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Cubs, Cardinals Win; Sox Lose

>>Travis Wood Leads Cubs Over Brewers in Extra Innings


Pitcher Travis Wood drove in the go-ahead run when he walked with the bases loaded in the 13th inning after getting out of bases-loaded jam in the 12th to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.

With the Cubs out of position players, manager Joe Maddon had Wood hit with two outs after the Brewers intentionally walked Miguel Montero to load the bases. Wood drew the walk when Carlos Torres (0-1) missed on a 3-1 cutter, forcing Ben Zobrist home with the go-ahead run.


Wood (2-0) allowed a leadoff double to Jonathan Villar in the bottom of the 13th, and the Brewers later put runners on the corners with one out.


The Cubs' last eligible player, left-hander Clayton Richard came on in relief to get the last out, retiring lefty-hitting Kirk Nieuwenhuis on a groundout for his first career save.


Jason Hammel (5-0) is 8-0 with a 2.37 ERA in 11 career starts against Milwaukee. Opponents are batting .206 against RHP Junior Guerra (2-0) in three starts since he was called up on May 3 from Triple-A Colorado Springs.


>>Wainwright Sharp As Cardinals Blank Rockies


Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright threw six-hit ball into the seventh inning in his strongest start after a shaky beginning and Matt Holliday had a two-run double to end the Rockies' five-game winning streak with a 2-0 victory Wednesday night.

Stephen Piscotty had three hits and scored a run for the Cardinals, who had lost three of four.

Chris Rusin (1-2) allowed two runs in six innings for the Rockies, who averaged five runs a game during the winning streak.


Kevin Siegrist struck out Charlie Blackmon looking with two on to end the seventh and Trevor Rosenthal earned his eighth save in nine chances.


Jon Gray (1-1, 4.71) earned his first career victory his last time out, striking out eight in seven innings against the Mets. Michael Wacha (2-4, 3.23) has lost four consecutive starts for the first time in his career.


>>Astros Top White Sox


Jose Altuve had three hits and two runs batted in, Colby Rasmus and Jason Castro each had a solo home run and the Houston Astros beat Chicago 5-3 on Wednesday night despite the White Sox turning their second triple play of the season.


Altuve went 3 for 4 with a walk and Castro went 2 for 3 with a walk.


Jose Abreu went 2 for 4 with two RBIs for Chicago, which has dropped a season-high four straight and six of seven overall.


Doug Fister (4-3) allowed three runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings to get the win. Luke Gregerson, who had blown three of his last four save chances, got the final three outs for his ninth save.


Mat Latos (5-1) suffered his first loss of the season.


The White Sox turned a 5-4-3 around-the-horn triple play in the eighth inning.


Collin McHugh (4-3, 5.58 ERA) has a three-game winning streak and has gone 34-19 with a 3.61 ERA since joining Houston in 2014. Chris Sale (8-0, 1.67) looks to become the first nine-game winner in the majors this season.

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