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MLB Report / Scores and fast facts


Chicago White Sox 2, Atlanta 0: Paul Konerko homered with two outs in the eighth inning, lifting the White Sox to their ninth straight victory. The Braves were handed their first sweep since April. "That team right there is the best we've played this month," Atlanta's Chipper Jones said.

Baltimore 11, Florida 5: Miguel Tejada had a season-high four hits, ended a long home run drought and drove in four runs to lead the Orioles past the Marlins. Florida, meanwhile, is talking to former Mets skipper Bobby Valentine about becoming its next manager.

Detroit 6, N.Y. Mets 5: Armando Galarraga won for the first time since his near-perfect game, Phil Coke struck out David Wright in a key spot and the Tigers held off the Mets.

Tampa Bay 5, San Diego 3: Matt Garza worked eight effective innings, Kelly Shoppach came within a triple of hitting for the cycle and the Rays prevented the Padres from a sweep.

Philadelphia 13, Cleveland 3: Placido Polanco had four hits, Chase Utley and Jayson Werth each had three hits and catcher Dane Sardinha connected for his first career home run for the Phillies.

Milwaukee 5, Minnesota 0: Yovani Gallardo did not allow a baserunner until Drew Butera singled with one out in the sixth inning, and the Brewers went on to complete a sweep of the Twins.

Chicago Cubs 3, Seattle 2 (13): Marlon Byrd hit an opposite field RBI single with one out in the 13th inning, and the Cubs avoided a sweep.

Toronto 5, St. Louis 0: Vernon Wells homered twice and Brandon Morrow pitched eight sharp innings for his first win in five starts, leading the Blue Jays.

Texas 6, Pittsburgh 5: Vladimir Guerrero singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning and the Rangers won their 11th straight game.

Boston at Colorado: Mike Lowell was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip injury and the Red Sox filled his roster spot by reinstating right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka.

L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels: Anaheim swept a three-game set from the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine from June 11-13 and had taken the first two matchups of this series.


>National League

Houston 7, San Francisco 5: Hunter Pence had a three-run homer to help the Astros earn their first series win over San Francisco this season.


Late Wednesday

N.Y. Yankees 6, Arizona 5 (10): Curtis Granderson led off the top of the 10th with a home run and Mariano Rivera got out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the bottom of the inning to give the Yankees the victory.

Seattle 8, Chicago Cubs 1: Cliff Lee struck out nine in his second consecutive complete game for the Mariners, who won their sixth straight. Lee (6-3) lowered his ERA to an American League-best 2.39.


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