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>>Freese Powers Cards Past Cubs

(Chicago, IL)  --  David Freese hit a two-run homer and knocked in three as the Cardinals claimed a 5-1 win over the Cubs.  Carlos Beltran's RBI double snapped a 1-1 tie in the sixth and Freese followed with his fourth home run of the season for St. Louis.  Matt Carpenter also singled in a run for the Cards, who salvaged the finale of the three-game set at Wrigley Field.  Lance Lynn pitched eight innings of one-run ball to improve to 4-and-0.  Chris Volstad allowed four runs in six frames to fall to 0-and-3 for Chicago.  Bryan LaHair hit a solo homer to tie the game at one for the Cubs in the fourth.

MLB NL
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Colorado Rockies 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Houston Astros 7, Milwaukee Brewers 5
Philadelphia Phillies 7, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Colorado Rockies 1
Washington Nationals 7, San Diego Padres 2
Cincinnati Reds 4, San Francisco Giants 2
New York Mets 5, Miami Marlins 1
Atlanta Braves 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

>>A's Edge ChiSox In 14th

(Oakland, CA)  --  Yoenis Cespedes clubbed a game-tying two-run homer in the bottom of the 14th inning and Kila Ka'aihue [[ KEE-luh  kuh-eye-HOO-ay ]] plated the game-winner on a bloop single in the same frame as the Athletics edged the White Sox, 5-4.  Cespedes went 3-for-5 with three RBI in the victory.  Jim Miller recorded the final out in the top of the 14th to pick up the win for the A's, who have won three of their last four games.  Paul Konerko tied the game in the ninth inning for Chicago with a solo home run.  Alex Rios finished 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored, while Alexei Ramirez added a two-run double for the White Sox, who have dropped two straight on the heels of a four-game winning streak.  Hector Santiago was saddled with the loss.

MLB AL
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Oakland Athletics 5, Chicago White Sox 4 (14 inn)
Kansas City Royals 8, Cleveland Indians 2
Seattle Mariners 9, Detroit Tigers 1
Baltimore Orioles 3, Toronto Blue Jays 0
Tampa Bay Rays 3, LA Angels of Anaheim 2
Texas Rangers 7, New York Yankees 3
Boston Red Sox 7, Minnesota Twins 6

>>Chicago's Konerko Hits 400th Homer

(Oakland, CA)  --  Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko clubbed his 400th career home run on Wednesday.  The 36-year-old hit the milestone dinger off Grant Balfour in the ninth inning of Chicago's game against the A's in Oakland.  The homer tied the game, but the ChiSox went on to suffer a 14-inning, 5-4 loss.  Konerko passed Andres Galarraga for 48th on the all-time home run list.

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