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Astros; Dodgers shut out Cubs

Houston, no problem

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Skip Schumaker (left) is forced out at second as Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney attempts to throw out Hanley Ramirez at first during the fifth inning Wednesday in Los Angeles. Ramirez was safe at first.
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Skip Schumaker (left) is forced out at second as Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney attempts to throw out Hanley Ramirez at first during the fifth inning Wednesday in Los Angeles. Ramirez was safe at first.

By The Associated Press

Chris Sale struck out 12 over eight-plus dominant innings and Avisail Garcia hit a three-run homer to lead the White Sox to a 6-1 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night in Chicago.

Garcia finished with three hits for the White Sox, who have won 10 of their last 12 games.

Sale (10-12) bounced back from an embarrassing start Friday night against Texas in which he allowed a career-worst four home runs. Against Houston, he gave up only one run on four hits and left to a standing ovation after his second walk.

Dodgers 4, Cubs 0: Ricky Nolasco pitched eight innings of three-hit ball, Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier hit solo homers and the Dodgers won in Los Angeles.

The first-place Dodgers earned their 21st victory in August, tying the Los Angeles record for most wins in a calendar month. They avoided a second straight series loss by taking two of three from the last-place Cubs.

Reds 10, Cardinals 0: Jay Bruce homered and had five RBIs and the Cincinnati Reds got a dominant effort from Homer Bailey to beat the Cardinals in St. Louis and avoid a three-game sweep.

The Reds came out swinging a few hours after Brandon Phillips’ expletive-filled tirade at a Cincinnati Enquirer reporter sparked by scrutiny of his .310 on-base percentage.

, and after manager Dusty Baker criticized his team for falling short while dropping four of five.

The Cardinals lead the NL Central by a half-game over Pittsburgh after losing for the third time in 12 games, and the Reds are 3½ games back.

Bailey (9-10) capped a six-run first against Adam Wainwright (15-8) with the Reds’ sixth hit and his first RBI of the season. He allowed five hits in 7 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts and is 4-0 in his past six starts.

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