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Tigers rally past Royals with another big 7th inning

The Detroit Tigers scored six runs in the seventh inning Tuesday to beat the visiting Kansas City Royals, 6-5 - the second time in three days that Detroit had won despite trailing 5-0. "We were able to score runs late again," said Johnny Damon, who singled and scored during the latest rally.

Jose Guillen hit his fourth home run in three games as the Royals took a 5-0 lead against Dontrelle Willis and the Detroit bullpen. But just like Sunday, when the Tigers fell behind 5-0 to Cleveland, they recovered to win. The Tigers (6-2) are 4-1 in games when they trail after six innings.

Blue Jays 4, White Sox 2

Ricky Romero took a no-hit try into the late innings, losing his bid in the eighth when former teammate Alex Rios hit a two-run homer for visiting Chicago. Romero struck out 12 and was in complete control until hitting A.J. Pierzynski with a pitch to start the eighth. Rios followed with a drive to deep left.

Reds 10, Marlins 8

Joey Votto drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the 11th inning, and visiting Cincinnati beat Florida in extra innings for the second night in a row. Jonny Gomes and Ryan Hanigan hit three-run homers for the Reds. Brandon Phillips had four hits, including an RBI single in the 11th. The Reds won despite blowing a 6-1 lead.

Rays 8, Orioles 6

Carlos Peña hit a three-run homer off Matt Albers in the 10th inning, and visiting Tampa Bay extended Baltimore's early-season swoon. It was the fifth straight loss for the Orioles, whose 1-7 start is their worst since they opened the 1988 season with 21 straight defeats. Ben Zobrist led off the 10th with a walk off Albers (0-1) and took second on a wild pitch. After Evan Longoria walked, Peña hit a 2-and-2 pitch into the right-field seats.

Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 5

Manny Ramirez homered for the first time this season, the first of four long balls by Los Angeles, which won its home opener for the third consecutive year. Casey Blake hit a two-run drive, Matt Kemp added a solo shot and Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer for the Dodgers. - AP

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