CHICAGO - Derrek Lee and Geovany Soto hit consecutive homers to tie the game in a four-run eighth inning, then Alfonso Soriano singled home the winning run in the ninth to give the Chicago Cubs a 6-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox yesterday.

The crosstown rivals split a rain-shortened, two-game set at Wrigley Field. Their all-time interleague series is tied 34-all.

Pinch-hitter Reed Johnson started the ninth with a single, moved up on a sacrifice, and scored on Soriano's two-out single to right-center off Matt Thornton (4-2). Soriano was 14 for 102 before singling in his final two at-bats.

Kevin Gregg (1-1) got the win with a scoreless ninth.

With the Cubs trailing, 5-1, Lee hit a three-run homer in the eighth. Soto followed with a solo shot off Scott Linebrink to tie the score and send the crowd into a frenzy. All four runs were unearned after an error on second baseman Chris Getz.

Alexei Ramirez's two-run homer in the seventh off Carlos Zambrano gave the White Sox a 3-1 lead. They tacked on two more in the eighth off Carlos Marmol on an RBI double by Getz and a run-scoring single by Gordon Beckham.

But Linebrink couldn't hold the four-run lead. Getz made his second error of the game on pinch-hitter Micah Hoffpauir's leadoff grounder.

After Soriano singled, Linebrink got Ryan Theriot to pop out and struck out Milton Bradley.

Chicago Whtie Sox 000 001 220 – 5 10 2

Chicago Cubs 000 001 041 – 6 9 0

Chi.WhiteSox AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Chi. Cubs AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Podsednik lf 5   0   0   0   .306      A.Soriano lf 5   1   2   1   .229

Al.Ramirez ss 5   1   2   2   .254      Theriot ss 4   1   1   0   .282

Dye rf 5   1   1   0   .270      Bradley rf 3   0   2   0   .243

1-Wise pr-rf 0   0   0   0   .133      D.Lee 1b 4   1   1   4   .277

Konerko 1b 5   1   1   0   .291      Soto c 3   1   1   1   .220

Pierzynski c 4   0   0   0   .294      Fontenot 3b 2   0   1   0   .235

Bri.Anderson cf 3   0   2   1   .242      c-J.Fox ph 1   0   0   0   .357

Getz 2b 4   1   2   1   .256      Gregg p 0   0   0   0   ---

Beckham 3b 2   1   2   1   .175      Fukudome cf 3   0   0   0   .261

G.Floyd p 1   0   0   0   .000      d-Re.Jhnson ph 1   1   1   0   .271

a-Fields ph 0   0   0   0   .228      A.Blanco 2b 3   0   0   0   .194

Linebrink p 0   0   0   0   ---      Zambrano p 2   0   0   0   .219

Thornton p 0   0   0   0   ---      Marmol p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 34   5   10   5         Marshall p 0   0   0   0   .231

b-Hoffpauir ph 1   1   0   0   .259

Miles 3b 1   0   0   0   .202

Totals 33   6   9   6      

Two outs when winning run scored.a-walked for G.Floyd in the 8th. b-reached on error for Marshall in the 8th. c-flied out for Fontenot in the 8th. d-singled for Fukudome in the 9th.1-ran for Dye in the 9th. E: Getz 2 (5). LOB: Chicago (A) 9, Chicago (N) 5. 2B: Dye (8), Getz 2 (8). HR: Al.Ramirez (7), off Zambrano; D.Lee (8), off Linebrink; Soto (4), off Linebrink. RBIs: Al.Ramirez 2 (30), Bri.Anderson (9), Getz (13), Beckham (5), A.Soriano (29), D.Lee 4 (31), Soto (17). SB: Soto (1). CS: Bri.Anderson (6). S: G.Floyd 2, A.Blanco. RLSP: Chicago (A) 5 (G.Floyd 2, Podsednik 2, Getz); Chicago (N) 2 (A.Blanco, Fukudome). RA: Pierzynski. GIDP: D.Lee, Soto, A.Blanco. DP: Chicago (A) 3 (G.Floyd, Getz, Konerko), (Beckham, Getz, Konerko), (Al.Ramirez, Getz, Konerko).

Chicago White Sox walks (4): Pierzynski, Bri.Anderson, Beckham, Fields.

Chicago Cubs walks (3): Bradley, Soto, Fontenot.

