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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jack Flaherty and four relievers combined on a four-hitter, Matt Carpenter homered and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0. Flaherty allowed just two hits while striking out seven in five innings, but he walked three and hit two batters and was pulled after throwing 97 pitches. John Brebbia gave up two hits in a scoreless sixth to earn his first major league win. Austin Gomber, Jordan Hicks and Bud Norris each pitched a hitless inning to end the Cardinals' four-game losing streak.

CHICAGO (AP) - When teams are deciding who to take in the NBA draft, the off-court interview still carries enormous weight. What happens on the floor obviously is of great importance as well, but the half-hour chats at the draft combine might be just as critical to teams that need to choose which players merit multi-million-dollar investments.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez left in the top of the third inning against the Cardinals after being hit in the left elbow by a pitch from St. Louis starter Jack Flaherty. Baez, who leads the Cubs with 14 home runs, was replaced by Addison Russell.

CHICAGO (AP) - Nicholas Castellanos homered and Blaine Hardy pitched one-run ball into the sixth, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Sunday for their fifth straight win. Jose Iglesias added an RBI single as Detroit improved to 8-1 against the White Sox this season, including 6-0 at Guaranteed Rate Field. Matt Davidson hit his 12th homer and Kevan Smith had two hits for Chicago, which has dropped four straight.

CHICAGO (AP) - Chelsea Gray scored 21 while Nneka Ogwumike added 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Chicago Sky 81-72. Candace Parker added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Sparks (8-2), who won their fourth straight and stayed atop the WNBA standings.

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