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>>Wainwright, Cardinals Sweep Reds

 width=Adam Wainwright gave up a pair of two-out singles in the eighth inning of a tie game to draw a visit from his manager.

Mike Matheny stuck with his ace, even after he walked the next batter.

They were rewarded with a win.

Wainwright pitched out of the bases-loaded jam and Kolten Wong hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 win on Sunday night for a three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds.

Cincinnati starter Mike Leake was just as good as Wainwright, if not better, but gave up a leadoff double on a 90 mph sinker to Jon Jay in the eighth -- just the Cardinals' fourth hit of the game.

The Cardinals, who have won five in a row overall, moved to 5-1 against the Reds this season.

Boesch and Joey Votto had two hits apiece for the Reds, who have dropped four in a row and seven of their last eight since beating St. Louis in the opener of a three-game series on April 10.

Matt Carpenter hit his second homer of the season on Leake's 2-1 fastball leading off the bottom of the first inning.

 width=>>Cashner, Padres Put Away Cubs

Andrew Cashner only allowed a pair of unearned runs as the San Diego Padres earned a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Cashner (1-2) yielded just five hits and two walks in six innings with five strikeouts, and Chicago's two first-inning runs were unearned due to errors by Matt Kemp and Yangervis Solarte.

Will Middlebrooks and Solarte each hit two-run homers in support of the San Diego staff.

Chicago starter Jon Lester (0-2) continued to struggle early in the season. He needed 97 pitches (57 strikes) to get through 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

Jorge Soler and Chris Coghlan had RBI hits for the Cubs, and Kris Bryant's double was the first extra-base hit of his career.

National League Scoreboard
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New York 7, Miami 6
Washington 4, Philadelphia 1
Pittsburgh 5, Milwaukee 2
Arizona 5, San Francisco 1
Los Angeles 7, Colorado 0
Atlanta 5, Toronto 2

 width=>>Detroit Tops Chicago For Series Win

Yoenis Cespedes supplied the power for Detroit in the Tigers' 9-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

Cespedes crushed the first grand slam of his career in the first inning and added a two-run homer in the third for a personal-best six RBI.

Victor Martinez went 3-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored for the Tigers, who took two of three from the White Sox in the series.

Detroit's Shane Greene (3-0) continued his incredible start to the season, tossing seven strong innings. He gave up his first earned run on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts.

The Tigers turned four double plays in the game.

Jose Quintana (1-1) allowed nine runs on 10 hits in four-plus innings for Chicago.

American League Scoreboard
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New York 5, Tampa Bay 3
Baltimore 8, Boston 3
Minnesota 7, Cleveland 2
Houston 4, LA Angels of Anaheim 3
Kansas City 4, Oakland 2
Seattle 11, Texas 10

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