Chicago White Sox strikeouts (3): Podsednik, Konerko, G.Floyd.

Chicago Cubs strikeouts (3): Bradley, Zambrano 2.

Chicago White Sox IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

G.Floyd 7   4   1   1   3   2   89   4.65

Linebrink 2/3   3   4   0   0   1   30   2.25

Thornton (L) 1   2   1   1   0   0   19   2.13

Chicago Cubs IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Zambrano 7   6   3   3   3   3   116   3.44

Marmol 2/3   3   2   2   0   0   18   3.77

Marshall 1/3   0   0   0   1   0   6   4.53

Gregg (W) 1   1   0   0   0   0   11   3.99

W: Gregg, 1-1. L: Thornton, 4-2.

IR-S: Marshall 1-0. IBB: off Zambrano (Pierzynski). HBP: by Zambrano (Beckham). PB: Soto. Umpires: Home, Bruce Dreckman; first, Paul Emmel; second, Gary Darling; third, Bill Hohn.

T: 2:35. A: 40,467 (41,210).

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Braves 7, Reds 0

CINCINNATI - For the third time in their three-games series, Atlanta outhit Cincinnati. This time, Tommy Hanson and Nate McLouth made it pay off with a win.

Hanson allowed three hits over six impressive innings and McLouth homered and drove in four runs, sending the Braves to a victory over the Reds.

Atlanta 010 123 000 – 7 8 0

Cincinnati 000 000 000 – 0 5 0

Atlanta AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Cincinnati AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

McLouth cf 5   1   2   4   .256      Taveras cf 5   0   0   0   .219

Y.Escobar ss 5   0   0   0   .284      Ale.Gonzalez ss 4   0   0   0   .214

C.Jones 3b 4   0   0   0   .302      Roenicke p 0   0   0   0   ---

M.Diaz lf 4   2   2   1   .280      Burton p 0   0   0   0   ---

Prado 2b 3   1   1   0   .268      B.Phillips 2b 3   0   1   0   .279

Francoeur rf 3   1   1   0   .251      L.Nix lf 3   0   0   0   .257

Kotchman 1b 3   0   0   1   .279      c-Gomes ph-lf 1   0   0   0   .302

D.Ross c 3   1   1   0   .297      Hanigan c 2   0   1   0   .316

Hanson p 3   1   1   1   .200      Bruce rf 3   0   0   0   .214

Moylan p 0   0   0   0   .000      Hairston Jr. 3b 4   0   1   0   .239

b-GAndersn ph 1   0   0   0   .258      A.Rosales 1b 3   0   1   0   .217

M.Gonzalez p 0   0   0   0   ---      Maloney p 1   0   0   0   .250

R.Soriano p 0   0   0   0   ---      Fisher p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 34   7   8   7         a-Dickerson ph 1   0   1   0   .246

Janish ss 1   0   0   0   .277

Totals 31   0   5   0      

a-singled for Fisher in the 7th. b-flied out for Moylan in the 8th. c-struck out for L.Nix in the 8th. LOB: Atlanta 5, Cincinnati 10. 2B: M.Diaz (6), Prado (10). HR: M.Diaz (3), off Maloney; McLouth (11), off Maloney. RBIs: McLouth 4 (40), M.Diaz (17), Kotchman (25), Hanson (1). SB: Francoeur (4), B.Phillips (8), Dickerson (3). CS: B.Phillips (5). S: Maloney. SF: Kotchman. RLSP: Atlanta 3 (D.Ross, Y.Escobar, Francoeur); Cincinnati 6 (Taveras 2, B.Phillips 2, A.Rosales, Hairston Jr.). RA: Prado, Bruce.

Atlanta walks (4): C.Jones, Prado, Francoeur, D.Ross.

Cincinnati walks (4): B.Phillips, Hanigan 2, Bruce.

Atlanta strikeouts (8): McLouth, C.Jones 2, M.Diaz, Prado, Francoeur, D.Ross, Hanson.

Cincinnati strikeouts (7): Taveras 2, Ale.Gonzalez, Gomes, A.Rosales, Maloney, Janish.

