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Published on July 5 2014 12:40 pm
Last Updated on July 5 2014 12:45 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Ruggiano Homers, Cubs Rout Nationals

(Washington, DC) -- Justin Ruggiano connected for a long ball for the second straight game as the Chicago Cubs routed the Washington Nationals 7-2 from the Nation's Capital on Independence Day. Ruggiano went 3-for-5 at the dish, which gives him six hits and seven RBIs in his last two games. Jason Hammel was quality over six frames to improve 8-and-5, and give the Cubs their fourth straight victory. Nationals starter Tanner Roark fell to 7-and-6 after surrendering four runs in seven innings. Jayson Werth went 2-for-3 and cracked his eighth homer of the season as the Nats five-game win streak comes to an end.

Cards Escape Against Marlins

(St. Louis, MO) -- Trevor Rosenthal got Casey McGehee to ground into a double play with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win against the Marlins in the opener of a three-game set at Busch Stadium. St. Louis scored all their runs in the sixth headlined by two RBI doubles from Yadier Molina and Oscar Taveras. Lance Lynn picked up the win, striking out six over six-and-two-thirds shut out innings, while Rosenthal held on for 26th save despite giving up two runs. St. Louis has won three straight. Christian Yelich's one-run single and Giancarlo Stanton's RBI walk pulled Miami within one before McGehee ended the rally. Nathan Eovaldi fell to 5-and-4, allowing all three runs in six innings. The Marlins are 2-and-6 in their last eight.

White Sox Sink Mariners

(Chicago, IL) -- Chris Sale tossed a complete game to guide the White Sox to a 7-1 win over the Mariners at U. S. Cellular Field. Sale struck out 12 as he improved to 8-and-1. Paul Konerko and Jose Abreu each hit a two-run homer for Chicago, which has won two straight. Dayan Viciedo added four hits and a solo shot in the win. Corey Hart knocked in the only run for Seattle, which had won four in-a-row. Roenis Elias gave up five runs in five frames for the loss.

Today: 1:15pm--Miami at Cardinals; 3:05pm--Cubs at Washington; 1:10pm--Seattle at Sox