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>>Gee, Mets Clip Cards

(Flushing, NY)  --  Daniel Murphy and Angel Pagan each had two-run doubles to back seven strong innings from Dillon Gee as the Mets doubled up the Cardinals, 4-2.  Gee, who carried a no-hitter into the fifth frame, allowed both runs on three hits with a pair of strikeouts to improve to 9-and-3 on the season.  Jason Isringhausen worked a 1-2-3 ninth to nail down his first save for the Mets, who snapped a two-game slide.  Kyle Lohse had an RBI single and Lance Berkman added a solo home run to account for St. Louis' only runs of the game.  On the mound, Lohse gave up all four runs through five-and-two-thirds frames to absorb the loss.  The Cards have dropped three-of-four.  Kyle McClellan will toe the rubber opposite R.A. Dickey in tonight's second installment.

>>Phillies Double Up Cubs

(Chicago, IL)  --  Michael Martinez' two-run double in the top of the ninth led the Phillies to a 4-2 win over the Cubs on Tuesday evening at Wrigley Field.  Chase Utley added an RBI double for Philadelphia, which has alternated wins and losses in all five of their games since the All-Star break.  Michael Stutes was credited with the win and Antonio Bastardo fanned the side in the ninth to register his seventh save of the season.  Starlin Castro's two-run homer in the first frame accounted for Chicago's only runs of the game.  Sean Marshall was tagged with the loss.  The Northsiders have dropped three of their last four contests.  Ryan Dempster will toe the rubber opposite Vance Worley in this afternoon's series finale.

>>Royals Rally To Clip ChiSox

(Kansas City, MO)  --  Matt Treanor had a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth and Melky Cabrera added a solo homer in the seventh as the Royals doubled up the White Sox, 4-2, on Tuesday evening at Kauffman Stadium.  Danny Duffy struck out six through seven innings of two-run ball to pick up his second win of the season and Joakim Soria worked a one-hit ninth to notch his 17th save.  The Royals snapped a three-game skid.  Carlos Quentin and Alex Rios each plated a run for Chicago.  Jake Peavy gave up three runs through six innings of duty to absorb the loss for the White Sox.  John Danks gets the nod against Bruce Chen in tonight's series finale.

MLB NL
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Pittsburgh Pirates 1, Cincinnati Reds 0
San Diego Padres 4, Florida Marlins 0 
Houston Astros 7, Washington Nationals 6
Colorado Rockies 12, Atlanta Braves 3
Milwaukee Brewers 11, Arizona Diamondbacks 3
San Francisco Giants 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 3

MLB AL
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Baltimore Orioles 6, Boston Red Sox 2
Detroit Tigers 8, Oakland Athletics 3
Toronto Blue Jays 6, Seattle Mariners 5 (14 inn)
Tampa Bay Rays 3, New York Yankees 2 
Minnesota Twins 2, Cleveland Indians 1
Texas Rangers 7, LA Angels of Anaheim 0

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