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>>Cardinals Stay Hot, Hold Off Giants

 

Ada, Wainwright tossed seven scoreless innings and Kolten Wong delivered a run-scoring triple to lead the Cardinals to a 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

 

Paul DeJong had an RBI single for the Cardinals, who have won 10 of 12. They remain three games ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central with 25 games remaining.

 

Mauricio Dubon hit his first major league homer for San Francisco, which has lost six of seven.

 

Wainwright (10-9) allowed four hits. He struck out one and did not walk a batter in a 96-pitch stint. Wainwright lowered his home ERA to 2.43 in 13 starts this season.

 

Carlos Martinez recorded four outs to pick up his 17th save in 20 chances. He leads the NL with 14 saves since the All-Star break.

 

St. Louis is an NL-best 33-16 since the All-Star break.

 

Dereck Rodriguez (5-7, 5.49) will face RHP Jack Flaherty (8-8, 3.71) in the second game of the four-game series on Tuesday. The Giants are 5-8 in games Rodriguez has started this season. Flaherty had a career-best four-game winning streak stopped in a 4-1 loss to Milwaukee on Wednesday.

 

>>Cubs Down Mariners

 

Kyle Schwarber had a three-run triple to highlight a five-run seventh, and the Cubs snapped a 24-inning scoreless streak in a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

 

Anthony Rizzo went 2 for 2 and drove in a run for Chicago, which remained 3 1/2 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central. The Cubs have a 2 1/2-game lead for the second wild card in the NL.

 

David Phelps (2-0) pitched a scoreless seventh inning. Duane Underwood Jr. and Brad Wieck closed it out.

 

Kyle Hendricks allowed one run on three hits in six innings, walking one and striking out seven. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter despite only throwing 81 pitches.

 

Jon Lester (11-9, 4.36 ERA) faces Mariners RHP Felix Hernandez (1-4, 6.02) in the finale of the two-game series Tuesday night in a matchup of former Cy Young Award winners.

 

>>Indians Pound White Sox

 

Carlos Santana homered, Franmil Reyes had a three-run double and Cleveland overcome eight walks and two errors in an 11-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.

Rookie right-hander Aaron Civale (3-3) allowed three runs - one earned - in five innings.

 

The White Sox have dropped seven straight - matching their longest streak of the season - and are a season-high 17 games under .500.

 

Jose Abreu's groundout pushed a run across in the third for Chicago, but Oscar Mercado threw out Yoan Moncada at the plate from center field to end the inning. Moncada tried to score from second on Jimenez's single.

Yolmer Sanchez had an RBI double in the fourth and Moncada had a sacrifice fly in the fifth.

Ross Detwiler (2-5) allowed four runs, walked six and threw 81 pitches in 2 2/3 innings.

Dylan Cease (3-7, 6.92 ERA) starts against Cleveland for the first time.

Mike Clevinger (10-2, 2.72 ERA) has a nine-game winning streak, over 11 starts, since July 3.

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