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Cubs Win; St. Louis, Chicago Teams Name AFL Participants

 width=>>Cubs Blank Reds

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Travis Wood was lights out for six frames as Chicago blanked the Reds 3-0 at the Great American Ballpark. Wood earned the win striking out five and Hector Rondon [[ ron-DOAN ]] grabbed his 22nd save. Anthony Rizzo hit a solo shot before leaving in the eighth inning with a back problem. Arismendy Alcantara [[ air-is-MEN-dee al-CAHN-ter-uh ]] launched a two-run bomb for Chicago, which has won four straight. Johnny Cueto [[ KWATE-oh ]] took the loss after six-and-a-third-innings of three-run ball for the Reds. Todd Frazier, Zack Cozart [[ COE-zart ]] and Skip Schumaker [[ SHOO-mock-er ]] each singled in the loss. Cincinnati has lost eight of its last ten.

>>Indians Top White Sox In Extras

(Chicago, IL) -- Zach Walters hit a two-run homer in the tenth inning to give the Indians the lead and eventual 8-6 victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Mike Aviles [[ uh-VEE-less ]] and Jason Kipnis drove in a run each in the win and Carlos Santana recorded an RBI double. Bryan Shaw grabbed the win in relief as the Indians won their third straight. Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run bomb and drove in three in the loss while Avisail [[ ah-VEE-sah-eel ]] Garcia plated two runs. Jake Petricka [[ puh-TRITCH-kuh ]] took the loss after failing to record an out for Chicago, which has lost seven consecutive games.

>>Pirates Use Three-Run Eighth To Beat Cards

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Pinch-hitter Ike Davis belted a go-ahead three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Pirates beat the Cardinals 5-2 in the middle of a three-game set at PNC Park. The Bucs suffered a pair of blows, however, as outfielder Andrew McCutchen and first baseman Pedro Alvarez both exited with injuries. Tony Watson got the win and improved to 9-and-1 despite giving up the lead in the seventh. Mark Melancon [[ muh-LAN-sin ]] notched his 23rd save. Josh Harrison also went deep for the Bucs, who snapped a two-game skid. Jon Jay and Randal Grichuk plated a run each to tie the game in the seventh for St. Louis, which has dropped three of five. Seth Maness suffered the loss.

MLB National League
Philadelphia Phillies 4, Washington Nationals 3
New York Mets 3, Atlanta Braves 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 9, Arizona Diamondbacks 5
San Diego Padres 4, Milwaukee Brewers 1
San Francisco Giants 3, Colorado Rockies 0

MLB American League
Baltimore Orioles 4, Tampa Bay Rays 2
Boston Red Sox 11, Toronto Blue Jays 7 (11 inn)
Detroit Tigers 5, New York Yankees 2
Kansas City Royals 2, Minnesota Twins 1
Houston Astros 4, Oakland Athletics 2
Seattle Mariners 5, Texas Rangers 0

MLB Interleague
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 8, Miami Marlins 2

>>Pirates' McCutchen, Alvarez Exit With Injuries

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen left the team's win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday with a rib injury. McCutchen spent time on the disabled list earlier this month with a fractured rib. He's hitting .307 with 20 homers and 70 RBI in 115 games this season. The Bucs also lost first baseman Pedro Alvarez to a left foot injury. He's batting .232 with 18 home runs and 56 RBI in 121 contests. The Pirates currently sit one game behind the San Francisco Giants for the second NL Wild Card spot.

>>Cards Sending Seven To Arizona Fall League

(Peoria, AZ) -- The Cardinals are sending seven players to the Arizona Fall League. St. Louis will be represented on the Peoria Javelinas by pitcher Mitch Harris, Tyrell Jenkins, Chris Perry and Samuel Tuivailala, catcher Cody Stanley, infielder Jacob Wilson and outfielder Charlie Tilson in October.

 width=>>Cubs, White Sox To Have 13 Represented In Arizona Fall League

(Undated) -- The Cubs and White Sox are sending a combined 13 prospects to the Arizona Fall League. The Cubs will be represented by pitchers Zach Cates, Gerardo Concepcion, C.J. Edwards and Ivan Pineyro, infielders Addison Russell and Dan Vogelbach and outfielder Jacob Hannemann. The White Sox will send pitchers Francellis Montas, Jefferson Olacio and Scott Snodgress, catcher Kevan Smith and infielders Rangel Ravelo and Tim Anderson. The AFL gets underway in October.

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