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Grand slam pushes Rays past Twins

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A grand slam by Mike Joyce blew open the game in a seven-run eighth inning, as Tampa Bay outslugged Minnesota 8-6 despite two home runs by veteran DH Jim Thome.

Justin Verlander allowed just one run and struck out 10 in seven innings of work, leading Detroit past Seattle 6-1 and into a tie with Minnesota for first place in the American League Central.

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