Atlanta IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Hanson (W) 6   3   0   0   4   2   99   4.08

Moylan 1   1   0   0   0   1   16   5.11

M.Gonzalez 1   1   0   0   0   1   22   2.40

R.Soriano 1   0   0   0   0   3   13   1.47

Cincinnati IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Maloney (L) 52/3   6   6   6   2   5   106   6.11

Fisher 11/3   2   1   1   2   2   40   3.38

Roenicke 1   0   0   0   0   1   9   0.00

Burton 1   0   0   0   0   0   15   5.08

W: Hanson, 2-0. L: Maloney, 0-2. .

IR-S: Fisher 2-2. IBB: off Maloney (Francoeur). HBP: by Hanson (A.Rosales). Umpires: Home, Paul Nauert; first, Paul Schrieber; second, Ed Rapuano; third, Joe West.

T: 3:15. A: 24,657 (42,319).

Rockies 4, Rays 3

DENVER - Clint Barmes hit a two-run homer to help Ubaldo Jimenez win his third straight start in Colorado's victory over Tampa Bay.

Todd Helton and Carlos Gonzalez added solo homers for the surging Rockies, who have won 13 of 14. They took the final two in this three-game series after Tampa Bay snapped their 11-game winning streak Tuesday.

Tampa Bay 010 000 002 – 3 10 0

Colorado 003 100 00x – 4 7 2

Tampa Bay AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Colorado AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

B.Upton cf 5   1   2   0   .226      S.Smith lf 4   0   0   0   .278

Crawford lf 5   1   1   0   .311      Corpas p 0   0   0   0   ---

Longoria 3b 4   0   1   0   .307      Street p 0   0   0   0   ---

C.Pena 1b 4   0   0   0   .236      Barmes 2b 4   1   2   2   .296

Zobrist 2b 5   0   1   2   .307      Helton 1b 3   1   1   1   .307

Gross rf 4   0   1   0   .277      Hawpe rf 3   0   0   0   .335

Bartlett ss 4   1   2   0   .376      Tulowitzki ss 3   0   1   0   .243

Navarro c 3   0   2   1   .218      Stewart 3b 3   0   0   0   .218

Garza p 2   0   0   0   .000      C.Gonzalez cf-lf 3   1   1   1   .206

a-W.Aybar ph 1   0   0   0   .270      P.Phillips c 3   0   1   0   .333

J.Nelson p 0   0   0   0   ---      Jimenez p 2   1   1   0   .304

Balfour p 0   0   0   0   ---      Jo.Peralta p 0   0   0   0   ---

c-Burrell ph 1   0   0   0   .238      b-Fowler ph-cf 1   0   0   0   .259

Choate p 0   0   0   0   ---      Totals 29   4   7   4      

Totals 38   3   10   3      

a-lined out for Garza in the 6th. b-struck out for Jo.Peralta in the 7th. c-flied out for Balfour in the 8th. E: Stewart 2 (5). LOB: Tampa Bay 12, Colorado 3. 2B: Tulowitzki (9). 3B: Bartlett (3). HR: Barmes (7), off Garza; Helton (8), off Garza; C.Gonzalez (1), off Garza. RBIs: Zobrist 2 (41), Navarro (21), Barmes 2 (34), Helton (46), C.Gonzalez (2). SB: B.Upton (25), Crawford (37), Gross (6), Tulowitzki (9). CS: Barmes (5). RLSP: Tampa Bay 5 (C.Pena, Garza 2, W.Aybar, Zobrist); Colorado 1 (C.Gonzalez). GI DP: Jimenez. DP: Tampa Bay 1 (Bartlett, C.Pena).

Tampa Bay walks (3): C.Pena, Gross, Navarro.

Colorado walks (2): Helton, Hawpe.

Tampa Bay strikeouts (9): Crawford, Longoria 3, C.Pena 2, Navarro, Garza 2.

Colorado strikeouts (9): S.Smith 2, Barmes, Helton, Hawpe, Tulowitzki, Stewart, C.Gonzalez, Fowler.

Tampa Bay IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Garza (L) 5   5   4   4   2   5   82   3.83

J.Nelson 1   1   0   0   0   1   20   4.50

Balfour 1   0   0   0   0   1   10   5.28

Choate 1   1   0   0   0   2   11   1.00

Colorado IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Jimenez (W) 62/3   6   1   1   3   7   117   3.73

Jo.Peralta (H) 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   4   1.86

Corpas (H) 1   1   0   0   0   0   12   5.40

Street (S) 1   3   2   2   0   2   29   3.41

W: Jimenez, 6-6. L: Garza, 4-5. S: Street, 15. H: Corpas, 7. H: Peralta, 4.

