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>>Cards Clip Mets To Salvage Series Finale

(Flushing, NY)  --  Allen Craig snapped a 3-all tie with a two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning and the Cardinals hung on to beat the Mets, 5-4.  Craig also had an RBI single for St. Louis, which salvaged the finale of the four-game series at Citi Field.  Matt Holliday had two hits and scored twice as the Redbirds snapped a five-game skid.  Mark Rzepczynski [[ zep-CHIN-skee ]] got the win in relief and Jason Motte his ninth save.  Jon Rauch took the loss in relief for New York.  Lucas Duda hit a solo homer and Scott Hairston added a pinch-hit, two-run shot for New York in the loss.

>>Giants Sweep Cubs

(San Francisco, CA)  --   Joaquin Arias plated the go-ahead run on a ground out in the seventh to back seven solid innings from Ryan Vogelsong as the Giants swept a four-game series with a 3-2 win over the Cubs in the finale.  Vogelsong allowed just two runs and struck out three to improve to 4-and-2 on the season.  Jeremy Affeldt tossed two perfect innings to register his first save for San Francisco, which has won seven of its last eight games.  Brandon Crawford knocked in the Giants' other two runs in the win.  Jeff Samardzija and Steve Clevenger each drove in a run for Chicago.  On the mound, Samardzija worked five frames of two-run ball in a no-decision.  Carlos Marmol was saddled with the loss for the Cubs, who have lost 16 of their last 19 games.

Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Philadelphia Phillies 3
Colorado Rockies 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 0

Minnesota Twins 10, Kansas City Royals 7
Seattle Mariners 8, LA Angels of Anaheim 6
Oakland Athletics 12, Texas Rangers 1

>>White Sox Host Jays

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Chicago White Sox open up a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays this evening at The Cell.  Phillip Humber gets the nod opposite Ricky Romero in the opener.  The Southsiders took two-of-three against Seattle over the weekend to improve to 31-and-23 on the season.

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