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>>Cubs Deal Reds Fifth Straight Loss

(Chicago, IL)  --  Alfonso Soriano's two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth gave the Cubs a 5-3 win over the Reds in the first of a four-game series.  Starlin Castro laced a two-run double to help Chicago stop its eight-game losing streak.  Shawn Camp was credited with his third win.  Carlos Marmol earned his 14th save.  Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier hit solo homers for the Reds, who have dropped five in-a-row.  Sean Marshall took the loss.

>>Cards Clip Giants

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Carlos Beltran belted a two-run homer to back seven strong innings from Adam Wainwright as the Cardinals edged the Giants, 3-1.  Wainwright struck out seven and allowed just one run on five hits to improve to 10-and-10 on the season.  Jason Motte [[ MOTT ]] closed it out to nail down his 25th save.  Allen Craig added a sac-fly for St. Louis, which snapped a two-game slide to salvage the finale of a three-game set at Busch Stadium.  The Cards look to build on the win when they hit the road to take on the Phillies tonight.

New York Mets 6, Miami Marlins 1
Arizona Diamondbacks 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 3
Washington Nationals 5, Houston Astros 0

Tampa Bay Rays 7, Toronto Blue Jays 1
New York Yankees 4, Detroit Tigers 3
Cleveland Indians 5, Boston Red Sox 3
Kansas City Royals 8, Baltimore Orioles 2

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