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St. Louis Defeats Red Sox

June 07, 2005|From Associated Press

Matt Morris gets excited for every start -- it's just his nature. Facing the Boston Red Sox got him really pumped up, even if it wasn't the World Series.

Morris improved to 7-0 with his first complete game of the season and contributed a squeeze bunt to help St. Louis beat Boston, 7-1, Monday night at St. Louis in the teams' first meeting since last fall, when the Red Sox swept the Cardinals for their first World Series championship since 1918.

"We wanted this one bad," Morris said. "It's just another game, but it was a little more meaningful with all the media around and the attention. So it was fun today."

David Eckstein had three runs batted in, eighth-place hitter Yadier Molina had two and the Cardinals knocked out Tim Wakefield (4-6) in the sixth inning.

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Milwaukee 4, New York Yankees 3 -- Geoff Jenkins ran down Derek Jeter's drive in the right-field corner for the final out, preserving the Brewers' victory at Milwaukee.

Jeff Cirillo homered and drove in two runs, and Derrick Turnbow escaped a ninth-inning jam to send the slumping Yankees to their eighth loss in nine games.

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Chicago White Sox 9, Colorado 3 -- Freddy Garcia retired 22 Colorado batters in a row after a rough start at Denver. Garcia (6-3) had a season-high 10 strikeouts in eight innings. Garcia and reliever Shingo Takatsu combined on a two-hitter -- only the eighth time two or fewer hits have been given up at Coors Field.

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Toronto 4, Chicago Cubs 1 -- Gustavo Chacin pitched seven shutout innings, Reed Johnson hit a three-run homer and the Blue Jays won in their first trip to Wrigley Field.

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Baltimore 4, Pittsburgh 3 -- Rafael Palmeiro's tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth helped the Orioles come back after they wasted a three-run lead at Pittsburgh.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Arizona 10, Philadelphia 8 -- Shawn Green put an emphatic end to the Phillies' six-game winning streak, driving in four runs at Philadelphia.

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