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>>Redbirds Rally Past Mets

(St. Louis, MO)  --  David Freese provided the big blow with a three-run jack in the bottom of the seventh as the Cardinals clipped the Mets, 6-5.  Freese also tripled home a pair of runs in the first for St. Louis, which moved to within one-and-a-half games Braves in the NL Wild Card standings.  Jaime Garcia went seven-and-two-thirds to move to 13-and-7 on the year.  Jason Motte got the final four outs for his eighth save.  The three-game series wraps up today with Jake Westbrook opposing Chris Capuano.

>>Garza Goes Distance As Cubs Clock Brewers

(Chicago, IL)  --  Matt Garza struck out 10 while allowing just an unearned run in a complete-game effort as the Cubs closed out their home schedule with a 7-1 win over the Brewers on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field.  Garza gave up six hits and a walk to improve to 9-and-10.  Marlon Byrd belted a three-run homer for Chicago, which took two-of-three from Milwaukee at Wrigley Field.  Randy Wolf was tagged for 10 hits and six runs in six innings of work to fall to 13-and-10 with the loss.  Jerry Hairston Jr. had two hits for the Crew.  The Northsiders are off today.  They kick off a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals starting tomorrow night at Busch Stadium.  Ryan Dempster will go up against Chris Carpenter in the opener.

>>ChiSox Double Up Indians

(Cleveland, OH)  --  Brent Morel hit a two-run homer during a four-run eighth as the White Sox doubled up the Indians, 8-4, on Wednesday evening at Progressive Field.  Alexei Ramirez and Alex Rios added solo shots in the eighth for Chicago, which has won 11 of its 17 meetings with Cleveland this season.  Mark Buehrle tossed six innings of two-run ball to improve to 12-and-9.  Travis Hafner hit a two-run homer for Cleveland.  Ubaldo Jimenez struck out seven, but allowed four runs over seven innings to fall to 4-and-3.  Philip Humber will toe the rubber opposite Jeanmar Gomez in tonight's series finale.

MLB NL
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Cincinnati Reds 2, Houston Astros 0
San Diego Padres 4, Colorado Rockies 0
Arizona Diamondbacks 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 5
Washington Nationals 7, Philadelphia Phillies 5
Florida Marlins 4, Atlanta Braves 0
San Francisco Giants 8, Los Angeles Dodgers 5

MLB AL
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New York Yankees 4, Tampa Bay Rays 2
New York Yankees 4, Tampa Bay Rays 2
LA Angels of Anaheim 7, Toronto Blue Jays 2
Baltimore Orioles 6, Boston Red Sox 4
Detroit Tigers 6, Kansas City Royals 3
Seattle Mariners 5, Minnesota Twins 4
Texas Rangers 3, Oakland Athletics 2

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