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Locals All Win; Rizzo Makes Cubs Debut

>>Cardinals Fry Fish

(Miami, FL)  --  St. Louis scored five unearned runs in the first and held on for a 5-2 win over the Marlins.  Yadier Molina had the big blast with a three-run homer while Carlos Beltran added an RBI single.  Kyle Lohse pitched seven-and-a-third effective innings, allowing just two runs to improve to 7-and-2.  Jason Motte earned his 16th save for the Cardinals, who ran their winning streak to five.  Carlos Zambrano went six-and-two-thirds innings and allowed the five unearned tallies to suffer the loss.  Giancarlo Stanton hit a solo homer and Greg Dobbs added a sac-fly for Miami, which continued its June freefall by dropping to 5-and-18 this month.

>>Cubs Down Mets In Rizzo's Debut

(Chicago, IL)  --  Anthony Rizzo had two hits and an RBI in his Chicago debut to help the Cubs down the Mets, 5-3.  Luis Valbuena and Darwin Barney also had two hits and an RBI apiece for Chicago, which will go for a three-game sweep Wednesday.  Chicago's bullpen allowed only two hits in six innings in relief of Randy Wells.  Scott Maine earned the win.  Carlos Marmol notched his fifth save.  Josh Thole, David Wright and Dillon Gee plated the runs for the Mets, who have dropped four straight.  Gee allowed four runs in five innings to fall to 5-and-6.

Philadelphia Phillies 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 4
Cincinnati Reds 4, Milwaukee Brewers 3
Atlanta Braves 8, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
Houston Astros 5, San Diego Padres 3
Washington Nationals 12, Colorado Rockies 5
San Francisco Giants 2, Los Angeles Dodgers

>>White Sox Hold Off Twins

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Gavin Floyd struck out nine over seven shutout innings and the White Sox held on for a 3-2 win over the Twins.  Floyd scattered five hits and walked none to improve to 6-and-7.  Addison Reed allowed two runs in the ninth, but held on for his 10th save.  Alex Rios hit a two-run homer and scored on an Alexei Ramirez single for the White Sox.  Jamey Carroll smacked a two-run single for the Twins.  Liam Hendriks allowed all three runs over six-and-a-third innings to fall to 0-and-5.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7, Baltimore Orioles 3
New York Yankees 6, Cleveland Indians 4
Boston Red Sox 5, Toronto Blue Jays 1
Texas Rangers 7, Detroit Tigers 5
Kansas City Royals 8, Tampa Bay Rays 2
Seattle Mariners 3, Oakland Athletics 2

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