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>>White Sox Pound Royals

(Kansas City, MO)  --  A.J. Pierzynski went 4-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored as the White Sox doubled up the Royals, 10-5, on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.  Paul Konerko hit his 30th home run of the season and Brent Morel drove in two runs as Chicago salvaged the finale of the four-game series at Kauffman Stadium.  John Danks gave up four runs in six-plus innings to get the win.  The Southsiders are off today.  They kick off a four-game set at Cleveland starting tomorrow afternoon.  Gavin Floyd will be on the bump against Fausto Carmona in the opener.

>>Cards Blank Phils

(Philadelphia, PA)  --  Chris Carpenter dazzled, tossing eight innings of shutout ball as the Cardinals blanked Philadelphia, 5-0.  Carpenter scattered eight hits while striking out five.  Allen Craig was 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBI and Albert Pujols added a two-run home run of his own for the Cards, who have won four-of-five.  The four-game set wraps up tonight with Kyle Lohse opposing Roy Halladay.

>>Astros Hold Off Cubs As Replay Wipes Out Pena HR

(Chicago, IL)  --  Clint Barmes singled in two runs to cap a three-run top of the first and the Astros held on to clip the Cubs, 3-2, on Sunday in the Windy City.  Ryan Dempster gave up three runs in seven frames to take the loss.  Bryan LaHair and Aramis Ramirez each had a sac-fly for Chicago.  The Northsiders start a three-game series with Milwaukee this evening at Wrigley Field.  Casey Coleman gets the nod opposite Chris Narveson in the opener.

Milwaukee Brewers 8, Cincinnati Reds 1
New York Mets 7, Atlanta Braves 5
Washington Nationals 4, Florida Marlins 3
San Francisco Giants 12, Colorado Rockies 5
Arizona Diamondbacks 5, San Diego Padres 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 15, Pittsburgh Pirates 1

Toronto Blue Jays 3, New York Yankees 0
LA Angels of Anaheim 11, Baltimore Orioles 2
Tampa Bay Rays 8, Boston Red Sox 5
Cleveland Indians 6, Minnesota Twins 5
Detroit Tigers 3, Oakland Athletics 0
Texas Rangers 3, Seattle Mariners 0

>>Chase Opener Postponed At Chicagoland

(Joliet, IL)  --  The first race in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship will have to wait at least one more day to be run.  Persistent rain on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway forced NASCAR officials to delay the start of the GEICO 400 until this afternoon.  According to the National Weather Service, the forecast for the Joliet area today calls for a 30 percent chance of precipitation until 1:00 p.m. local time.  Matt Kenseth turned a lap at 183.243 mph during Saturday's qualifying session to win the pole for the 400-mile race.  This is the second race in NASCAR's premier series this month to be postponed due to inclement weather.  Heavy showers associated from Tropical Storm Lee forced a two-day delay of the 500-mile race at Atlanta, which was scheduled for September 4th.

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