>>Cardinals Fly Past Astros
(Houston, TX) -- Pete Kozma hit a two-run homer and Yadier Molina added a solo shot as the Cardinals drowned out the Astros, 6-1. Matt Holliday drove in two with a single and Daniel Descalso ripped an RBI triple as St. Louis maintains a three-and-a-half game lead on Los Angeles and Milwaukee for the final NL Wild Card spot. Lance Lynn struck out nine over seven innings of one-run ball to pick up the win and improve to 17-and-7. Scott Moore singled in a run in the second for Houston's only score. Fernando Abad gave up a run before exiting in the second inning with a strained right oblique and was charged with the loss. The Astros have dropped two straight and five-of-seven.
Washington Nationals 12, Milwaukee Brewers 2
New York Mets 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Colorado Rockies 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
>>White Sox Edge Tribe, Stay One Up On Tigers
(Chicago, IL) -- Adam Dunn hit his 40th and 41st home runs of the season as the White Sox edged the Indians, 6-5. Dunn connected on a solo homer in the sixth before blasting a three-run shot in the eighth to give Chicago the lead for good. Chris Sale received a no-decision after allowing three runs in seven innings. Brett Myers picked up the victory while Donnie Veal earned his first save. The Sox remain a game ahead of Detroit in the AL Central after the Tigers defeated the Royals. Vinnie Pestano suffered the loss in relief for Cleveland. Russ Canzler hit a two-run homer while Asdrubal Cabrera and Shin-Soo Choo each ripped an RBI double in the loss. The Tribe has lost three of its last four.
Baltimore Orioles 4, Toronto Blue Jays 1
Detroit Tigers 6, Kansas City Royals 2
Toronto Blue Jays 9, Baltimore Orioles 5
Texas Rangers 5, Oakland Athletics 4
Chicago White Sox 5, Cleveland Indians 4
New York Yankees 6, Minnesota Twins 3