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Pair of Baez Blasts Leads Cubs; Cubbies Claim Hamels From Philadelphia

 width=>>Rookie Baez Powers Cubs Past Rockies

(Denver, CO) -- Recently called up Javier Baez homered twice and drove in four runs as the Cubs cruised past the Rockies 6-2 in the rubber game of a three-game set from Coors Field. Baez, who went 3-for-4, and shortstop Starlin Castro hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning to extend the Cubs lead. Kyle Hendricks improved to 3-and-1 after throwing eight innings of two-run ball. Chicago has won five of its last seven Yohan Flande fell to 0-and-4 after giving up four runs on seven hits in six innings. Justin Morneau [[ MORE-no ]] had two hits including an RBI double and a run scored in the loss. The Rockies have lost six of seven.

 width=>>M's Rout White Sox

(Seattle, WA) -- Endy Chavez, Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager all smacked two-run homers in the Mariners' 13-3 rout of the White Sox at Safeco Field. Dustin Ackley added a solo shot and knocked in four for the M's, who have won three straight. Roenis Elias tossed five-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball to even his record at 9-and-9. Scott Carroll was rocked for seven runs in five-plus frames to fall to 4-and-7 with the loss. Dayan Viciedo hit a two-run homer for Chicago, which has dropped three in-a-row and five of its last six overall.

MLB National League
Washington Nationals 5, New York Mets 3 (13 inn)
Milwaukee Brewers 3, San Francisco Giants 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Miami Marlins 2

MLB American League
New York Yankees 1, Detroit Tigers 0
Baltimore Orioles 2, Toronto Blue Jays 1
Oakland Athletics 3, Minnesota Twins 0

MLB Interleague
Cincinnati Reds 4, Cleveland Indians 0
Philadelphia Phillies 6, Houston Astros 5
Kansas City Royals 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 0

>>Cubs Claim Hamels

(Undated) -- The unidentified team to claim Phillies starter Cole Hamels has come to light. 97.5 the Fanatic of Philadelphia says the Cubs are the team to have claimed the left-hander off waivers. The Phillies have 48 hours to strike a deal with Chicago, pull his trade waivers or let him walk for nothing.

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