth.

Astros 8, Cubs 1

Carlos Lee hit two home runs, including the go-ahead homer in the sixth inning for host Houston, which had just one hit before the sixth. Astros starter Bud Norris (3-7) pitched six innings for his first win since May 13.

Astros rookie Chris Johnson singled in the seventh to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.

3B Peralta dealt to Tigers

The Cleveland Indians have traded third baseman Jhonny Peralta to the Tigers for minor league lefthander Giovanni Soto. Peralta, 28, will likely fill in for Brandon Inge, the Tigers' injured third baseman . . . The Phillies have placed centerfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list and called up outfielder Domonic Brown from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Victorino strained an abdominal muscle on his left side when he dove back to first base during a pickoff attempt Tuesday night . . . Tigers manager Jim Leyland was suspended for last night's game and fined an undisclosed amount for inappropriate and aggressive conduct during the bottom of the third inning of Monday night's game against Tampa Bay. The manager was ejected during an argument in which he said he accidentally sprayed second- base umpire Marty Foster with sunflower seeds. - AP

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