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>>Bruce Powers Reds Past Cubs In 11

(Cincinnati, OH)  --  Jay Bruce's two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th gave the Reds an 8-6 win over the Cubs. Alfonso Soriano and Darwin Barney each plated a run in the ninth to force extras for the Cubs, who scored their other four runs on two-run homers from Carlos Pena and Marlon Byrd in the first inning.  James Russell took the loss.  The Northsiders return to Wrigley Field this afternoon to open up a three-game series with the Houston Astros.  Matt Garza gets the nod opposite Wandy Rodriguez in the opener.

>>Royals Crush ChiSox

(Kansas City, MO)  --  Billy Butler belted a three-run homer as the Royals crushed the White Sox, 7-2.  Alexei Ramirez had two hits and an RBI for the White Sox, who have dropped five straight.  Mark Buehrle allowed seven runs, six earned, and 15 hits over six-and-a-third innings to fall to 11-and-9.  Phil Humber will be on the bump against Felipe Paulino in tonight's second installment.

MLB NL
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Washington Nationals 10, New York Mets 1
San Francisco Giants 8, Colorado Rockies 5
Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 2
Philadelphia Phillies 3, Florida Marlins 1 (Gm.1)
Philadelphia Phillies 2, Florida Marlins 1 (Gm.2/10 inn)

MLB AL
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Tampa Bay Rays 9, Boston Red Sox 2
Texas Rangers 7, Cleveland Indians 4
Oakland Athletics 6, Detroit Tigers 1

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