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>>Molina Triple Sends Cards Past Sox

Yadier Molina's three-run triple in the eighth inning gave the Cardinals a 3-2 win over the White Sox on Wednesday.

With the game in the balance, the White Sox took out Zach Duke (3-4) and used closer David Robertson to get out of a base-loaded, two-out jam. Molina greeted Robertson by slapping a two-strike pitch into the right-field corner to knock in Randal Grichuk, Pete Kozma and Jason Heyward.

Kevin Siegrist stranded runners on the corners in the eighth, and Trevor Rosenthal threw a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his 29th save and secure the club's fourth win in five games.

John Danks was in line for the victory after scattering five hits over 6 2/3 scoreless frames for the White Sox, who have dropped four in a row.

Both of Chicago's runs came in the sixth inning, which started with a Carlos Sanchez single and an Adam Eaton walk. Jose Abreu broke the scoreless tie with a base hit to left, and Melky Cabrera knocked in another run with a single to center.

Lance Lynn was charged with two runs on five hits over six innings and was taken off the hook by Molina's clutch, go-ahead hit. Miguel Socolovich (4-1) earned the win by stranding a runner on second in the seventh.

>>Cubs, Reds Split Twin Bill

Mike Leake tossed eight strong innings and received plenty of offensive support in the Cincinnati Reds' 9-1 rout of the Chicago Cubs in the opener of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Leake (8-5) surrendered just one run and four hits with six strikeouts and no walks.

Joey Votto homered among his three hits, walked and scored three times, while Todd Frazier, Eugenio Suarez and Billy Hamilton each drove in two runs apiece for the Reds.

 width=Kyle Hendricks (4-5) gave up five runs and seven hits, but fanned nine in his first loss since June 24 for the Cubs, who will look to avoid losing the four- game series in the nightcap.

Cincinnati left-hander Tony Cingrani will oppose Chicago righty Dallas Beeler in the finale. The doubleheader is a makeup of a rainout on April 25.

The Reds started the game by loading the bases off Hendricks on a pair of Brandon Phillips and Jason Bourgeois singles and a Votto walk. Frazier and Suarez each followed with two-run doubles for a 4-0 lead.

In the third, Addison Russell doubled with one out, moved to third on Chris Coghlan's base hit and put the Cubs on the board on Kyle Schwarber's line single to center.

Votto got the run back for the Reds in the fifth with a one-out solo shot to right, making it a 5-1 game.

The Reds added four more runs in the seventh. Reliever Yoervis Medina walked Skip Schumaker with the bases loaded to usher in a run, Hamilton drove in two with a base hit to center and Tucker Barnhart's RBI single accounted for the final score.

Taylor Teagarden had just 13 at-bats all season heading into his matchup with Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning.

Teagarden's third hit of the season, a run-scoring single to center, plated Anthony Rizzo with the go-ahead run to give the Chicago Cubs a 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the night portion of a doubleheader.

Dexter Fowler, who singled and stole second to start the ninth, tried to score on Rizzo's base hit to left. Fowler, at first, slowed up as he approached third base and was tagged out at the plate.

Chapman (3-4) intentionally walked Jorge Soler before Teagarden stepped into the batter's box to pinch-hit for reliever Hector Rondon (4-2). Rizzo stole third before Teagarden lined the 101 mph fastball to center field.

It was the first run allowed by Chapman since June 8. The hard-throwing left- hander had gone 13 consecutive games without giving up a run.

Jason Motte fanned two batters in the bottom of the ninth to get his sixth save.

The Reds scored five times in the second, but the Cubs countered with five in the third. Billy Hamilton's two-run double highlighted the second when the Reds sent 10 men to the plate. A two-run double to left by Chris Denorfia and a two-RBI pinch-hit single to left by Kris Bryant keyed Chicago's big inning.

Following Bryant's game-tying hit with two outs, the Reds went to the bullpen to replace Tony Cingrani with Pedro Villarreal, who then surrendered only two hits over a career-high 4 1/3 innings.

The Reds wasted a big chance to go ahead in the eighth. With the bases loaded and one out, Todd Frazier hit a sharp grounder that deflected off Rondon and caromed right to first baseman Rizzo, who threw home for the force out. Jay Bruce flied out to left to end the inning.

American League Scoreboard
Philadelphia 5, Tampa Bay 4 (10 innings)
Cleveland 7, Milwaukee 5
Texas 10, Colorado 8
Kansas City 5, Pittsburgh 1
New York 4, Baltimore 3
Detroit 9, Seattle 4
Houston 4, Boston 2
LA Angels of Anaheim 5, Minnesota 2
Oakland 4, Toronto 3 (10 innings)

National League Scoreboard
Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 1
Washington 4, New York 3
San Francisco 7, San Diego 1
Miami 5, Arizona 3

>>Angels' Freese Breaks Finger on HBP

Angels third baseman David Freese is expected to miss at least two weeks because of a broken index finger on his right hand.

Freese was hurt during Wednesday's game against Minnesota when he was hit by a pitch from Mike Pelfrey in a 5-2 Angels win.

The 32-year-old veteran exited the contest in the fourth inning and had his finger in a splint after the game. He also fractured the middle finger of his right hand in a May 2014 game and sat out nearly three weeks.

In 90 games this season, his second with the Angels, Freese is batting a career-low .240 with 11 homers and 43 runs batted in.

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