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 width=>>Cubs Flex Muscle Against Braves

Kris Bryant homered twice and Kyle Schwarber connected an inning after lining a hard foul ball that sent a fan to the hospital Sunday as the Cubs beat Atlanta 9-3, the Braves' seventh straight loss.

The game was briefly delayed in the first inning after Schwarber's foul liner struck a female fan sitting just past the camera well on the first base side.

The woman was carried off on a stretcher and taken to a hospital. The Cubs said she was conscious, but had no further details on her condition.

The Cubs hit five home runs, including a leadoff shot by Dexter Fowler in the first inning and a three-run drive by Miguel Montero.

Jason Hammel (7-5) allowed two runs in 6 1-3 innings. He also contributed an RBI single as the Cubs finished off a four-game sweep.

Matt Wisler (5-4) gave up Bryant's two-run homer in the first, Schwarber's solo drive in the second and Montero's homer in the third.

Chicago homered 12 times in the series.

Chicago improved to a season-high 20 games over .500 and is 13-3 in its last 16 games.

Ryan Lavarnway homered and Nick Swisher had a pair of RBI singles for the Braves.

 width=>>Cardinals Blast Padres

Looking to avoid getting swept for the first time this season one night after getting shut out, Stephen Piscotty and the St. Louis Cardinals struck early and often.

Piscotty homered twice and drove in five runs and Michael Wacha pitched six solid innings to help the Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 10-3 Sunday.

Jason Heyward had three hits as St. Louis improved its major league-leading record to 78-45 and averted a sweep.

Wacha (15-4) picked up his fourth straight win and added to his career-best win total by allowing just one run on four hits. He struck out three and walked two.

The Cardinals scored four in the first against rookie Colin Rea, who was making his third start.

San Diego made two errors in the first inning and the Cardinals capitalized with three hits, including Piscotty's two-run triple.

The Cardinals scored three runs in the seventh against Odrisamer Despaigne. Heyward tripled home a run and Piscotty hit a solo shot to left.

Piscotty, who had been hitless in 10 at-bats coming into the game, hit a two-run shot against Craig Kimbrel in the ninth for Piscotty's first career multi-homer game.

Matt Kemp singled home two runs in the ninth to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.

Justin Upton had two hits for the Padres, who had won five straight.

 width=>>Sox Can't Keep Up With M's

Robinson Cano had a two-run homer and Nelson Cruz doubled in two runs to help the Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 8-6 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

Seattle - which lost in extra innings on Saturday night after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth - built a 7-1 lead through five innings, but the White Sox cut it to 7-6 with five runs in the sixth behind a pair of two-run homers.

Adam Eaton singled with one out in the sixth and scored on Tyler Saladino's double. Jose Abreu followed with his 23rd home run. After Melky Cabrera grounded out, Avisail Garcia singled, chasing starter Taijuan Walker. Logan Kensing, called up earlier in the day from Triple-A Tacoma, relieved and allowed a two-run homer to LaRoche.

The Mariners added a run in the eighth on Ketel Marte's sacrifice fly.

Walker (9-7) got the victory despite allowing five runs on seven hits in 5 2-3 innings. Tom Wilhelmsen pitched a perfect ninth for his third save. John Danks (6-11) was tagged for seven runs on eight hits in five innings, dropping his road record to 2-8 with a 6.48 ERA in 12 road starts.

Cruz doubled in two runs to key a four-run third as the Mariners erased a 1-0 deficit. Mark Trumbo doubled to open, advanced on Brad Miller's sacrifice and scored on Jesus Sucre's single. After Marte struck out, Austin Jackson singled and Cruz followed with a two-run double to right-center to make it 3-1. Franklin Gutierrez singled home Cruz.

In the fifth, Marte reached on a fielder's choice, stole second and came home on Jackson's single to make it 5-1. With two out, Cano hit his 14th home run, a two-run shot over the wall in right.

The White Sox took a 1-0 lead in the second when LaRoche lined a one-out double to right and Alexei Ramirez followed with an RBI single.

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