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 CLEVELAND (AP) -Ryan Howard homered and drove in four runs and Kyle Hendrick earned his first major league victory as Philadelphia beat Cleveland 9-6 on Tuesday night.
Howard had an RBI single in a three-run first, homered into the second deck in right in the third off Jason Stanford (1-1) and added a two-run double in the ninth. Of Howard's last 27 hits, 13 have been home runs.
Kendrick, a 23-year-old right-hander making his second major league start, allowed three runs and five hits in six innings.
Pat Burrell hit a two-run double in the first for the Phillies, and Chase Utley added a two-run single in the seventh.
Ryan Garko, who entered in a 2-for-41 slump, hit a solo homer in the second and added an RBI single in the fourth for the Indians.
Stanford allowed six runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings.
Tigers 15, Nationals 1
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sean Casey hit his first home run of the season, one of Detroit's 17 hits.
Marcus Thames also homered for the Tigers, who tied a season-high for runs a night after Todd Jones gave up three in the ninth and nearly blew a four-run lead. The Tigers have won four of their last five games and have scored at least 10 runs six times in 17 games in June.
The runs and hits were the most allowed by the Nationals this season.
Chad Durbin (6-3) gave up one run and five hits in six innings for the win.
Casey's three-run shot off Jason Simontacchi (4-5) in the third was his first since Oct. 27, when Detroit lost Game 5 of the World Series against St. Louis. He finished 2-for-5 with a walk and drove in a season-high four runs.
Simontacchi allowed 10 earned runs and 10 hits in three innings.
Dodgers 10, Blue Jays 1
TORONTO (AP) - Los Angeles' Brad Penny became the second nine-game winner in the National League and Russell Martin homered in his first major league game in his native Canada.
Luis Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with four RBIs for the Dodgers, who matched a season-high in runs.
Martin, who was born in Toronto but grew up in Chelsea, Quebec, hit a solo home run in the sixth, his eighth.
Penny (9-1) allowed one run and six hits over seven innings to win his fourth straight decision. He lowered his ERA to 2.12, second-best in the NL. Penny's last loss was May 18 to the Los Angeles Angels.
Toronto's Dustin McGowan (3-3) allowed six runs and eight hits in 1 2-3 innings, his shortest career start.
Twins 9, Mets 0
NEW YORK (AP) - Johan Santana pitched a four-hitter - with only one strikeout - for his first shutout in nearly two years, and Minnesota took advantage of four early errors by New York.
Santana (7-6) was handed a five-run lead by the second inning. He needed only 92 pitches to toss his fourth career shutout and first since Aug. 12, 2005, at Oakland. Santana walked none and retired 15 of his final 16 batters.
Michael Cuddyer drove in two runs and Jeff Cirillo had three hits for the Twins, who had 13 hits and chased Jorge Sosa (6-3) in the fourth.
The Mets managed four singles and never advanced a runner past second base in losing for the 12th time in 15 games.
Cardinals 5, Royals 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Brad Thompson pitched seven strong innings to lead St. Louis.
Thompson started in place of Kip Wells, who was told three hours before the game that he was being sent to the bullpen.
Chris Duncan homered for the third time in five games, and Albert Pujols and Scott Spiezio both had an RBI for the Cardinals, who won for the fifth time in 14 interleague games.
Thompson (5-2) allowed a run and seven hits, two each by Emil Brown and Alex Gordon.
Scott Elarton (2-3) allowed five runs and five hits in 2 2-3 innings.
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