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Chicago Cubs' Bryan LaHair hits a single in the second inning on Wednesday.

CHICAGO — Paul Maholm outpitched Tim Hudson to win his fourth straight start, Bryan LaHair hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Wednesday.

Maholm (4-2) allowed three hits in seven innings and combined with James Russell and Rafael Dolis on a four-hitter.

Maholm walked three and struck out three as Chicago took two of three from Atlanta after doing the same in the previous series against the Dodgers.

REDS 2, BREWERS 1: At Milwaukee, Joey Votto's RBI double broke a scoreless tie in the ninth.

Drew Stubbs singled off Brewers closer John Axford with two outs, and Votto lined a ball over the glove of second baseman Rickie Weeks to score Stubbs from first. Brandon Phillips then hit a bloop single, driving in Votto for a 2-0 lead.

ROCKIES 6, PADRES 2: At San Diego, left-hander Christian Friedrich pitched six solid innings to win his major league debut and Jason Giambi and Wilin Rosario hit RBI doubles off the top of the fences to snap a five-game losing streak.

MARLINS 5, ASTROS 3 (12 INNINGS): At Houston, Omar Infante's bases-loaded two RBI single in the 12th inning lifted the Miami Marlins.

METS 10, PHILLIES 6: At Philadelphia, Ike Davis hit a three-run homer, Andres Torres also connected and the New York Mets completed their first three-game sweep in Philadelphia in six years.

PIRATES 4, NATIONALS 2: At Pittsburgh, Andrew McCutchen had four hits, including his second home run in as many nights and Brad Lincoln (2-0) earned the win in relief of starter Erik Bedard, who was lifted three pitches into the second inning due to back spasms.

CARDINALS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 2: At Phoenix, pinch hitter Matt Carpenter lined a go-ahead double in the sixth inning and Allen Craig homered to cap a four-run burst in the ninth for a three-game sweep.

DODGERS 6, GIANTS 2: At Los Angeles, pinch hitter Tony Gwinn slugged a 3-RBI triple as part of a four-run fourth inning.

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BLUE JAYS 5, ATHLETICS 2: At Oakland, Calif., Adam Lind hit a two-run homer after being demoted from the cleanup spot before the game, and J.P. Arencibia and Edwin Encarnacion each hit a solo drive.

ANGELS 6, TWINS 2: At Minneapolis, Ervin Santana pitched 71/3 innings and got some run support from the Los Angeles Angels offense for the first time in his past six starts.

RAYS 4, YANKEES 1: At New York, Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer off fill-in closer David Robertson in the ninth inning, falling down on a twisted ankle as he finished his swing, and then trotted gingerly around the bases.

ROYALS 4, RED SOX 3: At Kansas City, Mo., Bruce Chen picked up his first victory of the season, Alcides Escobar drove in the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals held off the Boston Red Sox.

MARINERS 2, TIGERS 1: At Seattle, John Jaso lined a single over Detroit's drawn-in infield in the eighth inning to drive in Michael Saunders with the tiebreaking run and Jason Vargas pitched eight strong innings.

WHITE SOX 8, INDIANS 1: At Cleveland, Jake Peavy coasted for six innings before giving up a run in the seventh and Adam Dunn homered, leading Chicago to an easy win over AL Central-leading Cleveland and a split of the teams' four-game series.



WASHINGTON — Trying to explain why his book suggested one thing and his testimony said something else, convicted drug dealer Kirk Radomski held up a copy of his 246-page tome called "Bases Loaded" while on the witness stand and gave as good as he got from one of Roger Clemens' lawyers.

"Did you ever write a book?" said Radomski, who then issued a challenge to attorney Michael Attanasio. "Write a book! See how they turn things."

Clemens' legal team used the book Wednesday to try to raise doubts about an old, torn label that Radomski said was used for a shipment of human growth hormone to Clemens' home about 10 years ago. Clemens' Houston address is on the label — a seemingly tangible connection between the seven-time Cy Young Award winner and performance-enhancing drugs — and the name on the label is that of Brian McNamee, Clemens' former strength coach.

Federal agents failed to find the torn label when they searched Radomski's house in 2005. Radomski said he discovered it about three years later, under his bedroom television set along with some other shipping labels and autographed photos of Clemens and Clemens' former teammate, Andy Pettitte.

"I have no idea how they got there," said Radomski, theorizing they most likely slid under the TV at some point.

MLB TO HELP TORNADO VICTIMS: Major League Baseball and a charitable foundation run by players announced Wednesday that they are working with Habitat for Humanity to build nine homes for the tornado-ravaged communities of Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala., with more than half of the funding coming from State Farm Insurance.

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