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>>Tigers Fold White Sox, Cut Lead In AL Central

(Chicago, IL)  --  Austin Jackson hit a two-run homer and Miguel Cabrera added a solo shot as the Tigers dropped the White Sox, 5-3.  Alex Avila and Andy Dirks each singled in a run in the eighth for Detroit, which cut Chicago's lead in the AL Central to two games.  Doug Fister allowed two runs over seven innings to improve to 9-and-8.  Jose Valverde nailed down his 29th save.  Jake Peavy surrendered three runs in five-and-two-thirds innings to suffer the loss for the Sox.  DeWayne Wise and Gordon Beckham each hit a solo homer, and Alejandro De Aza added an RBI single in the loss.

MLB AL
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Baltimore Orioles 9, Tampa Bay Rays 2
Seattle Mariners 4, Toronto Blue Jays 3
Boston Red Sox 4, New York Yankees 3
Texas Rangers 6, Cleveland Indians 4
Kansas City Royals 9, Minnesota Twins 1
Oakland Athletics 6, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5

>>'Stros Shut Out Chicago

(Houston, TX)  --  Justin Maxwell's sac-fly in the third inning accounted for the game's lone run as the Astros shutout the Cubs, 1-0.  Jordan Lyles fanned five through five frames of two-hit ball to pick up the win.  Wilton Lopez registered his fourth save of the season for Houston, which has alternated wins and losses in its last six contests.  Justin Germano allowed one unearned run during five innings of duty to suffer the tough-luck loss for Chicago.  Cubs rookie first baseman Anthony Rizzo left the game in the top of the third inning with a sore neck and right shoulder after a collision at first base.  The Northsiders had won their last four games.

>>Padres Best Cardinals

(San Diego, CA)  --  Alexi Amarista laced a two-run triple to help the Padres down the Cardinals, 6-4.  Logan Forsythe added a two-run double for the Padres, who will look to sweep the three-game set on Wednesday.  Edinson Volquez lated five-and-a-third innings to improve to 10-and-10.  Luke Gregerson  got the final five outs to earn his sixth save.  David Freese drilled a solo homer for the Cardinals, who hold a one-game lead on the Dodgers for the final NL Wild Card spot.  Adam Wainwright allowed five runs, two of which were earned, in six innings to fall to 13-and-13.

MLB NL
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Philadelphia Phillies 9, Miami Marlins 7
Washington Nationals 5, New York Mets 3
Cincinnati Reds 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 3
Milwaukee Brewers 5, Atlanta Braves 0
San Francisco Giants 9, Colorado Rockies 8
Arizona Diamondbacks 1, Los Angeles Dodgers 0

>>Rizzo Leaves After Collision

(Houston, TX)  --  Cubs rookie first baseman Anthony Rizzo left last night's game against the Astros after a collision at first base.  Rizzo ripped a grounder to second base, but a high throw caused first baseman Justin Maxwell to jump as Rizzo was crossing the bag.  It appeared that Rizzo hyperextended his left leg and was then struck in the left side of the head by Maxwell's foot.  The 23-year-old Rizzo stumbled and landed awkwardly and then remained motionless on the field for several minutes before he walked off the field with the help of two trainers.  He sustained soft-tissue soreness and is considered day-to-day.  Rizzo entered play batting .295 with 12 homers and 34 RBI this season.

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