Twins 6, Rays 4: Joel Peralta gave up a solo homer to Ryan Doumit in the eighth inning and a three-run drive to Josmil Pinto, and Tampa Bay stumbled again with a loss at Minnesota.
Tampa Bay, which had won its previous three games, wasted a 3-0 lead and dropped to 7-14 since Aug. 25.
Minnesota had lost 11 in a row to the Rays.
Tampa Bay led, 4-2, in the eighth, but Peralta (2-8) blew a save for the third time in four chances. After Doumit's 13th home run of the season, Trevor Plouffe singled and Josh Willingham walked. Pinto then sent an 0-1 pitch into the Rays bullpen in center field, the rookie's second career homer.
Casey Fien (5-2) earned the win after retiring pinch hitter David DeJesus on a bases-loaded flyout that ended the eighth, and Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth for his 35th save in 39 chances.
Wil Myers and Sean Rodriguez homered for Tampa Bay, which hosts a four-game series against Texas starting today.
Rays starter David Price allowed two runs and six hit in 6⅓ innings.
Indians 7, White Sox 1: Nick Swisher homered from both sides of the plate for the 13th time, Asdrubal Cabrera hit a three-run home,r and visiting Cleveland pulled within a half-game of Tampa Bay and Texas in the AL wild-card race.
In a game that started after a rain delay of 4 hours, 28 minutes, the Indians achieved a franchise first by sweeping a four-game series from the White Sox for the third time in a season.
Zach McAllister (8-9) allowed one run and six hits in 6⅔ innings with five strikeouts and a walk.
Last-place Chicago has lost six in a row, and at 58-91 is 33 games under .500 for the first time since finishing 1976 with a 64-97 record.
Chris Sale (11-13) gave up six runs and nine hits -- including three homers -- in 5⅔ innings and dropped to 6-11 following a 5-2 start. He has an 8.61 ERA in 23 innings against the Indians this season.
Athletics 5, Rangers 1: Josh Donaldson, Chris Young and Josh Reddick all homered, and AL West-leading Oakland completed a three-game sweep of host Texas.
Oakland took a commanding 61/2-game division lead with two weeks left after the final regular-season series between the AL West's top two teams. The A's have won five in a row and 13 of 16 overall.
Texas lost its sixth in a row, all at home after never leading in any of them, and is 2-11 in September after beginning the month with a two-game lead. Coupled with a sweep by Pittsburgh, this was the Rangers' first winless homestand of at least six games since moving...