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>>Rios Homers Twice As White Sox Top Twins

(Chicago, IL)  --  Alex Rios hit a grand slam in the first inning and a two-run shot in the sixth to power the White Sox to a 6-2 win over the Twins.  Jake Peavy scattered five hits and a run over six innings to even his record at 10-and-10 with the win.  Dewayne Wise had two hits and scored a run for the Pale Hose, who took two-of-three at U.S. Cellular Field.  P.J. Walters allowed all six runs in five-plus frames to take the loss for Minnesota.  Eduardo Escobar and Matt Carson each had a sac-fly for the Twins.

MLB AL
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7, Oakland Athletics 1
Detroit Tigers 7, Cleveland Indians 1
Toronto Blue Jays 6, Baltimore Orioles 4
New York Yankees 6, Tampa Bay Rays 4
Texas Rangers 7, Kansas City Royals 6
Seattle Mariners 2, Boston Red Sox 1

>>Nats Clobber Cubs

(Washington, DC)  --  Bryce Harper had two of the Nationals' six home runs to back seven scoreless innings from Gio Gonzalez en route to a 9-1 win over the Cubs.  Adam LaRoche clubbed a two-run homer, while Roger Bernadina, Ian Desmond and Danny Espinosa all added solo shots for Washington, which has won four games in-a-row.  Gonzalez had a no-hitter through five frames and struck out nine on just three hits to improve to 18-and-7 on the season.  Anthony Rizzo's solo home run in the ninth inning accounted for Chicago's lone run of the game.  Chris Volstad allowed five runs during five innings of duty to absorb the loss.  The Cubs have dropped five straight games.

>>Davis, Dickey Lead Mets Over Cards

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Ike Davis hit a three-run homer and R.A. Dickey pitched into the seventh inning as the Mets beat the Cardinals, 6-2.  Josh Thole went 2-for-4 with an RBI as New York salvaged the finale of the three-game set at Busch Stadium.  Dickey fanned five over six-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball to improve to 18-and-4.  Adam Wainwright allowed five runs in five frames to fall to 13-and-12 with the loss.  He also hit a solo homer for St. Louis, which had won three-of-four.

MLB NL
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Philadelphia Phillies 6, Cincinnati Reds 2
Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Houston Astros 3
Atlanta Braves 1, Colorado Rockies 0
Milwaukee Brewers 8, Miami Marlins 5
San Diego Padres 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 6, San Francisco Giants 2

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