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 width=>>Martinez Gives Cardinals Emotional Win Over Dodgers

Carlos Martinez pitched seven strong innings as the St. Louis Cardinals grabbed a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rubber match of a three-game series.

Martinez (5-2) allowed just one hit and walked three while striking out eight. Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run homer and drove in three for the Cardinals, who have won six of their last seven.

Joc Pederson's solo home run in the eighth accounted for the only offense for the Dodgers, who have lost three of their last four. Brett Anderson (2-3) gave up a pair of runs on five hits in six innings to take the loss.

St. Louis got the only runs it needed in the first inning, as Matt Carpenter singled with one out and Peralta followed with his eighth home run of the season for a 2-0 lead.

Los Angeles didn't have a runner advance past second base until the eighth inning, when Pederson hit his 13th home run of the season.

Walks to Jon Jay and Carpenter in the bottom of the eighth were followed be a single from Peralta for a 3-1 lead.

Trevor Rosenthal pitched around a pair of two-out walks in the ninth for his 15th save of the season.

 width=>>Cubs Down Royals In 11th

The windy conditions at Wrigley Field helped David Ross plate the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning of the Chicago Cubs' 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

Ryan Madson (0-1) issued consecutive walks to Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant to start the decisive frame. Jason Frasor replaced him on the mound, and Anthony Rizzo delivered what appeared to be a game-winning drive into left, but Alex Gordon's off-balance throw arrived at the plate just in time for Salvador Perez to tag a sliding Fowler.

After a lengthy video review confirmed the call and Starlin Castro was walked intentionally to load the bases, Ross popped an off-speed pitch into short left field. Shortstop Alcides Escobar retreated on the ball but with his back turned, misplayed it in the wind as Bryant scored the game-winning run.

Chicago starter Tsuyoshi Wada earned his third straight no-decision to start his season after yielding the lone run on two hits over 5 2/3 innings. Zac Rosscup (2-1) picked up the win after finishing the top of the 11th inning.

Yordano Ventura gave up one run and struck out six over seven strong frames for Kansas City.

Gordon had three of Kansas City's four hits, as the Royals lost for the fifth time in six games.

National League Scoreboard
New York 4, Miami 3
Cincinnati 8, Washington 2
Colorado 4, Philadelphia 1
Atlanta 7, San Francisco 5
Milwaukee 7, Arizona 6 (17 innings)
San Diego 7, Pittsburgh 1

 width=>>Danks Leads Sox Past Astros

John Danks went the distance and Conor Gillaspie knocked in a pair of runs as Chicago took down Houston by a 6-0 count in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Danks (3-4) allowed 10 hits but walked only one, fanning six over his 118- pitch outing that tied a season high.

Adam LaRoche homered and scored two runs, with Tyler Flowers and Carlos Sanchez adding an RBI apiece for the White Sox, who won the series and have taken four of six overall.

Roberto Hernandez (2-4) was tagged in the loss for five runs -- four earned -- and eight hits over 5 2/3 frames for the Astros, who haven't won a series since taking two of three from Oakland on May 18-20.

American League Scoreboard
Tampa Bay 9, Baltimore 5
Minnesota 6, Toronto 5
Texas 4, Boston 3
Oakland 3, New York 0
Cleveland 6, Seattle 3 (12 innings)
LA Angels of Anaheim 4, Detroit 2

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