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Red Sox clobber White Sox 5-1

BATTERED:Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista left the game with an injured left wrist after hitting a foul against the Yankees, and will need an MRI on a tendon


Zimmerman reached base five times and was a triple short of hitting for the cycle.


In Los Angeles, Ryan Howard homered for his first RBI of the season, while Joe Blanton pitched eight effective innings as Philadelphia edged Los Angeles.

Jimmy Rollins also went deep, while Jonathan Papelbon retired pinch-hitter Adam Kennedy on an easy popup with a runner at third to end it. The last-place Phillies have won three straight.

Howard missed Philadelphia’s first 84 games because of the ruptured left Achilles tendon he sustained while grounding out to end last year’s NL division series against St Louis. His leadoff homer in the fourth was his first RBI in six games and 18 at-bats since coming off the disabled list.


In Denver, Colorado, Dexter Fowler hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning as Colorado overcame a tying three-run homer by Pedro Alvarez to get the rain-soaked victory.

Wilin Rosario had two hits and scored the winning run for Colorado.

Neil Walker had three hits, while Andrew McCutchen added two for the Pirates, who have lost three of four.

Rosario led off the ninth with a single against Jason Grilli (1-3) and moved to third on a one-out single by pinch-hitter Jason Giambi. Fowler hit a deep fly to McCutchen in center field, while Rosario slid home ahead of the throw.


In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Allen Craig hit a bloop RBI single off closer John Axford to put St Louis in front, helping the Cardinals rally for an important victory.

Milwaukee was leading 2-0 going into the ninth but Axford struggled with his control right away, eventually loading the bases with two outs and surrendering a tying, two-run single to Matt Holliday.

In other NL play it was:

‧ Astros 2, Padres 0

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