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The Brewers Pull Even With The Cubs

Ryan Braun did most of the heavy lifting, but once again it was Bill Hall providing the winning hit. Hall's RBI single in the eight inning put the Brewers out in front of the Astros who ultimately fell 6-4. Eric Gagne picked up the win in relief before Salomon Torres closed the door in the ninth for the save. The Cubs and Brewers now sit tied atop the Central standings with the two set to meet for a crucial four game series in Milwaukee starting tomorrow. • Tim Lincecum matched Brandon Webb pitch-for-pitch in a match-up of two of the NL's most dynamic aces, but in the end it was Webb picking up his league leading 14th win of the season. Lincecum's 13 strikeouts went to waste when Tyler Walker was belted for three runs. • Carl Crawford's two triples lifted the first place Rays to another win over the lowly Royals, maintaining their three-game lead in the AL East. Boston sits two games behind Tampa with the surging Yankees three back. Troy Percival gave up a run in the ninth inning, but he was able to hold on from there for his 22nd save.


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