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CHICAGO (AP) - Melky Cabrera homered and had four RBIs, Matt Davidson went deep and Avisail Garcia drove in three runs to lead the Chicago White Sox over the Detroit Tigers 8-2 on Friday night after the first game of their doubleheader was postponed because of rain. Garcia, Cabrera and the surging Jose Abreu each had three hits, and the White Sox opened a seven-game homestand on a winning note after dropping seven of 10 out West.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alex Wood allowed two hits over five scoreless innings, Chase Utley and Adrian Gonzalez homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Friday night in the series opener. Jake Arrieta (5-4) continued to struggle for the World Series champions, whose three-game winning streak ended. The right-hander gave up four runs and five hits in six innings, struck out nine and walked one.

DENVER (AP) - Rookie Antonio Senzatela threw eight sharp innings to grab a share of the major league lead in wins, and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-0. Charlie Blackmon had a homer and run-scoring single as part of an eight-run eighth in the game Friday night. Fresh off a 7-3 road swing, the Rockies kept right on rolling behind Senzatela.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Elena Delle Donne scored 20 points against her former team, Tayler Hill added 19 and the Washington Mystics beat the Chicago Sky 88-79. Washington was ahead by 21 points after three quarters Friday night, but Chicago cut it to 77-66 on Courtney Vandersloot's 3-pointer to cap a 10-0 run. Washington responded with baskets on consecutive possessions by Delle Donne and Kristi Toliver.

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