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MLB: Dodgers Edge Cubs in 11 innings


In Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Chicago Cubs, 2-1, when Juan Pierre got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 11th inning to force in the game-ending run.

The Dodgers' Andre Ethier had tied the game with a home run in the eighth inning.

In another National League contest Sunday, Barry Bonds hit his 746th career home run to pull within nine of Hank Aaron's record. However, Bonds' San Francisco Giants dropped the game to the Colorado Rockies, 6-4.

The New York Mets scored four runs in the fourth inning to complete a three-game series sweep of the Florida Marlins in a 6-4 decision. Philadelphia slugger Ryan Howard hit a pair of two-run homers to lead the Phillies to a 13-6 pasting of the Atlanta Braves. The Pittsburgh Pirates scored five runs in the first inning on the way to defeating the Cincinnati Reds, 14-10. The Washington Nationals beat the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, 7-2, boosted by Ryan Langerhans' first career grand slam. The San Diego Padres shut down the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-0. And the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the Houston Astros to their eighth straight loss in an 8-4 contest.

The Cleveland Indians completed a three-game sweep of the defending American League champion Detroit Tigers, taking Sunday's game, 5-3, in Detroit. Los Angeles pitcher John Lackey earned his major league-leading eighth win of the season, leading the Angels to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees. The Baltimore Orioles doubled the Oakland Athletics, 8-4. The Minnesota Twins got by the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-2. The Seattle Mariners defeated the Kansas City Royals, 7-4. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays eclipsed the Chicago White Sox, 11-5. And the Boston Red Sox edged the Texas Rangers, 6-5.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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