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>>Mets Score Six In Ninth To Shock Cards

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Willie Harris smacked a go-ahead two-run single during a six-run ninth inning as the Mets stormed back to shock the Cardinals, 8-6.  Ruben Tejada drilled a game-tying two-run double in the big frame for New York, which trailed 6-1 after seven innings.  Allen Craig clubbed a two-run homer and Albert Pujols added a solo shot for the Cards, who are now two games behind the Braves in the NL Wild Card race.  Marc Rzepczynski was charged with the loss.

>>Tribe Thumps ChiSox

(Cleveland, OH)  --  Asdrubal Cabrera hit a three-run homer and finished with five RBI as the Indians hammered the White Sox, 11-2.  Kosuke Fukudome and Jason Kipnis had solo shots in the first for Cleveland, which earned a split in the four-game set with the win.  Juan Pierre had two hits and an RBI for the White Sox, who closed out the road portion of their schedule with a record of 43-and-38.  Phil Humber was lit up for seven runs and eight hits in six-plus innings to fall to 9-and-9.  The Southsiders return to The Cell to kick off a three-game series with Kansas City.  Zach Stewart gets the nod against Bruce Chen in the opener.

MLB NL
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Washington Nationals 6, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Houston Astros 9, Colorado Rockies 6
Los Angeles Dodgers 8, San Francisco Giants 2

MLB AL
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Minnesota Twins 3, Seattle Mariners 2
Oakland Athletics 4, Texas Rangers 3
Baltimore Orioles 6, Detroit Tigers 5
Tampa Bay Rays 15, New York Yankees 8
Toronto Blue Jays 4, LA Angels of Anaheim 3 (12 inn)

>>Berkman Coming Back

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Lance Berkman is coming back to St. Louis next season.  The Cardinals have agreed to a one-year contract with the 35-year-old outfielder for 2012.  The "Post-Dispatch" reports the deal is worth $12-million with no money deferred.  Berkman is batting .300 with 31 home runs and 91 RBI this season.  He made his sixth All-Star team this summer and first since 2008.

>>Cubs At Cards

(St. Louis, MO)  --  After a day off yesterday, the Cubs embark on a six-game road trip tonight to close out the season.  Chicago opens a three-game series against the Cardinals tonight at Busch Stadium.  Ryan Dempster is slated to oppose Chris Carpenter, with St. Louis trying to catch the Atlanta Braves in the NL Wild Card race.  The Cubs play their final three games at San Diego next week.

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