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Cubs, Cards, Sox All Lose

>>Reds Blow Lead, Recover To Clip Cards In 13

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Ramon Hernandez doubled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 13th to give the Reds a wild 9-8 win over the Cardinals.  Chris Heisey homered on the first pitch of the game for the Reds, who led 8-0 after five innings.  John Jay clubbed a game-tying solo shot in the bottom of the ninth for the Cards, who scored two runs in the sixth and five more in the seventh.  Albert Pujols started for the first time since June 19th and went 1-for-6 with an RBI single.  Jose Arredondo was credited with his first win.  Raul Valdes suffered his first loss.The Cardinals open a four-game home series tonight against the Diamondbacks.

>>Nats Clip Cubs

(Washington, DC)  --  Wilson Ramos' go-ahead seventh inning sacrifice scored Mike Morse as the Nationals clipped the Cubs, 5-4, on Wednesday night.  Danny Espinosa and Ryan Zimmerman each popped two-run homers for Washington, which has won the first three of a four-game set in the nation's capital.  Ryan Mattheus worked a scoreless inning of relief to notch the win and Drew Storen tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to nail down his 22nd save.  Carlos Pena and Aramis Ramirez both blasted two-run dingers for Chicago.  Kerry Wood was tagged with the loss.  The Northsiders have dropped five of their last six contests.  Matt Garza will be on the bump opposite Livan Hernandez in tonight's series finale.

>>Royals Take Rubber Match From White Sox

(Chicago, IL)  --  Jeff Francoeur drove in two runs and Eric Hosmer homered as the Royals topped the White Sox, 4-1, on Wednesday afternoon.  Francoeur had an RBI single and a sac-fly for Kansas City, which took the final two games of the three-game set at U.S. Cellular Field.  Bruce Chen pitched six innings of one-run ball for his fifth win.  Edwin Jackson allowed all four runs in seven frames to take the loss for Chicago.  The White Sox scored their lone run on a bases loaded walk to Adam Dunn in the sixth inning.  The Southsiders welcome in the Minnesota Twins for a four-game set starting this evening.  Philip Humber gets the nod against Carl Pavano in the opener.

Milwaukee Brewers 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
Houston Astros 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Florida Marlins 7, Philadelphia Phillies 6  (10 inn)
Atlanta Braves 9, Colorado Rockies 1
New York Mets 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 3
San Francisco Giants 6, San Diego Padres 5  (14 inn)

Tampa Bay Rays 12, Minnesota Twins 5
Detroit Tigers 5, LA Angels of Anaheim 4
Oakland Athletics 2, Seattle Mariners 0
Cleveland Indians 5, New York Yankees 3
Boston Red Sox 6, Toronto Blue Jays 4
Texas Rangers 13, Baltimore Orioles 5

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