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NATIONAL LEAGUE: Chicago Cubs beat reeling Rockies

AP , CHICAGO

Alfonso Soriano homered, Jim Edmonds drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs beat the struggling Colorado Rockies 5-3 to complete a perfect seven-game homestand in the National League on Sunday.

The Cubs entered this month with the best record in the major leagues for the first time since 1908, when they last won a World Series.

They started the new month by finishing a four-game sweep of the defending NL champions.

Chicago is 26-8 at Wrigley Field after wrapping up its first perfect homestand of at least seven games since April 1970.

Mets 6, Dodgers 1

At New York, Johan Santana earned his 100th win, Carlos Beltran and Ryan Church each hit a two-run homer and suddenly surging New York beat Los Angeles.

Church capped a five-run third with his shot to right and finished with three hits for the Mets.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

In other National League action on Sunday it was:

Phillies 7, Marlins 5

Reds 6, Braves 2

Diamondbacks 5, Nationals 0

Brewers 10, Astros 1

Cardinals 7, Pirates 4

Giants 4, Padres 3, 10 innings

AP, BALTIMORE

Manny Ramirez hit his 501st home run, Mike Lowell and J.D. Drew also connected, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-4 in the American League on Sunday.

After becoming the 24th major leaguer to hit No. 500, Ramirez said on Saturday, “The next goal is 501.”

He took care of that in his third at-bat, driving a pitch from Brian Burres into the right-field seats to put Boston up 6-3 in the fourth inning.

Lowell homered two pitches later, and the Red Sox were on their way to making it three straight wins over the Orioles.

In other American League action on Sunday it was:

Rays 4, White Sox 3, 10 innings

Twins 5, Yankees 1

Royals 6, Indians 1

Angels 4, Blue Jays 3

Athletics 13, Rangers 8

Tigers 7, Mariners 5

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