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>>Ramirez, Pena Power Cubs Past Rockies

(Chicago, IL)  --  Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena each homered twice to power the Cubs to a 7-3 win over the Rockies on Monday afternoon at Wrigley Field.  Each hit a two-run and a solo shot, with Ramirez finishing 3-for-4.  Matt Garza pitched seven-and-a-third innings of three-run ball for his fourth win.  The Cubs had lost four-of-five.  The Northsiders kick off a four-game series against the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants starting this afternoon with the opener of a day-night doubleheader.  Doug Davis will be on the bump in the opener and Rodrigo Lopez will toe the rubber in the nightcap.

Chicago Cubs 7, Colorado Rockies 3

Detroit Tigers 4, Toronto Blue Jays 2

MLB Interleague
Cincinnati Reds 5, Tampa Bay Rays 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 15, Minnesota Twins 0
Cleveland Indians 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 4
LA Angels of Anaheim 4, Washington Nationals 3  (10 INN)
San Diego Padres 4, Kansas City Royals 3
Atlanta Braves 3, Seattle Mariners 1

>>White Sox In Denver

(Denver, CO)  --  The Chicago White Sox head to the Mile High City to open up a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies starting this evening at Coors Field.  Gavin Floyd gets the nod against Jason Hammel in the opener.  The Southsiders dropped two-of-three to Washington over the weekend, capped with a 2-1 setback on Sunday, to fall to 38-and-41 on the season.

>>Cardinals At Orioles

(St. Louis, MO)  --  After an off day Monday, the Cardinals will look to get well on the road as they open a three-game Interleague series at Baltimore.  The reeling Redbirds got swept at home by the Blue Jays over the weekend and have lost five of their last six games overall.  Kyle Lohse will oppose Zach Britton tonight.  St. Louis will play three games at Tampa Bay later this week.

>>Punto, Freese Activated Off DL

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The Cardinals' infield should get a boost with the return of Nick Punto and David Freese.  They have been activated off the 15-day disabled list.  Punto had been out since May 18th with a strained right forearm.  Freese had been sidelined since May 2nd with a broken bone in his left hand.  Infielder Pete Kozma and outfielder Andrew Brown were sent to Triple-A Memphis.

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