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Cubs/Sox Win in Last At-Bats; Carpenter Goes Distance As Cards Win

>>Cubs Walk Off On Giants

(Chicago, IL)  --  Aramis Ramirez had a pinch-hit, walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Cubs a 2-1 win over the Giants on Wednesday night in the Windy City.  Blake DeWitt got the Northsiders on the board with a run-scoring single in the seventh.  Ryan Dempster tossed eight-plus innings of one-run, three-hit ball with six strikeouts in a no-decision.  Carlos Marmol blew the save, but was credited with the win.  Chicago snapped a two-game slide in the third installment of a four-game set at the Friendly Confines.  Carlos Zambrano is on the bump against Matt Cain in this afternoon's series finale.

>>White Sox Nip Rockies

(Denver, CO)  --  A.J. Pierzynski's sac-fly RBI in the top of the ninth was the difference as the White Sox nipped the Rockies, 3-2, on Wednesday night at Coors Field.  Pierzynski also doubled in a run during a two-run fourth for Chicago, which stopped a two-game skid with the win.  Mark Buehrle lasted seven innings in a no-decision.  Brian Bruney picked up his first win.  Sergio Santos tossed a perfect ninth to notch his 16th save.  Jason Giambi and Ty Wigginton hit solo homers for Colorado, which was a 3-2 winner in the opener of the three-game set on Tuesday.  Ubaldo Jimenez also went seven innings in a no-decision.  Huston Street was saddled with his second loss.  Jake Peavy will toe the rubber opposite Aaron Cook in this afternoon's series finale.

>>Carpenter Pitches Cards Past O's

(Baltimore, MD)  --  Chris Carpenter went the distance as the Cardinals cruised past the Orioles 5-1.  Carpenter allowed a run and seven hits while striking out five and walking one to improve to 3-and-7.  Colby Rasmus belted a two-run homer for St. Louis, which will go for a sweep in the three-game set on Thursday.  Skip Schumaker knocked in a run and scored twice in the victory.  Nick Markakis doubled in a run in the third for Baltimore.  Chris Jakubauskas allowed all five runs in five innings to fall to 2-and-1.  The three-game series concludes tonight as Jake Westbrook opposes Brian Matusz.

MLB Interleague
Cincinnati Reds 4, Tampa Bay Rays 3
Minnesota Twins 1, Los Angeles Dodgers 0
San Diego Padres 4, Kansas City Royals 1
Atlanta Braves 5, Seattle Mariners 3
Cleveland Indians 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1, Washington Nationals 0
New York Mets 16, Detroit Tigers 9 
Philadelphia Phillies 2, Boston Red Sox 1
New York Yankees 5, Milwaukee Brewers 2
Toronto Blue Jays 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Texas Rangers 3, Houston Astros 2
Florida Marlins 3, Oakland Athletics 0

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