Doumit's homer halts Rays' streak; Hot Tribe sweeps past White Sox.

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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...

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