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Baseball: Nationals Edge Yankees


Major league baseball rookie Ryan Zimmerman clubbed a game-ending two-run home run to give the Washington Nationals a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees Sunday.

Zimmerman's 10th homer of the season came with one out in the ninth inning Sunday here in Washington.

In another interleague contest, Milwaukee's Carlos Lee hit a game-ending three-run homer in the ninth to give the Brewers a 6-3 win over the Cleveland Indians.

The New York Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles, 9-4, led by David Wright's grand slam. Pitcher Tom Glavine became the first 10-game winner of the season.

The Oakland Athletics earned their 10th straight win by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2.

Other interleague winners were the White Sox, Marlins, Twins, Phillies, Royals, Rangers, Tigers, Padres, Mariners and Red Sox. The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies, 4-1, in a National League contest.

The Chicago White Sox crushed the Cincinnati Reds, 8-1. The Florida Marlins won their eighth straight game with a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Minnesota Twins thumped the Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-2. The Philadelphia Phillies snapped a six-game losing streak with an 8-5 win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The Kansas City Royals used a three-run homer by Doug Mientkiewicz in the top of the ninth inning to beat the Houston Astros, 7-4. The Texas Rangers got by the Arizona Diamondbacks, 10-7.

The Detroit Tigers hit eight homers in their 12-3 win over the Chicago Cubs, giving pitcher Kenny Rogers his 200th career win. The San Diego Padres tripped up the Los Angeles Angels, 7-3. The Seattle Mariners defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-1. And the Boston Red Sox used a six-run eighth inning to beat Atlanta, 10-7, handing the Braves their seventh straight loss. Atlanta dropped into last place in the NL East division.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.
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