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>>Cubs Double Up Bucs
(Chicago, IL)  --  Marlon Byrd knocked in a pair of runs as the Cubs doubled

up the Pirates, 6-3.  Carlos Pena walked four times and scored twice to help the

Cubs avoid a three-game sweep.  Randy Wells tossed six innings of one-run ball

to improve to 7-and-4.  The Cubs continue their six game homestand today

against the Reds.  Matt Garza gets the start for Chicago and he squares off

against Dontrelle Willils. 

>>Tigers Bury White Sox
(Detroit, MI)  --  Miguel Cabrera and Andy Dirks hit two-run homers and

plated four runs apiece as the Tigers buried the White Sox, 18-2.  Jhonny

Peralta knocked in three runs for the Tigers, who outhit the White Sox 24-9 en

route to completing a three-game sweep.  Max Scherzer [[ SURE-zer ]] struck

out six over seven shutout innings to improve to 14-and-8.  Mark Buehrle [[

BURR-lee ]] was shelled for eight runs, seven earned, and 10 hits in

three-and-a-third innings to fall to 11-and-7.  The Sox head to Minnesota to

start a four-game series with the Twins this afternoon.  Philip Humber will take

the mound against Anthony Swarzak in the opener.

>>Reds Rip Cards In Extras
(St. Louis, MO)  --  Juan Francisco's RBI single in the top of the 10th inning

gave the Reds a 3-2 victory over the Cardinals.  Edgar Renteria provided a

two-run homer in the first inning for Cincinnati, which took two-of-three from St.

Louis.  John Jay hit a solo home run for the Cards.  Fernando Salas took the

loss out of the bullpen.  Today the Cardinals open a four-game set with the

division-leading Brewers at Busch Stadium.  Jake Westbrook will take the

mound against Randy Wolf.

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