Ryan Theriot hit a bad-hop single with two outs in the 10th inning and the Chicago Cubs, saved by Derrek Lee's late homer, rallied from an early seven-run deficit to beat the visiting Cleveland Indians, 8-7, in an interleague game yesterday.

Lee homered twice, including a solo shot with one out in the ninth off former Cubs ace Kerry Wood that made it 7-all.

Alfonso Soriano, who hit a game-winning single in the ninth Thursday to beat the Chicago White Sox, drew a two-out walk in the 10th from Luis Vizcaino (1-3) and stole second. Theriot followed with a grounder that took an unexpected bounce past first baseman Victor Martinez.

The Cubs trailed, 7-0, against Cliff Lee going into the fifth and were still down 7-2 in the eighth.

In other interleague games:

* At New York, Brian Schneider hit a three-run homer, leading the Mets to a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

* At Washington, Adam Dunn hit a bases-loaded single in the 11th inning to give the Nationals a 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays and their third straight win.

* At Denver, Jason Marquis (9-4) allowed three runs on eight hits in 8 2/3 innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-3.

* At Cincinnati, Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly, and the Reds ended a nine-game losing streak against the Chicago White Sox with a 4-3 victory.

* At Kansas City, Ryan Ludwick hit a grand slam to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Royals, 10-5.

* At Minneapolis, Kevin Slowey (10-2) became the second 10-game winner in the majors, and the Minnesota Twins defeated Roy Oswalt (3-4) and the Houston Astros, 5-2. Delmon Young hit a two-run double and scored a run to lead the Twins.

* At Boston, Nate McLouth homered on the game's first pitch and Kenshin Kawakami (4-6) beat Japanese countryman Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-5) as the Atlanta Braves topped the Red Sox, 8-2.

* At Miami, Andy Pettitte (7-3) and two relievers combined on a three-hitter as the New York Yankees beat the Florida Marlins, 5-1, without a benched Alex Rodriguez.

Derek Jeter had two hits after being out of the starting lineup the last two games with a sore left ankle, and Melky Cabrera homered for New York.

The Yankees benched Rodriguez for two games - last night's and tonight's - saying the slumping third baseman is "fatigued." The three-time AL MVP is batting .145 in June and is in an 0-for-15 slump.


* Roger Clemens said he might write a book to get his side of the story out in his nasty dispute with Brian McNamee, his former trainer.

McNamee has accused Clemens of using steroids and human growth hormone, charges the seven-time Cy Young Award winner repeatedly and vehemently denies. Clemens filed a defamation suit, much of which was dismissed, and it remains unclear if it will go to trial.

* The Detroit Tigers gave manager Jim Leyland a 2-year contract extension through the 2011 season. Financial terms were not announced.

* Milwaukee Brewers centerfielder Mike Cameron has had his two-game suspension cut to one game. Cameron was suspended and fined for making contact with plate umpire Marvin Hudson after a called third strike on June 6 against Atlanta. Cameron contended the umpire initiated the bump.

He will sit out tonight's game against at Detroit.

In other team news, the Brewers' ballpark sustained significant flood damage during a strong storm, but team officials expect cleanup to be completed in time for the team's homestand beginning Tuesday against the Twins.

* Tom Glavine sent a text message to the Associated Press saying he won't pitch this year and will "evaluate things at the end of the season."

The Atlanta Braves released the 43-year-old Glavine on June 3 after he finished a rehabilitation from offseason surgery on his left elbow and shoulder.

Glavine told MLB.com he will not follow through with initial plans to file a grievance against the Braves. He has said he believes he was released for financial reasons.

* Hall of Fame slugger Hank Aaron is calling on Major League Baseball to do more to increase participation by blacks in the game.

Aaron attended a panel discussion in Ohio with former athletes, civil-rights scholars and activists as part of baseball's Civil Rights Game weekend.

Aaron says progress has been made, but he'd like to see MLB do more to promote black involvement and opportunities in the game.

Aaron, Muhammad Ali and Bill Cosby will be honored for their contributions to civil rights at tonight's Chicago White Sox at Cincinnati Reds game.

* Erik Bedard checked out fine in an MRI exam on his pitching shoulder and the Seattle Mariners expect the frequently injured lefthander back to their rotation in about 2 weeks. Bedard (5-2, 2.47 ERA) has not pitched since June 7. He went on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation Wednesday. *