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MLB: Viciedo's two-run shot powers White Sox

Published: Friday, July 18, 2014 11:56 p.m. CDT
(Charles Rex Arbogast)
AP White Sox's Dayan Viciedo hits a two-run home run off Astros starting pitcher Scott Feldman during the sixth inning on Friday in Chicago. The Sox won, 3-2.

Slump-ridden Tyler Flowers drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning double, and four Chicago pitchers retired the final 22 batters to lift the White Sox past Houston in Chicago, 3-2.

Alejandro De Aza singled off Scott Feldman and stole second before Flowers delivered the game-winning hit. He entered the game with only 12 hits in his last 116 at-bats, and a .218 batting average overall.

Daniel Webb (5-2) retired the six batters he faced in relief of Jose Quintana to earn the victory. Zach Putnam pitched a scoreless inning for his second save of the season.

Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2: Matt Holliday homered, doubled and drove in three runs, and Lance Lynn won his third straight start for St. Louis in a victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Kolten Wong had two hits and scored on both of Holliday's RBI hits for the Cardinals against the team they beat in the NLCS last fall. They have won six of eight and remained a game behind the Brewers for the NL Central lead.

A.J. Ellis had an RBI double for the Dodgers. Los Angeles has scored only 10 runs in the last six games.

Diamondbacks lead Cubs in desert: Arizona lead the Cubs 5-4 in the top of the eighth inning at SVM's press time.

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