IR-S: Jo.Peralta 2-0. HBP: by Jimenez (Longoria). Umpires: Home, Marty Foster; first, Chad Fairchild; second, John Hirschbeck; third, Wally Bell. T: 2:53. A: 28,639 (50,449).

Tigers 6, Cardinals 3

ST. LOUIS - Rookie Rick Porcello won for the seventh time in nine starts and Detroit shook off an offensive drought with a four-run first inning to avoid a three-game sweep.

Placido Polanco and Marcus Thames homered in the eighth for the Tigers, who had scored three runs or less in their previous seven games. Detroit ended a four-game losing streak and won for the first time in six games.

Detroit 400 000 020 – 6 9 1

St. Louis 020 010 000 – 3 9 1

Detroit AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      St. Louis AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Granderson cf 5   1   2   0   .266      Schumaker 2b 4   1   1   0   .284

Polanco 2b 5   2   2   1   .262      Rasmus cf 3   0   1   0   .272

Mi.Cabrera 1b 4   1   0   1   .322      a-Pujols ph-1b 2   0   0   0   .320

Thames lf 4   1   1   2   .280      Ludwick rf 2   0   0   0   .233

Lyon p 0   0   0   0   ---      Duncan 1b-lf 3   0   1   1   .255

Rodney p 0   0   0   0   ---      Ankiel lf-cf 5   0   1   0   .245

Raburn rf 3   0   0   0   .225      Y.Molina c 4   1   2   0   .284

Seay p 0   0   0   0   ---      Thurston 3b 4   1   1   0   .235

b-Kelly ph-lf 1   0   1   0   .308      Pineiro p 3   0   0   0   .125

Inge 3b 4   1   2   1   .272      T.Miller p 0   0   0   0   ---

Laird c 4   0   1   1   .215      Motte p 0   0   0   0   .000

Everett ss 3   0   0   0   .257      c-K.Greene ph 1   0   0   0   .198

Porcello p 2   0   0   0   .400      Kinney p 0   0   0   0   ---

J.Anderson rf 2   0   0   0   .250      T.Greene ss 4   0   2   1   .270

Totals 37   6   9   6         Totals 35   3   9   2      

a-grounded out for Rasmus in the 7th. b-singled for Seay in the 8th. c-struck out for Motte in the 8th. E: Laird (1), Thurston (7). LOB: Detroit 5, St. Louis 11. 2B: Laird (8), T.Greene (5). HR: Polanco (2), off Motte; Thames (3), off Motte. RBIs: Polanco (25), Mi.Cabrera (41), Thames 2 (7), Inge (43), Laird (15), Duncan (30), T.Greene (5). RLSP: Detroit 2 (Everett, Polanco); St. Louis 7 (Ankiel 3, Ludwick 2, Y.Molina, Schumaker). RA: Thames, Schumaker. GIDP: Ankiel 2. DP: Detroit 2 (Polanco, Everett, Mi.Cabrera), (Everett, Mi.Cabrera).

Detroit walks (1): Everett.

St. Louis walks (6): Schumaker, Ludwick 3, Duncan 2.

Detroit strikeouts (5): Granderson, Raburn 2, Inge, J.Anderson.

St. Louis strikeouts (6): Schumaker, Rasmus, Duncan, Ankiel, Pineiro, K.Greene.

Detroit IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Porcello (W) 52/3   8   3   1   2   3   97   3.54

Seay (H) 11/3   0   0   0   1   2   20   3.98

Lyon (H) 1   1   0   0   0   1   15   4.09

Rodney (S)-13 1   0   0   0   3   0   22   4.33

St. Louis IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Pineiro (L) 7   5   4   1   0   4   83   3.76

T.Miller 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   2.95

Motte 2/3   3   2   2   0   0   16   5.13

Kinney 1   1   0   0   1   0   17   9.82

W: Porcello, 8-4. L: Pineiro, 5-8. S: Rodney, 13. H: Seay, 13. H: Lyon, 2.

IR-S: Seay 1-0. WP: Rodney. Umpires: Home, Chris Guccione; first, Mike Winters; second, Jerry Layne; third, Tony Randazzo.

