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Royals hand Tigers 111th loss of year

Detroit second baseman Warren Morris bobbles grounder during Tigers' 10-4 loss to Kansas City.
Detroit second baseman Warren Morris bobbles grounder during Tigers' 10-4 loss to Kansas City.
Duane Burleson, Associated Press

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers became the first AL team to lose 111 games since the 1939 St. Louis Browns, dropping to Kansas City 10-4 Monday night as Joe Randa drove in five runs.

The Tigers lost their third in a row after winning the series opener.

At 38-111, Detroit has the most defeats in the majors since the 1965 New York Mets lost 112 times.

The Tigers need five wins in their final 13 games to avoid matching the modern-day record of 120 losses, set by the 1962 Mets.

Randa tied a career high for RBIs. He hit a three-run homer in the ninth and Aaron Guiel homered later in the inning.

Raul Ibanez had three hits and scored three times and Brent Mayne homered for the Royals.

RED SOX 8, DEVIL RAYS 2: At Boston, Derek Lowe won his fifth straight decision, and Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz homered in another Boston slugging display as the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay. Ramirez and Ortiz also doubled for Boston, which has 605 extra-base hits, two short of the major league record Seattle set in 1996.

Lowe (16-6) started with 4 2/3 hitless innings against the team he no-hit on April 27 last year in Fenway Park. With the Devil Rays chasing his sinker, Lowe allowed four hits in eight innings. He got 17 outs on grounders, six on strikeouts and one on a fly ball.

TWINS 13, INDIANS 6: At Cleveland, Torii Hunter tied his career high with five RBIs as the Minnesota defeated the Cleveland and took sole possession of the AL Central lead for the first time since June 30. Hunter, Michael Ryan and Cristian Guzman each drove in two runs during an eight-run sixth inning. Hunter added a three-run homer in the ninth of Terry Mulholland, giving him 99 RBIs, a career high. Minnesota (81-69) moved a half-game ahead of idle Chicago (80-69).

RANGERS 6, MARINERS 4: At Arlington, Rafael Palmeiro and Mark Teixeira homered as Texas ended a five-game losing streak and dropped Seattle farther back in the AL wild-card race. The Mariners fell 1 1/2 games behind Boston, which beat Tampa Bay 8-2, for the wild card. Palmeiro's shot made him just the second player in major league history to reach 35 homers and 100 RBIs in nine straight seasons. Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx is the only other player to do it. Teixeira, who tied a career-high with four RBIs, capped a four-run sixth inning with a three-run shot. His 23rd home run helped the Rangers erase a 4-2 deficit.

YANKEES 13, ORIOLES 1: At Baltimore, Alfonso Soriano went 4-for-5 with two home runs, and Aaron Boone also connected twice to lead a six-homer attack that carried New York past Baltimore. Soriano set the tone by driving the first pitch of the game into the left-field seats, and New York took control by scoring five runs in a span of five pitches against Rodrigo Lopez (7-10) during a six-run fourth. Jason Giambi and Enrique Wilson homered for the Yankees, who stayed 5 1/2 games ahead of Boston in the AL East. The six homers were a season-high.

ATHLETICS 7, ANGELS 4: At Anaheim, Miguel Tejada hit a grand slam as Oakland beat Anaheim to win their seventh in a row and open a 4 1/2-game lead in the AL West. Ted Lilly pitched five innings of one-hit ball for Oakland, which took its biggest lead of the season a few hours after second-place Seattle lost 6-4 at Texas. Tejada's second grand slam of the season — and seventh of his career — came on a 3-2 pitch from Ramon Ortiz during a six-run outburst in the fourth inning.