Cincinnati Reds

Reds take two of three from NL-leading Cubs

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Derek Jeter singled in the third inning of the Yankees' 5-2 loss to Seattle on Sunday to tie Babe Ruth for second on the Yankees' all-time hit list. It was Jeter's 2,518th hit. Lou Gehrig had 2,721 hits for New York. Jeter's home run in the first was his 205th, tying him for 11th on the Yankees' list with Dave Winfield and Alex Rodriguez. It was also Jeter's 1,000th RBI, joining 10 other former Yankees with at least that many.

■ Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth against the White Sox Sunday for his 55th save in 61 chances. Rodriguez is two saves shy of Bobby Thigpen's major-league record of 57 set in 1990 for the White Sox.


■ Astros Manager Cecil Cooper said outfielder Ty Wigginton's left hamstring remained sore Sunday and he could miss up to 10 days.

■ Mariners pitcher Carlos Silva was scratched from his start Sunday against the Yankees because of stiffness in his back.

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■ Boston plays 13 of its last 19 games at Fenway Park, where its 456th consecutive regular-season sellout Monday night will set a major-league record.

■ Braves third baseman Chipper Jones went 3-for-6 Sunday to raise his average two points to .358, one point behind St. Louis' Albert Pujols, who leads the majors.

■ Nationals first baseman Dmitri Young (diabetes) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

■ The Indians recalled Scott Lewis from Double-A Akron on Sunday and the left-hander will start in his major-league debut Wednesday at Baltimore.

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■ Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez left a 7-5 win over Colorado in the second inning Sunday because of a right oblique strain. Rodriguez was lifted for pinch-hitter Brandon Backe with two outs and a runner on third in the top of the second. Rodriguez is 8-6 with a 3.73 ERA.

Jolbert Cabrera hit a game-ending RBI single off Cubs closer Kerry Wood to complete Cincinnati's three-run ninth inning in a 4-3 win over the visiting Cubs Sunday.

Edwin Encarnacion started the ninth-inning rally with a leadoff single into center field and hustled to second when the ball got past a charging Jim Edmonds. After Jay Bruce walked, Encarnacion was cut down at third when Ryan Hanigan bunted into a forceout, but Wood (4-4) walked pinch-hitter Javier Valentin to load the bases. Pinch-hitter Chris Dickerson followed with a chopper up the middle that glanced off the glove of shortstop Ronny Cedeno and into short center field to score two runs. Cabrera then ripped a single into left field, giving Wood his sixth blown save and the Cubs their seventh loss in eight games.

Cubs Manager Lou Piniella canceled his post-game news conference after his team lost two of three against the lowly Reds.