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BALTIMORE — Mark Reynolds homered twice and drove in four runs, Omar Quintanilla also went deep, and the Baltimore Orioles beat Josh Beckett and the Boston Red Sox 7-1 Tuesday night.


Wei-Yin Chen (11-7) gave up one run, nine hits and a walk in six-plus innings for the Orioles, who moved 10 games over .500 (63-53) for the first time since June 24. Chen allowed at least one hit in each inning but was effective in minimizing the damage.


Beckett (5-10) surrendered six runs and six hits, including two home runs, in 5 1/3 innings. It's been a nightmare season for the right-hander, 1-6 in 12 starts since May 20. In his past two outings against Texas and Baltimore, Beckett has yielded a combined 14 runs and five homers in 10 1/3 innings.


White Sox 3, Blue Jays 2

TORONTO — Jose Quintana snapped a five-start winless streak and the Chicago White Sox held off the Toronto Blue Jays for a rare victory at Rogers Centre.


The AL Central leaders won in Toronto for just the fourth time in 20 games dating to 2007.


Quintana (5-2) allowed two runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. Brett Myers got one out in the seventh, Matt Thornton retired two batters in the eighth and Addison Reed ended the inning by fanning pinch hitter Yan Gomes with a runner at third.


Reed closed it out in the ninth for his 21st save in 24 chances.


The Blue Jays have lost 12 of their past 16.


Royals 5, Athletics 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jeremy Guthrie allowed only three singles in seven innings, and the Kansas City Royals rolled to a win over the Oakland Athletics.


Guthrie, who struck out a season-high eight, ran his scoreless streak to 15 innings. He has yielded eight hits and struck out 14 in his past two starts, victories over the A's and the Chicago White Sox.


Guthrie (5-12) is 2-3 in five starts with the Royals, who acquired him in a July 20 trade with Colorado for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez.


Tim Collins and Greg Holland completed the shutout for Kansas City. Collins struck out all three batters he faced in the eighth inning, boosting his total to 77 — a Royals' strikeout record for a left-handed reliever.


Tigers 8, Twins 4

MINNEAPOLIS — Miguel Cabrera became the first player to reach 100 RBIs this season with a run-scoring single and Doug Fister pitched eight strong innings for the Detroit Tigers in a win over the Minnesota Twins.


Fister (7-7) did not allow an earned run and struck out seven to win for the third time in four starts.


The Tigers overcame a bad defensive inning to end a three-game slide. Detroit remains two games back of Chicago in the AL Central.


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