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>>Cards Sweep Braves To Make Wild Card Push

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Yadier Molina's three-run double highlighted a five-run third inning as the Cardinals doubled up the Braves, 6-3.  Albert Pujols, Matt Holliday and Lance Berkman all drove in runs for St. Louis, which swept the three-game series to pull within four-and-a-half games of the NL Wild Card leaders.  Jake Westbrook got the win.  St. Louis is at Pittsburgh tonight.

>>Cubs Bounce Mets In Extras

(Flushing, NY)  --  Chicago busted out the bats in the 11th, scoring six on their way to a 10-6 victory over the Mets.  Tyler Colvin drove in three while Carlos Pena and Alfonso Soriano each plated a pair for the Cubs, who have won three-of-four.  Ramon Ortiz earned the victory out of the bullpen.  Rodrigo Lopez will oppose Dontrelle Willis when the Cubs begin a four-game series with the Reds at 6:10 p.m. in Cincinnati.

>>Tribe Takes Down Pale Hose

(Chicago, IL)  --  Lou Marson and Carlos Santant each had two-run doubles to lead the Indians to a 7-3 win over the White Sox.  Zach Stewart gave up three runs in five frames to take the loss.  Juan Pierre and Alexei Ramirez both went 2-for-5 with an RBI for Chicago.  The White Sox are 10-and-a-half back of the Tigers and the Indians 11 in the AL Central.  John Danks will oppose Rick Porcello when the White Sox start a three-game set with the Tigers at The Cell at 7:10 tonight.

MLB NL
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Washington Nationals 8, Houston Astros 2
Florida Marlins 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Milwaukee Brewers 3, Philadelphia Phillies 2
Colorado Rockies 4, Cincinnati Reds 1
San Francisco Giants 8, Los Angeles Dodgers 1
San Diego Padres 7, Arizona Diamondbacks 6

MLB AL
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Detroit Tigers 2, Minnesota Twins 1
Toronto Blue Jays 6, Baltimore Orioles 5
Tampa Bay Rays 9, Boston Red Sox 1
Texas Rangers 8, Oakland Athletics 1
New York Yankees 6, LA Angels of Anaheim 5
Kansas City Royals 2, Seattle Mariners 1

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