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 width=>>Cubs Sweep Brewers

Kris Bryant left the game feeling a little woozy. Hector Rondon nearly squandered a three-run lead in the ninth inning. Joe Maddon got ejected.

The Chicago Cubs still departed Milwaukee on Sunday with a four-game sweep of the Brewers after an eventful 4-3 win.

The best part of all for the Cubs following their fifth straight win is they're at least 10 games over .500 at 57-47 for first time since end of 2008 season, according to STATS.

Spot-starter Clayton Richard (2-0) and the Cubs' bullpen limited the Brewers until the ninth, when Rondon allowed the first two runners to reach base with his team leading 4-1.

Ryan Braun scored on a groundout with one out, and Hernan Perez drove in another run with a two-out single. Rondon then got pinch-hitter Logan Schafer to line out sharply to center for his 16th save.

The Brewers have lost five straight and eight of their last nine games.

The surging Cubs had a better day against Kyle Lohse (5-13), though they got a scare when Bryant got hurt.

The All-Star rookie left in the fifth after sliding headfirst into second and appearing to get tagged on the helmet by shortstop Jean Segura.

Bryant's neck or upper back also appeared to bump into Segura's leg. Bryant, who reached on an RBI single, was running after a throw to the plate was cut off.

Maddon said Bryant was a little dizzy and was lifted as a precaution. Bryant had tests and was to be reevaluated on Monday in Pittsburgh, where the Cubs open an important three-game series against the Pirates.

 width=>>Newcomer Moss Lifts Cards Over Rockies

Brandon Moss felt as if he got a new baseball life after he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.

Moss recorded his first big hit with St. Louis, a pinch-hit game-ending single in the ninth inning, and Randal Grichuk had a two-run homer to lead the Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

Moss' one-out hit to left off reliever Scott Oberg (2-2) drove in Jason Heyward, who doubled with one away.

Closer Trevor Rosenthal (2-2) pitched a perfect inning for the win.

The Cardinals have won nine of 12 and have a major league-best 40-16 mark at home. Colorado has lost four of five.

Moss is 2 for 11 with the Cardinals, but he hit the ball hard to the warning track three times in a 7-0 win on Friday.

He was acquired from Cleveland for minor league left-hander Rob Kaminsky.
Since the trade, Moss has been on cloud nine.

Heyward kick-started the winning rally with a first-pitch double.

St. Louis jumped to a 2-0 lead on Grichuk's home run off Colorado starter Yohan Flande in the fifth. It was

Grichuk's 12th homer of the season and fifth since the All-Star break.

Colorado tied it in the sixth on singles by DJ LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado and a run-scoring double by Ben Paulsen. Arenado then came home on a wild pitch by reliever Steve Cishek.

Colorado went 2-5 on a seven-game road, three of the losses came in the final inning.

Flande gave up two runs on four hits over five innings.

St. Louis starter Jaime Garcia allowed just one run and two hits in five-plus innings. He left with a 2-0 lead but was not pleased with his four walks.

The Cardinals have won 17 of their last 21 at home against Colorado.

 width=>>Yankees Route Samardzija, Sox

From Jacoby Ellsbury all the way down to Stephen Drew at the bottom of the lineup, the New York Yankees bashed their way to a winning road trip.

Ellsbury and Mark Teixeira homered against Jeff Samardzija, and the Yankees pounded the Chicago White Sox 12-3 on Sunday.

Drew added three hits and four RBIs, helping the AL East-leading Yankees close out a 6-4 trip to Minnesota, Texas and Chicago - matching a season long. Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius and Drew - the bottom three hitters in the order - combined for seven hits, six RBIs and eight runs scored.

New York also got a lift from Ivan Nova (4-3), who pitched six innings of five-hit ball in his third consecutive victory. Nova's previous start on Monday at Texas was cut short by arm fatigue, a condition he contributed to his comeback from Tommy John surgery in April 2014.

Chicago was coming off an 8-2 victory on Saturday night and averaged seven runs in its previous 10 games, but Nova allowed just one run on Melky Cabrera's RBI single in the sixth.

Samardzija (8-6) was tagged for nine runs, matching a season high, and eight hits in 4 2-3 innings. Samardzija, who is eligible for free agency after the season, also walked two and hit two batters in his first start since the White Sox decided to keep the right-hander at Friday's non-waiver trade deadline.

Ellsbury drove Samardzija's second pitch of the game over the wall in center for his first leadoff homer of the season and No. 12 for his career. He also had a sacrifice fly in New York's five-run fourth inning and a run-scoring groundout in the seventh.

Teixeira led off the fifth with his 29th homer, a 415-foot drive to right on a 3-1 pitch. The slugger connected from both sides of the plate in New York's 13-6 victory in the series opener on Friday night and had five homers in the last four games of the road trip.

A two-out walk for Gregorius sent Samardzija to the dugout, and Drew greeted Scott Carroll with a two-run double. Drew also had a two-run triple against Carroll in the seventh.

Alexei Ramirez and Geovany Soto homered for Chicago, and Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a single in the first.

MLB Scoreboard


Arizona 1
Houston 4

San Francisco 1
Texas 2

LA Angels 3 Final/10
LA Dodgers 5

American League

Kansas City 2
Toronto 5

Detroit 6
Baltimore 1

Tampa Bay 4
Boston 3

Seattle 4 Final/11
Minnesota 1

Cleveland 1 Final/10
Oakland 2

National League

Pittsburgh 3
Cincinnati 0

San Diego 2 Final
Miami 5

Atlanta 6
Philadelphia 2

Washington 2
NY Mets 5

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