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MLB: White Sox Trounce Cardinals


The Chicago White Sox of the American League put on another show of offensive firepower for the second straight game in their 13-5 win over the National League's St. Louis Cardinals during major league baseball's interleague play Wednesday.

A day after their 20-6 rout over the Cardinals, the White Sox went on another offensive tear, scoring nine runs in the first two innings. Chicago ended with a total of 16 hits, including home runs from Paul Konerko, Jim Thome, Joe Crede and Juan Uribe.

Wednesday's other interleague winners included Milwaukee, the Los Angeles Angels, Boston, the New York Yankees, Tampa Bay, Toronto, Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, the Chicago Cubs, San Diego, Oakland and Seattle.

In the only scheduled league game, the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 6-5.

The Milwaukee Brewers achieved a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers, ending the Tigers' six-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Angels beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3. The Boston Red Sox routed the Washington Nationals 9-3, as David Ortiz hit a grand slam home run and rookie pitcher Jon Lester struck out 10 of Washington’s batters in six innings.

The New York Yankees got a 5-0 shutout victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays eked out a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Toronto Blue Jays downed the Atlanta Braves 6-3. The once-mighty Braves have now lost nine consecutive games, and 19 of their last 22.

The Baltimore Orioles shut out the Florida Marlins 4-0. The Houston Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3, snapping Minnesota's eight-game winning streak. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4. The Chicago Cubs got eight runs in the third inning and went on to beat the Cleveland Indians 9-2.

The San Diego Padres eked out a 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers. The Oakland Athletics beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 in 11 innings. And the Seattle Mariners downed the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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