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>>Cubs Cut Down Astros

(Houston, TX)  --  Alfonso Soriano homered and plated two as the Cubs cut down the Astros, 5-1, in the rubber match of a three-game series.  Dave Sappelt went 3-for-3 with a run for Chicago.  Sappelt smacked a line drive in the eighth that ricocheted off reliever Mickey Storey's face.  Storey left under his own power and escaped with a contusion to his right hand a jaw.  Travis Wood fanned six over seven-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball to improve to 6-and-11.  Fernando Martinez smacked a pinch-hit, RBI single in the eighth for Houston.  Fernando Abad was tagged with the loss.

>>Padres Sweep Cardinals

(San Diego, CA)  --  Yasmani Grandal smacked a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth as the Padres completed a three-game sweep of the Cardinals with a 3-2 win.  Logan Forsythe clubbed a solo homer for the Padres, who have won seven-of-eight.  Clayton Richard tossed seven innings of two-run ball to improve to 13-and-12.  Luke Gregerson earned his seventh save.  Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer for the Cardinals, who have dropped six of their last seven.  Kyle Lohse fanned eight, but allowed three runs, two earned, in six innings to fall to 14-and-3.

MLB NL
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Philadelphia Phillies 3, Miami Marlins 1
Washington Nationals 2, New York Mets 0
Cincinnati Reds 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Milwaukee Brewers 8, Atlanta Braves 2
San Francisco Giants 8, Colorado Rockies 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

>>Tigers Top White Sox

(Chicago, IL)  --  Max Scherzer struck out seven and gave up one run in six frames as the Tigers topped the White Sox, 8-6.  Scherzer improved to 16-and-6 with his sixth straight win.  Prince Fielder lifted a three-run homer for Detroit, which has won the middle two games of this four-game series.  Jose Valverde locked up his 30th save.  Kevin Youkilis drove in four runs via a pair of homers for Chicago.  Gavin Floyd struck out seven and allowed three runs in four-and-two-thirds frames for the setback.

MLB AL
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Baltimore Orioles 3, Tampa Bay Rays 2
Seattle Mariners 3, Toronto Blue Jays 2
New York Yankees 5, Boston Red Sox 4
Texas Rangers 5, Cleveland Indians 2
Kansas City Royals 10, Minnesota Twins 5
Oakland Athletics 4, LA Angels of Anaheim 1

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