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Cubs Beat Pirates; Tigers Rained Out; Other MLB Scores
Wednesday Jun 11, 2014 12:00am

Cubs tips Pirages 7-3
(CHICAGO) - All eyes were supposed to be on Gregory Polanco. But thanks to his new-found success against left-handed pitchers, Anthony Rizzo stole the show. Rizzo homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 Tuesday night, spoiling Polanco's much-anticipated debut. Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the first inning off lefty Francisco Liriano, who came out in the fourth with discomfort on his right side. Rizzo also doubled and scored in the fourth and hit an RBI double in the seventh, a drive to deep right-center that struck Polanco's left wrist as the touted Pirates rookie tried to make the catch. Rizzo has every reason to feel confident. He has five homers in his last 10 games, raising his season total to 13. Polanco went 1 for 5 after getting called up from Triple-A Indianapolis, where the right fielder was leading the International League with a .347 batting average and 49 RBIs in 62 games. Pinch-hitter Luis Valbuena's two-run double off Casey Sadler (0-1) broke a 3-all tie in the sixth and put Chicago ahead for good. Travis Wood (6-5) allowed three runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings.


OTHER TUESDAY N.L. SCORES
Philadelphia 5 – San Diego 2
LA Dodgers 6 – Cincinnati 1
NY Mets 6 – Milwaukee 2
Atlanta 13 – Colorado 10
Washington 2 – San Francisco 1


TUESDAY A.L. SCORES
Boston 1 – Baltimore 0
Minnesota 4 – Toronto 0
Detroit at Ch. White Sox – postponed
Kansas City 9 – Cleveland 5
LA Angels 2 – Oakland 1
NY Yankees 3 – Seattle 2


TUESDAY INTERLEAGUE SCORES
Arizona 4 – Houston 1
St. Louis 1 – Tampa Bay 0
Miami 8 – Texas 5

Chicago's Anthony Rizzo shakes hands with third base coach Gary Jones after hitting a first inning home run. (photo courtesy of Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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