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 width=>>Cardinals Beat Arizona

Lance Lynn kept finding himself in trouble - some of it his fault, some of it the fielders behind him.

The right-hander wriggled his way out of it each time with a double play, including one big one with the bases loaded and Arizona's best hitter at the plate.

Lynn pitched six effective innings with the help of four double plays - one with Paul Goldschmidt up and the bases loaded - to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Monday night.

Matt Carpenter hit a solo homer off Jhoulys Chacin (0-1), and Yadier Molina helped St. Louis break open a tie game with a two-run single in the seventh.

Lynn (10-8) gave the Cardinals a chance for the late rally by inducing three straight inning-ending double plays, the biggest one against Goldschmidt in the fifth.

Trevor Rosenthal gave up a run-scoring single to David Peralta in the ninth before closing out his 39th save for the Cardinals, who have won 10 of their last 11 against Arizona.

The Diamondbacks had their chances, finishing with 14 hits. They had a hard time capitalizing, though, stranding 11 runners to end a four-game winning streak. Welington Castillo hit a solo homer but flied out with the bases loaded in the seventh.

Lynn allowed two hits in 6 2-3 innings his previous start, but the Cardinals had two hits in a 2-0 loss to San Francisco.

He gave up the homer to Castillo in the second inning and a run-scoring double to Hill that tied the game 2-all in the sixth.

 width=>>Bryant Homer Sends Cubs To Win Over Indians

Chicago's Jon Lester and Cleveland's Corey Kluber locked up in a terrific pitchers' duel.

But after the marquee starters left the game, Kris Bryant walked off with the key hit.

Bryant homered with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the surging Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the Indians on Monday in a makeup of a rain out from June 15.

The rookie, who had homered twice Sunday, lined a pitch from Cleveland reliever Zach McAllister (3-4) into the right field bleachers to give Chicago its fifth straight win and 21st victory in 26 games.

The wind was blowing steadily to right all game, but only Bryant came close to taking advantage of it as he went deep for the 20th time.

Carlos Santana singled home pinch runner Abraham Almonte with the tying run with two out in the ninth to spoil Lester's bid for his first shutout and complete game with the Cubs.

Backed by four double plays, Lester rebounded from his shortest start of the season to pitch his longest since joining the Cubs. He was relieved by Hector Rondon (5-2) with two outs in the ninth after scattering six hits and striking out six.

Anthony Rizzo's triple in the seventh drove in Chris Coghlan, who had doubled for only Chicago's second hit, to break a scoreless tie.

Kluber flirted with a no-hitter for the third time in his last four starts, then allowed just one run on four hits while striking out in 11 in 7 2/3 innings. He retired the first 16 Cubs hitters before back-up catcher David Ross lined a single to center with one out in the sixth.

Lester nearly matched Kluber through the first seven, facing only 22 Cleveland hitters.

Both starters rebounded from shaky previous outings after being on rolls.

Lester had won four straight decisions in five starts before lasting only 2.2 innings against Detroit last Wednesday when he gave up seven runs on seven hits in a 15-8 loss. In his previous five outings, the lefty permitted eight runs on 27 hits and struck out 40.

It looked like the Cubs might have their first hit - and a 1-0 lead - in the third when Ross smashed the first pitch he faced just wide of the left field foul pole. The drive was originally called a home run, but was overturned following a video review.

 width=>>Red Sox Down White Sox

Rusney Castillo can't pinpoint exactly when he started to feel comfortable as a major league hitter.

He provided more proof Monday that, thanks to increased playing time while splitting time with fellow right fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr., he doesn't lack confidence at the plate.

Castillo homered and drove in a career-high five runs, Joe Kelly won his fifth straight outing and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4.

Castillo went 3 for 4 and finished a triple shy of the cycle. His sixth-inning double to the right-center field gap drove in two runs and extended Boston's lead to 5-1.

That's all the room Kelly and the Red Sox needed.

Kelly (7-6) allowed five hits and two runs over 7 1-3 innings - his longest outing since 2014 - while walking one and striking out three. He became the first Red Sox pitcher since Clay Buchholz in 2013 to win five straight starts.

Castillo's three-run homer in the second gave the Red Sox an early lead and provided Kelly some ease in registering his fifth straight win.

Jean Machi pitched the ninth for his second save in two opportunities.

Jeff Samardzija (8-10) dropped a career-worst fifth straight decision. After giving up Castillo's two-run double, Samardzija allowed the next two hitters to reach before being pulled after surrendering his second walk.

Samardzija struck out seven and allowed five earned runs and eight hits, including the costly ones by Castillo.

The White Sox, who had won three of their last four, cut the deficit to 5-2 in the sixth on Melky Cabrera's RBI groundout.

The Red Sox took a 3-1 lead in the second inning when Castillo drove Samardzija's slider over the center-field fence. The two-out blast came two batters after Samardzija drilled Hanley Ramirez in the back after quickly retiring the first two batters.

Brock Holt followed with a single before Castillo's homer, which extended his hitting streak to nine games.

Jose Abreu's hit a solo homer, his 24th.

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