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>>Cards Clip Bucs

(Pittsburgh, PA)  --  Yadier Molina snapped a 1-all tie with a two-run double in the fourth inning and the Cardinals held on for a 3-2 win over the Pirates.  Allen Craig had an RBI double in the first for St. Louis, which remains four-and-a-half games behind Atlanta for the NL Wild Card.  Edwin Jackson pitched six-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball for the win.  Jason Motte posted his seventh save.  Charlie Morton took the loss.  Alex Presley and Derrek Lee had RBI doubles for Pittsburgh.

>>Reds Roll Past Cubs; Cueto Leaves

(Cincinnati, OH)  --  Ramon Hernandez hammered a three-run homer in the second innings to give the Reds a 7-2 win over the Cubs on Wednesday at the Great American Ball Park.  Chris Heisey clubbed a solo shot and Juan Francisco knocked in a pair for Cincinnati, which has won back-to-back games on the heels of a three-game slide.  Johnny Cueto tossed three-and-two-third scoreless innings before leaving the game with an apparent strained right lat muscle in his back.  Sam LeCure was credited with the win.  Carlos Pena and Alfonso Soriano each plated a run for Chicago.  Casey Coleman was tagged with the loss for the Cubs.  Randy Wells will toe the rubber opposite Homer Bailey in tonight's series finale.

>>Tigers Rally Late To Top White Sox For 12th Straight Win

(Chicago, IL)  --  Detroit tied the game with a pair of pinch-hit homers in the ninth and Carlos Guillen singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th as the red-hot Tigers rallied to beat the White Sox, 6-5, on Wednesday afternoon at The Cell.  Ryan Raburn's solo shot brought Detroit to within two and Alex Avila followed with a two-run blast to knot the game at five.  Guillen also homered as the Tigers extended their winning streak to 12 games.  Phil Coke got the win and Jose Valverde struck out the side in the 10th for his 44th save.  Sergio Santos took the loss for Chicago.  Alexei Ramirez and Paul Konerko each drove in two runs for the Sox.  The Southsiders hit the road for a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals starting this evening at Kauffman Stadium.  Mark Buehrle gets the nod against Jeff Francis in the opener.

Atlanta Braves 4, Florida Marlins 1 
Philadelphia Phillies 1, Houston Astros 0
San Francisco Giants 3, San Diego Padres 1
Washington Nationals 2, New York Mets 0
Colorado Rockies 6, Milwaukee Brewers 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 2

Toronto Blue Jays 5, Boston Red Sox 4 
LA Angels of Anaheim 4, Oakland Athletics 1
Kansas City Royals 7, Minnesota Twins 3
Texas Rangers 9, Cleveland Indians 1
Baltimore Orioles 6, Tampa Bay Rays 2
Seattle Mariners 2, New York Yankees 1 (12 inn)

>>Cards' Holliday To Sit Rest Of Road Trip

(Pittsburgh, PA)  --  Don't look for Matt Holliday to be in the lineup anytime soon.  The Cardinals have shut down the slugging outfielder for the rest of their road trip.  Holliday has inflammation in his right middle finger and came out of Tuesday's game in the ninth inning.  He's back in St. Louis having his hand examined.  The Cardinals open a four-game series at Philadelphia tomorrow night.

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