>>Cubs Clobber White Sox
(Chicago, IL) -- Luis Valbuena's three-run homer capped a six-run seventh inning as the Cubs clobbered the White Sox, 12-3. Bryan LaHair and Starlin Castro clubbed two-run homers, while Alfonso Soriano and Geovany Soto added solo shots for the Cubs. Matt Garza went six innings to improve to 3-and-5. Paul Konerko lifted a two-run homer, while A.J. Pierzynski smacked a solo shot for the White Sox. Zach Stewart was shelled for six runs in five-and-two-thirds innings to fall to 1-and-2.
New York Yankees 6, Atlanta Braves 2
Cleveland Indians 10, Cincinnati Reds 9
New York Mets 5, Baltimore Orioles 0
Houston Astros 9, Kansas City Royals 7
Milwaukee Brewers 7, Toronto Blue Jays 6
Arizona Diamondbacks 7, Seattle Mariners 1
San Francisco Giants 5, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3
Texas Rangers 2, San Diego Padres 1
>>Cubs' Dempster Lands On DL
(Chicago, IL) -- Pitcher Ryan Dempster's trade value took a slight hit on Monday. The Chicago Cubs right-hander has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with tightness in his right lat. Dempster sports a glossy 2.11 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. He has won three straight games after starting the season 0-and-3. The 35-year-old met with general manager Theo Epstein last week to discuss potential trade options with several teams rumored to be interested. Dempster can veto any deal.
>>Cardinals At Tigers
(Detroit, MI) -- The Cardinals continue Interleague play with the first of a three-game series against the Tigers tonight in Detroit. Lance Lynn puts his 10-and-2 mark on the line against Tigers ace Justin Verlander in the opener. The Cards will also rematch with the Royals this weekend in Kansas City.