T: 2:53. A: 41,323 (43,975).

Padres 4, Mariners 3

SAN DIEGO - Adrian Gonzalez matched his career high with four hits, including a home run, and scored the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning as San Diego beat Seattle to end its major-league-record interleague losing streak at 13.

Gonzalez doubled and scored on Kevin Kouzmanoff's single to left.

Seattle 100 101 000 0 – 3 8 0

San Diego 200 001 000 1 – 4 9 1

Seattle AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      San Diego AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

I.Suzuki rf 5   0   1   0   .349      Gwynn cf 5   1   1   0   .309

Carp 1b 3   1   1   0   .333      Eckstein 2b 5   1   3   1   .257

Beltre 3b 5   0   0   0   .256      Giles rf 4   0   0   0   .191

Griffey Jr. lf 5   0   2   1   .216      Ad.Gonzalez 1b 4   2   4   2   .282

Batista p 0   0   0   0   ---      Kouzmanoff 3b 5   0   1   1   .237

F.Gutierrez cf 4   2   2   2   .254      Headley lf 3   0   0   0   .233

Y.Betancourt ss 4   0   1   0   .238      Bell p 0   0   0   0   ---

Cedeno 2b 4   0   0   0   .132      H.Blanco c 4   0   0   0   .182

J.Burke c 4   0   0   0   .105      L.Rodriguez ss 4   0   0   0   .204

Morrow p 1   0   0   0   .000      Geer p 1   0   0   0   .176

a-Balentien ph 1   0   0   0   .216      G.Burke p 0   0   0   0   ---

Jakubauskas p 1   0   0   0   .000      b-E.Gnzalez ph 1   0   0   0   .195

Corcoran p 0   0   0   0   ---      Mujica p 0   0   0   0   1000

M.Lowe p 0   0   0   0   ---      Venable lf 1   0   0   0   .136

White p 0   0   0   0   ---      Totals 37   4   9   4      

c-En.Chvz ph-lf 1   0   1   0   .270

Totals 38   3   8   3      

Two outs when winning run scored.a-fouled out for Morrow in the 5th. b-struck out for G.Burke in the 7th. c-singled for White in the 10th. E: Geer (1). LOB: Seattle 7, San Diego 8. 2B: Griffey Jr. (10), Y.Betancourt (8), Eckstein (13), Ad.Gonzalez (7). HR: F.Gutierrez 2 (6), off Geer 2; Ad.Gonzalez (23), off Jakubauskas. RBIs: Griffey Jr. (20), F.Gutierrez 2 (22), Eckstein (23), Ad.Gonzalez 2 (45), Kouzmanoff (34). CS: Eckstein (1). RLSP: Seattle 4 (F.Gutierrez, Morrow, Beltre, Griffey Jr.); San Diego 3 (Headley, H.Blanco 2). RA: I.Suzuki, J.Burke, Giles.

Seattle walks (1): Carp.

San Diego walks (4): Giles, Ad.Gonzalez, Headley, Geer.

Seattle strikeouts (11): Beltre, F.Gutierrez 2, Cedeno 3, J.Burke 3, Morrow, Jakubauskas.

San Diego strikeouts (11): Gwynn 3, Giles 2, Kouzmanoff 3, Headley, Geer, E.Gonzalez.

Seattle IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Morrow 4   5   2   2   1   6   74   5.68

Jakubauskas 22/3   1   1   1   0   3   42   5.40

Corcoran 2/3   1   0   0   2   0   18   5.91

M.Lowe 2/3   0   0   0   1   1   18   3.69

White 1   0   0   0   0   1   11   1.89

Batista (L) 2/3   2   1   1   0   0   12   3.38

San Diego IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Geer 6   6   3   3   0   6   100   5.98

G.Burke 1   0   0   0   0   2   15   1.65

Mujica 1   1   0   0   0   1   12   2.16

Bell (W) 2   1   0   0   1   2   36   1.23

W: Bell, 3-1. L: Batista, 3-2. .

IR-S: M.Lowe 2-0. HBP: by Geer (Carp). Umpires: Home, Angel Campos; first, Brian Runge; second, Derryl Cousins; third, Bill Miller. T: 3:06. A: 25,146 (42,691)