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Rizzo Blasts Cubs Past Friars; Southern Illinois Native Leads Rays Past Cards

 width=>>Rizzo Blasts Two As Cubs Blank Padres

(Chicago, IL) -- Anthony Rizzo hit a pair of solo homers as the Cubs shut down the Padres in a 6-0 win at Wrigley Field. Rizzo now leads the National League with 25 bombs this season. Arismendy Alcantara also went deep while Justin Ruggiano went 2-for-3 with two RBI for Chicago. Kyle Hendricks scattered five hits over seven scoreless innings to get his first win as the Cubs ended a five-game slide. Eric Stults fell to 3-and-12 after allowing three runs in five frames for San Diego. Brooks Conrad had a double while Seth Smith reached twice as the Padres lost their seventh in ten games.

>>Royals Cruise To Win Over White Sox

(Chicago, IL) -- Mike Moustakas [[ moo-STAHK-iss ]] went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI as the Royals picked up a 7-1 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Raul Ibanez and Omar Infante [[ in-FAHN-tay ]] each drove in a run for Kansas City, which snapped its four-game losing streak. Bruce Chen threw five innings of one-run ball to improve to 2-and-2. Scott Carroll got rocked for five runs in five-plus frames to fall to 4-and-6 for the White Sox, who have won two of their last three. Adam Dunn went 2-for-4 with a solo shot and Alexei Ramirez recorded a pair of hits in defeat.

 width=>>Rays Rough Up Wainwright, Cardinals

(St. Louis, MO) -- The Rays got to Adam Wainwright on their way to a 7-2 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Tampa Bay scored five times in the fifth and chased the St. Louis ace as Yunel Escobar ripped a two-run double. Matt Joyce added two hits and an RBI as Tampa won its sixth straight. Evan Longoria added a solo homer later in the game while southern Illinois native Jake Odorizzi pitched five-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball to improve to 6-and-8. Wainwright fell to 12-and-5 after pitching four-and-two-thirds innings and allowing six runs, four earned. Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday each hit a solo homer for the Cards, who have lost three of five.

MLB National League
San Francisco Giants 9, Philadelphia Phillies 6 (14 inn)
Pittsburgh Pirates 12, Los Angeles Dodgers 7
Miami Marlins 6, Atlanta Braves 5
Milwaukee Brewers 4, Cincinnati Reds 3
Washington Nationals 7, Colorado Rockies 4

MLB American League
New York Yankees 2, Texas Rangers 1 (14 inn)
Toronto Blue Jays 7, Boston Red Sox 3
Cleveland Indians 8, Minnesota Twins 2
Baltimore Orioles 4, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2
Houston Astros 3, Oakland Athletics 2 (12 inn)

MLB Interleague
Arizona Diamondbacks 5, Detroit Tigers 4
New York Mets 3, Seattle Mariners 1

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