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>>Cards Clip Cubs

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Rafael Furcal clubbed a go-ahead, solo home run in the eighth inning to lead the Cardinals in a 3-2 win over the Cubs on Sunday afternoon.  Yadier Molina also smacked a solo shot for St. Louis, which climbed to within one game of the Atlanta Braves for the NL Wild Card lead.  Octavio Dotel was credited with the win and Jason Motte worked a flawless ninth to nail down his ninth save.  Geovany Soto and Starlin Castro both plated a run for Chicago.  Randy Wells gave all three runs in a complete-game effort to suffer the tough-luck loss for the Cubs, who dropped two-of-three at Busch Stadium.  The Northsiders head to Petco Park for a season-ending three-game series against the San Diego Padres starting this evening.  Casey Coleman will be on the bump opposite Mat Latos in the opener.

>>KC Doubles Up ChiSox

(Chicago, IL)  --  Jarrod Dyson's two-run double in the sixth inning was all the Royals needed as they defeated the White Sox, 2-1, on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.  Luis Mendoza tossed seven-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball, and Greg Holland notched his fourth save of the year.  Kansas City has won two-of-three.  Paul Konerko drove in the lone run for Chicago, which has lost three of the last four.  The Southsiders kick off a season-ending three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays this evening at The Cell.  Dylan Axelrod gets the nod against Dustin McGowan in the opener.

MLB NL
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Washington Nationals 3, Atlanta Braves 0
Cincinnati Reds 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 4
Colorado Rockies 19, Houston Astros 3
Philadelphia Phillies 9, New York Mets 4
Milwaukee Brewers 9, Florida Marlins 5
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, San Diego Padres 2
Arizona Diamondbacks 5, San Francisco Giants 2

MLB AL
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Detroit Tigers 10, Baltimore Orioles 6
New York Yankees 6, Boston Red Sox 2
Minnesota Twins 6, Cleveland Indians 4 (10 innings)
Tampa Bay Rays 5, Toronto Blue Jays 2 
Texas Rangers 12, Seattle Mariners 5
Oakland Athletics 6, LA Angels of Anaheim 5
Boston Red Sox 7, New York Yankees 4 (14 innings

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