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>>Cardinals Crush Diamondbacks

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Matt Holliday and Jon Jay each homered and plated two as the Cardinals crushed the Diamondbacks, 8-2, in the opener of a three-game set.  Matt Carpenter laced a pinch-hit, two-run double for St. Louis, which has won three-of-five.  Joe Kelly struck out six over six-and-a-third innings of two-run ball to improve to 3-and-5.  Miguel Montero launched a two-run homer for Arizona, which has dropped three-of-four.  Ian Kennedy allowed five runs, three earned, in six-plus innings to fall to 10-and-10.

>>Astros Clobber Cubs

(Chicago, IL)  --  Brett Wallace and Fernando Martinez each clubbed three-run homers as the Astros clobbered the Cubs, 10-1.  Scott Moore went 3-of-5 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for Houston.  Lucas Harrell struck out seven over eight innings of one-run ball to improve to 10-and-8.  Darwin Barney plated Chicago's only run on a fielder's choice in the seventh.  Chris Volstad allowed four runs in five innings to fall to 0-and-9.

MLB NL
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Los Angeles Dodgers 11, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Cincinnati Reds 3, New York Mets 0
Philadelphia Phillies 1, Miami Marlins 0
Atlanta Braves 6, San Diego Padres 0
Colorado Rockies 8, Milwaukee Brewers 6
San Francisco Giants 6, Washington Nationals 1

>>White Sox Edge Jays

(Toronto, Ontario)  --  Alejandro De Aza and Dewayne Wise each plated a run during a three-run fifth inning as the White Sox edged the Blue Jays, 3-2.  De Aza also scored the go-ahead run on an error.  Jose Quintana fired six-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball to improve to 5-and-2.  Addison Reed got the final four outs to earn his 21st save.  Mike McCoy and Yunel Escobar knocked in the runs for Toronto.  Henderson Alvarez went seven innings, but allowed all three runs, two earned, to fall to 7-and-10.

MLB AL
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Baltimore Orioles 7, Boston Red Sox 1
New York Yankees 3, Texas Rangers 0
Detroit Tigers 8, Minnesota Twins 4
Kansas City Royals 5, Oakland Athletics 0
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 9, Cleveland Indians 6
Seattle Mariners 3, Tampa Bay Rays 2

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